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Fujifilm XS1
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:41:37 AM »
There is a deal running in UAE. Trade in old camera working or not for 25% off on a new camera. Took my old Canon Powershot S45 to try my luck. Sad that SONY was not included in the trade-in scheme and ended up buying a Fujifilm XS-1. Got about $240 for a nine year old, battered camera!!!

XS-1 is a bridge but looks and feels like a DSLR and good results with some indoor shots. 24mm to 624mm (35mm eqvt)super tele f2.8 to 5.6 lens!!!No hazzle of lens change. Manual zoom and focus. 62mm filter thread - matches my current PL and ND filters. Super macro upto 1cm!! Feels weighty in hand and right size to hold. Rubberised body seemingly made of metal. There is a LED AF illuminator. . Has a SVGA EVF with 100% coverage. Felt it good but have to get used to it. A tiltable LCD like A580.

Menu and navigation seems to be far behind SONY. When I first got my A200 it was a breeze going through the functions even without reading the manual. Fuji does not seem so. (Or is it that there are rich features pent up inside like a volcano to erupt later - Mt. Fuji??). AF is slower than A200 - being Contrast Detect but faster than NEX5.  Writing to the memory also take time. Looks good to have it as a back-up or for travel.     
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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 10:11:13 AM »
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That sounds like a deal. An amazing 26x optical zoom!! Great for a walkabout camera. 

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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 01:43:55 AM »
After a fortnight with X-S1 it seems to displace my SONY gear for everyday use. Carrying it around is a 'joy'. No backpain ;-) . But achieving focus is a bit of a struggle. No high ISOs. Daylight shots are very good even with minimum PP. No extensive cropping like I could with A580 or A200 please, just use the maximum possible focal length. Overexposes a bit at times. The EVF is helping to correct before firing the shot.







Hoping against hopes SONY realise would their price hike on lenses is hurting the users and do something about it so that I can get a 70-400G (is there any emoticon for drooling?)
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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 10:07:22 PM »
I have got a Fuji HS20, within it limits it is a very impressive camera, 30 x zoom and 16 MP.

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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 10:40:42 AM »
This camera continues to impress me. Getting very good results with lot less of weight to carry. Recently suffered from disc prolapse but didn't want to make the morning walks boring. A580 seemed hefty to carry around with the 70-300G but Fuji XS1 filled in with lot less weight and bulk and got some impressive shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64618899@N04/sets/72157629217920220/  - the last dozen shots.

Still too much cropping gives crappy pics unlike A580 though both are 16MP. Sensor size to blame.

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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 12:06:41 PM »
Some lovely shots. There is someone called "TonySturn" on Flickr who is using an XS1
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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 11:09:24 PM »
Just bought a second hand Fuji XS-1, so far I am quite impressed, and it seems to handle macros better than my Canon SX40.

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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 06:25:18 AM »
I have now had the Fuji X-S1 for a week, an interesting camera to use and I have had some excellent results although focus can be erratic and slow. It is certainly fulfilling most of the hopes that I had for the Canon SX40 and appear to be much more robust than the Canon. I can't see it displacing my Sony gear though that it can take over doing those more casual shots and save my Sonys for more serious stuff.

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Re: Fujifilm XS1
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 05:45:22 PM »
Saw some of your early shots Wildmoreway.

You shouldn't be cropping much with the shots from XS-1. I found  the pics becoming soft.

The advice on the net is to use JPG with XS-1.The colours I found are too good.  Found PPing RAW on LR4 doesn't make any drastic change.

It is a good all-rounder. When I think of my sore back SONY puts me off. But of course XS-1 cannot catch up with a DSLR.
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