Fujifilm X-S1 - ultimately flexible

Started Apr 3, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Fujifilm X-S1 - ultimately flexible
Apr 3, 2012

I've only had this camera for 5 days, and am overall very happy with the purchase. There are pitfalls on any camera, and coming from the Sony A77 I was pleasantly surprised that the build quality is extremely close to the Sony.

My main reason for buying was simply that for an enthusiast it seems to be extremely hard to get high quality glass without massive compromises or even more massive cost - so getting the X-S1 with it's 24-624mm equivalent range and superb macro capabilities does seem to cover 95% of what my Sony could do while lugging around 4 lenses.

The EXR mode is excellent, but takes away almost all the control from the user - thats going to take some getting used to, along with the shift to contrast detection auto focus and hence no spot metering.

I've already been able to take some great wildlife shots, and haven't had white orb issues when shooting bright points in low light (yet) so overall very pleased

Problems:

Considering the number of autofocus points and the speed improvements I'd heard discussed prior to purchase I'm struggling on capture of moving targets, coming from a high end aps-c dslt camera the focus speed does *seem* slow.

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Kids / pets
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Action / sports
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Landscapes / scenery
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Portraits
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Low light (without flash)
great
Flash photography (social)
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Studio / still life
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