164 of 166 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Camera for the Informed
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...
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44 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Dream Come True For Me
I only had this camera for a few days. Had one major use for it and it was at the long end of the zoom. I felt my example just was not sharp enough at full zoom to satisfy my needs. (Yes, I used a tripod to test.. a very solid Bogen.) I confess, I had high expectations for my 800 bucks!
If you are interested in the shorter focal lengths, especially wide angle,...
Published on February 20, 2012 by S. Hock
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164 of 166 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Camera for the Informed,
This review is from: 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) (Electronics)
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.
WHAT THIS CAMERA EXCELS AT:
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.
10) The body, while large, is a joy to hold and use, high quality feel vs. the cheaper plastic cameras
11) The EVF is great IMO - nice and large, comparable to my old Panasonic GH1
12) Nice built in flash that is pretty powerful for its size (good to about 20') with excellent exposure
Overall, if you are a photo enthusiast who KNOWS how to get the most from a camera and is willing to learn this camera inside and out it can be very rewarding and is in a class of it's own overall. BUT, if you are looking for a more consumer oriented fun bridge with some better video, look at the Panasonic FZ200 or step up to micro 4/3.
For daylight shooting, this beast is excellent and I do not miss my DLSRs at all. It's AF is quick to lock (with the newer serial numbers IMO) and I've successfully used it for action as well. Overall, for what you get for you money, I don't think you can go wrong. YES, you can get better IQ with a DSLR body. But the tele lenses you will get are slower on the short end (f/3.5) and will put the cost higher in the end if you want to keep cost down. Sure, you could match the DSLR to a nice 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and it would smoke the X-S1, but those lenses are $1000+. For the PACKAGE, it's a great option.
This camera is not the only camera I shoot with, for ultimate image quality, I prefer my Fuji X100 which is a stellar performer. I've shot with many high end DSLR's and some of the best glass around and that's the background for this review. For what it is, the X-S1 is very nice!
70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how I SEE IT about this CAMERA,
This review is from: 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) (Electronics)
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. A person should be improving other factors in their photography and not obsessing over pixels in situations where you would forget about them anyway.
2. Autofocus. This could be better and snappier. It works but it is not up to the standard of the camera. It can be skittish
3. Ease of use and user enjoyment.. Well it is really really a pleasure to use without a doubt. It has many preset programs in it that could really help a person get nice picture especially if that person is looking for better than point and shoot pictures but does not want to fumble with an SLR or lenses. It bothers me to see people with disposible income and these expensive SLRS waltzing around snapping without a clue. They would be better with this. Hey, if you really have the skills to negotiate and manipulate an SLR in a very versitile way then that is a good thing but IF you want to drop the ego and don't care about impressing anyone when you are not a highly skilled photographer you are better with this. Yeah this camera is a pleasure to use and so versitile. It will accomadate most all situations on a family trip or day of taking photos of animals or whatever...
The camera has lots of great features and is laid out well. The viewfinder is electronic and really great. The LED screen is sharp enough and great.
Here is the bottom line. On one hand you have SLRs. We all know that their images are great. But lets take the average person what wants better than average pictures and wants to be creative. They may not want to take the kids to the park or the zoo with an SLR and a bunch of lenses. They may not want to be changing lenses. The reality is that if all they are going to do is snap then get a regular and save some money. If the snapper is wanting sharper images and has money get a G 15 or something. Or take an SLR with a 50mm lens. But let's take the person that takes the family on a trip. They go to the zoo. Well they want to snap the kids in front of a zebra. But then they want a close up of an animal in the distance. Then they see a flower and want a really nice macro. Then they want to do a portrait. Then this and then that at different lightings and distances. This camera will do that. Then it gets to be the end of the day and lighting is getting lower but you see a seagul in the distance and you want a zoom at 620mm. Well this camera will pull that off fairly well. So it is very versitile. Yes, you will suffer some image sharpness under many circumstances but as I have said most of the time that is a non issue and will not be perceived. To overcome that on your trip you need an SLR or smaller version of one with all the lenses. It is your choice.
I would say that for a person that wants more than a point and shoot but does not want to go to SLR with all the hassels and benefits then this is a great thing. A person that has become desireous to expand beyond their point and shoot and get infinately better pictures and opportunities will like it. A kids birtday party, trip to the zoo, vacation or.. You see some kind of bird on your lawn and want a real close picture. Well you won't get it with the average point and shoot and with an SLR the bird may be gone by the time you change lenses.
So you see you get ease, versitility, high build quality and great pictures at the expense of some image sharpness. Image sharpness that many times will not be dectected. In fact most of the time. And please remember that IF you wanted a 620mm lens in an SLR what it would cost. You see balancing a superzoom lens with a macro at a cost a family can afford is not an easy thing to do. I think people forget that. This lens goes from super macro to superzoom and all points in between. You are going to have to comprimise somewhere. I mean it is like that in life. A general surgeon may be just fine for the operation but the specialty surgeon will do the job a bit better. But the question is that in the operation is the difference important? Many times no. Sometimes yes..
Lastly.. Everyone has an opinion. Many times their opinions are based on some obsessive notion or whatever. So when people say it is no different than a point and shoot, check it out. This is what you do. You go on line and you look at the pictures people are producing with the camera. You look at the good and not so good. You look at a lot of galleries. You don't listen to image quality reviews so much because they can have and agenda. You will see that this machine can get excellent photos and they are far better than an limited point and shoot. Sometimes those photos will be up to an SLR and other times they will not. More often than not they will be in between. A very fair comprimise for the reasonible price. And make no mistake you are getting a lot of bang for your buck with this camera.
So sharpness often will not matter and it will matter very very little IF you are not blowing things up or viewing without printing. BUT IF.. If you have a photographic need for tack sharpness or you are obsessed over it and have the money to spend then this is not a good choice for you. But I think that sometimes a person gets hung up on something like sharpness when it really will not come into play for their situation. This camera is plenty sharp enough for most people and especially considering all other factors.
If you are making a decision just go look at galleries and a lot of them...
Have a nice day...!
Ok it has been 6 months of a lot of almost daily shooting. I just wanted to say that this is the camera I go for the most and I do that because it is the most versatile. The more I use it the more I love it. I have a number of other cameras and they all have their own respective advantages. Leica, Panasonic ect.. BUT this is the one I go for mostly. If you are a family I highly advise it. You want something that you will get all the shots with and this is the best thing going in my opinion. The more you use it the more you find that you learn to get the great shots. It is really nice right away but as you shoot over time you really begin to appreciate it. Just explore and gradually you will become one with the camera and get all those shots of the kids and places you go. Oh and Fuji has a website where owners post their pics and it is really good. Also the quality of the build is better than most as it is an x series and we work hard for our money so it feels good to get something solid and obviously superior rather than just a tinny plastic junk. It is really built fine. Every time I pick it up it feels like quality in my hands. I am so so glad I dished out a little more money. Over the long term it was not much at all to get the quality I got. This is a camera a family will USE and won't tie you down. If you don't have a usable camera then what good is it?
64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Photographic Tool,
This review is from: 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) (Electronics)
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. As I said earlier, I have had some pretty nice gear in my life time, but I can't think of one that equals this one. Yes, I mean that! There are those that think that "Bigger & Most Expensive" is the way to go. Believe me, it isn't. If I could go back in time, and could have this camera, I would be forever happy. Ok...a few words about this beast.
Build quality is solid, better than any bridge camera on the market, guaranteed.
Controls: Intuitive, fast, and precise. The Manual Zoom is nothing but PURE SILK.
Auto ISO'S of 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Manual ISO's of 100 - 12,800
All the standard modes; M, AP, SP, P, AUTO
Excellent Manual Controls
Plus; 3 Custom Settings of C1, C2, C3. For those that don't know what that means, I will tell you in simple words. If you would like to go out and photo bids in flight, you could set the C1 Mode as this: (ISO Auto 400) ( Focus: Hard) (Burst (fps) at the frames per sec you wish.) (Exp. Spot) (Focus: Area) (Film Simulation: Velvia) and whatever others your tastes might be. Select Custom Settings on the "Shooting Menu", select "C1", and the camera will be set to this when you rotate the Mode Dial to C1. If you like to shoot Macro shots, then program C2 for all the setting you prefer for shooting Macro Shots, select Custom Settings from the "Shooting Menu", select C2 and click OK. If you see something when you're out shooting, and it dictates a Macro Mode, just spin the Mode Dial to C2 and your ready to shoot. You also have C3, for another type of shooting. You don't have to reset your camera constantly. A Blessing for those of us old timers let me tell you!!
Several other dedicated button for things like; AE, AF, ISO, WB, Picture Playback and Delete. Dedicated Buttons, no having to go into a Menu and look for them.
Two Fn Buttons. Fn1 and Fn2. These work like the C1, C2, C3, as mentioned above except they are limited to a choice of 3 options for each button. Amazing, just 3 options each! What is one to do with only 3 options? LOL
Video: Stereo HD Video, with all the bells and whistles. (320 fps) You will be impressed! Just "RTFB". I'm not a Video Man, but it is impressive.
Image Quality: In my opinion, as good as it gets. This reminds me of the two guys arguing who's Stereo has the highest frequency response. Can you hear over 16,000 Hz? I don't think so. I could go on the "Tech Trail" here but I refuse to do that. Why? Because it's pointless. Most of the arguments I hear about some of the hot topics are by some people who "Shadow Box" real well, but have never been in a ring. I really avoid things these days. It's just a waste of time!
The Lens: For the record, the lens used in this camera is a spinoff of the same lenses that Fuji uses for their big broadcast lenses that you enjoy when you watch coverage of the big events such as The Olympic Games, Golfing Events, and "Monday Night Football as well. And it is made by the same technicians. Even the lens coatings are the same. That's Cristal Clear to me!
How fast is the recovery time on the Shutter, how fast dose the Flash Recycle, how fast is the Auto Focus ? Do you really want those numbers? They're out there, look them up. But the simple answer is this: "They are faster than Ali". What does that tell you?
Size & Weight: Equal to most DSLR'S. I find the weight to this camera to be perfect for comfortable and rock solid shooting. 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. Works great, what else can one say?
EVF: Well now...that is a thing of "Pure Beauty"!! I will describe it this way; it's like putting your eye up to a nice size hole on the side of a crystal clear fish bowl. It really is a thing you have to experience for yourself to appreciate. Really, it's just too hard to describe.
This camera is a very well thought out piece of top quality engineering, loaded with very High Tech features that are actually very easy, and intuitively fun to use.
In ending this mess I will tell you this: I use this camera on a limited professional basis, as well as it has become my best friend. I would seriously put this camera up against anything in its class, including many DSLR's, and would not hang my head at the end of the day.
The people I shoot for are a selective and very critical group, and they are really more than happy with my work. And as you may have guessed, yes I love this camera! If you are a pro or want to be a pro someday, go out and buy yourself the X-S1. You won't need all those other lenses, clean any sensors, or drag around a suitcase to get those OMG shots. Remember this Quote by Ansel Adams: "The best part of any camera is the six inches behind it! (That's close enough to the original quote for me) I hope this helps!
Thanks, Bill Boone
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally satisfied with my Fulifilm X-S1,
After reading some of the negative reviews, I hesitated to order this camera, but decided to give it a try. It arrived a week ago and I began extensive testing for sharpness, image quality and the "orb" problem others mentioned. Two cameras, a Panasonic DMC FZ 150 and the Fujifilm X-S! were set up on tripods side by side and aimed at a tiled roof house about 750 feet away. The lenses were both set a maximum telephoto. The resulting photos, shot in raw, and not processed or sharpened, were viewed on my monitor and on 8.5 x 11 prints. Both photos were acceptably sharp and difficult to distinguish. But, the quality of the picture taken by the Fuji was far superior to that taken by the Panasonic. Colors were richer, and showed a greater range of tonal separation. Detail was rich.
Many more pictures were taken of distant objects with detail. All were sharp and of excellent quality. A bit of sharpening in Photoshop really perked the images up. None of them needed any further adjustment.
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.
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 usable in bright sunlight.
The camera is expensive, but for someone seeking high quality and downsizing from a DSLR with multiple lenses it is worth a look.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Underdog Perhaps But Well Worth Considering This Great Camera!,
Please note that to say I am an amateur photographer is an under statement. A point and shoot guy for over 40 years, half of which I never knew which side of the camera to look through.
As I am being dragged into the 21st century I decided it was time to invest in a decent camera, we have a few point and shoots most notable a Nikon P100 which was at the time - four years ago a Cnet best bet with rave reviews. These days getting a decent image is a crap shoot and the odds aren't in my favor. I liked the fully articulated LCD screen and the burst mode which took 10 pics in one click and only keept the sharpest one. The camera has bitten the dust and after many weeks of research I have finally arrived at the point where if I look at one more camera my brains arew going to pour out of my ears.
I had narrowed my choices down to the following:
1) An entry level DSLR the Nikon D3100 or the Canon T3i 2
2) Out of the Bridge cameras I had narrowed it down to the Panasonic FZ200. It's insanely popular winning Cnet's coveted best in class for 20013 award.
Price points on the above are all pretty much the same between the $450 - $550 mark. Fuji cameras had never been in the running except for one Point and shoot which I dismissed quickly along with others in the same category like the Nikon P510, P520 and a myriad of others. Checking them all out at Best Buy - Amazons's showroom, I was surprised at how flimsy and toy like the build quality was. Even with many mid range to higher end DSLR they felt fragil and poorly made - at least myold Nikon had some heft.
Enter the Fujifilm X-S1 it was featured on the Amazon home page so I took a peek - the price was right, but I knew zilch about the camera and the few reviews it had. Cnet had nothing to say however about the X-S1 except for their branch in the UK. They had a video review that simply raved about the X-S1 giving it their award for Best of 2012. As I kept searching around one thing struck me as odd and that's there virtually no mention of the camera's Image Stabilization. As much as write reviews and comment on others, I post questions too, I posted a question asking about the Image Stabilization for the X-S1 and never heard a single peep.
Every single camera I've looked into heavily promotes their image stabilization technology some offer optical only or on board or both. Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony seem to be in a race as far who has the most sophisticated anti- shake and Blur free technoligies, it's splattered everywhere from Amazon listings to their promotional videos, Advertising and consumer bound selling materials. Because it's definitely a selling point and clear as in crystal to me an aspect of buying a camera that most consumers rely on when making a buying decision. However, even in the Fujifilm promotional videos for the X -S1 there's no mention of it at all.
Despite this I was still intrigued enough to give it a chance and bought one. The day it was due to arrive I decided to call Fuji Tech Support to both get a head start on having a few of my questions answered and to try and get a feel for what it would be like as a customer. I found the support superb. When I mentioned the lack of information about Image Stabilization the Tech (a retired Professional photographer working in the New Jersey headquarters) felt I must have missed something so he did some poking around and was clearly dumfounded that there was indeed no information whatsoever.
When I talked about taking an online or CD based Photography course his response was "Not Necessary right now" and told me "Look, you won't learn this camera in a few days period. that's just not going to happen. Instead use the manual as a reference and most of all, play around with both the EXR and full Auto settings, take plenty of shots and see how you do"
It was great advice.
Yesterday I spent hours taking pictures of our Bulldogs romping outside,over 200 photographs. The photos with exception of a just a few are spectacular. Crystal clear, wonderfully rich and sparkling, vibrant true to life colors - I was dazzled.
Normally I would be in Corel's Paintshop Pro or Adobe Lightroom for hours just trying to reduce the noise and blur but these were pristine. Harley our oldest was born to play soccer. That said, because the recovery time between shots and focusing is so lightening fast the "action" shots of him playing, running, moving his gargantuan orange ball around were perfect, so perfect and blur free it was hard to believe I had taken them.
The camera is blazing fast.
In indoor light I wasn't impressed with performance although these shots were easy enough to brighten in editing and the detail was still marvelous. It wouldn't be so "marvelous" if I had 50 or 100 images to correct. At first I chalked this up to my ignorance of ISO, white balance, shutter speeds and so on. But since, I've found a number of gripes about poor low light performance. I've yet to try out the flash hopefully that'll make a difference - but good low light performance was at the top of my list.
As for the feature set it seems fine to me. The camera doesn't have many of the built in filters and modes I see with others in it's price class such as Miniaturize, old movie. Sepia and so on. But I tend to think many of these are gimmicky and there's nothing you can't do in Photoshop if you're so inclined. So in fact I like that the feature set provides options you might actually use such as the three Film modes. The camera is free of what might be the equivalent of novelty bloatware.
I wasn't sure how I would like the manual only Zoom but it's terrific. 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 when you raise the camera to look through the view finder the LCD screen automatically turns off and vice a versa.
You can also set this by pressing a button on the cameras body to only use the LCD, EV or both. As for the LCD The articulation is limited to tilt which is fine. Plus there's very little wash out in direct sunlight so it's always easy to read and nice and bright.
Some First Impressions:
* Built like a Tank. The camera features an all metal body, covered with a rubberized coating and all metal dials - excellent build quality
* Smooth operation and a great feel in the hand it's substantial and re-assuring. A far cry better then the plasticy and toy like cameras - including many of the more expensive DSLR cameras that I played around with in stores.
* From what I gather the oversized cmos sensor is the largest of cameras in this price range and helps make for the stunning photographic images produced by the X-S1.
* The rubber gill like surrounding on the lens barrel feels really nice in the hand and lets you get to that exact point where you want to go very quickly without having to fiddle with a powered zoom.
* The Manual Focus ring which sits behind the zoom is equally responsive.
* The battery compartment and the SD card slot are on opposing sides of the camera so you don't have to open the battery compartment to swap cards or vice a versa.
* Lot's of ports. Including one for an external Mic, and an HDMI cable.
* Full HD video at 1080 plus built in stereo mic/speakers.
* Intuitive menu for easy set up - but still LOT'S to learn, especially for the novice.
* At two pounds it's a heavy camera - but I like how substantial it feels and think with use I'll get used to the unexpected weight.
* Pop up flash is which according to Fujifilm is more than adequate up to a range of 6-10 feet indoors and out. If you're further away say in bleachers, you'll need an external flash.
* Speaking of external flashes the camera has a Hot Shoe
Very nicely and well presented the glossy black box includes the camera of course, The battery (which takes a first 4 hour charge) a charger and power cord, a quality neck and shoulder strap, Spring loaded lens cap which fits good and tight, USB transfer cable, Manual which is surprisingly easy to understand and follow, a CD ROM with a PDF version of the manual and Fijifilms's editing software (my copy wouldn't install) registration card and some additional paper work mostly safety and care related.
As for the lack of Image Stabilization specifications I was concerned about, I've still yet to come across any mention of it. That said and considering how shaky my hands can get and how flawless the pictures I take are coming out whatever Fuji has done in this regard is working extraordinarily well.
Perhaps the X- S1 is a bit of an underdog but to me that's just one more reason to like it.
It's as impressive looking as the photo's it's taking are beautiful. In hind sight a DSLR would have driven me crazy lugging around all those lenses that cost more than the camera itself the X-S1 is a nice alternative.
With Super Zooms ranging up too 50X those that for whatever reason want a telescope attached to their camera this isn't the ticket. However the 26 X zoom is more than enough for most folks, myself included. Plus the shots I took with the zoom fully extended without a tripod were sharp and clear.
I Couldn't be happier with the X-S1 and I plan to update this review or rather novella, as I learn more about all the camera offers.
***** UPDATE AS OF 11/21 FUJIFILM BLUNDER PAYS OFF FOR THE CONSUMER IN A BIG WAY*********
I'll caveat this update by saying this camera continues to blow me away, the build quality, the intuitive menus and most of all the incredibly vivid photographs.
When Fujifilm brought the X-S1 to the American market it had already been a huge hit at the CES (consumer electronics show) but pricing was never released until the camera was picked up by resellers. The MSRP was $800 and hence lays the rub.
This put a bridge camera at the same price point as entry and mid level DSLR cameras many like the popular Nikon D3200 with kit lens and VR zoom lens for $700 and there's no shortage of other DSLR offerings at the same price point - and more often even less. The same for Bridge and Kit cameras. Highly rated cameras with similar specs and a longer zoom range like the Sony HX300 and the Panasonic FZ series, especially the FZ200 - both sell for less than $500.
Is the X-S1 worth $800 in my opinion yes it is, however not when compared to other cameras both DSLR and Bridge that meet or exceed the X-S1 in performance and flexibility. Fuji priced the X-S1 out of the water and into a class of cameras where it couldn't compete - hence being rightfully seen by consumers as dramatically over priced it simply didn't sell.
About the lack of Image Stabilization - it's there, it's built in Fuji just neglected to advertise it. I'm convinced this over sight added significantly to lack luster sales.
If you log on to Fujifilm's web site, click from USA to Global there's an entire site dedicated to the X-S1 they cover everything in gorgeous detail from the amazing sixteen optical's, the Huge cmos sensor and the dual core EXR processor which in a nut shell work in tandem and make for blazing fast shooting and jaw dropping beautiful images.
Consumer Reports (I live by CR) really compliments the Image Stabilization of the Fujifilm cameras they review and recommend - they don't have a review on the X-S1. However, the inner workings of Fuji's IS appears to be the same in most every higher end model CR reviews.
I kept digging for some information on IS and was able to find the following on descriptive link to the Fujifilm Image Stabilization :
**High-precision gyro sensor, which uses a unique algorithm to accurately detect camera shakes in the previously-undetectable ultra-low frequency region.The detected amount of camera shake is corrected, even in the slow shutter range, by mobilizing the corrective lens unit with sufficient coverage. he linear motor technology checks for camera shake 8000 times a second, and controls location feedback of the corrective optical system 16000 times a second to counter even the most minute of high frequency camera shakes**
Add the lack of this information in all of the X-S1 marketing materials, the unrealistic price point and no wonder the camera didn't sell.
But now at $400 it's a steal - it trumps anything and everything at this price point.
About the low light performance - I should amend my review in this regard because by using the right settings low light is fabulous. I've starting shooting in Raw and Dog mode to photograph our Bulldogs. At first I thought the dog mode sounded gimmicky but it catches them virtually in flight as they go berserk with their soccer balls - and there's zero blur and zero noise.
The X-S1 is making me a better photographer and I've just begun to scratch the surface.
40 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions,
I haven't had the camera long enough to give a complete review, but I can already answer some of the comments made in other reviews.
Softness at Extreme Telephoto :- Based on the test shots I have taken, this is not an issue with the sample that I have. Even wide open, I would have no issues with the sharpness for a camera of this type. While clearly not something that would rival the results from a Canon prime telephoto, on a 1Ds body with which I am familiar, for a camera /lens combination that is only one 20th of the price, the results are excellent. My sample does have some back focussing, out by about six inches when focussed at infinity, so this might account for the softness experienced by another reviewer.
Lens sagging :- No sign of this with my sample.
Blue lens flare :- No sign of this with my sample. In addition color fringing is noticeably absent.
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.
Build Quality :- As others have said, the build quality is excellent.
Responsiveness :- Something not mentioned as much as I think it should be is how responsive the camera is. Focussing is very fast and shutter delay is short enough to not be noticeable, which is a huge plus.
So far the camera lives up to the reviews that are enthusiast about it. I will add more comments as I gain more experience with it.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The more I use it, the more I like it,
I have been using P&S for years, and this is the first camera I own that allows me to do more. The reason I am getting a Fuji is that I always like the pictures taken by my good old S2800 years ago. Then along the way, I changed cameras from time to time, brand names include Panasonic, Casio, Canon, with the latest being the Nikon S8200. All these cameras produced good pictures, but not at the point where you can feel the color jumping out of the screen, including a Canon DSLR from my sister.
I also understand that this X-S1 should not be compared to P&S and I didn't mean to. I am a lazy person who wants to do more with a camera but without carrying a whole bunch of lenses, swapping them from situation to situation. This all-in-one superzoom really helped this big issue out for me. The manual zoom lens moves this camera from Bridge Camera class to another one very similar to DSLR. Few days ago I bought a Sony SLT-A55V with a Sony 18-250mm lens for a friend. With more adjustment, the pictures are just as good, or more detailed as the Sony DSLR. Therefore, the more I use this camera, the more I understand it, and in turn the more I like it. There're few settings I have changed from the default settings:
- Flash is lowered to -1/3
- Exposure compensation to be one notch below the middle
- Metering, or AE setting to be Multi
- Some people says photos are good up to ISO800, what I do for this is to lower the resolution to 6MP, which is still good for Letter Size print
The purpose for these settings is to reduce the overall exposure by the default settings. Personally, I feel the camera tend to over-exposed a bit by all default settings. Coupling with limiting ISO, I can achieve great result from the camera. Shooting far away objects such as birds, kayak from Golden Gate Bridge was absolute enjoyment. Again, I just can't emphasize enough about the beautiful color reproduction from Fuji cameras, and X-S1 is no exception.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning camera for the price,
I bought a Fuji X-S1 about two months ago as something of a retirement gift to myself as a go anywhere camera. I have had 4 previous Fujifilm digital cameras S4000, S4800, S5200 and S2980.
The main reason you buy a Fujifilm camera is because of the stunning colour quality. It is just amazing that for as little as $200 Fuji will sell you a, "stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap" camera that gives such wonderful colour representations. Scenery is great, portraits are great, ocean is great; contrast, tonality and colour gradient are great. But of course with such a "limited" camera you need to know what you are doing.
Being an older guy, I cut my photographic teeth on 35 mm film Nikon SLRs and have a cupboard full of them with lens and all sorts of attachments.
Firstly don't be sucked in by negative comparisons you read with DSLR technology because the Fujifilm X-S1 is not a DSLR; it is like comparing apples and oranges. The Fujifilm X-S1 is a single lens extreme telephoto (24 mm to 624 mm focal length(X26)) bridge camera. If you really want a "full frame" DSLR and all it can do then cough up the thousands of dollars and start buying a whole suite of lenses; that'll cost you a damn sight more than the $800 approximate cost of the Fujifilm X-S1.
Personally I'm so electronic these days I hardly print any photos any more preferring to view them on my computer slideshow however my printed photo from this camera was just terrific.
The lens on this camera is manual, "zoomed" by twisting the barrel with your fingers but it is a delightful piece of kit to use and reasonably fast too being F2.8 to F5.6 at 624mm focal length. Wow!!! ( I have some F1.4 primary lenses but they cost me about $1000 years ago ...just for the lens. Do you really want to shell out that kind of money for an extra 2 stops???). This lens also has a very nice manual focus ring with a button electronic over-ride in case time runs short.
Some people whinge about the picture quality?? Just check out Tony Sturn's images on the internet and you'll be less concerned. The pictures of birds, foxes and squirrels taken by this guy with his X-S1 are just stunning. With a little care, photographic knowledge and this camera you could take pictures like that too.
I bought this camera because I used to love using Velvia film and this camera emulates Provia, Velvia and Astia films for those of you old enough to know what I'm talking about. The emulations are just fantastic!!! Once again the Fuji colours are just brilliant.
The lesser Fuji cameras have dropped the lens thread and that is a real disappointment because as an ex 35 mm SLR user I have many Cokin filters and gadgets to thread onto cameras. The Fuji X-S1 however does have a thread for filters. So should you decide to buy one get a UV(o) filter put it on your camera and presto your pictures are going to look a whole lot better even before you press the shutter button. Also protects your lens from scratches and such so leave it on. I also use a polarising filter a lot as in Australia we can have some pretty harsh sun light so a circular polarising filter is also a good thing to have.
There are several films on YOUtube about the Fuji X-S1 and a look at these is probably a good idea.
Some people have mentioned that the feature set on this camera is very good; very good is an under-statement... it is just fantastic. All sorts of modifications can be done on this camera, all the programme usuals plus colour modifications, film emulation, SLR portrait emulation, various panoramas up to 360 degrees using the camera horizontal or vertical, various bracketing modes, best picture from bursts with variable before and after how many shots etc etc. White balance is a special treat in this camera and I'm not exhausting the facilities on this camera. It is a fun camera to explore for all our techno geeks.
Some have commented that image stablisation is not that great. 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. Anybody who knows anything about photography is not going to do that hand held!!! You need a tripod for that kind of stuff whether you have 35 mm SLR, DSLR or a Fuji X-S1. So commentators.... let's not be idiotic, make use of your tripods. I took a picture of the moon on X2 intelligent digital zoom and fair dinkum, craters and everything are visible in the image but of course, I used a tripod. (HINT: If you want to photograph the moon don't do it when it is full moon, the shape called, "gibbous" and "quarter" is probably the best).
I believe that Fujifilm is on to a real winner with this camera concept and as time passes and the few little "bugs" are ironed out this camera, should it become a series (i.e. X-S2, X-S3 etc.), up-ing the pixel count (currently at 12 MP on the X-S1) and maybe even a few more "bells and whistles" or an up-ed "EXR" facility could be a real DSLR killer. (RIP Nikon, Sony and Canon)
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost The Perfect All-In-One Camera,
While I've used film SLRs in the past, I've never stepped up to a DSLR. I've found P&S digicams and bridge cameras to work well enough for 98% of what I shoot. Sure, I wouldn't mind the added speed and quality a DSLR offers, but I don't want to pay for it and have to lug around/invest in multiple lenses. There are some tempting 4:3 options out there right now, but instead I decided to go with the Fuji X-S1. It is less than half the list price on Amazon right now so it really is an outstanding deal, and I've found Fuji digicams can really deliver the goods. I have a number of compact cameras, and the X-S1 will be replacing (mostly) my old Olympus C8080 and a Panasonic FZ-50. Both are still great cameras, but are showing their age.
This is no compact all-in-one. In fact, a casual observer might assume you are using a DSLR. That pays off though because the build quality and ergonomics are outstanding, and the fit and finish is quite good. The X-S1 is even moderately weather sealed, so you can use it in lightly rainy weather with no fear of it getting ruined. If you don't mind lugging around a slightly less than DSLR sized camera, then the Fuji should work for you. Especially considering you won't need any extra lenses. Battery life is exceptional for this type of camera. Again - it has a solid, outstanding build quality with it's sturdy frame, grippy finish, and tactile metal dials.
So, who is this camera for?
- A person who wants nearly DSLR performance and quality in a single lens package. The wonderful manual zoom lens is silky smooth. Many DSLRs will have better low-light performance and faster focusing and shooting for sports, but the X-S1 is no slouch when compared to other bridge cameras and often bests them. Coupled with a fast 64GB SDXC card (like the SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC), it blazes. It has tons of manual options, many of which I've still yet to explore.
- A person who wants a versatile zoom range. There are other (sometimes smaller) bridge cameras out there with a longer zoom range or wider angle low end, but they would be hard pressed to match the quality the X-S1 offers, and the Optical 26x zoom (24-624mm) is pretty darn good. You can get excellent macro shots and then zoom out to the long end for close-ups of a distant subject. The camera's superb optical image stabilization helps in this respect as well. Wide angle, full 26x zoom, and 1cm Super Macro - this lens has it all and the camera hardware to make it happen!
- A person who wants quality images above and beyond your standard point-and-shoot. The FUJINON F2.8 Wide-Angle lens coupled with the ⅔ 12MP EXR-CMOS sensor produces images with a great tonal range and fairly sharp detail across the zoom range. The 2 EXR 6MP modes boost either dynamic range or low light performance as well. The 9-blade aperture diaphragm allows for lovely "bokeh" effect in shallow focus images too.
- A person who wants good full HD video. While the video here won't match the quality of HD from some other P&Ss or DSLRs/4:3s, it does produce quality full HDR video that wows me. Audio quality from the built-in microphones is pretty good, and the image quality is impressive. The user can manually zoom in and out while recording with little or no noise, but I've noticed that the autofocus has a tendency to blur out for a second or two at times while trying to find the subject near full zoom. This isn't a deal breaker, but you should be aware of it.
- Macros. The lens lets me take amazing macro photos. Other fixed lens cameras can as well, but this lens coupled with the larger sensor in the X-S1 is impressive for a bridge/super-zoom camera.
So who should steer clear of this camera? Anyone wanting a pocketable compact package for snapshots. This is not stealth digicam -- you'll need a camera bag for this one. Those who require the quality and versatility of a DSLR or even a 4:3 camera may also want look elsewhere, though the X-S1 comes pretty close in many areas. It has some quirks that take getting used to and the extensive menu system and myriad controls take a while to fully understand. However, it is fairly easy to use overall. You could leave it in the full auto setting and get great shots, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice.
I think the X-S1 is nearly the perfect "compromise" camera. It does nearly everything almost as well as cameras dedicated to those functions. In a few areas results from the X-S1 may even exceed or surpass them. With its form factor, it is a joy to use and is a great all-round option for nearly every situation. The more I use it, the more I find to love. I've obtained impressive results from all of the photos and videos I've taken so far, ranging from landscapes to sports to portraits and close-ups.
I'll update this review as I continue to explore the X-S1's features under daily use, but at this stage I can unequivocally recommend it to someone looking for a quality bridge super-zoom at an amazing price.
03102014 update: I took the X-S1 to the beach this past weekend and it performed admirably. Custom setting worked well, but the "beach" preset was good enough for 95% of the photos. This camera continues to be a joy to use and I'm very glad I purchased it. The long zoom combined with the wide angle on the other end makes it ideal for beach related photography. There were occasional focus and exposure issues, but for the most part I couldn't be happier with the quality of the photos I captured.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fujifilm X-S1 - A Superb, Well-Constructed Super-Zoom Digital Camera Which Offers Excellent Performance,
This Fujifilm X-S1 12MP EXR CMOS Digital Camera with Fuijinon F2.8 to F5.6 Telephoto Lens and Ultra-Smooth 26x Manual Zoom (24-624mm) is a superb performer. It is my first advanced super-zoom camera, something I have wanted for a long time.
Yes, it's heavy. Yes, it's complex. Yes, it requires an effort to learn to use it.
But having owned several previous digital cameras (including a Canon PowerShot G1 X 14.3 MP CMOS Digital Camera), I found it to be quite easy to use even before I read the manual. While its menu options are many, they are relatively straightforward to configure to your taste. If you too are experienced with sophisticated digital cameras, I am sure you will find this one quite easy to master.
And, believe it or not, in addition to the PDF owner's manual, Fujifilm supplies a PRINTED owner's manual! Reading this, which I did yesterday, will answer the overwhelming majority of your questions about the camera and its use. (You can download the PDF from Fujifilm's site if you wish to read it before purchasing the camera so as to see if it is suitable for you.) Of course one reading is not sufficient; I'll be spending the next few days re-reading the manual, this time with camera in hand, so I can learn the various ins-and-outs of it. (Frankly, this will be necessary for every purchaser. If you do not wish to make this effort, then I recommend that you do not buy this model, opting instead for something simpler.) I am truly looking forward to learning the capability of this camera and enjoying the pictures I am able to take with it.
This camera has many individual buttons and knobs which means that changing settings via the menu is only rarely necessary. It features a manual zoom as well as a manual focus option (along with, of course, many varied auto-focus options) and also full manual aperture and shutter controls.
Its sensor is 2/3-inch. This is not as large as the 1.5-inch sensor in my G1 X - but imagine the size (and weight - not even to mention the price) of the lens (26x zoom ratio) which would be necessary to accommodate that size sensor. A 2/3-inch sensor is large enough to create good pictures with minimal noise (in most cases the noise will not be visible) at ISOs from 100 to, say, 400. That range is plenty for most outdoor and many indoor shots.
Even though it has a very good image stabilization [IS] circuit (it's turned on by default; you'll find its options on Page 4 of 6 in the Set-Up section of the Menu and please read below), I would not use this camera under extremely low light levels without some sort of additional lighting or, if absolutely necessary to take a picture under low light without flash, I recommend the use of a tripod and a longer exposure time - tell your subjects to be absolutely still. (Please see the paragraph below.) (In any case, you'll want to use a tripod at longer zoom settings.) The 2/3-inch sensor is larger than in some other Fujifilm Super-zoom cameras and note that a larger sensor produces less image noise (all else being equal) at higher ISO settings. However a 2/3-inch sensor is still a small one so you must keep in mind its limitations (there is no getting around the laws of physics).
Its nominal ISO range is from 100 to 12,800 - but note that ISOs over 3200 are available only with reduced image file size (less than the usual 12 MP). While I have had my camera for only two days, and have not been able to put it through all the 'hoops,' I should think that, for all practical purposes, ISO 1600 would be the absolute maximum that I should ever want to use (and even that only in an 'emergency') and I shall probably restrict my use to the aforementioned ISO 100-400. This will, of necessity, restrict its use in low light situations in which you cannot or do not want to use flash; as I mentioned above, for these kind of pictures, you'll want to use a tripod and a longer exposure time. At least for me, this is no real inconvenience.
But, all that aside, I have found three (ONLY three!) VERY minor points about which I have 'druthers':
(1) I wish the lens stopped down to f/16. It does not; its minimum aperture is f/11. But that is something I can live with. (The Panasonic FZ200, for example, stops down to only f/8. That's an absolute deal-breaker for me even though I like its constant f/2.8 maximum across the board aperture.)
(2) I wish there were some means of quickly changing the Image Stabilization settings. There are several settings, all of them useful (including 'Off'), but to change them the user must go deep into the menu. Fortunately, at least for me, I do not need to change the settings very often. (I generally leave it off or, when I want to use it, in Shooting + Motion [that uses less battery power than Continuous].)
(3) I wish there were some sort of cover for the LCD screen. As it is, it will ALWAYS get smeared. I have ordered one of the screen protectors from Amazon but even that is just a partial remedy. (Does anyone make a snap-on plastic cover for the screen?)
But the screen itself and its tilting mount is a model of good design. I would not buy a camera which did not have some sort of adjustable-position LCD screen and this one is one of the best I have seen. I especially like the automatic switching between the screen and the excellent electronic viewfinder when you place you eye up to it. (You can also set your LCD screen/Electronic viewfinder preferences manually.)
I should mention something interesting about the lens - it has filter threads engraved in it (this is my first compact digital camera which has that feature though I know that there are some others). It takes 62mm filters directly WITHOUT the necessity of putting on a filter adapter first. I wish ALL cameras had this feature. I have ordered a Skylight filter; I always keep one of these mounted on my cameras to protect the lens. Replacing a damaged filter is cheap; replacing a damaged lens is horribly expensive if it is even possible at all. I have also ordered a few additional filters (star, polarizer, etc.) which I like to employ from time to time.
Some reviewers have stated that it takes a relatively long time to 'boot up' - not my camera (with a 33Axxxxx serial number, ordered from Amazon on November 14, 2013 and received the next day - thank you Amazon!). Mine is ready to take a picture in LESS than two seconds (I clocked it).
The few pictures I have taken with it so far (both manually and automatically) have all turned out fine, as would be expected. When I have truly learned how to operate this camera to maximum advantage, I am sure that my pictures will turn out even better.
Of course there is no "one-camera" which is the best at everything. That's why many people, including myself, have more than one. But this particular model offers lots of picture-taking and operating options, splendid construction (metal), specifications and settings options too numerous to mention here but excellent-to-superb in almost every regard, excellent ergonomics, and a wonderful lens, all of which equal a superb camera. Plus, at its current price here on Amazon, it is, in my opinion, a true bargain. Furthermore, again in my opinion, it could easily be someone's only camera.
Please remember that, as I stated above, you should READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL. It will contain the answers to the overwhelming majority of your questions about the camera and its use.
I really like this Fujifilm camera and I think that you will too. I highly recommend it.
And I thank you for reading this review. I hope that the information and opinions I have written have been of some help to you.
Lawrence H. Bulk
Update: November 19, 2013
Do you enjoy taking black-and-white photos as I do? Most digital cameras, in my experience, offer a sepia as well as a black-and-white setting. But the Fujifilm X-S1 has a monochrome feature I have not seen before: the usual sepia setting of course but also FOUR (4) black-and-white settings. The first is the regular b&w setting found on all cameras but the other three have color filter simulations: a red filter, a green filter, and a yellow filter.
And they work!
For those unfamiliar with the use of color filters in conjunction with black-and-white film here is a quick "short course:"
The red filter passes red but blocks blue. Thus the sky will appear very dark and clouds will stand out in sharp relief. (But you do not want to use this filter if you have people in the picture and they are close to you. Their skin tones will be unnatural-looking.) Foliage is also darkened.
Green allows foliage to be highlighted as it passes the green color; it is excellent for landscapes and seascapes. And yellow is a balance between the two other color filters and is suitable for taking pictures with people in it.
You ought to see the test picture I took yesterday which included the sky which had lots of fluffy clouds. I used the b&w red filter setting. The photo came out beautifully with deep gray sky and sharp white clouds. I was planning to order 62mm color filters (none of my previous cameras had this size filter) but now it is unnecessary. When my circular polarizer filter arrives I am planning to use that in conjunction with the color filter equivalents in the camera. Landscape and seascape pictures should be as stunning as they were back in the film days using Kodak Plus-X and occasionally Tri-X when using color filters (at least I hope they turn out that way). (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 picture.)
I had occasion to speak with someone at Fujifilm yesterday (on another subject) and I mentioned this feature. The representative stated that this was the first Fujifilm camera to have these color filter equivalents incorporated. I assume that many future Fujifilm cameras will also have them.
I do not know if other brands also have these built-in filters but if you like b&w photography, even just on rare occasions, this feature is amazing and well-worth having.
I do not like to use "post-processing" to achieve effects, much preferring to create my pictures "in-camera." In my opinion (my opinion only), much post-processing introduces artificial looks which can almost always be seen. This camera allows varied effects in b&w which had formerly been available to me only with the use of physical color filters. This is much more convenient.
I would like to have a Leica M Monochrome (Black & White Photos ONLY) but I'll have to wait until I win the lottery really, really big before I can buy one. (I believe, though I do not know for sure, that this Leica would require the use of physical color filters for b&w effects.) Until that time, this new Fujifilm X-S1 12MP EXR CMOS Digital Camera with Fuijinon F2.8 to F5.6 Telephoto Lens and Ultra-Smooth 26x Manual Zoom (24-624mm) will MORE than suffice!
Update: December 22, 2013
I have bought a few accessories; I personally regard them as essential (but of course that's an individual choice). Fortunately they are all relatively low-priced (and are all available here on Amazon).
1. SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-016G-AFFP (two of these)
2. STK's Fuji NP-95 Battery - 2000 mAH for Fujifilm Finepix X100S, X100, F30, X-S1, F31fd, Real 3D W1, NP-95, BC-65 (two of these)
3. STK's Fuji NP-95 Battery Charger - for Fujifilm Finepix X100S, X100, F30, X-S1, F31fd, Real 3D W1, NP-95, BC-65 (two of these)
4. Hoya 62mm (HMC UV / Circular Polarizer / ND8) 3 Digital Filter Set with Pouch
5. Hoya 62mm Star 6 Filter
6. Hot Shoe Cap Cover for Panasonic , Nikon , Fuji & Canon Digital SLR Cameras
7. 6 x MEXXPROTECT Ultra-Clear Screen Protector for FujiFilm FinePix X-S1, 6 Protective Films, 100% fits, Display Protection Film
8. Navitech Camera Bag Case/ Cover/ Sleeve For The Fuji film X-S1, Fuji film FinePix HS30EXR, Fuji film FinePix HS25EXR, Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GH3, Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GH2, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (perfect for this camera).
All of these accessories, ordered between November 15 and December 9, 2013, have arrived. All are of excellent quality and will greatly enhance the usefulness/protection of this camera. I highly recommend all of them to you in conjunction with this Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera.
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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) by Fujifilm