Conclusion: It really excites me to see that traditional camera bodies are coming back into the marketplace and at affordable prices. Whilst the X Pro 1 is more expensive than other options it is certainly not overpriced when you consider the sensor, image quality and the ability to choose from a range of sharp lenses soon to be expanded.
Summary: The X-S1 is an impressive superzoom, though it's not quite the perfect machine. It's a recommended piece of kit as there's nothing else like it out there, and it gives the superzoom market the kick it needs. But then at £700 it is expensive, the overall autofocus performance won't rival a similar-price DSLR, and the sensor can fall into difficulties when confronted with direct light sources that can generate hard-edged, circular highlights.
Summary: The Fujifilm X-S1 put in a first-class performance throughout our tests, in all shooting conditions. It's a great camera and a realistic, versatile alternative to a dSLR. Well thought-out controls and great build quality mean we can highly recommend it for ambitious or semi-pro photographers.
Pros: Long zoom, Subtle muted scenes, Punchy colourful images, Fine detail in shots
Excerpt: The Fujifilm X-S1 is the latest X series camera from Fujifilm, who are currently market leaders in the Bridge Camera market, with cameras such as the
Pros: Excellent zoom range, 1cm minimum focusing distance, Great build quality, 360° panoramas, RAW shooting, Full 1080p video mode, High-speed video shooting, Full manual controls, Tilting screen, Excellent image quality, Noise performance up to ISO 3200
Cons: Inconsistent white-balance performance under studio lights, Price makes camera quite an investment, Focusing struggles on occasion, Continuous shooting rate slowed significantly after just a few frames, Occasional zoom creep