Fuji X10 12.0 Megapixel Advanced Compact Reviews Roundup

On September 1 2011, Fujifilm announced the X10, a step-down version of the X100 in terms of both price and features. It features a 2/3-inch 12 Megapixels EXR CMOS image sensor, f/2 Fujinon 4x optical zoom lens, manual exposure controls, full 1080p HD video support, 7fps full resolution shooting (or 10fps at reduced resolution) and 2.8-inch 460k-dot LCD. The X10 also comes with a standard optical viewfinder instead of the hybrid EVF/OVF of the X100. In shooting mode, users can select the following for any lighting situation:

SN (Signal to Noise) High Sensitivity and Low Noise - produces clear and sharp high-sensitivity images while keeping noise levels low, which is ideal for capturing night scenes or indoor situations with poor lighting.
DR (Dynamic Range) Wide Dynamic Range - delivers an increased dynamic range (up to 1600%) to deliver rich gradations and detail in both shadows and highlights.
HR (High Resolution) - takes full advantage of the 12 megapixel resolution to reproduce the finest details in landscape and portrait scenes, perfect for use on bright clear days.

With that EXR imaging system comes a manually-operated 4x manual zoom lens covering the 28-112mm equivalent range. The comes with a Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) that achieves superb image clarity from edge to edge. The lens consists of 11 glass lens elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical glass lens elements (6 sides) and 2 extra-low dispersion lens elements. Together with its wide-angle maximum aperture of F2.0 to a maximum telephoto aperture of F2.8, the X10 delivers bright images with outstanding clarity.

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Fuji Finepix X10 Camera Reviews Roundup


TechRadar - Oct 12 2012
"Just as it did with the FinePix X100, Fuji has managed to make a camera with the Fuji FinePix X10 that not only looks the part, but delivers on image quality and handling too. The well-constructed metal body is robust, easy to use and looks very smart too. Image quality is as good as any high-end compact camera can deliver at the moment, especially if the E..." More »
90out of 100
Imaging Resource - Jun 18 2012
"Fujifilm has acknowledged that the white disc problem is a serious flaw. Although it's something that really should have been caught and corrected before the camera went into production, Fuji has shown commitment to resolving the problem, taking the unusual step of revisiting its sensor design to correct the problem. We've not yet had the opportunity to loo..." More »
Not Rated
Steve's Digicam - Jun 13 2012
"Looking at our M&M ISO series we can see traces of luminous noise even at the lowest ISO 100 setting. However, the X10 controls noise levels well for a camera with a 2/3-inch sensor. As you increase the sensitivity, noise levels slowly rise. I personally felt that the camera produces excellent results up to ISO 2000, and even the maximum full resolution..." More »
Not Rated
Phoblographer - Mar 28 2012
"RAW images right out of the camera are more lackluster than others I've dealt with. However, the raw files from the X10 has an incredible latitude of editing abilities. I've read other blog posts talk about how terrible the red channel is, but I have yet to see what they're talking about. In fact, I found the red channel to be very good in my editing experi..." More »
Not Rated
Electronista - Mar 19 2012
"The X100, when it first arrived, came across as a surgeon's scalpel. What it did was done exceptionally well, but just as you wouldn't use a scalpel to butter your toast, you wouldn't use an X100 and its 23mm, fixed-distance lens to capture much more than portraits, close-ups, and on-the-street candids. Those willing to spend $1,200 for one knew what they w..." More »
80out of 100
pixiq - Mar 13 2012
"The CMOS sensor with its unusual oval patterned pixel array produced lovely, accurate color and excellent skin tones. The EXR extended range contrast system worked very well, although it should be said that even without it, image contrast was good and highlights were rarely blown out My photographs looked very much like image files produced by an entry leve..." More »
Not Rated
GianniGalassi - Mar 05 2012
"First of all, the exposure system often has a hard job to contain highlights in a dynamic range that appears to be a narrowish one. At least whithout EXR mode activation, which comes to the price of a halved image size (6 MP instead of 12). Consequently, I found myself fiddling with the exposure compensation dial far more than usual, resorting to values big..." More »
Not Rated
PhotographicCentral - Feb 24 2012
"In three weeks time I couldn't quite bond with the X10 like I hoped I would. On paper and in the flesh the X10 almost seems too good to be true. But in use, the Tiger shows it's stripes and it can forget about any sneak attack on it's prey. I hope you are keeping up with the metaphorical references here. I don't know how else to express my mixed emotions ab..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Resource Page - Feb 17 2012
"The Fujifilm X10 is a very well designed premium compact camera. It's generally a joy to use, and it's retro-style body will certainly turn some heads. That said, it has a lengthy list of flaws; some are minor annoyances, while others make you wonder how this camera got through the testing phase. The camera itself is exceptionally well built. Its magnesium..." More »
Not Rated
NeoCamera - Jan 16 2012
"The Fuji Finepix X10 produces high quality images. Unsurprisingly, it is not enough to dethrone the X100 from being the best performing fixed-lens camera. Yet, it matches very closely the performance of the P7100. Image noise is low and controlled well up to ISO 800 where details remain well preserved. ISO 1600 still produces usable images but with mil..." More »
100out of 100
SeriousCompacts - Dec 20 2011
"The Fujifilm X10 is an excellent camera - a tool that gives a dedicated user a lot of options in a relatively small package. Thanks to its fast lens, large sensor, EXR processing and image stabilization, the ability to work in low light is amazing. It's retro styling and all-black construction makes it discreet yet elegant. It can be made virtually silent t..." More »
Not Rated
CNET UK - Dec 19 2011
"The level of detail captured by the X10 is truly impressive -- particularly in macro mode. Minimum focusing distance is 10cm at wide angle and 50cm at full-telephoto, at which point it throws the background into a silky blur to really bring forward the detail of your subject. Colours, in all instances, were realistic. With a choice of simulated film types y..." More »
100out of 100
CNET US - Dec 15 2011
"But despite a nice design, I think there are some practical and conceptual problems with the X10 that may turn off some photographers. For example, the camera is capable of producing some very nice photos, but it does its best low-light work in its special reduced-resolution, complete auto modes. To me, extra features on enthusiast cameras only matter..." More »
70out of 100
TechCrunch - Dec 13 2011
"For serious comparisons of similar cameras, I recommend going to a dedicated photography site like DPReview, where they have a controlled test setup. For my part, I just kept it around and used it as I normally would, getting some pictures in and out of doors in a few lighting situations. Click on these to get the full-size images, which you can inspect for..." More »
Not Rated
Trusted Reviews - Dec 08 2011
"Overall image quality is superb, with the X10 able to deliver consistently sharp, bright and vibrant images. The Fujinon optic particularly impresses, delivering very high levels of corner to corner sharpness while resolving plenty of fine detail too. Thanks to the use of three ED elements within the 9-group/11-element lens configuration purple fringing is..." More »
90out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Dec 07 2011
"At a glance, the X10 and G12 look evenly matched, and they're certainly cut from the same cloth. Fujifilm proudly states the the X10 was designed to compete with the G12. Both have big bodies with a comfortable in-hand feel, oversized sensors, zooming optical viewfinders, RAW capability, and tons of direct access controls. But looking at the details, t..." More »
82out of 100
Pocket-lint - Dec 06 2011
"The X10's sensor size and EXR Processor combine to make great images. Shallow depth of field is easily achievable and high ISO settings return impressive results. There's bags of detail in shots, so long as they've been accurately focused. The camera's ISO auto setting is limited to ISO 3200 maximum, but we'd be happy to use the results from any of the..." More »
80out of 100
What Digital Camera - Nov 29 2011
"The X10 employs a 256-zone metering system, with the choice of either Multi segment, Centre-weighted or spot metering modes. The multi-segment metering coped well, delivering well-exposed shots under a range of lighting conditions, though there'll be times when you want to ride the easily-accessed exposure compensation dial to really pin-down the expos..." More »
91out of 100
PhotoReview Australia - Nov 28 2011
"Subjective assessments of test shots showed the slightly larger sensor and more constrained resolution gave the X10 a quality advantage over the FinePix HS20 and F550 EXR we reviewed a few months ago. Test JPEGs straight out of the camera were sharp (perhaps a little over-sharpened) and colours were accurately reproduced in most shooting conditions. Un..." More »
85out of 100
Photography BLOG - Nov 24 2011
"The Fujifilm Finepix X10 follows in the footsteps of its bigger brother, the X100, by bringing a similar retro feel, quality build quality and photographer-friendly design to a wider audience. It may only be a humble compact camera at heart, but boy, what a well-realised compact camera it is, making the X10 a product that you'll love rather than simply use...." More »
90out of 100
ePhotoZine - Nov 16 2011
"ISO shots show low noise at ISO100 - 800, with ISO1600 producing usable results. At ISO3200 you can see the loss in image quality, but results are certainly impressive for a compact sensor camera. Colour levels are good right up to ISO6400, where the size is automatically decreased to 6 megapixels. At ISO12800 image detail is clearly lacking as the resoluti..." More »
80out of 100
SteveHuff - Nov 09 2011
"This review was kept semi-short as there is not much more I can say about this camera. It is what it is. Much like its bigger brother, the Fuji X100, the X10 has the same style, the same build, the same gorgeous color output and the same feel. It is a classic looking retro camera that has point and shoot guts but due to it's control and body style it is mor..." More »
Not Rated
LuminousLands - Nov 07 2011
"There are a million permutations and combinations of JPG settings that one can make in-camera, so for better or for worse I just left them at their default settings. I find out-of-camera JPGs to be slightly oversharpened, but that's likely just my taste. I'm sure that raws from a good raw processor and then sharpened to taste will be fine. As far as noise g..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Info - Oct 29 2011
"What we saw of the X10 at PhotoPlus was very encouraging. It's set to hit shelves in two weeks; we were told that our demo model was a pre-production version, but we have a tough time believing that what we saw will be much different from what consumers will get when it hits shelves in in early November (two weeks from the time of writing). The X10 alr..." More »
Not Rated
dpreview - Oct 29 2011
"The two things that are immediately apparent when you first see the X10 are the continuation of the X100's retro design theme and that Fujifilm has tried to build a product that will be welcomed by discerning photographers. The understated design is backed-up with the sort of build-quality you don't tend to find in compact cameras. Meanwhile the prolif..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Review - Oct 28 2011
"In hand, the X10 feels very solid. The viewfinder is bright and zooms fluidly with the action of the zoom lens, though at full wide angle the lens barrel is partially in view. Looking at the top of the camera you won't find an on/off button. Instead, you'll slide a ring around the lens barrel that simultaneously extends the lens. Zoom is operated manually,..." More »
Not Rated
What Digital Camera - Oct 16 2011
"While the X10 shares a similar classic rangefinder-style design to the X100, it differs in quite a few areas. First up is the sensor. Whereas the X100 sported an APS-C chip, the X10 features a 12MP 2/3" CMOS sensor more in keeping with its compact size. It features Fujifilm's EXR pixel arrangement, so as well as using the full 12MP resolution, the came..." More »
Not Rated
pixiq - Oct 07 2011
"From the photo in the gallery of the X10s top deck, you can see the other reason I am excited. Control knobs! Yes, you can control this camera the old fashion way. No touch screens, just dials. There is the usual Exposure Mode dial, but notice that it is different from the dials on other cameras. There ain't no AUTO setting or dumb Intelligent Auto. There i..." More »
Not Rated
EOSHD - Sep 07 2011
"On the pre-production unit I found the menus to be easy to navigate but the rear dial wheel was rather loose and easy to knock. There's no dedicated ISO button but you can assign ISO to either the Disp button on the back of the programmable button on the top. The shutter release button has a thread in it like the X100 although for all I know it is a stylist..." More »
Not Rated
Pocket-lint - Sep 05 2011
"Externally, it's very much the same creature with the identical 2.8-inch 460k dot LCD screen only this time the flash pops up from the body and the lens sticks out a lot further. Why does it do that? Well, unlike the fixed glassware on the X100, this time it's a 4x zoomer with a 28-112mm range. The maximum aperture is still f/2.0, offering nice portraiture..." More »
Not Rated

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  • 2014-04-14 07:00
    Product is OK, VIVIEN H.
    Verified Purchase(
    It's OK... not very easy to use and in the viewfinder, the camera lens is in the way. Bought it to use for work so now it's being circulated amongst the department. I used it a few times, even turning it on wasn't intuitive.
  • 2014-04-11 07:00
    Buy a Nikon, joejoe
    Verified Purchase(
    I have been a professional photographer for over thirty years…I in fact did product endorsements for Fuji’s film back in the early 90’s. When I bought this camera… don’t get me wrong I loved it.. I took it on vacations.. and used it for all occasions for which my big SLR was inconvenient. I can make 20 x 24 enlargements and people are shocked that I took such high quality pictures with this little camera.. I loved this camera as I said.. but after 1 month the flash stopped firing I never use the on camera flash so I let this slide.. but after 6 months the lens started to stick. This camera never had any hard use never dropped or banged into a doors.. So after a year and half the lens jammed and the camera would no longer turn on. And I sent it in.. Fuji wanted 250 euro to replace the lens.. The same camera now sells for 250 euro on Amazon.. I’m sorry but I can not endorse this product.. I paid nearly 600 euro for this camera.. and it cant last for a year and half.. I have had at least 8 Nikon’s since the 70s I have never had anything but great service from that company.. I shoot 150 thousand frames through one of their cameras before the shutter broke and it was replaced for 150 dollars… Last week they jumped over themselves to help with a manual exchange for a D610 I bought in Germany. They have given tech support for equipment that I bought used that was 10 years old. I have had some lenses for over 20 years.. At price paid I do not expect a camera to become landfill in a year and half… buy a Nikon…
  • 2014-04-11 07:00
    Buy a Nikon, joejoe
    I have been a professional photographer for over thirty years…I in fact did product endorsements for Fuji’s film back in the early 90’s. When I bought this camera… don’t get me wrong I loved it.. I took it on vacations.. and used it for all occasions for which my big SLR was inconvenient. I can make 20 x 24 enlargements and people are shocked that I took such high quality pictures with this little camera.. I loved this camera as I said.. but after 1 month the flash stopped firing I never use the on camera flash so I let this slide.. but after 6 months the lens started to stick. This camera never had any hard use never dropped or banged into a doors.. So after a year and half the lens jammed and the camera would no longer turn on. And I sent it in.. Fuji wanted 250 euro to replace the lens.. The same camera now sells for 250 euro on Amazon.. I’m sorry but I can not endorse this product.. I paid nearly 600 euro for this camera.. and it cant last for a year and half.. I have had at least 8 Nikon’s since the 70s I have never had anything but great service from that company.. I shoot 150 thousand frames through one of their cameras before the shutter broke and it was replaced for 150 dollars… Last week they jumped over themselves to help with a manual exchange for a D610 I bought in Germany. They have given tech support for equipment that I bought used that was 10 years old. I have had some lenses for over 20 years.. At price paid I do not expect a camera to become landfill in a year and half… buy a Nikon…
  • 2014-03-27 07:00
    Great value, good middle ground for a hobby photographer., M
    Verified Purchase(
    Great camera, great in low light, EXR mode works for pretty much every scene and situation I need it for. Not as bulky as a regular DSLR, more substantial and more features than a point and shoot. Great middle ground for a hobby photographer. I use it to take photos of dogs to edt and post online for my dog sitting business.
    Good seller too. Highly recommended.
  • 2014-03-27 07:00
    Great value, good middle ground for a hobby photographer., M
    Great camera, great in low light, EXR mode works for pretty much every scene and situation I need it for. Not as bulky as a regular DSLR, more substantial and more features than a point and shoot. Great middle ground for a hobby photographer. I use it to take photos of dogs to edt and post online for my dog sitting business.
    Good seller too. Highly recommended.
  • 2014-03-17 07:00
    Great Camera, spoiled by Wolfe's Customer Service, Gregory Brooks "gwb21220"
    Verified Purchase(
    The Camera itself is wonderful, and I would recomment it to anyone seeking a high quality mirrorless digital camera that won't break the bank. However, that said, do not purchase from Wolfe's, their customer service sucks! When my camera arrived, it was missing the necessary hardware to attach the neck strap. I contacted Wolfe's and advised them what was missing. They said they would take care of it, and that was the last I heard from them. Now they won't even respond to me. As a result, I have to spend $22.80 to get items that shold have been included, and probably cost a total of $1.00 at best. Amazon needs to screen sellers like this more thoroughly.
  • 2014-03-17 07:00
    Great Camera, spoiled by Wolfe's Customer Service, Gregory Brooks "gwb21220"
    The Camera itself is wonderful, and I would recomment it to anyone seeking a high quality mirrorless digital camera that won't break the bank. However, that said, do not purchase from Wolfe's, their customer service sucks! When my camera arrived, it was missing the necessary hardware to attach the neck strap. I contacted Wolfe's and advised them what was missing. They said they would take care of it, and that was the last I heard from them. Now they won't even respond to me. As a result, I have to spend $22.80 to get items that shold have been included, and probably cost a total of $1.00 at best. Amazon needs to screen sellers like this more thoroughly.
  • 2014-03-13 07:00
    Nice Camera, Maison D'Fleur
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    Easy to use, pictures are look good, my son like it very much & take a lot of pictures everyday!
  • 2014-03-13 07:00
    Nice Camera, Maison D'Fleur
    Easy to use, pictures are look good, my son like it very much & take a lot of pictures everyday!
  • 2014-02-23 08:00
    After two years it is as good as new, B. Anh
    Verified Purchase(
    I bought a X-10 in 2012 and after two year using it, everything is good as new. Photo capture is as good as an entry dslr.
  • 2014-02-23 08:00
    After two years it is as good as new, B. Anh
    I bought a X-10 in 2012 and after two year using it, everything is good as new. Photo capture is as good as an entry dslr.
  • 2014-01-16 08:00
    My favorite COMPACT digital camera of all time, Stephen Lang "madmaxmedia"
    The Fuji X10 is undoubtably my favorite compact digital camera of all-time (an honor previously held by the original Ricoh GR Digital I.) It has a beautiful analog design with great physical controls (manual zoom ring, dedicated exposure compensation dial, great optical viewfinder), along with great image quality from a fast f/2-2.8 zoom lens. What Fuji has basically done is taken the Fuji X design principles and shooting experience, and carried it over to a compact digital camera. Not an easy task given the size and cost limitations, but Fuji has absolutely succeeded.
    The JPEG rendering is wonderful (the Fuji black and white mode is especially nice), and the EXR sensor has a slew of additional capabilities for low light, high dynamic range, etc. The 4x zoom lens is both fast and sharp, and autofocus speed and accuracy are good for this class of camera. I'm not a fan of the typical 'pinhole' viewfinders on most compact cameras (when they have them at all), but have found the X10's glass optical finder to be very useful and actually a pleasure to use.
    The high dynamic range mode is a big selling point for this camera, as it does a great job of preserving highlights for outdoor photos, etc. The EXR modes will reduce resolution to 6 MP, but that is more than enough for small to medium prints (I think 8 x 10's would probably look great.)
    My review is based on the current firmware as of late 2013, and given current pricing (somewhere under or approaching $300) the X10 is in my opinion a great value today. Fuji has done a great job with firmware updates to many of their X cameras including this one, improving prior weaknesses such as autofocus speed. Many original X10 units also had a 'white orb' issue which produced unnatural artifacts from bright light sources, which was later fixed by Fuji with an updated sensor (something to be careful with if you buy a used unit.)
  • 2014-01-09 08:00
    Terry Lee Jones I have been shooting pictures for over 40 years, terry l jones
    Verified Purchase(
    great street camera great for macro pictures vary compact i love this little camera i also own a fujix100 & fuji xe1 have not been disapointed the pictures are vary sharp color is super i am a devoted fuji photographer no regrets the fuji x10 is my take along camera these cameras are vary well built I am a licence photographer i do family photos and class photos street photos and landscape (TERRY LEE JONES THE DREAMCATCHER ) FUJI IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK
  • 2014-01-09 08:00
    Terry Lee Jones I have been shooting pictures for over 40 years, terry l jones
    great street camera great for macro pictures vary compact i love this little camera i also own a fujix100 & fuji xe1 have not been disapointed the pictures are vary sharp color is super i am a devoted fuji photographer no regrets the fuji x10 is my take along camera these cameras are vary well built I am a licence photographer i do family photos and class photos street photos and landscape (TERRY LEE JONES THE DREAMCATCHER ) FUJI IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK
  • 2014-01-02 08:00
    Cute, fun camera, Richard A. Levao
    Verified Purchase(
    I only spent 300 dollars or so. Not sure it's worth 600. Very good optics, better than expected. NYTImes recently raved about the Sony hi end pocket camera, but the build quality seems better here. A benefit I hadn't considered: folks I shoot, even those who have no reason to fear, tighten up when a bazooka lensed DSLR is pointed at them. A cute little camera doesn't seem to do this and I have gotten truly excellent relaxed, candid portraits using this camera that I doubt would have been possible with a pro camera. Two drawbacks for me: since the lens doesn't retract flush, this is not really a pocket camera. Second, like any feature-heavy small camera, multiple functions accessed by a limited set of menus in a cramped space makes for confusion. It's easier to learn a full featured DSLR than this, but so what. Use what is easy to learn. Lightroom juices it all up anyway. And it is FUN.
  • 2014-01-02 08:00
    Cute, fun camera, Richard A. Levao
    I only spent 300 dollars or so. Not sure it's worth 600. Very good optics, better than expected. NYTImes recently raved about the Sony hi end pocket camera, but the build quality seems better here. A benefit I hadn't considered: folks I shoot, even those who have no reason to fear, tighten up when a bazooka lensed DSLR is pointed at them. A cute little camera doesn't seem to do this and I have gotten truly excellent relaxed, candid portraits using this camera that I doubt would have been possible with a pro camera. Two drawbacks for me: since the lens doesn't retract flush, this is not really a pocket camera. Second, like any feature-heavy small camera, multiple functions accessed by a limited set of menus in a cramped space makes for confusion. It's easier to learn a full featured DSLR than this, but so what. Use what is easy to learn. Lightroom juices it all up anyway. And it is FUN.
  • 2013-12-15 08:00
    Love this camera, James Dinnie
    Verified Purchase(
    great camera, I do like it. Clean takes awesome photos, came with extras, case lens filter and hood properly boxed.
  • 2013-12-15 08:00
    Love this camera, James Dinnie
    great camera, I do like it. Clean takes awesome photos, came with extras, case lens filter and hood properly boxed.
  • 2013-12-11 08:00
    My favorite small compact camera, aethelraed
    Verified Purchase(
    I' ve owned both the X10 and the X20. While the X20 enjoys a small resolution advantage in raw files, I found that its jpegs were not even close to the excellent quality jpegs produced by the X10. For any of the advanced shooting options like "pro-low-light" (in particular), the X10 is my clear choice.
    On the other hand, since I usually shoot raw, the X20 was a wonderful camera, with a significantly improved viewfinder.
    Which one you get depends on your budget and your shooting preferences, and whether you can check the serial number of the X10, which had serious issues in earlier production. I'd look for X10's with serial numbers beginng 20XXXX or later. That is not an issue on the X20.
    Both models enjoy the same fast and sharp Fujinon lens and are simply a lot of fun to shoot with. If you need focus confirmation in the eye level finder, as well as shooting information, only the X20 gives you that. The X10 is a clear, bright finder with no shooting information covering (as in the X20) 85% of the covered view. Anyone used to shooting with such a finder should have no problem. Parallax at close distances is, of course, an issue. Depending on how close one can depend on experience to know to orient the actual scene, or you can use the LCD on the back.
    The X10/X20 is by far my favorite small sensor point and shoot camera, producing fine images. The X10 jpegs are among the best out there, and using some of the advanced options, shooting up to 3200 for small enlargements (up to 8x10) should be fine. At the prices the X10 is now selling for, I did not hesitate to replace mine.
  • 2013-12-11 08:00
    My favorite small compact camera, aethelraed
    I' ve owned both the X10 and the X20. While the X20 enjoys a small resolution advantage in raw files, I found that its jpegs were not even close to the excellent quality jpegs produced by the X10. For any of the advanced shooting options like "pro-low-light" (in particular), the X10 is my clear choice.
    On the other hand, since I usually shoot raw, the X20 was a wonderful camera, with a significantly improved viewfinder.
    Which one you get depends on your budget and your shooting preferences, and whether you can check the serial number of the X10, which had serious issues in earlier production. I'd look for X10's with serial numbers beginng 20XXXX or later. That is not an issue on the X20.
    Both models enjoy the same fast and sharp Fujinon lens and are simply a lot of fun to shoot with. If you need focus confirmation in the eye level finder, as well as shooting information, only the X20 gives you that. The X10 is a clear, bright finder with no shooting information covering (as in the X20) 85% of the covered view. Anyone used to shooting with such a finder should have no problem. Parallax at close distances is, of course, an issue. Depending on how close one can depend on experience to know to orient the actual scene, or you can use the LCD on the back.
    The X10/X20 is by far my favorite small sensor point and shoot camera, producing fine images. The X10 jpegs are among the best out there, and using some of the advanced options, shooting up to 3200 for small enlargements (up to 8x10) should be fine. At the prices the X10 is now selling for, I did not hesitate to replace mine.