First week of XS-1 Shots

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Bruce Jones
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First week of XS-1 Shots
10 months ago

Okay, so it's a discontinued camera from 2011, but I managed to grab a copy from Newegg during their Labor Day sale. A real deal.

So . . . here's my one sentence review. Good image quality but the AF will drive you crazy. Still, the pluses seem to outweigh the minuses. I have found, when making long shots that using continuous AF will generally give me more locks the first time around. Of course, don’t attempt in very low light OR in very bright parts of the frame.

I chose this camera cause I needed a bridge camera to shoot from my kayak.  I abhor changes lenses in a wet and cramped environment.  The HS50exr might have been a good choice but the creeks I navigate are often dark with contrasty light.  I need high dynamic range and (relatively) good noise performance. What's more, trying to shoot at 1000mm on a boat bobbing around in the water is pretty impossible.  So the XS-1 won by default.

Anyway, here’s a few of my first grabs.

Bruce Jones // www.pbase.com/jaximages

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