Fujifilm X10 Digital Camera Review$599.00
The X10 has acceptable color accuracy, but at this price, it should be better. We measured a minimum color error of 3.41, which is disappointing, and 106% saturation, which is fine. Light blues, reds, and yellows are the most exaggerated shades, but several others are a few nibbles away from ideal levels. More on how we test color.
As middling as the color accuracy score is, we've actually found that most high-end compacts run into the same problem. The Canon G12 and S100 both come up behind the X10. The F600EXR isn't quite a high-end compact—its sensor is smaller—yet it shows significantly more accurate colors.
For posterity, we ran another color test with the X10 set to EXR D-Range Priority mode and found no significant difference compared to program mode, which we use for all of our official scores. The D-Range Priority mode isn't advertised as a way to improve color, so that's fine—we were just curious to see if it had any effect.
Fujifilm included a large handful of Film Simulation modes in the X10. These work just like regular ol' color modes on any other camera, but some of them are named after some of Fuji's film varieties. The Standard setting (also known as Provia) proved to be the most accurate. Vivid (Velvia) and Soft (Astia) modes are also available, as are Sepia and several Monochrome settings, each with a different color filter.