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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.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.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 review

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
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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