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Fujifilm X-S1 12MP EXR CMOS Digital Camera with Fujinon F2.8 to F5.6 Telephoto Lens and Ultra-Smooth 26x Manual Zoom (24-624mm)

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  • 2/3 inches - 12MP EXR CMOS Sensor
  • High Quality Fujinon 26x Manual Optical Zoom Lens
  • Large High Performance EVF
  • 3.0 inches Tilting LCD
  • All-Metal Dials
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  • Built-in Microphone
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  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 5.9 x 4.2 inches ; 2 pounds
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  • ASIN: B006T7QRN2
  • Item model number: X-S1
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,665 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The FUJIFILM X-S1 is a premium, high performance DSLR-styled long-zoom camera, built with careful craftsmanship for the sophisticated consumer and enthusiast photographer who are looking for maximum photographic performance – and true picture quality – with a versatile long-zoom lens housed in a durable, lightweight body.

The all-new FUJIFILM X-S1, made in Japan, is the latest addition to the premium FUJIFILM X-series that includes the X100 and X10. The X-S1 features a large 2/3” 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a newly-developed, bright all glass and high-definition FUJINON F2.8 Wide-Angle to F5.6 telephoto lens with an ultra-smooth 26x manual zoom (24-624mm). The FUJINON lens consists of 17 glass lens elements in 12 groups, to offer amazing clarity and high resolution through the entire image. The new FUJINON lens has a metal cam design that delivers smooth, precise zoom control, and an O-ring that is injected with a specially blended grease similar to what is found in high definition broadcast television lenses.

The X-S1 is the ideal “all-in-one” camera because it offers all of the benefits of a DSLR system in a single camera and lens body. The X-S1 is designed to exceed expectations in all photographic situations, and is especially well-suited for nature photography thanks to its impressive wide angle, long zoom and super macro capabilities all from a single lens.

The EXR processor delivers an extremely fast auto focus while minimizing shutter lag and supports high speed continuous shooting of approximately 7 frames per second (fps) at full resolution. The premium long zoom X-S1 has a wide, 1.4 million dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is exceptionally bright and clear, and it includes a heads-up sensor that automatically switches between the viewfinder and the LCD screen when the camera is raised to the user’s eye to compose an image. The viewfinder uses two glass lenses and one non-spherical lens to capture realistic lighting and display true-to-life images. The X-S1 has a large 3.0” titling LCD display with a Monitor Sunlight Mode that allows users to review their images in bright sunlight.

The well-balanced X-S1 also features an enhanced, full-body, rubberized grain texture coating that adds superior grip, a hot shoe mount to add additional accessories, full 1080p HD movie capture and milled mode and adjustment dials for exceptional feel and functionality.

The FUJIFILM X-S1 features Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom which effectively doubles the telephoto capabilities and provides up to an amazing 52x total zoom, and a Super Macro Mode that captures images as close as 1cm.

Fujifilm X-S1 Highlights

Images Worthy of the X-Series Designation
The FUJIFILM X-S1 features the same large 2/3-inch 12MP EXR-CMOS sensor as the FUJIFILM X10 to ensure high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions. The unique EXR- CMOS technology, pioneered by Fujifilm, allows the user to switch between three modes depending on the lighting conditions – or leave the camera to make its own choice in the EXR Auto Mode.

Switching between the modes changes the performance of the sensor. The High Resolution option is perfect in bright conditions or when the very best picture quality is the primary aim. Wide Dynamic Range mode can be used in scenes of high contrast when the user wants to get details in both shadow and highlight areas of an image, while the High Sensitivity & Low Noise option should be selected for optimum results in low light conditions.

Coupled to the EXR-CMOS sensor is the high speed EXR processor, which offers a minimal shutter lag of just 0.01 seconds and a high speed continuous shooting capability of 7fps at full resolution (Large JPEG) or 10fps at six megapixel resolution (Medium JPEG).

Extraordinary versatility
At the heart of the FUJIFILM X-S1 is the FUJINON 26x optical precision zoom lens that offers a focal range of 24-624mm with its bright and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle zoom setting.

The X-S1 FUJINON lens delivers images with superb edge-to-edge sharpness and amazing clarity. The lens construction is of the highest standard, featuring metal cams for smooth zoom control and fast, precise framing.

The FUJIFILM X-S1 is also ideally suited for capturing subjects close up. In standard Macro mode, the zoom focuses as close as 7cm, but by selecting Super Macro Mode, users can focus as close as 1cm for frame-filling close-up images. Furthermore, the lens’ aperture is made up of nine blades for excellent "bokeh" effect photography.

Full Manual Controls for Maximum Flexibility
Photographers who prefer full manual controls will enjoy the flexibility of the X-S1 with its full range of conventional shooting functions (program/shutter-priority/ aperture- priority/manual). The extensive external controls give the more advanced photographer direct access to virtually every control they will need for uninterrupted shooting, and the specially designed chassis includes dedicated command buttons for quick and easy key functions such as ISO, white balance, focus and metering.

The large command dial, manual focus ring, twist and zoom lens barrel, bright, clear electronic viewfinder, high quality tilting LCD screen and deep hand grip ensures the camera handles well. Additionally, the X-S1 provides four auto bracketing options, eight Film Simulation and white balance functions and Raw file shooting capabilities.

For simplicity, the X-S1 automatically assesses the subject and then selects the relevant scene mode for the perfect result, automatically switching the EXR-CMOS sensor accordingly. Not only does it determine the type of scene being photographed, it can also calculate whether an image contains a person, features backlighting or has any subject movement. ISO settings are adjusted by the Auto ISO mode, which selects the optimum setting between ISO 100 and 3200. Those after more ISO flexibility can manually select up to ISO 12800 (Small JPEG format only).

HD Movie Capture and High Speed Movies
The FUJIFILM X-S1 captures full 1080p High Definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) movie with stereo sound at 30fps, which is saved in the H.264 format profile compression for smaller file sizes without sacrificing quality. With a mini-HDMI output connector, it is easy to connect and view images on your HDTV (HDMI cable not included). Versatility is further increased thanks to the High Speed Movie options, which include capture at an incredible 320fps. With features like this, even the fastest moving subjects can be captured and watched in slow motion.

RAW / RAW+JPEG Shooting
The X-S1 has the ability to shoot both a RAW and JPEG shot simultaneously. RAW is for ultimate quality shots via post processing, JPEG is for great quality with no need for further post-production work.

Motion Panorama 360°
The FUJIFILM X-S1 delivers exquisite panoramas by allowing its sensor to extend the sweep range to 360˚ (shots can also be taken vertically). Combined with high quality Fujifilm printing, sweeping and impressive scenes can be taken, showing fine detail, low noise and high resolution at 180°, 240˚ or full 360˚ panoramic ranges.

Clear Viewing and Reviewing for Ideal Results
The FUJIFILM X-S1 offers a powerful combination of a high quality electronic viewfinder and a tilting LCD screen to ensure composing and viewing images is quick and simple, regardless of the lighting conditions.

The 0.47-inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) features 1.4 million pixel resolution for superb image clarity and has a wide viewing area of 26 degrees for better image framing. The bright EVF makes it easy to check settings or adjust focus manually.

The large, tilting 3” LCD features 460,000 pixel resolution making it easy for users to scroll through menus, assess exposure accuracy and view images. The LCD also offers a useful Sunlight mode that allows for easy viewing in even the brightest locations.

FUJIFILM X-S1 key 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

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Customer Reviews

The focus is not very fast the at the highest magnification the pics are just so so but the sports mode takes…I have taken gymnastics action pictures that are very good. Read more ›
This camera may not have all the specifications of the latest and…Its pictures are very sharp and detailed, It is heavy enough to hold steady, and the detail is excellent. Read more ›
This camera works really grate, the quality is amazing for the less than 400 dlls., Light wait, fast speed shutter, durable, grate video quality. The contras: Low speed on… Read more ›
It goes out to 500mm and it miniscule. The sensor is smaller but the images are still great because the tech has moved it up a notch. Plus with 20.4 MP I don't loose… Read more ›
I have been waiting to get this camera for so long and finally got it, feels great in your hand, has a lot of functions and image quality is great. Read more ›
And SERIOUS bang for the buck! Build quality too is fantastic. Read more ›
The auto ISO range goes up to 1600, and the built-in flash is…The sensor is larger than a normal point-and-shoot, the screen is 3", and the controls are full-featured. Read more ›
No complaints. EXR mode is very good at scene selections. I've got some nice snow shots since we have had back to back snow, Great camera especially for new lower price. Read more ›
I really like the colours produced by the Fuji…My observations are that RAW is not really necessary as the Large, Fine setting jpegs are great, and files a lot smaller! V… Read more ›
So far I'm really pleased with this camera. It has settings that are easy to use. The shots are sharp. Read more ›
The much better, larger EVF view finder, the…All the other camera's features are great (I still have many of the features to explore and become familiar with). Now, at… Read more ›
I am very satisfied with the camera, and with some of its preset settings which work particularly well in situations where time is short. I did have a problem with the EVF… Read more ›
I…The optical zoom is fantastic, I love the smooth manual mechanism, much faster than electronic or electromechanical zooms, and it has 3x the zoom of my 200mm Nikon lens. Read more ›
This camera is definitely more complicated to use, and has taken her some time to learn all the ins and outs, but the quality of…the Zoom is incredible on this camera too!! Read more ›
It's unfortunate because once you get past the early quality control problems, the XS1 is way ahead of the HS in build…The zoom is buttery smooth compared to the HS series. Read more ›
The camera strap is nice and battery longevity is superb. The manual zoom is very smooth and all the controls are great. For $350, I don't think you find a better camera. Read more ›
We took the camera with us for a South African safari (Feb 2013) and had excellent results. This fixed lens high zoom camera is the best way to go. The picture is taken… Read more ›
Some…But this camera goes out to 624 mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and with intelligent digital zoom (which is really good) goes out to 1248 mm (35 mm equivalent) zoom. Read more ›
First of all the lens quality of Fujinon lenses is spectacular. The camera is very rugged, controls in easy to access. Read more ›
If you know how to use ISO, shutter, and meter settings, this camera can take some amazing photos. The 24-624mm range is incredible, and the lens is very sharp. The… Read more ›
I found that the auto-focus locked in easily, but the pictures lacked punch and…The range of the lens is fantastic and the it is great having such a smooth zoom action. I… Read more ›
The zoom mechanism of the lens is not smooth and is difficult to use - it seems all examples of this lens have the problem and Panasonic has refused to address it - here is… Read more ›
I purchased this…I am happy with my choice, as the Fujifilm X-S1 is much lighter, more compact, and it's one lens is fully capable of handling all my photography needs. T… Read more ›
Vertical shooting as with most macro stuff or shooting documents and graphics from a stand (one task for which I specifically bought this camera) are flatly impossible… Read more ›
It was not a value at $800.00 but at $285.00 it's a terrific SLR-style unit. Construction is excellent; All rubberized and feeling good. The lens is smooth as silk and… Read more ›
In fact, a casual observer might assume you are using a…That pays off though because the build quality and ergonomics are outstanding, and the fit and finish is quite good. Read more ›
The battery lasts way longer. Build quality is amazing compared to the wifes. Can't compare owners manuals, wifes doesn't have one. Read more ›
I got this camera for under $400, and for this…The look and feel of the unit is purposeful and elegant, and the build quality is excellent and at par with mid-range DSLRs. Read more ›
focus seems almost instant to me. Great colors, ability to get RAW files, solid construction, weather resistant. Lots of capability. Read more ›
Sadly, I am returning this as well. It seems like a great camera and I like the solid build, but the lens seems to have durability/reliability issues. Read more ›
The pictures this takes are fantastic. The menu is easy to use. It is a manual zoom unlike the motorized zoom on the SL300. Read more ›
For the money, this camera is A-1 in my book. It is easy to operate but still allows the user to advance when the time is right. I ran it through its paces for several days… Read more ›
What a great camera! I purchased for my daughter as a bridge DSLR, it is fairly easy to use and takes amazing pictures!! Read more ›
This camera is great and is easy to use. I like that it is easy to hold onto. Read more ›
I love this camera it is easy to use and takes great photos there is so much you can do with it, all you need to do is read the owners manuel if your not familiar with… Read more ›
I am very pleased with the overall…The zoom lens is very smooth and easy to use, and as I predominantly photograph birds, I can now zoom in so much closer to the subject. Read more ›
I used it low light, indoors, at night, moving, etc. and it performed much better than expected. The best camera I've ever used or owned and the price was amazing. Read more ›
Then I thought, well, image quality, I want image quality. I thought about a Canon T3 the price was good but I wanted a tilt screen. I thought about the Canon SX50 bridge… Read more ›
It has all of the gadgets, settings and versitility that most beginning to professional…The price is excellent for the outstanding high quality camera you get. Read more ›
2) This camera appears to have a good dynamic range and can take stunningly clear and cinematic type images 3) The zoom lens is pretty incredible at this price point 4) You… Read more ›
I did tons of research before buying this camera, was a bit worried about not buying a Canon/Sony/Nikon,…Got a great deal on Amazon, and seems to be a really good value. Read more ›
This camera has to be the best kept secret in the industry. It originally retailed for $800 so at $350 it is a good price Read more ›
In terms of image quality, the colors are great, the images are sharp at normal viewing sizes. At 100%, which is poster size, yes, it does seem to be less sharp than my… Read more ›
However, I take a lot of landscape photos, and this is…The color is good, but none of the edges are sharp, so cropping or enlarging the landscapes is out of the question. Read more ›
Exposure is usually impressive. Colors are usually great. Dynamic range seems great. Read more ›
You will smile everytime you zoom in or out it is so smooth. The internals are the same as the X10 I own and so the images look great to me color wise. You do need to learn… Read more ›
7. Last but not least, excellent image quality. Wonderful, vivid colors. We took a trip to the Zoo this weekend and took over 700 pictures. Read more ›
(A polarizer is very useful in outdoor color photography: it can make the sky appear a deep blue with white clouds highlighted and it doesn't affect any other aspect of the… Read more ›
This Camera has the largest Sensor (2/3 inch) of its class and comes with Manual Zoom and Manual Focus (Optional) because it has 03 types of Auto Focus which works pretty… Read more ›
Until ISO 1600, it shows some softness,…Love the 26x manual zoom lens, the action is fast and focus is fast up to about 15x, which is very good and more than acceptable. Read more ›
Even at DR100 which is base for both cameras the X-S1 has much better shadow visability and less…The auto focus is faster on the X-S1 but not necessarily more accurate. E… Read more ›
Responsiveness :- Something not mentioned as much as I think it should…Focussing is very fast and shutter delay is short enough to not be noticeable, which is a huge plus. Read more ›
Anyone interested in this camera should seriously consider a entry level DSLR for the same money as it will generate much better and higher image quality, is much faster to… Read more ›
The XS1 sensor is 2/3" which does a great job with…Image quality is outstanding, it acquires focus very fast, is great in low light, and does have RAW/JPEG capability. T… Read more ›
End of that story! LCD & EVF: The LCD is as good as you will need, and I might add that is very good! Moveable up or down. Read more ›
The camera behaves itself on a tripod except shooting bright subject matters. It is well built like a tank and the flip screen is very useful. Be careful buying used… Read more ›
The viewfinder is electronic and really great. The LED screen is sharp enough and great. Read more ›
I like this camera in many ways, the the solid build, the manual zoom, the clear LCD's, the colors, dynamic range and low noise in the pictures, especially in low light… Read more ›
I do miss the fully articulating lcd screen as I really use the view finder more, and since the screen cannot be flipped around, the screen contacts one's face and needs… Read more ›
Virtually no shutter lag Excellent viewfinder and LCD Read more ›
Amazing grip, amazing look, and amazing quality. The Electronic Viewfinder is EXTREMELY clear. I mean like BAM!!! Read more ›
For my own use, I find it much easier to find my desired framing with the…The electronic viewfinder is bright and startlingly clear and offers adjustment for clarity. T… Read more ›
Smooth as silk and completely silent. The view finder is excellent as well and surprisingly I found myself preferring this over the LCD screen. Another nice feature is… Read more ›
In brief, the build quality appears excellent and the digital viewfinder is as good as it gets; almost, but not quite, rivaling an optical finder. The lcd screen is very… Read more ›
The camera is solid, built like a tank, easy to use, and has a great viewfinder (that makes my 10D mirror and larger sensor look dim). The zoom is sharp on my camera up to… Read more ›
A really, really good super zoom type camera! Fast accurate focus, occasional missed focus, but easy to tell in the great viewfinder, and easy to just shoot again. Lens is… Read more ›
Low light photos are the only place this camera stumbles a little. The videos are great also. Would for sure buy again if needed. Read more ›
I must have taken close to 150 pix on the trip to Florida, not to…Again reviewing images is simple and easy and the video quality is great.... at least by my standards. I… Read more ›
This was a deal-killer for me, because video is an important feature for me, but if auto focus does not work well in video mode, that puts me right back in the same… Read more ›
It also records about 30 minutes of good video which plays back using the same buttons as the still pics use. Read more ›
* Design. It looks like a DSLR but has a fixed zoom lens that goes from wide (24mm) to telephoto (624mm) and also gets beautiful macro and good video. It's heavy--well… Read more ›
If you read the reviews and follow the advise given, this camera is all that you should expect. Takes good stills during video. Read more ›

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205 of 208 people found the following review helpful By kwa on December 3, 2012
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First, you must know what you are getting into when you buy/use this camera.

WHAT IT IS NOT: this is not a DSLR replacement for use at high ISO's, it will not replace a top end video capable micro-4/3 camera or similar (ex. GH2/GH3), it's AF is not as fast the Olympus OM-EM5, It's sensor is smaller than m/43 but larger than the average point & shoot and other bridge cameras. It is NOT for pixel-peepers.

NOTE/CAVEAT: If you have a body with a serial number starting with the numbers 21 or 22, this is an old production unit and will most likely have the noted (in other reviews) sensor blooming and lens issues. I have a SN 23X.... (replaced by Fuji with a new camera) and it is perfect for these two issues.

1) Good ISO performance for sensor size up to ISO 800, 1600 useable.
2) Excellent MANUAL zoom, silky smooth. Note, it does have a rubber gasket you can hear (internally) if you put your ear up to it - this is a good thing.
3) Optics are sharp, contrasty and the lens alone is worth the price IMO. f/2.8-5.6 is nice for the range.
4) The FPS is nice an speedy if you need it
5) Shoots full HD, but does not have full manual control, but for most causal video people this isn't an issue. If you are a video enthusiast, look elsewhere.
6) Great Fuji auto-white balance
7) Great Fuji colors
8) Full manual control on the photographic side of the camera
9) Weather sealed to a certain level - although not completely. Ex. There ARE seals in the lens, battery door, connection port door, SD card door, ,etc. I cannot confirm seals internally around knobs. The Canadian Fuji site called it sealed, but the USA site does not. Keep this in mind.
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86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Lobsang on December 26, 2012
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I will say a few things. Build quality is outstanding. No doubt about that.

I have had it a couple of weeks and used it under a good many situations to get a feel for it. I really like it. But let me get right to the "negatives". But please understand that all cameras are trade offs of one thing for another. There are far more positives than negatives.

1. Image quality.. People have a strange idea of what image quality is and they toss the term around. I think a lot of people who have knocked the image quality and said it is no better than an average point and shoot have not explored all the settings because it is far more than point and shoot image quality. There is a lot you can change in terms of setting and how you shoot. So it is possible to get great images and they are far more than point and shoot images. The images could be sharper under some circumstances but in others it is really good. The thing is that for the most part the average person is not going to notice the difference. The image quality issue is VERY dependent on the circumstances. The macro is excellent. Portrait is good and acceptable but a G 12 would do better. Outdoor is just fine even with lower light and even at 600mm zoom I was pleasently suprised. Also there are different modes and image quality will be effected by those. But IF you really want to pick... the lens could be sharper BUT the sharpness will not be an issue for most people and it would not be noticed until you blow up a picture. Funny how people that don't shoot much and cannot compose often will get hung up on stats. For the average person looking for nice pictures with advanced possibilities sharpness in this camera is not something to get hung up on.
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104 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Bill Boone on July 18, 2013
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The X-S1
I only write this review to enlighten some people about what this Camera really is, and why I bought it. Take this writing for what you believe it to be.

As a Photographer for over 40yrs, and a never ending Student of the Art, the X-S1 intrigued me from the moment I first became aware of it in Feb. of 2011. In my lifetime, I have had the good fortune to own some pretty fine equipment. It does not matter what the brands of those tools were, nor does it matter how much gear I had. I just know that I was really tired of the amount of gear I had. So I decided to read all the information that I could get my hands about the Fuji X-S1. At first, like many other great cameras that have come along, the X-S1 had some early troubles. There was a sensor problem, which caused white (Or bright) Orbs to appear on some Photos. That and a few other problems have long since been corrected by Fuji. In my research of this camera I spoke with lots of owners of this camera. I did not find a single "Knowledgeable" owner who did not love it! Not one! I downloaded the User's Manual from Fuji in March of 2011. I read, and reread this document until I knew the camera inside and out. This is something that is a pet peeve of mine. Why do people buy nice/complex things and never read the User Manual? Why? This is something that a long time ago, my Flight Instructor made very clear to me. Now really, would you fly a plane you did not know anything about? If your answer yes...well, forget buying this camera. Actually, this is a very easy camera to become very easy to use. Of course if you want to, you can put it full auto mode and get very good photos right out of the box. But...if you are a serious shooter, or want to become one, this is the camera for you.
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