Record Screens & Menus
Like past Finepix models, the X10 offers Fuji's proven EXR Auto mode. This intelligent program offers a great deal over your typical "smart" auto mode. On top of analyzing the scene and choosing the optimal exposure and scene settings, the EXR Auto also chooses one of three Sensor modes; Resolution Priority, High ISO & Noise, and D-Range Priority.
When you half-press the shutter release the camera selects the exposure settings and applies any Scene or EXR mode settings as well. This all happens almost instantaneously. Above we can see the camera has a shutter speed of 1/56 of a second, and aperture of F/2.8, and the ISO is set at 1250.
Pressing the menu button in EXR mode won't reveal much in the form of camera settings, due to it's fully automatic nature. However, you can choose the EXR setting, from Auto (default and recommended), Resolution Priority, High ISO & Noise, and D-Range Priority.
Other options that are available in EXR Auto include Image Size, Image Quality, Film Simulation mode, Intelligent Digital Zoom, Advanced Anti Blur, and Face Recognition.
As you rotate the mode dial, a virtual mode dial is displayed with a brief explanation of each settings intended use.
For those who wish to control some of the X10's powerful settings, while still getting some help from the auto exposure system, you have access to Program mode. This settings unlocks all of the available camera menu options, giving you access to various advanced settings like ISO, White Balance, Metering, Focus, Dynamic Range, Sharpness, Color Saturation, Contrast, etc. The camera still selects the appropriate exposure settings (shutter speed and aperture).
Shutter speed priority mode gives you even more control. Here you control the shutter speed, and the camera chooses the aperture setting. This allows you to learn the affects of different shutter speed settings. Using a fast setting will freeze action, while a slower settings can help you capture the flow of water, the moving of lights at night, etc.
Aperture priority mode is the exact opposite of shutter speed priority. Here you choose the desired aperture settings to control depth of field (aka range of focus), while the camera chooses the correct shutter speed. A small aperture (large number) will broaden the focus range (more of the frame in focus), while a larger setting (smaller number) will create a shallower DOF; like blurring the background, etc.
In manual mode you have complete control over the camera. You choose all camera and exposure settings using the control wheels. You can use the main (upper) control wheel exclusively, and press in inward to switch between the shutter speed and aperture. Or, you can use the control wheel mounted around the 4-way to control one setting, and the main wheel to adjust the other. TO help you dial in the exposure, a handy exposure indicator is shown on the left hand side of the frame; not shown above.
For those who want to setup the camera to shoot a specfic scene, you can choose one of the several settings; Natural Light, Natural Light & Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, and Underwater (requires optional waterproof housing).
As you scroll through each setting a brief description is displayed.
Above you can see Panorama mode. The first screen shows that you need to have the lens set to 28mm (wide angle) for the setting to work. You can create 120, 180, or 360 degree Panoramas, in various directions. All images are stitched in-camera, making it simple to capture vast landscapes.
Shooting menu options (P/S/A/M modes):
- ISO - Auto, Auto (3200), Auto (1600), Auto (800), Auto (400), 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12,800.
- Image Size - Choose the Size (L/M/S) and Aspect (4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1) of image files
- Image Quality - Fine or Normal
- Dynamic Range - Auto (100%, 200%, 400%), DR800%, DR1600%
- Film Situation - PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, MONO-CHROME, MONO-CHROME +Ye Filter, MONO-CHROME + R Filter, MONO-CHROME + G Filter, Sepia
- WB Shift - Fine tune the White Balance
- Color - Adjust color density
- Sharpness - Adjust Sharpness
- Highlight Tone - Adjust Highlight Tone
- Shadow Tone - Adjust Shadow Tone
- Noise reduction - Adjust the amount of Noise Reduction
- Intelligent Digital Zoom - 2x: On or Off
- Advanced Anti Blur - On or Off
- Face Detection - On or Off
- AF Mode - Multi, Area, or Tracking
- Face Recognition - Add faces to the Recognition database for priority when recognized in the frame
- Flash - Adjust the output of the built-in flash unit: +/- 2/3 EV
- External Flash - Choose On when using Non-FujiFilm Brand flash units
- Custom Set - Saved settings for P/S/A/M and EXR modes (EXR Auto is exempt).
- DISP. Custom Setting - Choose what items are displayed on the LCD
Here we can see the LCD information screen option. This is one of the options that can be brought up by pressing the DISP button. It's intended use is for when you are using the optical viewfinder to frame images, and you want to quickly see the core camera settings you are using.
The Finepix X10 has a wealth of option available for capturing high-quality video. You can shoot at standard resolution settings of Full 1080p HD (1920x1080), 720p HD (1280x720), and VGA (640x480); all of which have a fixed frame rate of 30fps. These files are shot with stereo sound, and saved as .MOV (H.264) files. Thanks to the manual zoom lens, you have full use of the available focal range; and the AF system does its best to keep everything in focus as you zoom.
On top of recording high-quality HD video, the X10 offers three high-speed options for creating slow-motion video. You can shoot at 70fps (640x480), 120fps (320x240), and even 200fps (320x112). Each setting allows you to slow down movement, and each setting plays back at 30fps.
Movie menu options:
- Movie mode - Full HD 1920x1080 30fps, HD 1280x720 30fps, 640x480 30gps, HS640x480 70fps, HS320x240 120fps, and HS 320x112 200fps
- Face Detection - On or Off
- AF Mode (Movie) - Center or Continuous
- Film Simulation - PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, MONO-CHROME, MONO-CHROME +Ye Filter, MONO-CHROME + R Filter, MONO-CHROME + G Filter, Sepia
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