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  • Carlos Lacroze says:

    Dan, no doubt this “XF1 is an outstanding little camera”, BUT should I get it instead of the X10? Meaning, I’ve been expecting the X10 replacement because of the orbs’ issues mentioned, and it seems to me, this XF1 -though tempting- isn’t the best IQ pocketable Cam I can get now, or the improved X10 I was hoping. Let alone the RX 100. I’m willing to sacrifice the RX 100 sensor and size advantage, in order to weigh the better lens+sensor IQ combination of the P&S X Series, BUT should I still wait for a X10 replacement, or settle with what?

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Carlos, as great as the XF1 is, I’d still rather have the X10. It’s slightly bigger, which means that the controls are easier to manipulate, and the lens is bigger, which in my mind, means slightly better optics. I’d recommend the XF1 for people looking for a true, classic pocket sized camera, but for a small, versatile, affordable, all around camera, I’d stick with the X10.

  • Carlos Lacroze says:

    Thanks, Dan. I’ve expected your answer, but wanted to ensure.

    Perhaps like yourself, I dream even with the “improved” X10 concept, perhaps even slightly smaller than the current, but without compromising any spec (like in the XF1), let alone improving any.

    Still wonder probably along with the market offers, which might be the best choice in this particular segment (meaning the best lens-sensor-IQ combination, almost pocketeable).

    Nevertheless, I’ve noticed you didn’t even mention the RX 100 against the X10. I wouldn’t like to get you out from a PC position.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Carlos, what I like about cameras like the X10 and the Nikon P7700 is that they have that “old camera look,” with metal dials and manual controls. I do know that the Sony RX 100 is a great little camera with a very high quality image sensor, I just haven’t had a chance to check it out for myself. Compared to the X10, the RX100 has a bigger sensor and a much higher pixel count, but it doesn’t have the same manual controls and classic look of the X10. Also, the lens on the X10 is a little faster, and the camera has a viewfinder. Then again, the RX10 fits in your shirt pocket.

    Compared to the XF1, the RX100 is a higher resolution camera, but it doesn’t have the style of the XF1, if that counts for anything. For me, it does, I’m kind of drawn to the classic look. For sheer image quality, though, the RX100 wins out.

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