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Fujifilm XF1 review

December 1, 2012

Overall Rating:

3

Fujifilm XF1


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Price as Reviewed:

£350.00

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...

Noise, resolution and sensitivity

Our resolution chart indicates centre sharpness, for which the XF1 gives a solid performance when used in its optimum setting. When used at the 50mm focal-length setting, the camera is able to resolve up to the 24 marker at ISO 100, which is competitive for a camera at this level but not particularly outstanding.

Results demonstrate, however, that the XF1 is a very capable performer up the ISO range, being able to resolve up to the 20 marker at ISO 3200. This shows a good low-light capability, and is slightly better than that of a number of competitors. The extended ISO 6400 and 12,800 settings use a reduced file size and significantly reduce any discernible detail.

Being made up of seven elements in six groups, the lens design is less complex than that in the X10, possibly because of its size. Overall sharpness isn’t quite to the same level. At the wider focal lengths, detail in the corner of the frame is compromised somewhat, where it is stretched and softened by barrel distortion.

These images show 72ppi (100% on a computer screen) sections of images of a resolution chart, captured with the lens set to  50mm and f/5.6. We show the section of the resolution chart where the camera starts to fail to reproduce the lines separately. The higher the number visible in these images, the better the camera’s detail resolution at the specified sensitivity setting.
 

  • 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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