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Fujifilm X-S1
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Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera

12MP 26x CMOS Dec 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received an expert rating of 85% from reviewed.com. Experts think this digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this type and age.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Two Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers said that it had a good lens. Reviewed.com mentioned five years ago “Mechanical ultrawide to super telephoto lens”. Reviewed.com also said “Good lens sharpness”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good image stabiliser.

One person who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Reviewed.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said “Quick autofocus system”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Reviewed.com said in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “All-in-one convenience with natural handling and superior image quality” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Solid build quality”. Reviewed.com also said “Picture quality could be better at midrange zoom settings”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers said in their reviews that the Fujifilm X-S1 had an electronic viewfinder. Reviewed.com said “Precise, pleasanttouse EVF” . Reviewed.com also said “Large and clear EVF”. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Sharp EVF” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1.

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “Good quality electronic viewfinder” .

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Robust

A number of Fujifilm X-S1 owners who bought the Fujifilm X-S1 agreed that it was well made. Five years ago Reviewed.com gave the Fujifilm X-S1 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Fujifilm X-S1 review “Great electronic viewfinder, images are great (save for specular highlight issue), decent build, manual zoom”. Reviewed.com also said “Rock solid, rugged build”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Reliable metering”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Six Fujifilm X-S1 owners who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Reviewed.com said “Much better image quality than most superzooms” and rated the product 4 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Punchy colourful images”.

Good Support

A few Fujifilm X-S1 owners who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Reviewed.com mentioned “Good manual zoom”. Reviewed.com also wrote “Best in class images, best in class viewfinder, great stabilisation system, manual zoom and focus rings”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote that it was easy to handle. One customer said that it was easy to use the menus.

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent control layout”.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support video capability, the Fujifilm X-S1 supports video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330, the Canon G1 X ($571.00), or the Olympus Stylus 1.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1 also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330, the Canon G1 X ($571.00), or the Sony DSC-HX300 ($390.00).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm X-S1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1 also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330, the Canon G1 X ($571.00), or the Sony DSC-HX300 ($390.00) which has better reviews.

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Has Three Image Editings

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras of this type and age the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 3", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.3". When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-S1 that we have checked the viewfinder screen size of, the Fujifilm X-S1's viewfinder screen size of 0.47 inches is one of the largest.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-S1. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-S1 range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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460 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Fujifilm X-S1 is a digital camera that takes 460 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 7,700, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000. The Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1536 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-S1 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One customer who reviewed the Fujifilm X-S1 reckoned that it was not good looking. Expert website Avhub.com.au said three years ago “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 –” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Bulky and heavy” in their Fujifilm X-S1 review yet they gave it a score of 4 stars. Reviewed.com also wrote “Big, bulky and unsubtle”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Fujifilm X-S1 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-FZ330, or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($684.03) both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus 1 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330, the Olympus Stylus 1, or the Sony RX10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

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

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Fujifilm X-S1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 is 2x, the biggest is 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($684.03) (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (4x) both from Panasonic or the Canon G1 X ($571.00) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Fujifilm X-S1's megapixel is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras of this type and age. The average megapixel of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-S1 is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (12.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($684.03) (20.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Canon G1 X ($571.00) (14.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-S1.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-S1. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this 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 bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-S1.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum memory card size of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1 is 8GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The combined zooms of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X-S1 range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x. With a combined zoom of only 52 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

The Fujifilm X-S1 is one of the heaviest cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-S1 (905 grams) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1 have weights of between 120g and 910g, and the average weight is 510g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-S1

Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the X-S1 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-S1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the DSC-HX300 ($390.00), or the RX10 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the G1 X ($571.00), or the G1 X ($571.00) both from Canon.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the DSC-HX300 ($390.00) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the RX10 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300 ($390.00) (50x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX300 ($390.00), or the RX10 both from Sony or the Canon G1 X ($571.00).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

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

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