Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1 front
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 33mm
  • Announced September 2012
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 Fujifilm XF1 is placed #26 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #662 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-X30 front thumbnailFujifilm X30
Fujifilm XF1 vs Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm-X20 front thumbnailFujifilm X20
Fujifilm XF1 vs Fujifilm X20
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Fujifilm-XF1 front thumbnailFujifilm XF125-100mm
Fujifilm-X10 front thumbnailFujifilm X10
Fujifilm XF1 vs Fujifilm X10

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.

comes with HDMI port
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
good zoom range (25-100mm 4.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus
provides face detect autofocus
reasonably wide (25mm)
saves RAW formats
screen size is decent (3")
very good max aperture (f1.8)
very good min ISO (100)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
lacks phase detect autofocus
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.9)
missing headphone port
missing microphone port
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (255g)
no external flash support
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
screen is not selfie friendly
very small sensor size (2/3")
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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.

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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 Fujifilm XF1's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm XF1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a pic of the Fujifilm XF1 besides a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm XF1 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button arrangement on the Fujifilm XF1.

Fujifilm XF1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XF1 Lens features

The Fujifilm 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.

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Fujifilm XF1 Connectivity

The Fujifilm 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 42 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.

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focusing manually
has face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (2/3")

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (2/3")
more heavy than average in class (255g)

Fujifilm XF1 Sports photography features

A subpar sports photography points total of 31 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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (2/3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm XF1 Travel photography advice

Portability is really crucial when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Fujifilm XF1 gets a moderate 60 as a travel camera which is relatively suitable for your vacations.

Photography Glossary
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (255g)
MP count low (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display

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 54 as a landscape camera is relatively suited among it's competitors.

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you can focus manually
rather wide (25mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
missing Timelapse recording

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.

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decently wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
no external mic jack
heavier than average (255 grams)

Fujifilm XF1 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm XF1
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
Screen resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Slowest shutter speed
30 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
255 grams (0.56 pounds)
Physical dimensions
108 x 62 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Storage slots
Price at launch