Fujifilm X-S1

Announced Nov 24, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 624 mm (26×)
cgarrard
 
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Had to buy one- the price is just too good. I reviewed one for Fujifilm a while back (as a loaner), just a preview actually, but the recent rash of good superzooms and my HS50EXR review has me revved up to use a superzoom again. I cut my teeth in digital with good superzooms like the F828 and R1, and have used several Fuji SZ's in the past as well. Even fresh off the HS50EXR review, and as much as I liked that camera for its price, I find the XS1 to definitely be a superior superzoom. Even ...

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I am a professional photographer living and working in Albuquerque, NM - a very difficult photo market. I use a pro Nikon rig for my business but use smaller cameras for my landscape work etc. Over the years I have owned a myriad of digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic. The Fuji X-S1 was a failed product offering by this company - its very high price tag and various operational issues predetermined its fate in the marketplace. However, now it is quite the bargain. The photo ...

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Doug Sinnott1941
 
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After having owned my XS1 for over 12 months,I still think it's a great alternative to a Dslr,having all you really need,in a package like the XS1, has a lot going for it. Fuji have the unfortunate habit of making some great camera,which don't always have the bugs removed first,the HS series,and the XS1 are cases in point. I had some problems with both the HS10,and the HS20,and the XS1also suffered from lens droop,and the "blooming" problem in certain images,both well documented on the ...

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I own a Fuji X-10 with is a wonderful little camera when you don't want to carry along your DSLR (mine is presently a Pentax K30. I really love the IQ, the responsiveness, the build quality and the ergonomy of the X10, which shares the same sensor and processor with the X-S1. So, when the price of the X-S1 went down recently, and as I had read in all reviews that all the initial issues had been fixed, I bought one to test the convenience of that all in one superzoom bridge. It is a wonderful ...

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SLT319
 
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My first camera was a Fuji 9600 Bridge camera and I liked it well enough but didn't really know how to use it. I nevertheless proceeded to buy and use the following: Panasonic FZ8, FZ28, Canon 40d, Nikon D80, Nikon D90, Canon 500d, Pentax K-5, Samsung NX11, Nikon D7000, Pentax K-r, Canon SX50. In addition, and working in a Camera Store, I have had the chance to use many of the other makes and models up to the start of last year. So after all of that and having spent £thousands, I've finally ...

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harley13
 
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I have owned this camera and posted a picture that I took of my Super Glide. I had the pre 23 serial so the orbs were present. Solid build, great ergonomics, great glass, good zoom and best of all image quality is very good and all in one without carrying several lenses around. The battery life is amazing! The current price on GearShop is $350 a great deal to be sure.

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Just got this out of the box, and would like to know if anyone else has commented on the lens play near the outer range of zoom? It really seems to be allot for a camera that is otherwise very tight. The one I got was a refurb from Amazon, so Im wondering if this camera is an anomally, or they are all built this way. Very interested to hear any feedback from anyone that has noticed this, and if it is a design issue, or I just got a lemon. Other than that, the camera is awesome. DaveB in New ...

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Lightpath48
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I've been positively impressed from the beginning by the X-S1's quality of construction and the presence of so many direct physical controls. It looks and feels like a quality DSLR, but obviously with a lot more zoom for the money. Admittedly, the 2/3" sensor is quite small by present standards, and the EXR sensor and processor have now been replaced with X-Trans and APS-C Bayer in Fuji's later lines. However, still being an EXR fan, I find the X-S1 to be a perfect tool for many kinds of ...

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BobH333
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I really love this camera. Remember that we have to judge it based on the catagory that it fills. First I will adress the build quality. It is simply outstanding without a doubt. Built great, feels great. A true pleasure to use due to the solidity, materials and architecture. A camera that you really want to pick up. Very easy to seamlessly interface with your intent and become one with. Controls are thought out well. You can merge with this camera and do any shot from super macro ...

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Kokeen4231
 
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Having tested out the X_s1, I have to say it is the best in its superzoom category. Its manual zoom lens is much more convenient. It has a much more solid feel compared to nikons and canons which feels plastic. Its image quality is relatively good thanks to its larger sensor than most others in its range and 4 aspherical elements. Problems: Expensive!

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