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Fujifilm XF1 Digital Camera

£140.00
Compact Camera 12MP 4x Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eight industry awards
Awkward lens mechanism
Poor battery life
141 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the product wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Filip Valev wrote in their review of the Fujifilm XF1 “A battery with bigger capacity would be better” however despite that they still scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Last year J K Williams mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “To my surprise they asked me to send them it and repaired it without charge; it seems they replaced the lens mechanism” and scored it 2 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Five expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camera. This Fujifilm camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

The editors of three other expert review sites liked this low megapixel camera. This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews and it received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera who decided it was exceptional. Additionally, the editor of website Firstpost.com gave this Fujifilm camera an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was outstanding.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 80 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 151 owner reviews this low megapixel camera has an overall owner rating of 65%.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,047 owner and expert reviews (including 205 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Four years ago website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Aggressive noise reduction” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said also four years ago “High noise levels” in their review of this digital camera.

High Noise Levels

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Four years ago website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Aggressive noise reduction” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said also four years ago “High noise levels” in their review of this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm XF1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who purchased it considered that it had good features. Carrick wrote in their Fujifilm XF1 review on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The leather is a particularly nice touch! This camera produces excellent quality photos and is packed full of interesting and innovative features”. Redhenry mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Great camera, lots of facilities, neat design”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm XF1 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm XF1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 best video resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Awkward Lens Mechanism

Fifteen owners who purchased the product thought it did not have a good lens. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Unconventional lens mechanism”. Four years ago website Macworld.co.uk said “Awkward means of activating the camera via manually extending the lens” in their review of this digital camera. Website Techradar.com wrote five years ago “Awkward lens mechanism” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed it thought it did not have a good zoom. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of the Fujifilm XF1 “Manual zoom lens may not appeal to all”. What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Manual zoom implementation has a lot of travel so may not fair well after lots of heavy usage”. R Young said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Thus there is absolutely no way you can smoothly or gradually zoom in or out”.

Two customers agreed that it did not have a good autofocus. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Some wobbling on movie focus” although they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “No manual focus”.

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Some Wobbling On Movie Focus

Four customers considered that the product was not good for video recording. Website Newegg.com said in their Fujifilm XF1 review “Extremely tight fit for video cables” . They also wrote “Connecting the video cables in the back is tight” in their review. Four years ago R Young scored this digital camera 3 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Great for photos - poor for video”.

Good Image Quality

Twenty-eight people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “We got our best images recording RAW”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said four years ago “Also for those who are in love taking pictures anytime, anywhere” but they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera also four years ago “With good image quality and a fast lens”.

Four customers said that it had a good picture resolution. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Raw shooting option” in their review of this digital camera. Website Techradar.com mentioned “Raw format shooting” in their Fujifilm XF1 review. Expert review site Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in their review of this digital camera “Some of them offer full manual shooting modes”.

Four customers concluded that it had a good image sensor. Website Techradar.com said “Large sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Dr. Tom Bell mentioned “It has a great wide angle of 25 and goes to 100 which given the sensor size is good” in his review of this digital camera. R Young wrote “It has a much larger sensor than almost all comparable compacts in its price range” although they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Screen

Eight customers reckoned that it had a good screen. Website Newegg.com said “The glossy screen makes everything look so much better than my old matte finish monitor” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “If you don't have any lights shining directly on your monitor, glossy is an excellent option - no blurry piece of plastic between you and the content on your screen” in their review. And also said “Great colors, very sharp display”.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm XF1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm XF1 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Fujifilm XF1 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XF1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99) or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm XF1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm XF1 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the Fujifilm XF1 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99) (3" and cheaper).

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XF1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99) (4x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XF1 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99) (30x) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 6.2, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. At only 4.9, the Fujifilm XF1 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Fujifilm XF1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 230mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11. The Fujifilm XF1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XF1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99).

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XF1 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon SX510 HS (£137.99) (12.1MP and cheaper), or the Sony DSC-W310 (12.1MP and cheaper).

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Fujifilm XF1 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm XF1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm XF1 has a hand strap. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Fujifilm XF1 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm XF1 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm XF1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivities

The Fujifilm XF1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Fujifilm camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 225 grams, the Fujifilm XF1 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Compact Mechanical Zoom Lens With Manual Control Ring

Twelve customers mentioned that it was compact. Five years ago Digital Versus gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Compact mechanical zoom lens with manual control ring”. Also five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “If you're in the market for a serious compact camera”. Expert review site Firstpost.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “T he enthusiast compact camera segment has seen a lot of action” in their Fujifilm XF1 review.

Five owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Slim and stylish body”. Website Newegg.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Thin Bezel”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Is sleeker, slimmer and lighter” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Design

Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Disregard this fool who didn't open his Box for months after he bought it only to find the screen broken”. They also said “It had been damaged in shipping” in their review.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm XF1 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Good Image Quality

Twenty people who bought this digital camera said that it was good quality. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Stills image quality”. Five years ago Digital Versus said “Image quality Quality optics” in their Fujifilm XF1 review. In the same month Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digital Versus “Plus, image quality doesn't disappoint”.

Well Made

Five owners who purchased the Fujifilm XF1 thought it was well made. Four years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “Great vibrant colors; nice clean style; solid construction”. They also wrote “Nice presets built in” in their review. Dr. Tom Bell scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “It is beautifully built and quite heavy for its size” in his review of this digital camera.

Two owners agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's compact and has a retro design aesthetic, with a sturdy aluminium chassis taking care o”. Spot the Dog said “It's metal case and lens feels and looks high quality and robust” but even so they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Disregard this fool who didn't open his Box for months after he bought it only to find the screen broken”. They also said “It had been damaged in shipping” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Nine customers who reviewed the Fujifilm XF1 considered that it was easy to use. Speedblue mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Really neat when folded away and really nice to use the manual zoom.”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “This was so bad that it was even visible when using the camera in daylight” but despite that they gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. They also said “The camera is very pleasant to use” in their review.

Stylish Looks

Fourteen people reckoned that the product was good looking. Website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Stylish looks” nonetheless they scored it 2 stars out of 5. Website Newegg.com said “Beautiful Screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Fujifilm XF1 a rating of 80 out of 100. They also wrote “Great buy, nothing looks so beautiful, with the glass that goes from edge to edge, looks amazing when off” in their review.

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said four years ago “Attractive retro design” . What Digital Camera wrote “Fantastic design”. In April last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “This product has a design flaw that means after a certain amount of time your photos will start to over or under expose” however they only gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars out of 5.

Four customers who reviewed it thought it was retro. Speedblue mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Retro Style, Advanced Performance” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Tjm said “Retro in a good way” . Two years ago Katie Baker mentioned “Beautiful camera, great quality and love the retro appearance” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers concluded that this digital camera had a thin frame.

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Price

Competitively Priced

Seven people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good value for money. Pocket Lint gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned five years ago “Competitively priced”. Website Newegg.com wrote four years ago “Very worth the 129.99 price tag” . They also said “Very solid monitors for the price” in their review.


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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