Fuji X-S1 review

Fuji's X range-topping 26x zoom bridge camera

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SINGLE SHOT: This more than acceptable maximum telephoto shot shows what the Fuji X-S1 is capable of pulling out of the bag if the blurring effects of hand wobble can be avoided. This was taken handheld, and in Single Shot mode.

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SUPER MACRO: Conversely, the Fuji X-S1 also boasts a 1cm Super Macro option that enables you to get so close to your quarry that the lens is almost touching it, as here. This pleasingly enables you to fill the frame. Here we've also deployed Velvia film simulation mode to boost the yellows.

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PANORAMA: The Fuji X-S1 automatically stitches together a burst of sequential images produced when panning the camera from left to right in 360 degree panorama mode. Like anything, this requires a few goes, since moving too slow or fast confuses the camera, resulting in a truncated image. Eventually it's possible to achieve a result with real impact (if, inevitably, with the occasionally visible overlap).

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MAX WIDE ANGLE: As with any superzoom, it's important to scrutinise maximum wide-angle and tele settings. Here it's the former that has for us retained detail right into the corners while avoiding obviously prominent barrel distortion or a fish eye effect.

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MAX TELEPHOTO: A maximum zoom (tele) setting shot taken from exactly the same vantage point as our wide-angle image. Again this was taken handheld and required four or five attempts to get pin sharp, or close to it, as here.

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VELVIA: Another shot taken at near the maximum telephoto end of the Fuji X-S1's zoom, here using a fence post in lieu of a tripod for support. The Velvia setting has also been deployed to bring out the richness of colour on the horse.

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SHARP: It's all about image - and the image - with the Fuji X-S1, so this tightly framed subject appeared apt. Detail is sufficiently sharp at full resolution for the viewer to be able to make out the newspaper headlines and text.

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom26x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)905 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH
Image Sensor Size2/3" (8.80 mm x 6.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height107 mm
Width135 mm
Depth149 mm
Product SeriesX
Focal Length6.10 mm to 158.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX-S1
Product NameX-S1 Bridge Camera
Exposure Control
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC06400A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Fujifilm X-S1 premium bridge camera features a large 2/3 inch 12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, a high resolution Electronic Viewfinder and up to 52x Intelligent Digital Zoom.

Aimed at competent photographers looking to introduce a new level of excitement and versatility into their photography.

Package Contents
  • X-S1 Bridge Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery NP-95
  • Battery Charger BC-65N
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap and Lens Cap Cord
  • Lens Hood
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year