Fujifilm XF1 Review

Overall 45
Imaging 11
Features 32
Size 85
Price 0

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 2/3" EXRCMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expands to 12800)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 108 x 62 x 33 mm
  • Weight: 255 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm XF1 Summary

This review is devoted to XF1 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Sep 17, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #148 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #390 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm XF1 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm XF1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.8-4.9
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 7.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 199
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm XF1 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm XF1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1 has the following external dimensions 108 x 108 x 33 mm (42.52 x 24.41 x 12.99″) with the weight of 255 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm XF1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm XF1 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm XF1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm XF1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm XF1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Fujifilm XF1 — 33 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Fujifilm XF1 — 255 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm XF1 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm XF1 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm XF1 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm XF1 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm XF1 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 12800.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm XF1 features a 12.0 MP 2/3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Fujifilm XF1, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 49 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Fujifilm XF1’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm XF1 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 2/3" sensor featured in Fujifilm XF1 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm XF1

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XF1 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm XF1 are its 7.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, XF1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, XF1 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm XF1, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm XF1 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm XF1 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm XF1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect XF1 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Fujifilm XF1 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm XF1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm XF1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the XF1 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm XF1 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm XF1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 45. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm XF1 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor

Fujifilm XF1 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm XF1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 45. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm XF1 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (108 x 62 x 33 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 2/3"(8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor

Fujifilm XF1 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm XF1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm XF1 can be called a 10 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (7.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (199)
  • Small size (108 x 62 x 33 mm)

Fujifilm XF1 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm XF1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 61. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm XF1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (255 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm XF1 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm XF1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm XF1 can be called a 65 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Good Dynamic Range (11.2)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Low Light ISO (199)

Fujifilm XF1 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model XF1
Announced Sep 17, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 49
DxO Color Depth 20.5
DxO Dynamic Range 11.2
DxO Low Light ISO 199
Sensor
Sensor Type EXRCMOS
Sensor Size 2/3"
Sensor Dimensions 8.8 x 6.6 mm
Sensor Area 58.08 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO 12,800
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 255 g
Physical Dimensions 108 x 62 x 33 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model NP-50
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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