Bright zoom, premium body: Fujifilm X10 reviewed!


posted Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM EDT

Fujifilm's X10 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm. Click for our Fuji X10 review!Pick up the Fujifilm X10, and its solid, premium body jam-packed with external controls tells you that it was designed for photographers, by photographers. Take a look at its unusually bright 4x optical zoom lens, and you know you're in for a treat. Unfortunately, we've had to temper our enthusiasm somewhat due to the well-documented "white disc" problem, which can rear its head on specular highlights.

Fuji's created a fix in the form of a brand-new image sensor, but we've not yet had the opportunity to test an updated camera. We asked the elephant in the room to step outside for a moment, though, and found a lot to like in the little Fuji X10. In many other respects, this camera's image quality is admirable. We're keen to test the new version: hopefully, Fuji has been able to fix the orbs issue without adversely affecting performance in other areas. In the meantime, we must review what we've actually seen--and so we have.

Read on for our Fuji X10 review!