Fujifilm X-S1 - ultimately flexible

Started Apr 3, 2012 | User reviews thread
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paper4482 New Member • Posts: 10
Fujifilm X-S1 - ultimately flexible

I've only had this camera for 5 days, and am overall very happy with the purchase. There are pitfalls on any camera, and coming from the Sony A77 I was pleasantly surprised that the build quality is extremely close to the Sony.

My main reason for buying was simply that for an enthusiast it seems to be extremely hard to get high quality glass without massive compromises or even more massive cost - so getting the X-S1 with it's 24-624mm equivalent range and superb macro capabilities does seem to cover 95% of what my Sony could do while lugging around 4 lenses.

The EXR mode is excellent, but takes away almost all the control from the user - thats going to take some getting used to, along with the shift to contrast detection auto focus and hence no spot metering.

I've already been able to take some great wildlife shots, and haven't had white orb issues when shooting bright points in low light (yet) so overall very pleased


Considering the number of autofocus points and the speed improvements I'd heard discussed prior to purchase I'm struggling on capture of moving targets, coming from a high end aps-c dslt camera the focus speed does *seem* slow.

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Fujifilm X-S1 Sony SLT-A57 Sony a6000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
Fujifilm X-S1
12 megapixels • 3 screen • 24 – 624 mm (26×)
Announced: Nov 24, 2011
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Average community score
bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
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