Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10: Getting the Most from Fujifilm’s Advanced Digital Camera was released by White Knight Press in its PDF version on April 7, 2012. This book, by Alexander S. White, is the eighth book in the author’s series of “Photographer’s Guides.” The PDF version is available now through the purchasing link at the bottom of this page. The paperback version is available now through Amazon.com in the U.S. and through Amazon.co.uk. Versions for Kindle and ePub (compatible with iPad and other Apple devices as well as the Nook) will be available by the end of April.
This book, a full-color, 338-page guide to the operation and features of the Fujifilm X10 digital camera, is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras, including the Fujifilm X100 as well as models by Leica, Panasonic, Canon, and Nikon. The new book explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Fujifilm X10 camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader, but clearly explains topics such as shooting modes, autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, white balance, ISO, and macro photography. The book gives details about how to take advantage of the camera’s unique CMOS sensor with Fujifilm’s EXR technology. This special sensor enables the camera to be configured for high resolution, high sensitivity in dim lighting, or high dynamic range, depending on the lighting conditions the photographer is faced with. The book also provides guidance about the many the X10’s many other advanced settings, including adjustments for Color, Sharpness, Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone, and numerous others.
The guide’s more than 200 photographs, almost all in full color, provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Film Simulation settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing and other aspects of images; various menu options such as Dynamic Range and Intelligent Digital Zoom; and the camera’s strong set of features for continuous shooting.
In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, providing introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, astrophotography, digiscoping, street photography, and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses.
The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the Fujifilm X10, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound and can take silent slow-motion movies that slow down action to enable studies of sports and other action sequences.
In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, including cases, filter adapters, and external flash units; sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information; and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.
The book includes a detailed Table of Contents and a full Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera. In the PDF version, the Table of Contents and Index are interactive, so the reader can click on a page reference to navigate to the desired topic instantly.
For more details about the book and its contents, you can check out the complete Table of Contents, look through the topics in the 18-page Index, or read an excerpt from the book. You can see some sample photos from the Fujifilm X10 camera at the Sample Photos page on this site.
The paperback version is available now for $29.95 from Amazon.com. You can get to its product page with the link in the previous sentence, or by using the button below:
Because printing costs make the price for the full-color edition of the book quite high, I am also making available a black-and-white edition of the book for $14.95. That version has all of the content of the original edition, including all text and photographs, but the photographs are printed in black and white. The photos do not show up as well in black and white as in color, and, of course, the discussions of color functions do not correspond well to the monochrome photos. To make up for the shortcomings of the black-and-white edition of the X10 book, I will provide a free copy of an electronic edition of the book to anyone who purchases the black-and-white printed book and then sends a message to email@example.com requesting the electronic edition (PDF, ePub, or Kindle .mobi). Just include some proof of purchase, such as an order number from an Amazon confirming e-mail, or forward the order confirmation e-mail message to me. I am hoping this system will work well for those readers who want to have a printed copy of the book to carry along with their camera, but also would like to see the full-color photographs for reference, on the computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, etc. If you would like to view the product page for the black-and-white edition at Amazon.com or purchase that edition, please use the button below:
The black-and-white edition is also available at Amazon.co.uk.
The paperback version also is available from Barnes & Noble’s online site, and the version for the Barnes & Noble Nook is available; here is a link to the Nook book’s description at the main B&N site.
The Kindle version of the book is available to U.S. purchasers from Amazon.com for $9.99. To purchase the Kindle edition or view more information about it at Amazon, please click on the button below:
If you are located in the U.K., here is a link to the page for the Kindle version at Amazon.co.uk.
An ePub version for the iPad and other Apple devices is available for download for $9.99 in the iBookstore. Here is a link to the book’s product description on iTunes.
The PDF version is available for $9.95. Once downloaded, the PDF file can be installed for personal use on any computer, tablet, phone, or other digital device owned by the purchaser.
To purchase the PDF version, please use the FastSpring button below, which will take you to the secure purchasing page of FastSpring, the company that manages downloads and payment processing for the purchase of PDF books from White Knight Press. If you purchase the PDF version here, you will also receive, at no extra charge, links for downloading the .mobi file, which is formatted for Kindle readers, and the ePub file, which is formatted for devices such as the iPad, Nook, and Sony e-readers.