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Fujifilm X-S1

Announced Nov 24, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 624 mm (26×)
Yankeedog57
 

While I generally like the Fuji X-S1 and have used it a lot since I got it, I began having issues with the EVF earlier this year. If I'm out shooting on a sunny day, the EVF begins to develop hot spots, they don't affect the photos in any way. Apparently bright sun is somehow etching or burning spots on to the EVF. The hot spot are annoying as well as distracting. I have had the camera back to Fuji twice and will be sending back again to have the EVF replaced. I have several Fuji S200EXR ...

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As I mentioned previously on this forum, I came late to the X-S1, picking one up around year and half ago.  They were selling them ridiculously cheap (one vendor did on eBay) at around $349, and I just couldn't resist.  Prior to this I had never even considered getting one. But I'm very glad that I did and I would suggest that if you can find this camera, it may very well take care of "most" of your needs - with some caveats. Like other Fuji models touting the EXR logo, it can initially ...

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bodhiu
 

I have a recent model XS1 that avoided the earlier problems of lens drooping and blownout highlights as well as some sensor issues. The XS1 is the best point and shot (but it is really a much more advanced camera and performs like a dslr grant it without having the same sensor). First of all the ergonomics and build of the XS1 are outstanding. The body is made of a strong rubberized material and overall is semi water sealed though not entirely. The camera feels good in the hands and grip. ...

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SLT319
 

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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cgarrard
 

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
 

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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harley13
 

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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