I agree with VadymA. FZ150 or XS1? Please will DP do a comparison ASAP?
Fmian quality is relative. Given that some of us wish to use a superzoom, some offer better quality that others. i would like to have DSLR quality but do not wish to carry around a big bag of lenses, or have to change them in the field to go from wide to telephoto. :)
OK just had a look at the sample pics - thanks guys. To be honest i don't think they are great. similar to any other (1/2.3) bridge and not in my opinion any where near as nice as a DSLR. I agree with an earlier comment. Fuji should hav echosen better pics! Look at the sample pic canon show for their Sx 40HS, it is immaculate . (in my opinion)
Oh shame about battery life too. There must be room in there for a bigger battery. I know EVF use power but DSLR's can get nearly 2000 pics on a charge!
happyden it is £699 in UK so guess around $799 in the uS. I'm sure you will be able to pick one up on ebay or at B & H for less than $ 500 in a few months :)
I wish the tilting screen rotated to face forward like canon and Panasonic. Why not Fuji? I too think the lens is ugly but no biggy. Could use a few more handheld night landscape, multiple image features. in camera HDR etc. Interested to see what the digital zoom with no drop in IQ is about???? Hopefully Canon, Nikon and pana will respond soon with their versions. Then maybe I'll but my $ where my mouth is. Nice step forward Fuji. 9 out of 10.
Are we starting a Fuji XS2 wish list already? :) I am pleased that Fuji have released this cam. It is close to the ideal for me. Looking at the Canon SX 40HS, Pana FZ 150 etc, my question was , how about a larger superzoom with a larger sensor. 4/3 would make a 24- 600 (or 800) eqv, lens too big. I thought, 1/1.7 or better still 2/3 about right. Here it is! Well done Fuji. If image quality is better than the 1/2.3 bridge cams then job done! If not then what was the point, I'll buy an FZ 150. i am still torn between something like a canon 60D with Tamron 18-270 and a superzoom bridge. Pana GH 2 14-140, is great. Expensive however and I am one of those "idiots" who actually want a 600mm eqv + focal length. It is all about the IQ on this new Fuji for me. If it doesn't deliver then it is back to buying a DSLR and a bridge!
Great revue! Please can we have similar on Canon SX 40 Hs and Panasonic FZ 150 as soon as possible! i am very interested in the new breed of CMOS based superzoom bridge cams. Trying to decide between these or a DSLR with superzoom (tamron 18-270) I need an all purpose go anywhere camera. Looks like we aren't quite there yet. A larger sensor 4/3 or somthing like that in Canon S100 in a superzoom body combining all best fearures of Sony, Pana and Canon superzooms would be just right. Maybe nest year? Till then looking forward to review of SX 40 and FZ 150. I may just be tempted!