Upon getting the little Fuji X10 premium compact camera, I decided to stop any further serious camera body purchase for 100 days (that doesn’t include cheapo older models, nor lenses). So Fuji X10 does the French Alps…
And does them pretty well, IMO…
This camera is a little too good at everything for its category, sensor size and price point.
Sure, it’ll do your dumb vacation snap like any other compact cam
But the next minute it’ll deliver serious large print quality files loaded with color, dynamic range and detail. Not small sensor cam material in my book.
This is Marla’s fourth snow vacation, and the third in the French Alps
This year, at age 4, she’s candidate to the well regarded ESF (School of French Ski), here waiting to try on her rental gear
Check out that ski forest !
I love the dynamic range and color reproduction of this shot, very true to life
And the way the camera renders light in this one
The weird vertical band like pattern is due to a reflection, that being shot thru a window
Here the sub par image quality is due to operator poor choice of settings, not the camera
Look at that little red ant Marla
My best attempt at being Ansel Adams, lol
Serious looking in her ski attire
Walking during the ESF trial session. Only the kids with obvious interest and some natural balance will be invited to sign in for the rest of the week. Others may try again the following year.
Happy and proud after passing the test
Already pretty comfortable on her second day
Chilling out afterwards
Moutain view from the slopes this afternoon…
So all in all, the X10 handles everything I throw at it with power and grace. The fact it’s so gorgeous to look at and so solid to hold doesn’t hurt, either.
For the record, Colt couldn’t join in as pets were not allowed on the property. He’s boarded in a cool place
For the record this is taken with a loaner Fuji X100, the “bigger brother” to the X10
Ok, ok, I miss my puppy.
To be continued…