Excellent design and build quality
The Fujifilm X10 is an excellent camera. On paper and in practice, it checks off all the boxes that enthusiast and serious photographers look for in a high-end point-and-shoot: optical viewfinder, tons of buttons and dials and manual control, RAW capture, reliable auto mode, great image quality, solid build, and even a twist-barrel zoom and power switch that last one is probably something that most of the target audience didn't even know that they wanted.
Good photo quality when using dynamic range correction
The Fujifilm X10 is an intriguing, fun-to-use camera with a fairly long list of cons. Is it a camera I enjoyed using? Yes, quite a bit. Would I buy it? Probably not, though that's due more to the highlight clipping than the white disc issue. Should you consider it? Definitely, but check out the competition carefully.
The Fujifilm Finepix X10 follows in the footsteps of its bigger brother, the X100, by bringing a similar retro feel, quality build quality and photographer-friendly design to a wider audience. It may only be a humble compact camera at heart, but boy, what a well-realised compact camera it is, making the X10 a product that you'll love rather than simply use.
Good range of image quality parameters
Fujifilm makes no bones about the intended user base for the X10. If its high price doesn't scare off point and shooters, its massive array of dials and buttons will likely do the trick. Yet for those who desire quick and easy access to shooting modes and exposure parameters, the X10 offers a degree of manual control that rivals many entry-level DSLRs.
Premium build quality, Excellent handling
Just as it did with the FinePix X100, Fuji has managed to make a camera with the Fuji FinePix X10 that not only looks the part, but delivers on image quality and handling too. The well-constructed metal body is robust, easy to use and looks very smart too. Image quality is as good as any high-end compact camera can deliver at the moment, especially if the EXR modes are used to their strengths.
Fantastic styling and solid build quality
In many ways the X10 is the best advanced compact we've ever laid our hands on. Not only does it look super stylish, it also handles fantastically while offering a rich feature-set that'll appeal as much to casual photographers as it will to enthusiasts. The manual zoom control, large optical viewfinder and DSLR-like handling are the X10's undoubted highlights.
Great on/off zoom control
This camera feels great in the hand, but more importantly it feels great as a camera to use, with extremely quick focusing and shutter response it's very easy to get candid street shots. It's also quick and easy to take shot after shot without being slowed down by the camera. The on/off switch that is part of extending the lens is genius, and the manual zoom control of the lens makes it feel like you're using a real camera.
Zooming optical viewfinder
A compact like no other: the X10's retro style is met with excellent performance, an impressive viewfinder, a superb manual zoom lens and bags of on-body controls that make for ease of use. It's the perfect partner for discerning shooters and far better than similar high-end compacts. However the impressive image quality is marred by a processing issue that can render specular highlights as oversized white orbs and, unless there's a future firmware fix, this could cost the X10 dearly.
Compact body, Good control layout
The Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR is a very good compact superzoom, but there are cameras out there that deliver more features and better image quality. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS edges the Fuji out in terms of image quality, adds a GPS, and is available for the same price. Our Editors' Choice, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V, is $70 more, but produces top-notch images and adds a GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Comfortable camera for everyday shooting in most lighting conditions
Even though our test results were a mixed bag, we had a good time shooting with the F750EXR, and found it to be a flexible, comfortable camera for everyday shooting in most lighting conditions. Although the body design is rounded and appears somewhat toy-ish compared to many other 2012 designs, this made the device easier to handle. And while the relatively extensive controls may intimidate newcomers, we took advantage of all this detail to achieve better shots than we wouldâ??
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