Fujifilm XF1 review

December 1, 2012

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Fujifilm XF1

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It is the slimmest and sleekest Fujifilm X-series camera so far, and the pocket-sized the XF1 uses the same 12-million-pixel CMOS sensor as its bigger brother, the X10. Read the Fujifilm XF1 review...

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Fujifilm XF1 at a glance:

  • 2/3in (8.8×6.6mm) CMOS sensor with 12 million effective pixels
  • 6.4-25.6mm (25-100mm equivalent) Fujinon lens
  • f/1.8-4.9 maximum aperture
  • ISO 100-3200 (extended to 12,800)
  • 107.9×61.5x33mm
  • 255g incl battery and card
  • Street price around £350

Fujifilm XF1 review – Introduction

Fujifilm has added a truly compact-sized model to its fashionable X-series in the form of the XF1. The camera sits in the high-end compact camera market, offering raw and JPEG capture and manual-exposure controls. Crowded though this market now is, the XF1’s slim design and simple layout puts it head-to-head with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and Canon PowerShot S110, the most direct competition. Other high-end models are less ‘pocketable’ and usually feature bodies more crowded with controls.

Where the Fujifilm XF1 stands out from the crowd is in its attractive exterior, with leather-like finish and aluminium top-plate, much like the original X-series camera, the FinePix X100. Like the X10 (and X-S1 bridge camera), the XF1 uses the ‘larger-than-normal’, 12-million-pixel imaging sensor, so we can expect similar image quality, too.

  • External mic: No
  • Video: Full 1080p HD (30fps), H.264 MOV video with stereo sound
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto, 7 presets (including underwater and 3 fluorescent), custom and Kelvin 2,500-10,000K
  • Viewfinder Type: No
  • Output Size: 4000 x 3000 pixels
  • LCD: 3in, 460,000-dot LCD
  • Weight: 225g (including battery and card)
  • Exposure Modes: Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, EXR, auto, custom 1 and 2, advanced and scene
  • Sensor: 12-million-effective-pixel, 2/3in, EXR CMOS (8.8 x 6.6mm) sensor
  • Power: NP-50 Rechargeable Li-Ion
  • Lens: 6.4-25.6mm (25-100mm equivalent) Fujinon lens
  • Shutter Speeds: Up to 8-1/2000sec
  • File Format: JPEG, raw (RAF format), JPEG+raw
  • AF array: Multi, evaluative, individually selectable single point from any of 49 points, AF tracking
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: Best frame capture, 10fps super-high, 7fps high (full res) and 5fps for raw, 2 or 10sec self-timer
  • Focusing Modes: Single, continuous, manual
  • Metering System: 256-zone multi-pattern sensing system
  • Dimensions: 107.9 x 61.5 x 33mm
  • Connectivity / Interface: Mini HDMI, digital/video out
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • RRP: £399
  • ISO: 100-3200 (extended to ISO 12,800)

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