Great camera for the price, lots of features and images look amazing
21 May 2014
Summary: I bought this for my wife as a Christmas gift and we have both enjoyed it. As neither of us our much of photographers, I decided to go with a "bridge" camera before diving into a DSR. We have been very pleased so far and we still have a lot functions and features on the camera that we have yet to explore. 12 MP is plenty for our needs as the pictures look great.
Summary: This Fuji is as big and heavy as a DSLR with a medium sized zoom lens. It's saving grace is its excellent image quality all the way from close macro to 624mm (35mm equivalent). I especially like it for wildlife on safari and in national parks. It's sensor is considerably larger than you get with most other super zoom cameras, but still falls short of APS-C.
Excerpt: I own a Fuji X-10 with is a wonderful little camera when you don't want to carry along your DSLR (mine is presently a Pentax K30. I really love the IQ, the responsiveness, the build quality and the ergonomy of the X10, which shares the same sensor and processor with the X-S1. So, when the price of the X-S1 went down recently, and as I had read in all reviews that all the initial issues had been fixed, I bought one to test the convenience of that all in one superzoom...
Summary: I wasn't even looking for a camera to replace my nearly 5 year old Panasonic FZ-18 which I still like. Somehow I stumbled across the Fujifilm X-S1 (I think it was an email from Amazon). When I learned it had a large (for a point and shoot) 2/3" sensor, 26x zoom going from an extra wide 24mm equiv. efl out to 624mm, and was selling for $399, it sure got my attention.
Summary: I have been involved in Photography for over 45 years. Started with Nikon and Minolta 35 mm, Twin Lens reflex and eventually digital. I know a little bit about it. I was looking for a camera that would allow me to experience the DSLR feel and functionality but achieve this with one camera and lens. In my opinion, the Fuji X-S1 comes about as close as you are going to get. I have taken about 100 test shots and overall have been very impressed.
Excerpt: I have owned this camera and posted a picture that I took of my Super Glide. I had the pre 23 serial so the orbs were present. Solid build, great ergonomics, great glass, good zoom and best of all image quality is very good and all in one without carrying several lenses around. The battery life is amazing! The current price on GearShop is $350 a great deal to be sure.
Excerpt: I've been positively impressed from the beginning by the X-S1's quality of construction and the presence of so many direct physical controls. It looks and feels like a quality DSLR, but obviously with a lot more zoom for the money. Admittedly, the 2/3" sensor is quite small by present standards, and the EXR sensor and processor have now been replaced with X-Trans and APS-C Bayer in Fuji's later lines.
Summary: I purchased thew XS-1 from Amazon.com's Warehouse deal used. It 's a 14.....Series Serial number. I say this because when taking a shot of the moon, well after Amazon's return deadline, all I was able to get was a bright disc and no features. Fuji repairs says that the camera in this series has orbs issues, specular light, and will not focus on bright subject matters.
Excerpt: I really love this camera. Remember that we have to judge it based on the catagory that it fills. First I will adress the build quality. It is simply outstanding without a doubt. Built great, feels great. A true pleasure to use due to the solidity, materials and architecture. A camera that you really want to pick up. Very easy to seamlessly interface with your intent and become one with. Controls are thought out well.