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Fujifilm XF1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and lens are overall positive. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the focus.

portability, design, usability, lens, performance

features, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm XF1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

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Fujifilm XF1 Review


The enthusiast compact camera segment has seen a lot of action. It started with pocketable cameras featuring a slightly larger sensor than the standard 1/2.3-inch type along with fully manual controls and support for RAW (for instance, the Canon...

The XF1 can shoot videos at up to full HD at 30 fps. Other resolutions include 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480 (both at 30 fps). High speed shooting is also allowed, but at lower resolutions—320 x 112 at 200 fps, 320 x 240 at 120 fps and 640 x 480 at 70 fps....

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Fujifilm XF1 (Black)


There are camera designs people tolerate in order to get the features and performance they want. Likewise, there are good-looking cameras that aren't necessarily the best performers. The Fujifilm XF1 falls somewhere in the middle, mixing an overall...

The Fujifilm XF1 looks great and can be a lot of fun to shoot. It has a fast f1.8 maximum aperture and captures in raw and raw plus JPEG. It also has a healthy selection of shooting options and a good control layout.

Some of its best photos come at the cost of control and resolution. The lens gets much slower when zoomed in. There's no option to add an external flash or viewfinder.

The Fujifilm XF1 is one of the nicest-looking point-and-shoots available and it performs well, too. But its photos and features might not please some enthusiasts.

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Fujifilm XF1


The Fujifilm XF1 is a neat retro-look compact camera with sharp optics, but its light-gathering capability diminishes as you zoom.

Retro styling. Sharp lens. Wide aperture at 25mm. Manual zoom lens. Collapsible lens design. Low image noise. Raw support

Expensive. Small aperture when zoomed in. Limited zoom range. No viewfinder or hot shoe. Loud focus

The Fujifilm XF1 ($499.95 direct) is slim compact camera with a sexy retro design. Its chrome body is available with a tan, black, or red leatherette covering, and has a retractable lens with a manual zoom design. The 12-megapixel shooter's 2/3-inch...


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FujiFilm FinePix XF1 Review


Some photographers like to have a camera that turns heads because of its interesting look or because of a unique operational feature. The Fujifilm XF1 fixed-lens camera offers both. Some people will enjoy the stylish, retro look of the XF1, with its...

High-quality lens produces sharp images ; Large image sensor allows XF1 to excel in low-light photos ; Popup flash works well for portrait photos ; Flash intensity can be adjusted with on-screen menus ; Mode dial saves time when picking shooting modes...

Camera is pricey for a fixed-lens model ; Odd sequence for turning on the camera may frustrate some users ; Start up takes a bit too long ; Too easy to power down the camera while simply adjusting the manual zoom lens ; Although ISO up to 12,800 is...

Some photographers like to have a camera that turns heads because of its interesting look or because of a unique operational feature. The Fujifilm XF1 fixed-lens camera offers both. Some people will enjoy the stylish, retro look of the XF1, with its...

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Fujifilm FinePix XF1


Fuji makes a few missteps in bringing the prestigious X series to the masses.

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Fujifilm XF1


The Fujifilm XF1 has a compact body with a retro design that is emphasized by the optional black, brown or red artificial leather and the matte metal finish. The camera doesn't have an on/off switch but is activated by turning the lens ring on the...

elegant and stylish body in retro design ; large image sensor, good image results with low color noise ; sharp images with high resolution

missing optical or electronic viewfinder (only LCD screen as viewfinder) ; missing focus ring on the lens for direct manual focusing

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Fujifilm XF1 Review


After a swag of complex, interesting and somewhat challenging digicams passed over my review desk, I felt I deserved a holiday. So I fell upon this new, aluminium-bodied Fujifilm model as an example of what you can find out there: small, pocketable,...

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"Pocketable Creative Photography"


The Fujifilm XF1 is a 12 megapixel entry-level advanced compact camera with a manual zoom f1.8-4.9 lens with a 25-100 mm (equivalent) focal length. Briefly, if you're willing to do without a viewfinder, hot shoe for an external flash, touchscreen and...

+ Superb image quality for the price, colours are particularly impressive

- No WiFi

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Amazon review summary for Fujifilm XF1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Fujifilm XF1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, performance, design, value for money, lens


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Fujifilm XF1/Blk 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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Best Buy practically handing these out like candy


I had been looking for a compact camera to use when I don't feel like lugging around my Canon DSLR. And when I saw that Best Buy put these guys out on clearance for $169.99 I couldn't say no. That's $300 off the MSRP! I was previously considering the...

Relatively large sensor, f/1.8 lens, compact, looks awesome

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:2/3''


Bayonet Compatibility:Fujifilm X
Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Fujifilm NP-50A
Battery Type:Fujifilm NP-50A


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes