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. The Fujifilm XF1 also makes use of a really odd start-up procedure, in which you must twist the manual zoom lens in a series of steps to turn on the camera's power.
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.
Pros: Wide aperture; Raw shooting option; Stills image quality; Movie performance; Retro design.
Cons: Unconventional lens mechanism; Some wobbling on movie focus.
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. Having to manually pull the lens from the camera body adds an extra step, but being able to hide the lens like this makes the XF1 a powerful and pocketable camera that can go with you anywhere.
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 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
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 setting.
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. Well done to Fuji for trying something different with the lens design, which could have been the camera's trump card but for its fiddly handling, average maximum aperture at mid to telephoto settings and, disappointingly, soft edge detail.
Summary: The Fujifilm XF1 is priced at Rs 33,989, which may sound unreasonable to you. But then, you get a pocketable camera that performs almost at par with an entry-level DSLR equipped with the 18-55 mm kit lens. In fact, the lens on this camera is much more capable—it’s bright, has a greater focal range and also takes macro shots. This camera doesn’t come in cheap. And at this price, it’s fair to expect premium features such as a 920K dot screen and GPS.