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Fuji X10


Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
24 Nov 2011 2:20PM
wohoo... is this our first camera group? Will be interesting to see how it pans out. The system has lots of potential for this kind of group. Smile

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MikeBonsall 9 474 3 Guernsey
24 Nov 2011 2:46PM
Have signed up too. Just need some images to display now.

Am going to see how it performs tomorrow at a gig. I have high hopes after my initial experiments shooting in low light at high ISO the other night!
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
24 Nov 2011 4:31PM

Quote:The system has lots of potential for this kind of group


Yes that`s what I thought, though I`ve barely scratched the surface and not picked it up in nearly a week, there`s just so much going on.

Its going to be my main camera for street portraits, smaller and less intimidating Smile
joshwa Plus
4 755 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 9:41AM

Quote:Will be most interesting to see how this compares with the Canon S100, for image quality, when the S100 becomes available.


Here's a comparison:
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-powershot-s100-vs-fujifilm-finepix-x10-comparison-review-17866
Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
25 Nov 2011 12:27PM
Excellent comparison review, Josh. Smile

From my reading of it there is, crucially, really nothing in it between the Fuji X10 and the Canon S100 for image quality, viz: "There is similar performance from both cameras right up to ISO3200, with both cameras giving useable images at ISO3200, which is impressive considering the cameras both have small sensors compared to mirrorless or digital SLRs."

So it really comes down to other factors, such as pocketability, price and handling. On the size issue, the pic below shows the difference rather well. I guess, if pocketability is not an issue then you might go for the X10 which manages f2.8 at the top end of its zoom, but if it is important, then you'd go for the S100.

s100-x10.jpg

Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
25 Nov 2011 12:31PM
I use exposure compensation a lot and would find the dial on the Fuji so much easier when using that feature. The Canon is tiny, but for us traditionalists the Fuji does look like a "real" camera. Having said that I take loads of shots on the iPhone these days so I cannot use that excuse Wink
Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
25 Nov 2011 12:36PM
If one already owns an M4/3 camera, I suspect the Fuji X10 would not make a lot of sense.

But the X10 could be an excellent 'only' camera for those who are not interested in interchangeable lenses.


Quote:Having said that I take loads of shots on the iPhone these days so I cannot use that excuse


Indeed, it makes one wonder whether any compact camera is a sensible buy, these days........
User_Removed 11 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 12:38PM
Don't you realise that you can turn the front lens ring on the S100 and do exposure comp with it? It's one of the best features of those Canons, sadly not really mentioned in the review which praised the Fuji for physical control.
Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
25 Nov 2011 12:42PM

Quote:Don't you realise that you can turn the front lens ring on the S100 and do exposure comp with it? It's one of the best features of those Canons, sadly not really mentioned in the review which praised the Fuji for physical control.


A good point Chris - perhaps Josh might like to add a note to his review. Smile
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
25 Nov 2011 1:23PM
I haven't handle either of the cameras yet, so I wasn't aware - I assumed the Canon had a menu button approach, that's good then! Thanks Chris. I'm sure Josh is aware of that, but if it's not obvious from the review we need to consider that.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 1:24PM
Assuming its the same as the S95, you push the ring button and assign it to the function you want. I tend to use the front ring for aperture and the rear for exposure compensation.

**Edit** Just noticed the ring function is gone from the top plate in the S100, have they removed that???

** Edit again its on the back now in place of the S (Direct print) button I have mapped to ISO.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
25 Nov 2011 3:54PM
The Canon has no hot shoe, no filter thread, and no optical viewfinder, not good.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
25 Nov 2011 4:04PM

Quote:If one already owns an M4/3 camera, I suspect the Fuji X10 would not make a lot of sense


I do and it does Smile
Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
25 Nov 2011 4:58PM

Quote:The Canon has no hot shoe, no filter thread, and no optical viewfinder, not good.


Ah but it fits in your jeans pocket! Wink

If I want an 'almost pocketable camera" I use my Olympus Pen.

The new Pen Mini, with std zoom, must weigh no more than the X10, I would have thought.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
25 Nov 2011 6:30PM

Quote:Ah but it fits in your jeans pocket!


So would most digicams costing 100 or less.

CB if I just wanted a basic pocketable point and shoot I would not waste my money on an S95/S100, there far too expensive.

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