Fujifilm XF1 overview
Fujifilm XF1 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on September of 2012. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, EXRCMOS 2/3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The XF1 is placed #27 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #616 out of 1421 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm XF1 history
The Fujifilm XF1 is part of a family of products. You can see the full list below.
Fujifilm XF1 Gallery
You can look at the XF1 from several angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm XF1 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm XF1 based on criterias that are typically viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Fujifilm XF1 Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor in the Fujifilm XF1 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The EXRCMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The graphic below shows the XF1's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The XF1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm XF1 dimensions
Fujifilm XF1 weighs in at 0.56 lb (255 gr / 8.99 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 108mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Fujifilm XF1 is more heavy as compared with other rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Fujifilm XF1 besides a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view here will show the button arrangement on the XF1.
Fujifilm XF1 Lens features
The XF1 offers a fixed lens having a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't perfect but it might be handy in some scenarios.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens provides an aperture of f1.8 and that is awesome in low light occasions and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also make it easier to use a much lower ISO to get better images. On the long end, 100mm comes with f4.9 which is pretty slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm XF1 Connectivity
The XF1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send files and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Fujifilm XF1 Video features
The maximum video resolution in the Fujifilm XF1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance for video quality vs file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means that you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to buy another camera should you need good sound in your videos.
Fujifilm XF1 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Fujifilm XF1 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
Fujifilm XF1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm XF1 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm XF1 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Fujifilm XF1 Shutter features
Fujifilm XF1 continuous shooting speed is 7.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm XF1 Flash and Hot shoe features
Fujifilm XF1 has got just in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Fujifilm XF1 Autofocus features
Fujifilm XF1 has got only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is handy for people photography.
Fujifilm XF1 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light or you want more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm XF1 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
Fujifilm XF1 for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration shows a analysis of the Fujifilm XF1 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Fujifilm XF1 Portrait photography highlights
The Fujifilm XF1 receives a points tally of 44 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with external flash.
Fujifilm XF1 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a above average rating of 61, the Fujifilm XF1 is a very decent option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm XF1 Sports photography features
A subpar sports photography points total of 32 means the Fujifilm XF1 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm XF1 Travel photography advice
Portability is really crucial when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Fujifilm XF1 gets a above average 61 as a travel camera which is a respectable option for your vacations.
Fujifilm XF1 Landscape photography highlights
For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm XF1 at it's moderate rating of 55 as a landscape camera is relatively suited among it's competitors.
Fujifilm XF1 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm XF1 is not really very good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 34.
Fujifilm XF1 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the XF1, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath offers you a summary of the XF1 compared to it's highest scored competitors suggested above.
Here are a few more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.