Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fuji X10 is Around the Corner

via http://photorumors.com/2011/08/27/fuji-x10x50-detailed-specs-leaked/

The list of leaked specs are as follows:-

  • Bright, high resolution, Fujinon f/2.0-2.8 lens
  • Manual 4x optical zoom lens (7.1 - 28.4mm*)
  • Optical zoom viewfinder
  • 12 MP 2/3 inch EXR CMOS sensor
  • EXR Processor
  • Manual shooting modes
  • RAW capabilities
  • Up to 10fps
  • Retro design with magnesium alloy body
  • Full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound
  • Manual pop-up flash
  • Dedicated hotshoe
  • High contrast 2.8″ 460k LCD monitor
  • 1cm super macro mode
  • Motion Panorama 360 degrees
  • Auto Bracketing Functions
* The 135 film equivalent focal and angle-of-view is about 26 to 104mm according to my own calculation based on the sensor size.

The above highlighted features just blow the Pentax Q out of the water, as it has none of these and there is nothing comparable! :-(

Next, look also at the (just leaked) top and back views of the X10:-

via Photo Rumors

And two additions to the specs:-

  • High Speed Contrast Detection Auto-Focus
  • High Sensitivity – Up to 12,800 ISO Settings (Up to 3200 ISO in Max Resolution)

  • Oh well, the Q is in trouble water again, deeper and deeper! :-o

    Don't believe it? It is rumoured that the X10 will be sold at about half of the price of the Q basic prime kit. So, what will you choose, if you just need such an advanced P&S? Okay, let's vote!

    Advanced DC Selection: What Will You Choose?
    Pentax Q
    Fuji X10
    Canon G12
    Sony NEX-C3
    Panasonic GF3
    Olympus E-PL3
    None of the Above!
    pollcode.com free polls

    Update (8-31): Below is a size comparison of the X10 against his big brother X100:-

    (Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/archives/51733468.html)

    Seems not to be small anyway..

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