Summary: I bought this camera while it was on sale for $179 at Amazon. I like it's style initially, but after a week of use, it developed a gap between the upper lens cicular part and its body. I ended up returning it. Then, I bought a Canon S110 white. I must say that it's no brainer to choose S110 over this at $219 with case and SD card. S110 has ring similar to XF1 that let you adjust zoom, but the ring can also set at different functions, such as ISO.
Unbelievably pretty, with brain and substance to back it up.
Andrew Oh, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: To preface this review, I'm no photographer, not even close. I bought this camera as a "learner" for my girlfriend, and have found myself tinkering with it far more often than she does. Let's start with what caught your eye first: the camera is absolutely gorgeous. Whenever it is brought out, it receives numerous compliments from friends and strangers alike.
A very good looking camera that also takes good pictures.
Qifeng Wang "Eric Wang", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased the camera from Amazon.com last week and the build quality of the camera seems decent. It generates a little noise when turning the zoom lens at some focal point and I can here a little object moving sound from inside the camera when lightly shacking it in picture viewing mode. The camera creates some noise while turning viewing mode to picture shooting mode.
"Lens Control Error" on 4 out of 4 cameras I got. 100% failure rate with identical symptoms, likely design flaw in lens. Avoid.
19 November 2013
Summary: Length:: 0:21 Mins This review is going to be a short one, only to warn those of you who might be considering this camera of its fatal flaw, from my experiences with these. During this past summer we bought not one, but four XF1s among the friends and family. I loved the Fuji. The EXR sensor was made famous by its X100 for great signal to noise ratio, low light capability, and saturated colors.
Summary: The camera does not save the shots, except videos, to memory cards, nor to its own internal memory. I called FUJIFILM support three times, because the first time on the call, the camera suddenly saved the shots, all together 8 pictures, to the memory card. But it turned out these were the only ones saved, out of over 100 taken. At the end even Fujifilm technicians have nothing to say but suggest a return.
Great prosumer compact for a very reasonable price. Unique retro styling. High dynamic range mode.
wai wong, Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: Pro Very retro looking. great image quality. Fast focus speed unlike fuji x10. Awesome dynamic range with the EXR mode. If you don't mind shooting at 6 MP, set the XF1 on EXR Auto Mode and it can beat Sony RX100 in dynamic range, equal in high ISO noise. In normal 12 MP mode, the pictures quality is at least equal to any prosumer compacts camera out there except Sony RX100. But you pay 2x to 3x more for it. Con Power on method may feel very odd at first.
Summary: It's a 5 star camera: it takes great pitures, it has fun features, it's awesome in low light, works as advertised. Problems is, after a few months of use, it gave a "Lens Error" error message and stopped working. The interaction with the Fuji service center in New Jersey was less than optimal though it's partially my fault for loosing the proof of purchase bar code. Needless to say I have a broken camera now. Thus the review: (5 + 1) / 2 = 3 stars.
Summary: Very good camera. Takes excellent photos. I gave this to my wife who is not a camera person. She loves it is small and fits perfectly in her purse. Photographs are crisp and clear. Easy to use what more can you ask.