Fuji Film Cameras XF1



Model Name Fujifilm XF1
Brand Fujifilm
Form Factor Compact
Color Black
Lens Type Wide Angle
Continuous Shooting Speed 7
Exposure Control Type Program, Shutter priority, Manual, Aperture priority
Item Weight 0.56 Pounds
Zoom Type Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom
Auto Focus Technology Center, Multi-area, Single, Continuous, Contrast Detection, Live View

The Fujifilm XF1 is an advanced compact camera that offers a retro design, 12 megapixel 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor, a 4x, 25-100mm, f/1.8-4.9 zoom lens with a manual zoom ring, 1080p movie recording, 7fps burst shooting and a 3-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 460,000 dots. Other key features of the Fujifilm XF1 include an aluminium body, ISO range of 100-12800, full range of manual controls, Fujifilm’s EXR shooting modes, optical image stabilisation, raw image capture, an integrated manual pop-up flash, film simulation modes, 360° motion panoramas, an electronic level gauge and fast processing and response times. The Fujifilm XF1 is available in black, red and tan priced at $499.95 / £399.

Ease of Use

The Fujifilm XF1 is a classically styled camera with a beautiful retro design that can’t fail to impress everyone that sees it. In an age where digital cameras are virtually ubiquitous, the Fujifilm XF1 stands out by a country mile thanks to it uniquely clean styling and solid build quality, not to mention a wealth of photographer-friendly features.

The XF1 sports a 4x, 25-100mm zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the 25mm wide-angle setting. This sadly quickly falls off to a much slower f/4.9 at full telephoto, but in combination with the extensive ISO range of 100-3200 at full 12 megapixel resolution, the f/1.8 setting still makes the XF1 well suited to low-light shooting. It allows you to hand-hold the camera in places where you’d usually be reaching for a tripod (if permitted) or other support, especially as the camera also features built-in optical image stabilisation.

As with the other X-series models, the Fujifilm XF1 is a very well-built camera, with absolutely no flex or movement in its chassis. At the same time, it’s actually lighter than a first glance might suggest, weighing in at just 225g with the battery and memory card fitted. Measuring 107.9(W) x 61.5(H) x 33.0(D) mm, it’s almost pocketable but perhaps best suited to life in a small camera bag or large coat pocket. There are some plastic buttons and controls on the XF1, most notably the memory card / battery compartment door and the rear circular control wheel and buttons, but other that that the XF1 offers excellent build quality considering its price-tag.


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