The X-E1 is absorbing almost the whole interest right now. But don’t forget there is another new beautiful little camera of Fuji to have, the X-F1. So I made a collection of reviews and impressions about this camera… and something more.
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The Japanese site dc-watch posted his review about the X-F1 (translated version). The review is detailed and there are many sample pics.
If you want to see, among the others, how the images shot in miniature, pop color, high key, dynamic tone, partial color, panorama, multiple exposure mode and so on look like, just go to brandonremler here.
A German video hands-on review can be seen at youtube here. The reviewer is very enthusiastic about the image quality of this camera and spends a lot of nice words for this camera. The manual zoom, the bokeh, the video quality, a big sensor for compact cameras. Maybe it’s bit expensive for a compact camera, but the image quality justifies this price. Everyone that wants to take great shots should buy the X-F1. The reviewer shows some images on photoshop and a video taken with the X-F1 (go to minute 9:40 of the video). Your money is well spend if you buy this camera. His last words are for the design, simply gorgeous. For everyone who just started to study German… don’t worry if you do not understand anything. He speaks with a Bavarian accent.
Fujifilm’s XF1: old-school style with advanced control: read the allthingsd.com review here.
“Small, sleek and stylish – Fujifilm has sexed up the X range“. So we have another “sexy one” in the X-series! Read the review of Techradar (click here).
This is a nice review (with a lot of shots taken with the X-F1). The verdict of ephotozine (click here) is: “If you’re in the market for a serious compact camera, the Fujifilm XF1 is an appealing option, particularly as it is available for less than £400. It has a wide range of features, highlights being the f/1.8 maximum aperture lens, panorama modes, advanced filters which all lead to the camera taking impressive, unique pictures. For a serious compact camera, we’d like to see a higher resolution screen and some users may like a hotshoe socket so they can add a flash unit.”
To read the neocamera review click here.
Read the trustedreview review here.
Mark received the Fuji X-F1. He still didn’t have the battery in place (charging) that he already wrote about his very first thoughts at the dpreveiw forum (read here the ongoing discussion.) As you can read in our previous post here, he confirms that “The lens mechanism will probably take some getting used to, as it is a 3-step process to go from camera off to being able to shoot.” And, as I have already written here, the strap is not that beautiful as the rest of the package. “For some reason, I thought this camera came with a premium wrist strap that matched the leatherette you chose. But nope. It comes with a cheap black nylon wrist strap.” If you are about to buy this camera, I suggest to buy new straps. Here is a list of wrist straps (click here). And once the battery was charged, he took some images, posted them in dpreview. Click here to read the ongoing discussion about his images. At least some consideration about the bokeh (click here to see) of this camera: “What does throw me off a bit with the Fuji XF1 is the very-bright halo effect around many of the bokeh circles. But overall, considering the camera, and considering the amount of super craptastic barely-there bokeh I’ve seen from some P&S cameras, this seems pretty good to me.”
Read a review of this camera at photoreview.com (click here).
Also coffeegeek writes “An Early Look at the Fuji XF1” (read here). It’s a well made early look.
21 full size images including ISO-range can be seen on optyczne.pl (click here).
enjoy your Sunday!
… one more thing: kerrymcclain (see his homepage) sent me a link to his flickr album with images taken with his X-PRO1 converted to full-time infrared in Mexico here.
PS.: Fujifilm launches X-Series Club for UAE’s passionate photographers. Click here to discover more about it.