Excerpt: As I mentioned previously on this forum, I came late to the X-S1, picking one up around year and half ago. They were selling them ridiculously cheap (one vendor did on eBay) at around $349, and I just couldn't resist. Prior to this I had never even considered getting one.
Excerpt: I have a recent model XS1 that avoided the earlier problems of lens drooping and blownout highlights as well as some sensor issues. The XS1 is the best point and shot (but it is really a much more advanced camera and performs like a dslr grant it without having the same sensor).
The Best Point and Shoot Super Zoom on the Market!!!
Kyle Ray "Cest La Vie", Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: I love this camera and as always Fujifilm always delivers a quality experience in their products. I recommend this camera though for more experienced photographers. Because many of it's best features will never be utilized by anyone, who only wants to use it just to take pictures that their cell...
Summary: Excellent Camera; one of the best available today's market for the price! One Camera; one lense encompaing many! I am a pro with more than 50 years experience with Nikons, Cannons, Leicas, Mamiyas, etc. I also sold cameras and ran a professional lab.
Summary: This camera convinced me to set aside my Nikon DSLR. I needed an upgrade anyway as my Nikon was aging and was looking for a Nikon replacement, so I could keep my investment in all the lenses I have.
Summary: I bought this for its zoom ability and all the positive reviews I've read about it. After having had this camera for almost a year, I would say the advantages are: 1) The camera body and lens are solidly built.
Summary: This camera may not have all the specifications of the latest and greatest new camera of the month, but it is an excellent camera for serious photography. Its pictures are very sharp and detailed, It is heavy enough to hold steady, and the detail is excellent.
Summary: Fantastic value and very powerful camera. Stay away from zooming all the way is the only suggestion. Built like a tank because of the quality. I've been having so much fun with this camera and it has so many modes that you'll need to take your time playing with them to learn this beast.