Fuji FinePix X100 vs X10

by maria

Today, photographer Maria Sauh, reviews two great cameras: Fuji FinePix X100 and Fuji Finepix X10 , provided by RENTAPHOTO, Moscow finest photography equipment rental.

The X10 is, states Fujifilm, “a highly advanced compact camera with specifications that follow in the footsteps of the multi award-winning Fujifilm FinePix X100 (released in March 2011): the ultimate in refined design, components, functions and specification. Featuring a bright optical zoom viewfinder with a wide viewing angle, the X10 allows users to enjoy the pleasure of photography via a traditional viewfinder, providing all the benefits and ease of composition that this brings.”. One of the other benefits of the camera is the possibility of taking macro shots with up to 1 cm close up. It’s also an interesting camera to play with if you are a fan of different modes and special effects.  However, it occurs that it can overblure the background and even the objects in the front, so one must not get too fanatic about it and learn how to use it wisely. 

X100 on the other hand is a bit more serious camera, a bit more heavy with a hint on being a bit more professional. The size of its sensor means you can achieve comparable shallow depth of field and performance at higher ISO. Another standout feature of the camera is  one of a kind hybrid viewfinder that could act either as an EVF or with the flick of a switch an optical viewfinder with digital information overlaid on top. 

Overall, comparing these two cameras, what needs to be said is that X10 has a significantly faster focus speed and a 28-112mm zoom lens that will instantly appeal to more people. However, both are excellent cameras with great retro design and the main point upon making the decision is answering a few of these questions: how essential is it for you to have the zoom, do you need the special effects and an auto mode – if all of the above is a deal keeper for you, then you need to go with X10. But if you are focused on having great photos in low light conditions, want a larger sensor and an overall better quality, then you need to get yourself a X100.  

One Comment

  1. paymntax
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing.

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