My first day with the new Fujifilm X10 was an exciting one, as expected. The camera is another photographic tool I've really waited for. A compact point-n-shoot camera with great image quality and an extremely fast release time. I'm not referring to the frames per second in the video below - the release time for AF and shutter release is really fantastic! The camera has all the usual modes of operation and in later posts and I'm sure all over the web the details on all the features will be put out in the reviews.
There are several high-speed shooting modes and the 10fps mode does drop the file size down from 12M to to approx 6M which is still respectable for street shooting at close range since I'm not sure what I'll use the 10fps for. The write time for a 17 frame burst in about 2 seconds is approximately 9 seconds. This will depend on card speed of course (class 10).
The feel of the manual zoom lens (28-112 f/2.0-2.8) and the fast camera ready from off time is a nice new twist on camera design. The all black body makes me think about an all black X100. For now they are easy to tell apart in my camera bag and the bag is now lighter than ever without any loss in quality.
I've added some large images here. These are not from a final production unit, which I'll have tomorrow. They are only jpegs straight export from Aperture with almost no adjustments. Not hiding anything. The soda cans are in the scene at 28 & 112mm. You can read the weblink on the bottom of the can pretty good at 200ISO.
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With the Photo Plus show this week in NYC I haven't had enough time to shoot and the rain has made it tougher.
I'm posting a bunch of party pics with the X10 on my FB page. There are 75 images and 65 are shot at ISO 800. A few at 1250, 640, 400 and 200.
Update 10-30-11 - I got my production model X10 so will hit the town today and see what I can come up with on the streets. The camera will be a big hit - I can feel it.
Took a nice walk with the X10 and got some random shots to show the overall look of the camera. I'm happy with the performance and still have to put it through its high ISO paces. These images are straight from the camera jpegs.