Fujifilm X10: Compact Camera with Fantastic Retro Styling

| December 12, 2011 | Comments

Fujifilm’s new X10 is the company’s latest camera that harks back to the age of point and shoot cameras. This isn’t a compact camera by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a 2.2 inch deep and 4.6 inch wide beast.

The X10 will most likely find its competition in the form of the larger Canon powershots and Nikon Coolpix cameras. If you’re interested in a camera you can really grab on to, check out the spec;

This old school beauty features a fixed stabilised manual zoom lens, an eye-level optical viewfinder, a 2.8 inch LCD screen on the back of its housing. It also comes with a 2/3 inch EXR CMOS sensor which is superb at handling the numerous shooting modes that the camera can handle.

You can also shoot 1080p HD video that gets saved as .MOV files that you can play back at a later date. The camera’s 12 megapixel lens is just enough for capturing all manner of shots.

If you want to take care of the camera’s 10 frames per second shooting you’ll have to put up with a 6 megapixel resolution instead. Which isn’t bad for a camera phone, but falls short for an expensive camera. The best thing about the camera is its quick start-up time. It only takes one second to power on.

The Fujifilm X10 is available now and currently retails at around $599 (£400), a bit steep for this oversized fixed lens compact. I would have to seriously consider the Sony NEX-5N, its a great contender; much easier to use.





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