Excerpt: The Fujifilm XF1 has a compact body with a retro design that is emphasized by the optional black, brown or red artificial leather and the matte metal finish. The camera doesn’t have an on/off switch but is activated by turning the lens ring on the camera front.
Summary: The Fujifilm XF1 is one of the more interesting looking cameras currently on the market. Not only does the synthetic leather covering give the XF1 a unique design, but its boxy shape and aluminum trim contribute to a retro look for this camera.
Summary: The Fujifilm XF1 is a great-looking point and shoot camera. And despite a few frustrating quirks, it's also a great performer. It has a large 2/3-inch sensor and a fast lens, which enables it to produce images with impressive quality.
Pros: A large sensor makes for detail-rich images and impressive low-light photography.
Cons: A manually operated lens makes this camera slower than other point and shoot options.
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...
Pros: Wide aperture; Raw shooting option; Stills image quality; Movie performance; Retro design.
Cons: Unconventional lens mechanism; Some wobbling on movie focus.
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.
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 ...
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
Summary: Powering up the camera from it’s fully off, pocketable position does take a bit of a knack, and as a result delays the model’s start-up speed. The camera can, however, be left in standby setting with the lens protruding and if you’re planning on using the camera a lot this is probably the preferred...
Pros: Fantastic design; f/1.8 lens at wide angle of the focal range; manual functionality and Raw capture
Cons: Manual zoom implementation has a lot of travel so may not fair well after lots of heavy usage; premium price tag; slow performance at high ISO settings
Summary: The fujifilm XF1 is an attractive high-end compact camera with easy handling thanks to a simple layout and clever E-Fn button. With a larger-than-normal sensor, the XF1 has a solid low-light performance, too.