Monday, October 31, 2011

HANDS ON: Canon s100 and FujiFilm X10 (now in stock at B&H)

UPDATE

You may want to read this article instead:

COMPARISON: Nikon 1 V1, Fuji x10, & Canon s100 (plus Fuji x100 and Canon G12 & s95)

The Canon s100 and Fujifilm x10 are both in stock at B&H while supplies last. I got to check both of them out at Photo Plus in New York last week and was very impressed.

Click here to order your s100.

Click here to order  your x10.

Canon s100 Hands On Preview

The s100 is more compact (like the s95) but with an improved sensor, high ISO performance, and built-in GPS. The high ISO noise performance and burst mode have improved dramatically which make it a compelling upgrade for those looking for this form factor.

FujiFilm x10 Hands On Preview

This is the camera I’m super excited about getting my hands on. I hope to review it soon, but everything I saw at the Expo in New York indicated that it addresses all of the annoying aspects of the x100 – including the price – for only a minor drop in image and build quality. This is no x100, but its priced about the same as a s100 or G12 with what seems to be far superior image quality. I’d still say the Canon’s have the edge in usability, but the x10 is significantly more usable than the x100.

Improvements include a zoom lens which you twist to turn the camera on for instant start ups, easier to use controls and menus, plus above average image quality. It also didn’t seem to suffer from the AF issues that plague the x100 based on my early testing at the show. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these to see if it will become my G12 replacement.

Here’s a snapshot of 36x40” print made from a photo taken with the x10. While I wouldn’t say it is x100 quality from my hands on experience, it’s pretty freakin amazing for a point and shoot at this price point:

Ordering Info

As of this post both are in-stock in limited supply at B&H:

Click here to order your s100.

Click here to order your x10.

Disclaimer

I may get a commission if you make purchases using my links. The units I used may not be production units so shipping units may vary. All opinions are my own subjective opinions, so yours may differ. I recommend purchasing from a place like B&H with a friendly return policy so you can try one for yourself while they are in stock.

If you enjoyed this article, please support future articles like this by making a donation or saving money by using my discount coupon codes. Either way, your support is greatly appreciated!

Click here to learn more about how this blog is funded. Residents from Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming (and where prohibited by law) may be prohibited from using the links to make purchases, so please consider making a donation instead. This blog is intended for freelance writing and sharing of opinions and is not a representative of any of the companies whose links are provided on this site.

The opinions provided are of Ron Martinsen alone and do not reflect the view of any other entity

No comments: