12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor; 4x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle, f2.0-f2.8; 1080p Full HD video recording; Optical viewfinder; RAW capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery
The Fujifilm X10 competes with the likes of the Panasonic LX5, Canon G12, Olympus XZ-1, and Nikon P7100 in the advanced prosumer category. These cameras, all larger than a typical point and shoot, generally have fast lenses and very good image quality. The retro-styled X10 is no exception: it performed admirably in reviews with its EXR sensor, which most notably ups the dynamic range of images in 6 megapixel DR mode. The lens is a fast f2.0-2.8 and useful 28mm-112mm 4x range, although we would have liked to see something a bit wider. The X10 has also been plagued with floating "orbs" around specular highlights, a problem that Fujifilm has acknowledged but not found a fix for (other than releasing new cameras with a modified sensor). Many find this problem unacceptable for a camera that costs $600; apparently most of that money goes into making the body itself a thing of beauty.