Fujifilm X-S1 Summary
Fuji X-S1 Assessment
The Fuji X-S1 is an extremely versatile digital camera packed with features and built around a relatively large EXR CMOS sensor which gives low image noise for its class and top-notch dynamic-range. Its mechanical 26X optical zoom lens with stabilization is a pleasure to use and suitable for virtually any photographic subject.
The X-S1 turns in a great all-around performance from image quality to speed. The autofocus system is one of the fastest on an ultra-zoom and the camera remains mostly responsive. Automatic white-balance is below average but can be easily fixed using more advanced options.
This makes the Fuji X-S1 an excellent choice for an all-in-one travel camera. It can deliver great results for most travel subjects and creative photography thanks to extensive manual controls. Operating this camera is quick and efficient using its numerous controls.
|Mechanical ultra-wide to super telephoto lens||Poor white-balance in artificial light|
|Stellar dynamic range||Weak Eye-Start sensor|
|Reliable metering||Poor preview coverage|
|Low image noise||Not Exposure-Priority|
|Good lens sharpness||Wrong Live-Histogram|
|Very low distortion||Limited shutter-speed above base ISO|
|Impervious to chromatic aberrations||Strange occasional bloomingA firmware update is in the works for the same problem with the Fuji X10.|
|Quick autofocus system||Off-center tripod mount|
|Short shutter-lag||Sticky buttons|
|Responsive manual focus ring|
|Generally good ergonomics|
|Excellent build quality|
|Good battery life|
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Fujifilm X-S1 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 9 x 7mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|12 Megapixels Ultra Zoom||ISO 100-3200|
|26X Mechanically Linked Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/4000-30s|
|Built-in Stabilization||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|0.47" Built-in EVF 1.4 Megapixels||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Spot-Metering|
|1 Axis Digital Level||Hot-Shoe|
|Weatherproof||Stereo audio input|
|7 FPS Drive, 8 Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Internal Memory|
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