Summary: This camera does have a fragile feel to it, especially when compared to the Nikon P5000 I've been using for some years now and dropped on numerous occasions, and the P5000 still functions perfectly. To ever drop this XF1, I'm sure it would not fare so well and I'd recommend any purchaser to buy a case for it straight away. Having said that, I've taken hundreds of pics with the XF1 and had it off/on at least as many times with zero issues.
This is a fun and stylish camera to keep in your pocket or ...
Terry Mangum, Amazon
31 December 2014
Summary: This is a fun and stylish camera to keep in your pocket or bag. More than just a point and shoot, so count on spending a few minutes to learn what it can do. We've owned this for over a year and used it to take pictures in Netherlands and Belgium and had no problems. This camera is capable of a lot if you learn how to use it.
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).
Great pictures, great look. Lens control problem after 11 months
jorge bela, Amazon
7 May 2014
Summary: Works better than expected. It is not a full frame or a APSC, but more than sufficient for most casual uses. When trekking or hiking I often leave my SLR behind. Easy to use, but it is necessary to read the manuals thoroughly. I recommend investing a few extra dollars and purchasing a couple of cheap additional batteries for long trips. Image saving on the SDC card can be slow. EDITED Nov 11 2014 Dreaded "Lens Control Error" appeared after 11 months of use.
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.