XS-1 compared to Sony a33 but not a superzoom

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
papillon_65
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Exactly right.....

jcmarfilph wrote:

PORTRAIT wrote:

rattymouse wrote:

PORTRAIT wrote:


Hi There,

Ralph, while I use to own a Fuji bridge cam, and like, it in many ways, but there was lot of things at the same time that I don't miss at all from point-and shoot type of cam..and AF SPEED is one of them!....For instance,I tried out the XS-1 in my local camera store, as I was thinking to get one at one point, and oh my goodness i was never able to lock FOCUS in florescent light environment no matter the settings, ( I gave to the vendor and I can assure you, he was going banana!

I had the EXACT same experience as you did. I tried out a good dozen X-S1's in the shops, both here in China as well as in London. Every last time I could not get the camera to simply lock focus in the shop if even a moderate amount of zoom was used. I could not believe how poor the auto focus was and was extremely disappointed. I think that goes a long way to explain why the images from this camera are so soft. It is hard to see the point in a camera with such poor autofocus.

Doesnt Fuji test their products in all light??

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Yep Ratty,

It's a shame cause I really like the cam..and at first when I was fiddle around with it, I thought it was my fault, but after the sales guy try everything possible to make it right...only then I realized that...it wasn't my fault...

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If it cannot focus even at widest end then it is definitely faulty. If you are focusing on a zoomed object then you might need to use macro mode if the subject is within the minimum focusing distance in tele mode.

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I've been pondering over an XS-1 for a while and now the price is very good I jumped on one. It arrived today and I've given the focusing a good testing. If you can't focus while zooming indoors you just switch over to macro focusing and it locks no problem. I think this is a classic case of blaming the camera for something it's actually designed to do. There are no speed and accuracy of focus issues with the copy I've just received that's for sure. I have to say it's a very impressive camera, especially for the price it's selling at now.

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