December 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM
The X10 arrive Christmas Eve around 4PM, so I haven't had a lot of learning time, although I've been playing around with it, snapping ornaments and other holiday items. I'm incredibly impressed with the jpegs. I know, everyone said they were great, but I'm usually a raw shooter, and I confess to being a little apprehensive, since there is not yet any full support for the trans-x sensor (though capture one has a beta version that seems to support it better than most. )
As Kevin said, a longer learning curve than most point and shoots, but I think it may well be worth it. I do find the quick menu available after the firmware update to version 2.0 pretty useful. I don't turn raw on and off anyway, shooting raw & jpeg all the time, and the original menu involved way too much clicking through to change things, so I like the update.
As for size: I think it's the perfect take anywhere size. I don't need something to fit in a shirt pocket. I tried the Nikon V1 for a small camera to carry everywhere, and it is much bigger, despite what certain reviews say, once you stick a lens on it. I love the size and feel in my hand of the x10. Whether it will replace my XZ-1, or whether I'll keep both is still an open question, and will be until I know more about this little machine, but my first reactions are postive.
December 25th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Just charging the battery of my new X10, wow it's tiny!
December 25th, 2012, 03:21 PM
I know...it's the same size as my Konica Auto S3...even looks like it.
Originally Posted by christilou
December 25th, 2012, 05:07 PM
And yet, compare to the LX7 it's slightly large, nd compared to the RX100 it's huge!
Originally Posted by christilou
December 25th, 2012, 05:36 PM
I put a a Match Technical Beep (red with golden dragon) on the X10...I like it.
Originally Posted by Ray
December 26th, 2012, 07:29 AM
I'm really quite pleased and surprised so far. The last compact I owned was a Panasonic LX3. There's a little noise but so far it looks very Fuji like and everything is familiar to me. I can still get the same pics of Little B from it !
December 26th, 2012, 08:45 AM
Congrats to all of you new X10 shooters!
December 26th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Carnation by dixeyk, on Flickr
Playing with RAW. This was shot in Super Macro at F2 ISO1600. I took it into LR to deal with the noise (that really wasn't all that bad but I wanted to see if I could eliminate it). I will say the files clean up nicely.
December 26th, 2012, 11:12 PM
If memory serves correct, it's sensor size is slightly larger than the LX3's :)
Sigma DP2 | Olympus XZ-1
December 27th, 2012, 11:27 AM
I think the LX3 is 1/1.63" while the X10 has a 2/3", not a huge difference, but significant at these sizes. I'm finding it very capable of detailed images with great DR. I wish I could post pictures, but am having a very difficult time. Those I hosted on MediaFire disappeared both from this blog and from MediaFire, so I have to come up with another solution.
I like my XZ-1 but I haven't been this engaged in a compact camera since I sold my D-lux 4. I've been hunting for the perfect take anywhere camera ever since. The X-10 may be too quirky to be objectively perfect, but it's my kind of quirky, and it is the closest thing I've used to the ideal I've had in mind for this type of camera. I find the OVF much better than the criticisms of it led me to expect. Except at close distances and in shooting parameters where turning off the lcd is not an option, it is my preferred method for framing. Rangefinder users won't get too excited about a little inaccuracy in the vf, as long as it shows the minimum photographed.
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