Official Fujifilm X-S1 Samples

November 30, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 13 Comments |
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Fujfilm has published a dozen full-resolution sample photos taken with its new X-S1 bridge camera. All of the sample images on the Fuji Japan website were captured at ISO 100/21° and a dynamic range setting of 100%. The first seven samples were taken using the Velvia film simulation mode, while the remaining five simulate the look of Fujichrome Provia. You can download the Fujifilm X-S1 sample photos from the website below.

Website: Fujifilm Japan

The Fujifilm X-S1 is a new bridge camera with a 2/3”-type 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a 24-624mm equivalent Fujinon zoom lens. Optically, the lens comprises 17 glass elements, including four aspherical elements and two ED lenses, a nine-bladed diaphragm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the wide end of the zoom range. Additionally, the Fujifilm X-S1 features the same 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor as the X10, plus a tiltable rear screen, a high-resolution EVF and a full range of manual controls.



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#1 Warren Lyons

The wildlife pictures taken with the XS-1 and posted on the fujifilm website were fantastic, and speaking of wildlife, this camera might just put the entry DSLR on the endangered species list

2:54 pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#2 Nigel

Warren - If those photos are satisfactory for you, that will be a great camera for you.

Saying that it will put the entry-level DSLR's on the "endangered species list" is laughable. Have a look at the lions nose, it's a smudgy mess, lacking any detail at all...

6:48 pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#3 Bill Corbett

To Warren Lyons: Warren, it depends on what size you print.

To Nigel: Nigel, it depends on what size you print.

Remember, viewed on-screen, at 100%, is roughly the same as looking at a 30x40 print from about a foot and a half away...a tough test for any sensor/lens/processing/composition/color, well you get the idea. In my inexperience (shot with Fuji (S2, etc.) for years...Fuji color is hard to beat. If you print typically at, say, 8x10 to 11x14 the "lions nose" will probably be fine. If you print at 30x40, well, again, you get the idea. Buy the tool that fits what you do most. Judging these images on-screen, and making a decision on a camera from them may not be the best idea.

9:17 pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#4 John

hmmmm , i thought i would see a better image quality ....
for 1000$ i can buy a Mid-Range DSLR which can give me much better image quality , what do you think ?

9:59 pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#5 John

Or buy an entry-level DSLR with telephoto lens...

10:02 pm - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#6 danaceb

kinda like the old F200EXR and its bridge camera counterpart, if it is a scene with alot of light sky the X-S1 seems to be able to capture amazing detail for a small sensor camera at the wide end.


Zoomed it seems that lens is too slow for the sensor, they should have made it an f2 15x lens. It is still better than the atrociously muddy IQ junk that is the rest of bridge camera market these days, I just think it would have been better for Fuji had they worked on the zoomed IQ.

1:59 am - Thursday, December 1, 2011

#7 Leonard

I do not see any low light photo. May be Fuji avoid this...

4:08 am - Thursday, December 1, 2011

#8 dimitris_G

all images in iso 100. it would be usefull to post some low light images of this camera. then we could judge it. now we might think that fujifilm just avoids to publish them

10:51 am - Thursday, December 1, 2011

#9 Warren Lyons

Nigel, I do admit to overstating the case, Those images don't quite equal an entry DSLR but look darn good for a bridge camera. As to its $1000. price, it might in fact be a hard sell. Nonetheless, it does serve a purpose. When you are doing studio photography, landscapes, or foliage, you have all the time in the world, but when it comes to wildlife, sports, etc, time doesnt wait. Better to get the lion up close with the smudge, than not at all

5:21 pm - Thursday, December 1, 2011

#10 Rick Clark

Warren Lyons

Nigel, I do admit to overstating the case, Those images don't quite equal an entry DSLR but look darn good for a bridge camera. As to its $1000. price, it might in fact be a hard sell. Nonetheless, it does serve a purpose. When you are doing studio photography, landscapes, or foliage, you have all the time in the world, but when it comes to wildlife, sports, etc, time doesnt wait. Better to get the lion up close with the smudge, than not at all

I agree 100% get the photo first I have poster size photos taken with the Fuji J38 and you would swear it was a FF Canon that made it!!!

12:06 am - Friday, December 2, 2011

#11 Vesa Vauhkonen

A very big problem with Fujifilm bridge cameras (S100fs, HS20exr, and X-S1) seems to be the unworking manual focus operation. All of these have a manual focus ring, but, when using it, YOU HAVE TO SEE THE OBJECT IN DISPLAY!! I do very often night time exposures, 1 to 30 seconds, without seeing anything in the display. In normal cameras with manual focus, you can put the focus into infinity without seeing the object. For me, it seems to be impossible with Fujifilm bridge cameras? Vesa V.

9:04 pm - Friday, December 2, 2011

#12 Peter

The manual focus is a real mess, but the manual zoom is a pleasure. My wife has had the S100fs and has now the HS20, and I can tell you that both of them are quite fine. The price might be a bit high, but you don't have to carry a full backpack of lenses, you don't have to buy sensor cleaning kits, you need only one CP filter and one UV and only one set of ND filters ! And a make a smaller print of the lion ! Till I change the 16-105 with the 70-300 she already has got at least 3-4 shots of that little far bird, and in such a situation all the good image quality of my DSLR is worth you know what, because I haven't got the shot at all !

6:25 pm - Saturday, December 3, 2011

#13 Lakelands

Looked at these photos closely and reviewed against other bridge cameras, quality is poor given the size of the sensor. Only advantage over DSLR is the zoom range of lens. Panasonic FZ150 and Sony DSC-HX100V producing better quality photos from smaller sensor. Considered waiting for X-S1 but when Panasonic G3 with 14-42 and 45-200 on offer for £535 after cashback, bought this instead. Launch price of X-S1 IS £699?? Entry level DSLR's of 3 to 4 years ago have quality better than the Fuji.

11:02 pm - Monday, January 30, 2012