Fujifilm X10 in the Premium Point-and-Shoot Class

fujufilm x10Fujifilm just announced and released its latest “old-style” looking Fujifilm x10 that aims to outrun its competitors in the “premium point-and-shoot” class. Because of its size and features, it is surely a competitor against larger Canon PowerShot G12 and the Nikon Coolpix P7100, even in the compact options like Nikon Coolpix P300, the Panasonic Lumix LX5.

The Fujifilm X10 features a larger sensor that those cameras mentioned, it also has wider aperture. Like any other DSLR’s, it also features full manual controls, exposures, RAW shooting mode, and a few extras making it a player in the competition.

It is also bigger than the rest, with 2.2 inches deeo, 2.7 inches high, and 4.6 inches wide – just like a size of an interchangeable-lens camera except it has a fixed lens.

In addition to that, the X10 offers optically stabilized, manually operated 4X (28mm to 112mm) zoom lens. It lets you twist the lens barrel for adjusting the focal length rather than using the zoom toggle buttons.

The camera also lets you select between autofocus and manual focus. The lens has a maximum aperture setting of F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto, it is also faster in the telephoto end than any other cameras.