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Fujifilm X-S1
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Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera

12MP 26x CMOS Dec 2012
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32 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Fujifilm digital camera received an expert rating of 85% from reviewed.com. The expert review sites think this bridge camera digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers said that it had a good zoom.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Reviewed.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and said in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “Mechanical ultrawide to super telephoto lens”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Good lens sharpness”.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. One Fujifilm X-S1 owner who bought the Fujifilm X-S1 considered that it had a good autofocus. Reviewed.com mentioned “Quick autofocus system” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Reviewed.com said in their review “Good quality electronic viewfinder”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Much better image quality than most superzooms”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought the Fujifilm X-S1 agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Reviewed.com said “Precise, pleasanttouse EVF” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1. Reviewed.com also said “Large and clear EVF”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “Sharp EVF” .

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

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Robust

A number of Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Reviewed.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “Solid build quality” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1. Reviewed.com also wrote “Rock solid, rugged build”.

One Fujifilm X-S1 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was reliable. Reviewed.com said in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “Reliable metering”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Six Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Avhub.com.au said “Punchy colourful images”.

Good Support

Several people said that the product had good technical guidance. Reviewed.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Good manual zoom”. Reviewed.com also said “Great electronic viewfinder, images are great (save for specular highlight issue), decent build, manual zoom and focus rings”. Reviewed.com also said “Best in class images, best in class viewfinder, great stabilisation system, manual zoom and focus rings”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “All-in-one convenience with natural handling and superior image quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com mentioned “Picture quality could be better at midrange zoom settings” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 and gave it a rating of 4 stars. One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent control layout” in their Fujifilm X-S1 review.

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Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Fujifilm bridge cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Fujifilm.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-S1 also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Fujifilm X-S1 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Fujifilm X-S1 is 2/3"". That's 55% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 8.80 x 6.60mm. The best optical sensor size of all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-S1 is 4/3"" and the worst is 1/4"".

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-S1 the field of view range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 98%.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 3". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.47 inches, the Fujifilm X-S1's viewfinder screen size is one of the largest amongst bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-S1. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-S1 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s.

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460 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Fujifilm X-S1 is a digital camera that takes 460 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-S1. The average maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1 is 8,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1536 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-S1 is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Fifteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a TFT display which is better than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1 is 2.5, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. At only 2.8, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-S1.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One person said in their reviews that it was not good looking. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “The so-called ‘bridge cameras' from the late 1980s were all pretty awful in the end – which is why the whole concept was short-lived back then –”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Fujifilm X-S1 owners mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Reviewed.com said in their review “Bulky and heavy” although they still rated the product 4 stars. Reviewed.com also said “Big, bulky and unsubtle”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-S1 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Fujifilm X-S1 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-S1 that we have checked, the Fujifilm X-S1's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1 is 2x, the biggest is 500x, and the average digital zoom is 16x.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12 megapixels, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a very low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1 the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X-S1. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that came out around the same time as it.

This digital camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

The best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 39GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the X-S1.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 5.6) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1. Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 20.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 52 times zoom factor) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average combined zoom of bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 is 240x, and the combined zoom range from 25x to 3,600x.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1 that we have assessed, the Fujifilm X-S1's weight of 905 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1 range from 100g to 910g.

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Very Wide

When compared to other digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1 that we have checked, the width of the Fujifilm X-S1 of 135 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-S1 is 120mm, and the widths range from 41mm to 140mm.

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Very Tall

Across all the bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years the heights range from 52mm to 120mm, and the average height is 85mm. When compared to other cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1, the height of the Fujifilm X-S1 of 107 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Very Thick

The depth of the Fujifilm X-S1 of 149 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average depth of cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1 is 96mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-S1

Average Screen Size

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-S1.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 26 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-S1.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Video Out Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm c1264, fujifilm sh820970
Barcodes 00074101012248, 00741010122480, 04547410195323

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