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Fuji XF1 Review Summary

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji XF1 Assessment

The Fuji XF1 is the only pocketable digital camera with a mechanical zoom. This premium compact features direct manual-controls including dual control-dials and a highly customizable interface.

This model uses a 12 MP BSI-CMOS sensor with Fuji EXR technology which gives it a class-leading dynamic range. It is paired with a ultra-bright F/1.8 - 4.9 ultra-wide-angle 4X optical zoom lens.

The Fuji XF1 delivers good image quality for mid-size prints up to ISO 1600. With its reliable metering and decent white-balance system, the XF1 is a capable camera. A fast autofocus system and a responsive interface round off this camera's performance.

Competition is tough for the XF1 and depends on priorities. The only similarly specified digital camera with a mechanical zoom is the considerable larger Fuji Finepix X10
Fuji Finepix X10
. Otherwise there are premium ones of similar size, most notably the Sony RX100
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
which sports a much larger 1" sensor with 20 megapixels. Given the similar pricing of these models, it comes down to image quality versus interface and that is a really tough choice.

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PROS CONS
Ultra-Bright F/1.8 Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom Excessively strong noise-reduction
Very low image noise High edge-softness
Stellar dynamic-range High optical distortion
Unique mechanical zoom lens slides into camera body LCD not Exposure-Priority and incorrect Live-Histogram
Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations Incorrect framing shown for RAW files
Good center-sharpness Average shot-to-shot speed
Very reliable metering 2s Filming delay
Very quick and accurate autofocus Poor tripod mount placement
Instant shutter-lag Short battery-life
Good build quality
GoodGood Good

Related Information

Sister Models
Fuji Finepix X10
Fuji Finepix X10
- F/2 - 2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom, Hot-Shoe, Wired Remote, Much Larger
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By on 2012/11/12
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Fuji XF1 Facts

Compact digital camera
12 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-3200
4X Mechanically Linked Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
7 FPS Drive, 8 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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