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Fujifilm XF1

£139.00
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and average value for money compact camera
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Nov 2013
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Fujifilm XF1 Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Fujifilm XF1 number 333 across all digital cameras.
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248 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 53?

It has not bad expert reviews but below average user reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ plus four other sites and a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and it is robust. However they also report it is difficult to use, unacceptable noise level and inferior battery life.
The XF1 is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is average for sports photography, ranking number 241 in sports photography cameras. It is also average for wildlife photography, ranking number 264 in wildlife photography cameras as well being mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 241 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Fujifilm XF1?

The Fujifilm XF1 is 103mm wide and 61.5mm tall. It is 33mm deep and weighs 204g.

Fujifilm XF1 front dimensions

Fujifilm XF1 size in context

Fujifilm XF1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this camera and have given it nine awards.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom decided that this Fujifilm digital camera was very good.

Another three expert review sites all endorsed this Fujifilm camera. This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews and the writer at website Firstpost.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was marvellous. This camera also received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this Fujifilm camera was very good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 40 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 79 out of 100.

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Poor Owner Reviews

On average, based on 208 owner reviews this Fujifilm digital camera has an overall owner rating of 59 out of 100. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 4% of all the cameras.

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Customers Report it is Difficult to Use

10 people who purchased the product agreed that it was not easy to use.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy.

  • And the pixel density is less so produces less noise…
    SpeedBlue (Amazon) - December 2012
  • For a start the zoom ring is extremely noisy and changing zoom while shooting video results in a very loud clicking noise which is inescapably apparent during video playback…
    R Young (Amazon) - February 2013

Customers Report Inferior Battery Life

Two people who purchased it wrote that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

13 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images and three owners thought it had a good image sensor.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,158 expert and owner reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three owners considered that it was strong and durable and three people who purchased it considered that it was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

11 owners said that the Fujifilm XF1 was compact and two customers who reviewed it thought it was thin.

  • If you're in the market for a serious compact camera…
  • It's compact and has a retro design aesthetic, with a sturdy aluminium chassis taking care o…
    CNET.co.uk January 2013
  • It's been a bumper crop for advanced compacts this year, with the majority of the camera manufacturers releasing an advanced compact model or updating their existing one…
  • T he enthusiast compact camera segment has seen a lot of action…
    Firstpost.com January 2013
  • Is sleeker, slimmer and lighter…
    Photoreview.com.au November 2012
  • Where this camera is a cut above the usual compact crowd is it manual controls…
    RM/TM (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Overall a brilliant, slightly quirky compact camera for enthusiastic amateur photographers…
    SpeedBlue (Amazon) - December 2012
  • It is very thin…
    SpeedBlue (Amazon) - December 2012
  • This is probably the second best compact camera on the market today in terms of the pictures it produces…
    SpeedBlue (Amazon) - December 2012
  • This camera is expensive for a compact…
    Helnik (Amazon) - August 2014

Customers Report Nice Design

11 owners thought this digital camera was good looking, seven owners concluded that it was well designed and five owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was retro.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers thought it had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people agreed that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £139.00 it is cheaper than 73% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Fujifilm XF1 and the United Kingdom price of £139.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $179.99 (£233.90).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Fujifilm XF1's sensor megapixels of only 12MP is in the lowest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Fujifilm XF1 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Fujifilm XF1 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Fujifilm XF1 of 1.8 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XF1 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm XF1's weight of 204g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm XF1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm XF1's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Fujifilm XF1 features date imprinting. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Fujifilm XF1's digital zoom of only 2x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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11520 X 1624 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XF1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 11520 x 1624 pixels. That's 17% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera supports still image resolutions of 11520 x 1080 pixels, 4000 x 3000 pixels, 4000 x 2664 pixels plus 14 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The Fujifilm XF1's image sensor size of 0.667" is in the biggest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm XF1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm XF1 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm XF1 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that 92% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Fujifilm XF1 of only 4.9 is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Fujifilm XF1 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Fujifilm XF1 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Fujifilm XF1 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Fujifilm XF1 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm XF1 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Fujifilm XF1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the XF1 in November 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm angle25mm, fujifilm 16270877, fujifilm xf1brown, fujifilm xf1black, fujifilm fxxf1bw, fujifilm xf1blk, fujifilm xf1red
Barcodes 00000016270877, 00074101017045, 00074101017083, 00074101017090, 00880959375707, 04547410222517, 04547410224733, 04547410224757

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