"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: I've had this camera for a few months now, and have used it for a few trips, as well as for hikes around North Carolina. This camera has a few aspects that I really like. In some settings it really takes great photos. In high contrast situations the EXR-dynamic range function works great to make sure that nothing is over or under exposed. In sunny and cloudy conditions, the pictures come out crystal clear and with great looking colors using the white balance presets.
Summary: I loved and still love the design of this camera and really wanted to love its functionality as well, but in the end I found that the user interface and over-dependence on menu driven functions to be too cumbersome to make it practical. The image quality is very good, though the fact that you cannot see exposure simulation made it nearly worthless for someone who shoots in manual. For a camera of this caliber and price, I expected more.
Summary: I tried this camera few days ago in London at Jessops they have them for sale to be honest I didn't like the lag on this camera we are in 2012 and fuji still make camers that slow enough to make you change your mind , I might buy it on day just for how it look like but i will never ues it
Summary: Looks amazing and the body of the unit is very well made, although have doubts as to the long term durability of the lens mechanism. When the lens is extended a lot of play/sideways movement. Also a lot of play in the lens when moving from locked to standby/zoom positions.
Pros: Begs you to pick it up and play with it, LCD screen is hard to see in sun light
Summary: Je voulais un APN rapide avec une qualité d'image supérieure (au APN standards). j'ai acquis dans un 1er temps le GF5 panasonic avec objectif 14-42 simple = très bon appareil mais pour la compacité, il y a mieux. je l'ai donc retourné pour celui-ci, le X-F1. défauts rencontrés: appareil un peu léger, limite gadget qualité d'image inférieure au pana les quelques photos faites le soir de la réception du X-F1 sont floues optique mobile avant verrouillage avantages:...