Fujifilm X-S1 overview
Fujifilm X-S1 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on November of 2011. The camera features a 12MP, EXRCMOS 2/3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The X-S1 comes in at #73 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #518 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Fujifilm X-S1 Gallery
You can see the X-S1 from various angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm X-S1 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm X-S1 based on things which are generally seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X-S1 Sensor info
The Fujifilm X-S1 features the EXR processor. The spec of the sensor in the Fujifilm X-S1 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The EXRCMOS sensor has 12MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. This ISO can be widened digitally to a high of 12800. RAW photos are saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the X-S1's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The X-S1 sensor has a crop factor of 4.1 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X-S1 dimensions
Fujifilm X-S1 weighs 2.03 pounds (920g or 32.45 ounces) & has exterior proportions of 135mm x 107mm x 149mm (5.3" x 4.2" x 5.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Fujifilm X-S1 is weightier compared with other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a image of the Fujifilm X-S1 with a soda to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button layout on the X-S1.
Fujifilm X-S1 Lens info
The X-S1 features an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-624mm giving it a 26.0 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to allow you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 making it somewhat slow and not great for low light occasions and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase the ISO setting which causes noisy images. Towards the tele end, 624mm is fantastic zoom and comes with f5.6 making it quite sluggish and you might need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm X-S1 Connectivity
The X-S1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send files and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Fujifilm X-S1 Video info
The highest video quality in the Fujifilm X-S1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance between video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not give you any room to crop. Although the camera contains a mic jack, it is lacking a headphone jack so you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.
Fujifilm X-S1 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm X-S1 doesn't include weather proofing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.
Fujifilm X-S1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X-S1 features a 3" tilting display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm X-S1 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders can be really helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Fujifilm X-S1 Shutter info
Fujifilm X-S1 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Fujifilm X-S1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Fujifilm X-S1 comes with both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability.
Fujifilm X-S1 Autofocus info
Fujifilm X-S1 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it helpful for portraits.
It features 49 focus points to choose from. It also has Tracking AF for objects that move. Fujifilm X-S1 features manual focus if needed during low light or you need more exact focus control.
Fujifilm X-S1 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life within this group of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Fujifilm X-S1 for different types of photography
The following diagram presents a summation of the Fujifilm X-S1 for different types of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm X-S1 Portrait photography features
The Fujifilm X-S1 has a rating of 47 which is average, meaning that it is fairly suitable for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & option to utilize off-camera flash.
Fujifilm X-S1 Street photography factors
Getting a moderate score of 52, the Fujifilm X-S1 is reasonably appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm X-S1
A bad sports photography rating of 44 suggests the Fujifilm X-S1 is just not good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm X-S1
Weight is extremely critical when selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm X-S1 gets a bad 43 as a travelling camera which is just not good to purchase for your holidays.
Fujifilm X-S1 Landscape photography highlights
If you find yourself looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-S1 with it's bad score of 45 for a landscape camera is just not good in the current market.
Vlogging with Fujifilm X-S1
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm X-S1 is just not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad rating of 26.
Fujifilm X-S1 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the X-S1, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart listed below will give you a bird's eye view of the X-S1 compared to it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.