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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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18 Reasons For

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Fujifilm cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm bridge cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1 which do not support video capability, the Fujifilm X-S1 supports video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

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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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], or the Sony DSCHX300[plb_1543709_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], and the Sony DSCHX300[plb_1543709_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Three Image Editings

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

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1 is 0.2" and the largest is 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 launched around the same time as the X-S1.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. At 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1 take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this 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 camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. The Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (12,800) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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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 cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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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 bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on cameras of this type and age.

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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 the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 of a similar age and spec to the X-S1. The smallest minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-S1 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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Fujifilm X-S1 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm X-S1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm X-S1 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-S1 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

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

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (4x) both from Panasonic or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1 have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have assessed the megapixel of, the Fujifilm X-S1's megapixel of only 12 megapixels is one of the lowest.

If this Fujifilm camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] (12.1MP and higher rated), the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (14.3MP and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this type and age. We checked 33 cameras of this type and age and they range in price from £113 to £939.

Only Features One Flash Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the X-S1.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this Fujifilm 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 most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-S1 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 38GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1 range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly small combined zoom (only 52 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the X-S1. The smallest combined zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16x and the biggest is 3,600x.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 that we have checked the weight of, the Fujifilm X-S1's weight of 905 grams is one of the heaviest. The lightest camera of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1 is 120g and the heaviest is 910g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-S1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the X-S1.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSCHX300[plb_1543709_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the G1 X[pl_1397751_price], and the G1 X[pl_1397751_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSCHX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly average optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DSCHX300[pl_1543709_price] (50x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] (50x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], the Sony DSCHX300[plb_1543709_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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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

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 May 2014

Confession time. I've never really liked the superzoom or ultrazoom type cameras. The so-called ?bridge cameras' from the late 1980s were all pretty awful in the end ? which is why the whole... Read more…

9 March 2012

The Fujifilm X-S1 is a high-end bridge camera aimed at the gap between superzooms and DSLRs. The idea here is to combine reach and all-in-one convenience with natural handling and superior image... Read more…

Solid build quality
Very broad focal range
Large electronic viewfinder
Precise, pleasanttouse EVF
Good general responsiveness
Pricey
Bulky and heavy
Soft results at maximum zoom
Autofocus is a touch slow at telephoto settings in low light
Heavy

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00074101012248, 00741010122480, 04547410195323

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