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Fujifilm XF1

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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm XF1

CNET
9 hours ago
  • Summary: The XF1 is a camera that both looks great and takes impressive photos. The unusual power control on the manual zoom wheel, however, is a little fiddly and won't suit everyone. Get beyond this, though, and the wide maximum aperture and raw image recording make for a very exciting, truly pocket-sized compact.
  • Cons: Unconventional lens mechanism; Some wobbling on movie focus.
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Fujifilm XF1

imaging-resource.com
7 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Fuji XF1 is the James Bond of enthusiast pocket cameras -- sleek, retro-styled (but somehow still eminently modern) and even a little dangerous looking. Like the classic Walther PPK, it's not a bad little shooter either, providing a bright f/1.8 max aperture at wide angle, overall speedy performance, tons of customizability and some unique shooting modes that will no doubt please Fuji fanatics.
  • Pros: Sleek, retro styling makes it one of the best looking pocket cameras we've ever seen, Quality build and feel, with a slick lens-twist to turn on, silky manual zoom lens, that begs to be shot, Fujinon 4x (25-100mm equivalent) manual zoom lens boasts fast f/1.8 aperture at wide angle, with good optical performance, Decent 3-inch LCD screen, with Sunlight Monitor mode to maximize viewing in bright light, Good image quality at low to moderate ISOs, Fast autofocus and low ...
  • Cons: Maximum aperture drops quickly as you zoom, Lens cover is somewhat flimsy and doesn't lock closed; can easily open when pressed up against something, Manual zoom lens on our test unit became stiff after a period of use, and didn't seem to want to fully retract into the body, Steep learning curve on unusual shooting modes, Some special modes require drop in resolution, Moderate to moderately high chromatic aberration (noticeable in some shots), Produces more demosaici...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm XF1 Review

Tech2
1 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The enthusiast compact camera segment has seen a lot of action. It started with pocketable cameras featuring a slightly larger sensor than the standard 1/2.3-inch type along with fully manual controls and support for RAW (for instance, the Canon PowerShot S100). Then came the even smaller and svelte Sony Cyber-shot RX100 featuring a 1-inch type sensor along with a bright f/1.8 lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm XF1

PC Magazine
4 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Fujifilm XF1 is a neat retro-look compact camera with sharp optics, but its light-gathering capability diminishes as you zoom.
  • Pros: Retro styling. Sharp lens. Wide aperture at 25mm. Manual zoom lens. Collapsible lens design. Low image noise. Raw support.
  • Cons: Expensive. Small aperture when zoomed in. Limited zoom range. No viewfinder or hot shoe. Loud focus.
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Fuji makes a few missteps in bringing the prestigious X series to the masses.

cameras.reviewed.com
18 March 2013
  • Conclusion: We started this review by asking the question: Can the XF1 bring Fujifilm's rehabilitated brand to the masses? Really, what we were asking was: Can the XF1 compete on even footing in the marketplace with Canon's S110 and Panasonic's LX7 , or even Sony's higher-priced RX100? The answer is that it doesn't have a chance.
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Fujifilm XF1

Steve's Digicams
14 December 2012
  • Excerpt: FujiFilm continues to add powerful models to their X-series of FinePix cameras, with their latest addition being the new XF1. This unit builds off of their X10, and shares the same improved 2/3" EXR CMOS image sensor, which provides beautiful photos and excellent low-light performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fujifilm XF1 Review

Digital Photography School
9 December 2012
  • Conclusion: good at normal distances. Not the best for close up work.
  • Pros: fast to get going; high quality snapping.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Fujifilm XF1 review

What Digital Camera
23 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Fujifilm’s latest X-series release debuts in the burgeoning enthusiast compact market. It looks to set itself apart not only with an impressive 2/3in EXR sensor and maximum aperture of f/1.8, but...
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
21 November 2012
  • Conclusion: In terms of image quality, the camera can deliver some great shots, but it's marred a little by some of its handling quirks, which stop it being even better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fuji XF1

neocamera.com
15 November 2012
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Ultra-Bright F/1.8 Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom, Very low image noise, Stellar dynamic-range, Unique mechanical zoom lens slides into camera body, Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations, Good center-sharpness, Very reliable metering, Very quick and accurate autofocus, Instant shutter-lag, Good build quality
  • Cons: Excessively strong noise-reduction, High edge-softness, High optical distortion, LCD not, Incorrect framing shown for RAW files, Average shot-to-shot speed, 2s Filming delay, Poor tripod mount placement, Short battery-life
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