Fuji X10 - First impressions and a few random images

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Jules, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
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    I've only had my Fuji X10 for a few days, but I'm really quite impressed with this little camera.

    The handling is good and all the controls I want are right at my fingertips. Image quality is very good and I find the RAW files easy to work with. Actually, I'm wondering if I even need to shoot RAW. I shot RAW+JPEG yesterday and the jpegs looked excellent, with great colours and detail and well controlled noise. Not sure I could let go of my RAW files entirely though...

    Here are some images from the last couple of days - for some reason I felt compelled to convert them all to B&W (just ignore the randomness of the subject matter!):






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  2. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Great photos!! Thanks for sharing :) its an awesome little camera.
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Excellent examples of how versatile this jewel of an X10 can be, Jules! Very nice black and whites, as well.

    When I first got mine, I shot RAW + jpeg, as well, even though I'd read Ray's and other's hands on reviews extolling the jpegs. Well, let me tell you, I've gone jpeg on the X10 and never looked back. I even tried using the RAW button a couple of times on scenes that I thought might need to extra play, but didn't need it.

    Having just spent a month using solely the X10 everyday in the Single in January project, I can say that I, too, think it's a wonderful camera. I'm so glad to see your photos and look forward to more!
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  4. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
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    I'm still shooting RAW and Jpeg but this is one camera where the Jpegs are so good I haven't really been able to improve them.

    What I love is being able to use the camera's built in RAW processor on the RAW file when I get home.
    I can then change the colour mode , sharpening , DR at my leisure and to be honest the variations of shot that I get out of the camera look great to my eye...every bit as good as my best efforts with Lightroom!

    The X10 is a real beauty of a camera even with orbs :smile:
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  5. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
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    Thanks everyone! For the moment I'm going to stick with RAW+jpeg, but I wouldn't be surprised if I end up shooting jpeg only with this little beauty.
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I shoot raw on everything but my Fujis. I went through the same thing with the X100 before realizing the jpegs were better than I could produce from the raw files - particularly the NR algorithms they use seem to be better than I can do with Nik Dfine, and there's still plenty of latitude for using Silver or Color Efex to dress 'em up when I want to... The X10 is similar but adds the element of EXR shooting, which I don't think any third party raw processors really know how to deal with. I don't Aperture even supports the X10 raws yet...

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  7. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Me too. The X10 and the X100 are the first cameras I've owned in quite a while where I find myself shooting only JPEGs.
    . . . David
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    You have a good eye.

    The X-10 is a delightful little camera. The IQ may not be as good as a DSLR with a large sensor, but it's size and functionality have injected some new enthusiasm into my photography. I find that if you make the effort to learn how to use it, you can make pleasing images under any conditions.
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  9. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    Nice shots Jules I like the shoes the best !
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  10. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
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    Thanks for the feedback peeps.

    I see there's lots of support for shooting the Fujis on jpeg only. I do have to admit that I haven't been able to quite match the colours of the jpegs when processing the RAWs. They really are gorgeous.