Fujifilm X10

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Fujifilm X10
FujiFilm X10.jpg
Overview
MakerFujifilm
Lens
Lens28-112mm equivalent
F-numbersf/2.0-f/2.8 at the widest
Sensor/medium
Image sensor typeEXRCMOS
Image sensor size8.8 x 6.6 mm (2/3 inch type)
Maximum resolution4000 x 3000 (12 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range100-12800
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC memory card
Focusing
Focus areas49 focus points
Shutter
Shutter speeds1/4000s to 30s
Continuous shooting10 frames per second
Viewfinder
Frame coverage85%
Image processing
Image processorEXR
Custom WBYes
General
Rear LCD monitor2.8 inches with 460,000 dots
Dimensions117 x 70 x 57 mm (4.61 x 2.76 x 2.24 inches)
Weight350g including battery
References
Specifications
Fujifilm X10

The Fujifilm X10 is a large sensor digital compact camera announced by Fujifilm on September 1, 2011. At the time of its release, it competed most closely with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, Olympus XZ-1, Canon PowerShot G1 X and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100,[1] and was subsequently named a 2013 iF product design award recipient.[2]

The X10 was noted for its 2/3 inch type sensor, "twice as large as those used in almost all traditional compacts"[1] at the time, and its EXR colour filter layout, allowing either greater dynamic range or lower noise to be recorded in an image of reduced resolution, as well as a conventional full resolution image.[1] The X10's optical tunnel viewfinder zooms in synchrony[3] with the 28-112mm equivalent, f/2.0 to f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lens that was described as "impressively bright".[4]

The X10 was the first of a new line of compact cameras from Fujifilm, with the letter X and two digits in the product name. Its immediate successor was the Fujifilm X20 in January 2013.

Construction[edit]

The X10 has magnesium alloy top and bottom plates,[5] and a mechanical zoom ring.[1] According to Fujifilm, the fact that 1mm rather than 0.8mm aluminium sheets were chosen for the front and rear makes the camera "nearly twice as rigid as ordinary cameras".[5] Besides controlling zoom, the zoom ring is also used to power on the camera.[5]

General reception[edit]

Imaging-Resource noted that "the zoom lens obscures the lower right quadrant of the optical viewfinder", from about 45mm equivalent focal length to 28mm wide angle.[5] Additionally, the user's index finger may appear in the viewfinder while zooming.[5] In spite of this, Imaging-Resource expressed a preference for the zoom ring experience,[5] and TechCrunch referred to the viewfinder shading as "more quaint than problematic".[3]

PC Magazine bemoaned the absence of visual focus confirmation, and lack of an ability to have auditory focus confirmation without also playing an artificial shutter sound clip. However, they also wrote that the camera "nailed the focus quickly and consistently", and rated the camera 4.0 out of 5.[6]

Conditional product recall: the "white orbs"[edit]

At least some early-release X10 specimens had a flaw that could make "white orbs" appear in images.[7] As a first response, in early February 2016, Fujifilm released a firmware update to mitigate the issue,[8] but this was not successful.[9] Fujifilm then also modified the sensor[10] and in early March announced a sensor replacement program for any cameras affected by the issue.[11] Tech publication DPReview judged the replacement to successfully address the problem,[10] and Fujifilm reported that complaints quickly diminished after the free replacement program was launched.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fujifilm X10: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. ^ "Fujifilm XF1 and X10 win 2013 iF Product Design Award". Photo Rumors. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  3. ^ a b "Review: Fujifilm X10". TechCrunch. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  4. ^ Wolstenholme, Gary. "Fuji FinePix X10 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Fujifilm X10 Review". Imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  6. ^ http://uk.pcmag.com/fujifilm-x10/19540/review/fujifilm-x10
  7. ^ "Fujifilm X10 'Orbs' Investigated. Does the Firmware Fix Work?: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  8. ^ Tomkins, Mike (2012-03-20). "Fuji USA preps for white orb fix". Imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  9. ^ "Fujifilm X10 'Orbs' Investigated. Does the Firmware Fix Work?: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  10. ^ a b "Fujifilm provides modified-sensor X10 to address white-orb issue: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  11. ^ a b "Fuji: customers satisfied by 'white orbs' solution". TechRadar. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2016-10-27.