You'll have to read the rest over there at Luminous Landscapes:Fuji X10 First ImpressionsWhile Kodak lost the plot a long time ago, Fujifilm in recent years has continued to produce some very nice small-sensor cameras. But its DSLR sourcing relationship with Nikon evaporated some five years ago leaving a vacuum for the company at the high end of the market.
Then last year they released the X-100, and all of sudden Fuji seemed to get their mojo back. The X-100 has been a huge hit for them. Beautiful build quality, innovative technology, and fantastic image quality. A get-back-on-the-horse trifecta for any photographic company. Now Fuji has dropped the other shoe (sorry for all the metaphors) and as of late October, 2012 has started shipping the X10...
'Just in case you folks haven't seen this; Report: Fujifilm interview: Digital Photography Review
. . . David
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But It Has A Small Sensor
So what? Yes, the sensor in the X10 is small but not all that small. You'll do fine with prints from the X10 and be honest, how much do you really print? The X10 sensor offers some capabilities I have not begun to explore. Its simple outward appearance is misleading. It comes with more than a few extraordinary features.