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Fuji X-F1 review

Small, sleek and stylish - Fujifilm has sexed up the X range

Our Verdict

For

  • Design
  • Large sensor
  • Raw format shooting

Against

  • Not a touchscreen
  • Awkward lens mechanism

Fuji's X range of cameras has proven incredibly popular over the past couple of years. Now the company seems keen on expanding that popularity into the mass market of consumers, with a new range of cameras designed to appeal to a wider audience.

Once again, high-end design makes an appearance for the Fuji X-F1. A light and durable aluminum body is covered with synthetic leather that imitates the feel of genuine leather.

The lens is also a newly developed optic. The 4x optical zoom lens is capable of reaching a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the widest angle of the lens.

Fuji X-F1

It features seven lens elements in six groups, to include four aspherical and three extra low dispersion. All elements have been coated with Fuji's special coatings which are designed to help reduce ghosting and flare.

An EXR processor is also included. According to Fuji this promises fast autofocusing, even in dark conditions. Also facilitated by the processor is Full HD video recording and a high burst mode for stills.

At the back of the camera you'll find a 3-inch, 460k dot LCD display made of tempered glass. There's no electronic (or optical) viewfinder included as standard with the camera, so all image composition must be carried out via the screen.

Fuji X-F1

The good news for anyone wanting to explore photography further is that the Fuji X-F1 also features full manual control and the ability to shoot in raw format.

Keen to appeal to the Instagram and Hipstamatic crowd, Fuji has elected to include a number of creative digital filters on the X-F1. These include Pop Colour, Toy Camera and Dynamic tone.

Currently, the Fuji X-F1 has an RRP of around £380/AU$499/US$499, which is a little less than the recommended retail price of the Fuji Finepix X10.

Fuji X-F1

However, since the latter camera has been around for some time now, you can pick it up for less than its full price online.

The Fuji X-F1's smaller body and stylish form factor makes it seem likely that it will compete with the likes of the Panasonic LX7 and Sony RX100.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPro
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBrown
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Recognition, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)204 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityEuP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity25 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeEXR CMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-50A
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height61 mm
Width106.7 mm
Depth30.5 mm
Product SeriesPro
Focal Length6.40 mm to 25.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Suppressed Flash, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelXF1
Product NamePro XF1 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC08940A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

From cutting-edge digital SLR pro-level models to fashion-conscious point-and-shoot compacts, there's a Fujifilm FinePix digital camera to satisfy every kind of photographer.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • Pro XF1 Compact Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery NP-50A
  • Battery Charger BC-50B
  • Hand Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year