Summary: Indeed a good camera with some flaws. The necessity to use both hands to start it is not so great at first but you quickly get used to it. In 6 months of use I got plenty of good pictures and then it started to overexpose (in my case with no apparent reason to the point where it is all white).
Summary: At the current pricing level especially, an excellent pocket camera! Although I do have that lens control error concern, and am watching for it, so far I have not seen any symptoms....and I have shot several thousand pics, with turning the camera on and off hundreds of times! I appreciate the manual zoom lens and the turning on and off issue is not an issue for me.
Fujifilm XF1 vs. Nikon Coolpix P330: comparative review
The unfrequent reviewer, Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: This is a comparative review of the Fujifilm XF1 and the Nikon P330. Recently bought both and extensively tested them. Decision as to which one to keep was very difficult. Here is the short version why I kept the Fujifilm and returned the Nikon, though overall the Nikon was a more complete and "safe" choice. First would be the appearance. Really special and classy. The Nikon looks OK and average. Then, while doing fewer things well than the Nikon, it does them better.
Summary: I read camera reviews for the xf1, canon s110, panny lx7, and several others for a few weeks. I am a very happy owner of a fuji x100 so in the end I went with the xf1. It was on sale for $199 at the time. An absolute steal. I have only owned the camera about a month so obviously I cannot attest to its longevity. But other than that, this little beast is a dynamo. Leave it wide open on 25mm, set it on EXR auto, and bang away. Like the x100, exceptional skin tones.
Summary: Other reviewers have done a great job of reviewing the technical aspects of this and since I am a non-techy I'm going to skip the rehashing. The camera is easy to spot in a bag since it is read. I usually store it when traveling in a plastic sandwich container and it fits in there with the batteries (bought an extra one), battery charger, booklet, camera and cords. The camera survived a trip to Europe and several domestic trips this way.
Summary: Good quality...with many great features....one of the best photography purchases I've made in a long time. Most people think I used my Canon 7D when I post photos to Facebook, but it is the Fuji XF1, that I use for fun and enjoyment with a twist of professionalism built into the camera