Fujifilm X-S1

Last Updated (08 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Fujifilm X-S1 is a 12-megapixels EXR CMOS Digital Camera with Fujinon F2.8 to F5.6 Telephoto Lens and Ultra-Smooth 26x Manual Zoom (24-624mm). It features Full 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sound, High Speed Response, High ISO Sensitivity of 100-3200, Raw + JPEG shooting and a 3.0-inch Tilt LCD screen with Sunlight mode. The Fujifilm X-S1 has measures (W x H x D) 135 x 107 x 149mm / 5.3 x 4.2 x 5.9in. and weight Approx. 945 g / 33.3 oz. (including battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Fujifilm X-S1 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“the new 2/3-inch sensor results in much better performance particularly at the higher ISO speeds. We wouldn’t hesitate to use the X-S1 at ISO 100-800, and even ISO 1600 and 3200 are usable for smaller prints and the web, putting the X-S1 well ahead of all other super-zoom compacts.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Techradar reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“The Fuji X-S1 is an ideal purchase for the photography nut looking for one camera that can do it all, and prepared to compromise on having image quality not quite on a par with a semi-pro DSLR that one could buy for a similar outlay.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“It maintains all of the native versatility and comfortable handling of a regular bridge camera, too. As long as the image quality is actually superior to models like the Panasonic FZ150 or Canon SX40HS”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“The X-S1’s single autofocus is, without a doubt, swift off the mark to find a subject. The 49 focus points are used to full effect or can be manually selected for pinpoint accuracy and to cater for more intricate focus and composition. Even the focus point’s size can be adjusted from small to medium.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“On the upside, overall image quality is perhaps the best we’ve yet seen from a superzoom bridge camera, and very much comparable to the X10 we tested not so long ago… We didn’t encounter any significant problems with the 256-zone metering system either, with the X-S1 able to accurately gauge light levels and expose accordingly.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“Image quality is fantastic, with low levels of noise up to and including ISO 3200. A couple of issues include the camera struggling to focus occasionally, particularly on objects closer to it and continuous shooting mode slowing significantly after just a few frames. If you can look past these issues and have the budget available, the Fujifilm X-S1 is well worth the outlay.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“With a lens spanning from wideangle through to a considerable telephoto focal length, the X-S1’s optical performance is impressive. At the wideangle setting there is some distortion but it’s quite acceptable, and neither edge-softness nor vignetting posed an issue. Chromatic aberrations, too, were absent throughout the frame at all focal lengths. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoreview reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“Video quality was similar to the X10’s, although we didn’t see quite as much difference between the Full HD and HD clips as we did with the smaller camera. VGA clips were nothing like as sharp and punchy as the HD recordings and the high-speed modes”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“Overall, then, video results are good, but to my mind, the area in which this camera excels remains its stills performance.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Expertreviews reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“The lens performed well throughout its zoom range, with no sign of chromatic aberrations and only mild corner softness at medium-to-long focal lengths.”
Rating: ★★★★★

T3 reviews the Fujifilm X-S1 and writes;
“Of the film simulation modes, the default Provia setting can deliver a slightly wishy-washy result, so we preferred the colour saturation boosting Velvia mode to provide more brightness and contrast.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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User Opinions

Fujifilm X-S1 User Reviews

Fuji has done it again
“The manual focus actually works and is easy to use. The size and brightness of the screen on the back is great as well, even though I prefer to use the eye piece. The level line and panoramic photo features are also great additions.” – By Bill G
Rating: ★★★★★

Totally satisfied with my Fulifilm X-S1
“To test the orb issue, I photographed some stainless steel railings in bright sunlight and found no issue at all. I then shot a streetlight, head on after dark. The first picture did show the light as a white, detail less circle. A second shot, spot metered on the light and given 2 stops of increased exposure gave a well exposed and detailed image that showed detail in the lens of the light.” – By Richard
Rating: ★★★★★

The best SuperZoom on the market
“I was looking for better Image Quality and more DSLR type features, along with the ability to go shooting without having to carry a camera bag with multiple lenses. This camera delivers on all points for me. I have not seen the Orbs issue or Lens Sag on mine.” – By eddiewyatt
Rating: ★★★★☆

First Impressions
“Image noise :- Not surprisingly, the high ISO performance of this camera is not as good as my X-100. The X-100 is excellent up to 800, and good at 1600. The X-S1 is about a stop worse, very good to 400 and good at 800.” – By D. Barry
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm X-S1 Sample Photos

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Fujifilm X-S1 User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm X-S1 Features

The Fujifilm X-S1 has 26x Optical Zoom Lens (24-624mm F2.8-5.6 equivalent) to capture bright and clear images with superb edge-to-edge sharpness and amazing clarity. The lens construction is a 17 glass elements with four aspherical elements and two ED lenses in a 12-group which make the exceptional brightness of F2.8 at wide angle and F5.6 at telephoto possible.


Utilizing a 4 aspherical lenses, the camera offers sharp image quality with rich resolution while ED Lenses allows the X-S1 avoid a chromatic aberrations and muddy colors. Moreover, the camera also comes with an Image Stabilization mechanism which effectively compensates the camera shake, so you images are clear and without blur backgrounds.

Excellent Images Sensor

The camera use combination of a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor and EXR Processor to provide high resolution and quick response of all your shooting. The EXR CMOS sensor lets you captures images with impressive images quality which has impressive resolution while the EXR Processor provides powerful and speedy images processing, even Full HD Movie and high-speed continuous shooting. The camera also able to capture both photos and movies with high speed shooting of 7fps at full resolution (12 megapixels) for 8 continuous frames in high-definition 16:9 format and also lets you share them of full-screen HDTV.


3.0-inch Tilt LCD Monitor

Fujifilm X-S1 has a 3.0-inch Tilt LCD Monitor with high resolution of 460,000 dots to preview shots at even the most difficult angles. The monitor has a sunlight mode to improve images viewing even under bright sunlight outdoors. The camera also offers a Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) for framing and composing shots while viewing the large 0.47-inch screen with high resolution of 1,440,000 dots.


The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is able to give you an accurate information of the final image quality result. It’ll display all of images quality setting such as depth of field, colour temperature, colour mode and more without the influence of the lens F-value.

Highligth Features:

+ Large 2/3-inch 12 MP EXR-CMOS sensor
+ High quality FUJINON 26x optical precision zoom 24-624mm (35mm equivalent) with Intelligent Digital Zoom boosting focal range up to 52x and Optical Image Stabilization
+ Superb build quality and finish with rubberized coating and metal dials
+ Up to 10fps continuous shooting
+ Large tilting 3” 460,000 pixel resolution LCD screen with Sunlight mode
+ Large EVF with 1.4 million pixel resolution and 26 degree viewing angle
+ Full 1080p HD movie with stereo sound
+ Super Macro focusing as close as 1cm
+ Raw and jpeg shooting
+ Film simulation modes
+ Program / Shutter-Priority / Aperture-Priority / Manual modes
+ Lithium Ion rechargeable battery providing up to 500 shots per charge
+ 360° Motion Panorama mode

One Response to “Fujifilm X-S1”

  1. Florante Robin says:

    Hi! It’s Florante from GearBundles. Nice post – can we feature it on our Fujifilm X-S1 page? Drop me an email at florante@gearbundles.com. Looking forward for your connection.

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