2011 was the year of the digital camera where many manufacturers came up with their versions of high-end compact camera. Among these, the Fuji FinePix X10 stands out for its retro design, competitive pricing, extensive features and capabilities that would make a professional turn green with envy.
No wonder the Fuji X10 is being touted as the answer to the growing demand for crossover cameras i.e. those cameras that bridge the amateur professional divide.
Features of the Fujifilm X10
The Fuji Finepix X10 has a 10X zoom lens – as the name implies and the provision of the latest Finepix X10 software is indeed better than its rivals. The provision of best in class ISO performance, with high resolution capabilities makes the X10 a delight to own. Indeed, the X10 is a photographer’s camera and this is clearly felt in the way the users feel after operating the Fujifilm X10.
What I Like about the Fujifilm X10
The best thing that I like about the Fuji X10 is that you get a camera that has advanced features at the price of a point and shoot one. With the provision of larger sensors and high resolution photography in a camera that is intended for the amateur, Fuji is certainly queering the pitch for the amateurs to learn and turn pro. Further, the size of the camera makes it easier to carry it around though it does not quite fit into the trouser pockets.
What I Dislike about the Fujifilm X10
The only thing that I dislike about the Fuji X10 is that the sensor is a bit faulty at times leading to blobs and orbs of white light on your pictures. This aspect is a bit jarring when one considers the other features that are incorporated in the Finepix X10. Of course, Fuji released a firmware update to fix this issue and upon installing this patch, some of the discomforting aspects like blobs and white light in the pictures that I took were reduced. However, this is one aspect that Fuji needs to work upon if it wants the Fuji X10 to be the best in breed in its class.
Overall Thoughts: Fujifilm X10
The Fujifilm X10 price is about $599 which means that for a hundred dollars more than the average digital camera you have access to a truly professional product. So, if you want a camera that makes you feel like a true blue photographer, then the Finepix X10 is for you. In my opinion, Fuji has certainly upped the ante with this camera and the battle for the best digital camera just got more interesting. I would strongly recommend the Fuji X10.