Overall image quality is very good, especially when the X10 is faced with a relatively evenly-lit scene like this.
(1/400sec @ f/4, ISO 100, 44mm, AWB)
Saturation levels can be boosted by switching to the ‘Velvia’ film simulation.
(1/250sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 28mm, AWB)
At its baseline sensitivity of ISO 100 the X10 produces vibrant, richly toned images.
(1/70th sec @ f/2.2, ISO 100, 36mm, AWB)
Used in standard mode, the X10 delivers lifelike colour.
(1/38sec @ f/2.8. ISO 400, 28mm, AWB)
The X10’s lens is capable of resolving good levels of detail.
(1/180sec @ f/2.5, ISO 200, 28mm, AWB)
At mid-range sensitivities, such as ISO 800, the X10 is still able to deliver very good results.
(1/60sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 112mm, AWB)
The X10’s Macro (and Super Macro) modes are especially impressive.
(1/160sec @ f/2, ISO 400, 28mm, AWB)
At the other end of the scale, the X10 offers an ‘Intelligent Digital Zoom’ that offers passable – if not great – results.
(1/75sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 112mm with IDZ on, AWB)
The X10’s built-in Image Stabilisation allows you to shoot sharp pictures at slower shutter speeds.
(1/ 20sec @ f/4, ISO 400, 28mm, AWB)
And so to the well ‘white discs’ issue. The 100% crop directly above illustrates how the X10 turns specular highlights into white discs. Fuji claim this is due to a blooming issue and have pledged to address the problem with a firmware update.
Score in detail
Design & Features 10
Image Quality 9
Build Quality 10