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Fujifilm FinePix X10
12-megapixel digital camera with 4X zoom lens
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Item #: 072X10
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Original Price: $499.99
Your dad's old family photo album. What was it that made it feel so unique? Maybe it was the leather binding, or the rich, thick pages, or, just maybe... it was the quality of the pictures. Sure, the colors may have faded or the edges may have curled, but there was something authentic about the way the images looked something you might find difficult to re-create with today's high technology digital cameras.
Until today. Fujifilm has introduced the FinePix X10, and from its simple, straightforward retro detailing forward, it declares its inspiration from the classic "rangefinder" style, so popular 50 or 60 years ago.
Those cameras made honest pictures because of their thoughtful construction, wide-aperture lenses with great glass, and concise controls. This camera draws from that precedent, but adds all the great features you've come to expect from modern camera technology. Sophisticated scene detection. Fully-automated picture taking modes. Full 1080p, 30 frames per second HD video. This is a camera that both the casual hobbyist and the seasoned enthusiast will enjoy. It can function as an automatic "snapshots and video" point-and-shoot or an exquisitely manual old-school camera all at the same time.
The 'X10 sports an industry-acclaimed Fujinon 4X zoom lens. The high-quality optics aside, it's amazing that they've fit a lens this versatile into such a compact size. The cherry on top? It's got optical image stabilization, to minimize the effects of camera shake. In combination with the bright, crisp optical zoom viewfinder, you'll find yourself composing pictures in an effortless, natural way, and snapping images as they occur with virtually no delay. The big aperture ensures outstanding low-light performance and superior shallow depth-of-field portraits.
Within minutes of unpacking this beautiful, streamlined camera, you'll have a tool that will give you the ability to shoot HD video, panoramas, and continuous stills while keeping the ability to recreate the authenticity from dad's old photo album. Only this time, the colors will stay vivid and the edges clean. Score one for today's technology.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
This is an amazing, solidly-built camera for those wanting more control over their picture-taking. After I bought the amazing Fuji X-S1 from Crutchfield, I realized that I wanted the same larger 2/3" sensor and slate of manual settings in a more compact size for travel, and the X10 fits the bill. I'm still getting the hang of both cameras, but I've already taken pics that are far more professional-looking than anything I've taken with my Panasonic ZS19.
Pros: Solid construction, manual zoom and many manual settings, hot shoe, fast lens, nice lcd + viewfinder.
Cons: only 4x optical zoom, but it's still pretty good
I ordered a Fuji X10 a couple weeks ago. I love the camera. It is beautiful. I ended up having to return it to Crutchfield, and I cannot say enough about how happy I was with the customer service. The camera didn't work out, but I will do all my future online business with Crutchfield.
Pros: Well built. Beautiful design. Great features.
Cons: The camera I received worked 90% of the time. Every now and then, I would turn it on and it would not power on. I would turn it on and off several times, and it would eventually work. The second issue I found was serious lens flare. Many images were found unusable. I love shooting at sunset, so it was a real problem. If you are going to buy this camera, get it from a company with good customer service like Crutchfield. They are not the absolute cheapest, but at least you won't get stuck.
I have tried all the major compacts: S95 very good , XZ-1 very good ,SX260HSwas okay ,ergonomics poor , images not sharp , DSC-HX9V felt cheap, focus not consistent, menus not the best. The X10 was the most expensive ,the quality of construction is obvious , simple controls,the manual zoom and lack of a touch screen are huge pluses for me. The optical finder is useable and the "orb" issues is not relevant to me. The X10 reminds me of shooting film on my old Bessa R , this camera is a keeper !
Pros: Simple controls , manual zoom , fast lens, exceptional dynamic range and image quality
Cons: Optical finder could be better
I bought my Fuji X10 from Crutchfield in November and have had ZERO problems with it! You'll not find a better compact camera lens system offered by any other manufacture - period. The camera is rugged and built to be used! I've never had a "blown highlight" issue with the camera - some have! Fujifilm will replace the sensor if there's a problem! The best endorsement is to go to: www.Flickr.com, type in 'Fuji X10' in the search window, and browse through the pictures taken with this camera.
Pros: Well made camera, manual Zoom, fantastic Macros, great lens, plenty of modes and functions, not too small and not too big.
Cons: Could use a little more information in the OVF. Better manual wouldn't hurt.
The X10 does so many things so very well that it is just a down right shame that specular highlights can (and probably will) ruin ones photos. Rather than repeating over and over I recommend that before purchasing this camera, you should read the recent review from dcr. I did not return my camera as Fuji promised a firmware update to 'lessen' the affect of the hard edged, larger than life white 'orbs'. Crutchfields return time passed and I still awaited the firmware. The firmware was finally released and it does very, very little to mitigate the problem in one fuji setting (auto EXR) and it does absolutely nothing in P,S,A modes. I find myself with a camera that I simply can't trust to use in lower light situations or very, very bright situations. I suggest that everyone consider very carefully before making this purchase. Also, Fuji has not acknowledged a defect yet there has not been a camera produced since 2002 (quickly replaced with a new model and a firmware update that handled the 'orbs') which has shown this abnormality/artifact. I have lost faith in Fuji to treat its customers with any due respect.
Pros: feels great, does a lot of things very well
Cons: The ORB issue and total lack of support from Fuji.
Wonderful camera. Well built. Very solid feel. The camera just begs you to touch it. If you are looking for a pocketable camera this is about as large as you can go and still get it in a jacket pocket or front pocket of slacks (not jeans). The IQ is exceptional due to a beautiful and fast lens. Zoom is a useful range and the ability to manually zoom is a great touch. The user interface is nice but may be overwhelming for the beginner. If you are new to Fuji especially Fuji cameras with EXR sensors the learning curve is a little steep. The custom modes for presets of often used shooting preferences is nice. Overall, a great camera from build to image quality to just a fun camera to carry with you everywhere.
Pros: Build, Fantastic Optics/speed, Multitude of shooting options from full auto and scene modes to full manual operation. Great 'macro' feature. Those that like off camera lighting, I have used the flash sync up to at least 1/1250!
Cons: Manual is poor. This camera deserves a more detailed description of the feature set and options.(Fortunately, you can find several websites that are dedicated to Fuji X 10 users). There is a described 'Orb' issue (just google Fuji x10 orb). If shooting in low light with long exposure with bright highlights is your thing, this is not your camera.
I was looking for a "take anywhere" camera for the times when I didn't feel like lugging my DSLR and lenses around. It was between the Canon S100 and the Fuji X10. I finally decided on the X10 for many reasons. I like having a real viewfinder. Although I must say the rear display is quite readable in bright sunlight. I also like having the external buttons for ISO, exposure compensation, etc. You have to go into menus for those functions with the S100. Also, the camera feels solid in your hands. It won't fit into a shirt pocket like the S100 will, but it will fit into a jacket pocket. I also like the macro and super macro modes. I can get much closer to a subject than the S100. Oh, and I love the panorama feature. And finally, I love the retro rangefinder styling of the camera.
Pros: Nice macro features. Quick access to external controls.
Cons: Takes slightly longer to power up than the S100. Won't fit into a shirt pocket. Proprietary RAW format (but latest Lightroom will accept). Won't cook me breakfast in the morning.
A simply amazing finely crafted small camera that performs far beyond my anticipation and delivers superb IQ, and does it with the greatest of ease. It would be difficult not to love this camera and have it with you at all times.
Pros: Wonderful control, tons of specialty settings that are very useful, not "gimmicks", and a feel of fine quality in its solid little body.
Cons: The manual is .....practically worthless? You can learn all the great features best by visiting various Fuji x10 Forums to gain the best advantage of the wonderful x10 features.
Same as why I Love it. IF you like being able to manually control your images and you can afford it, then buy it. If not and you want something simple, I like the Olympus X1 or the Canon S95 or 100. I purchased from Crutchfield and they are a very reliable company.
Pros: The camera functions as specified. There will be a steep learning curb for the beginner. The Fujifilm X10 renders ALL skin tones beautifully. It is a wonderful camera for candid as as well scenic shots. Colors and B&W are rendered truthfully. The camera build is fairly solid but it is not a brick or a Lecia. The OVF does not provide any information and will take practice to use. This is MORE THAN a P&S camera. Great picture control oportunity. Excellent lens & design.
Cons: * The OVF: But usable * Learning curb: But worth it. *It smaller than it looks if you have big hands: But it's bigger than a Canon S95 and still fits in your pocket and handles well. *It's not a Leica: But it didn't costs $0,000 ( Body only)
|LCD Screen Size||2.8"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-112mm|
|Internal Memory||26 MB|
|Effective Megapixel Count||12|
|Highest Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||12.3|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Retro Design: The Fujifilm FinePix X10 digital camera is designed to look like a classic 35mm film camera with many of the features of a high-quality DSLR. It has a synthetic leather-wrapped body with a die-cast magnesium top and base, and precision milled metal rings and dials. The manual 4x optical zoom lens is protected by an aluminum lens cap.
Fujinon Zoom Lens: The X10 is equipped with a bright F2.0 (W) - F2.8 (T) Fujinon 4x zoom lens with a focal length of 7.1mm to 28.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm-112mm). The zoom mechanism operates manually by turning the lens ring. The camera's power switch is incorporated into the zoom ring.
Note: The camera does not allow for interchangeable lenses.
LCD Monitor: The X10 has a 2.8" color LCD monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a standard display, an info display, or a custom display.
Optical Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the camera has an Optical Viewfinder with approximately 85% frame coverage. No information is displayed in the viewfinder, and, depending upon the zoom position, you may see part of the lens through the viewfinder. A built-in diopter allows you to adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight, either with or without glasses.
Image Sensor/Processor: The FinePix X10 features a large 2/3" EXR CMOS image sensor with 12-million effective pixels. The sensor works together with the EXR Processor to give you high quality images, Full HD Movie recording, and high-speed continuous shooting. The EXR Processor features dual CPUs, EXR core and a Reconfigurable Processor for HR (high resolution), DR (wide dynamic range), and SN (high sensitivity/low noise) images.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The X10 also has an internal memory of approximately 26 MB to allow you to store a few test images in case your memory card is full.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix X10 records still images in JPEG format in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and two compression ratios (Fine and Normal). In addition, RAW images can be recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor. RAW format images must be processed on a computer using the supplied RAW File Converter application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored. The available image sizes include:
|4:3 Image Sizes||3:2 Image Sizes||16:9 Image Sizes||1:1 Image Sizes|
|L: 4000 x 3000
M: 2816 x 2112
S: 2048 x 1536
|L: 4000 x 2664
M: 2816 x 1864
S: 2048 x 1360
|L: 4000 x 2248
M: 2816 x 1584
S: 1920 x 1080
|L: 2992 x 2992
M: 2112 x 2112
S: 1536 x 1536
HD Movies: The FinePix X10 can record movies in Full HD (1920 x 1080), Standard HD (1280 x 720), and Standard Definition (640 x 480) in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 30 frames per second (fps) with stereo WAV audio. Individual movies files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length (115 minutes for standard definition), regardless of the capacity of the memory card. A Class 4 SD memory card or higher is recommended when shooting HD or High Speed movies.
High Speed Movies: High Speed movies can be shot at 640 x 480 @70 fps, 320 x 240 @120 fps, and 320 x 112 @ 200 fps. These movies, when played back at normal speed, show the subjects in slow motion. Individual movies cannot exceed 30 minutes in length. No audio is recorded; focus, exposure, and white balance are not adjusted automatically.
Motion Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by panning the camera through one of three angle settings. As you pan the camera, multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera to create the panoramic image. The Motion Panorama 360° can be saved for playback as a continuous loop. The Motion Panorama options are:
Shooting Modes: The FinePix X10 has a rotary mode dial on the top of the camera. You have the following choices in Shooting Modes:
|Shooting Mode||Shutter Speed¹||Aperture²|
¹ Shutter Speed Options: 1/4000, 1/3000, 1/2500, 1/2000, 1/1600, 1/1500, 1/1200, 1/1000, 1/800, 1/640, 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200, 1/160, 1/125, 1/100, 1/80, 1/60, 1/50, 1/40, 1/30, 1/25, 1/20, 1/15, 1/13, 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2.5, 1/2, 1/1.6, 1/1.3, 1", 1.3", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 4"
² Aperture Options: F/2.0, F/2.2, F/2.5, F/2.8, F/3.2, F/3.6, F/4.0, F/4.5, F/5.0, F/5.6, F/6.4, F/7.1, F/8.0, F/9.0, F/10, F/11
EXR: Utilizing the flexibility of the EXR Processor, this mode can be used to automatically adjust settings to suit the scene (EXR Auto), or manually adjust for improved clarity, less noise, or better dynamic range (EXR Priority).
Auto: This simple point-and-shoot mode is recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Advanced: The Advanced mode combines "point-and-shoot" simplicity with sophisticated photographic techniques as Pro Focus, Pro Low Light, or Motion Panorama 360.
Scene Position: You can set the camera according to particular shooting conditions or a specific type of subject. Scene Positions include: Natural + Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, and Text.
Movie: You can shoot short movies with audio. Movies can be recorded in Full HD (1980 x 1080), High Definition (1280 x 720), or Standard Definition (640 x 480).
Custom 1, 2: In the P, S, A, M, and all EXR Priority modes, you can save current camera and menu settings and recall them whenever the mode dial is rotated to Custom 1 or Custom 2.
ISO Sensitivity: The X10 gives you three options for setting the ISO Sensitivity:
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white balance value or display and select from a list of color temperatures.
Film Simulation: The X10 can simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including sepia and black-and-white. You can select one of the following options:
Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image, you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader color rendition of Adobe RGB.
Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except Manual.
Continuous Shooting: The Continuous Shooting mode includes two burst modes and four bracket modes:
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Focus Mode: The camera has a 3-position focus mode selector next to the lens on the front of the camera. The following options are available:
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.6' to infinity in Wide Angle, and 2.6' to infinity in Telephoto. In the Macro mode, the focus range is approximately 0.3' to 9.8' in Wide Angle, and 1.6' to 16.4' in Telephoto. In the Super Macro mode, the focus range is 0.3" to 3.2'.
Flash Modes: The FinePix X10 has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 0.9' to 22.9' in Wide Angle, and 1.6' to 16.4' in Telephoto. Red-eye removal minimizes the "red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Light Metering: The X10 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can select from three metering options: Multi, Spot, or Average.
Viewing Images: Images can be played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display (with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3) and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search pictures by the following criteria:
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size). After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition, you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio of 4:3, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select "Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original image.
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide show. You can select normal playback, normal playback that zooms in on faces, or multiple pictures at once.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
Power Requirements: The FinePix X10 is powered by the supplied NP-50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged NP-50 is good for approximately 270 shots. The supplied BC-45W battery charger will charge an NP-50 battery in about 150 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu. Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
X10 Accessories: The following accessories are made specifically for the FinePix X10:
Digital In/Out: The FinePix X10 features a single proprietary jack for connecting the supplied USB cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your computer via USB, or connect the camera to a compatible PictBridge printer. The same jack can be used for the optional AV-C1 A/V cable for viewing pictures on a non-HD television.
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable (such as the 119HDMICAM) is required.
Operating System Requirements: The FinePix X10 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 3.1 for Windows and FinePixViewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have one of the following operating system:
FinePixViewer Ver.3.6: Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 - 10.6
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