Last year, photography headlines noted a revival of enthusiasm in the old-fashioned camera sector.
The most active manufacturers for this segment were Olympus with its PEN camera and Fujifilm, with its Fuji X100 one of the most acclaimed cameras of 2011.
The Fuji X10 is an interesting low-cost transposition of the Fujifilm X100:
The X10’s results are really good for its category. It achieves scores close to 1/2 stop better than the Fuji F600. Its Color depth (20.5) and dynamic range (11.3 Evs) remain in the same range as the best camera in this segment (Canon Powershot G12 or PowerShot S100).
The low-light ISO score (245) places the Fuji X10 between two types of cameras:
As with every camera in this segment, the X10’s low-light ISO score remains low. But its performance is still interesting, and its bright lens should enable users to shoot nice photos.
For this specific segment, the manufacturers’ technical propositions differ significantly, so available comparisons are numerous. Here is a selection:
The two cameras are significantly different with respect to their sensors... and to their DxOMark scores.
The X10’s sensor is 2 times larger, and its low-light ISO score close to 2/3 stop better, but it is also more expensive.
The Nikon 1 takes the lead, particularly in terms of low-light ISO score.
Among compact cameras, the Fuji X10 is definitely a good choice.