Fujifilm X-S1 Review

4.5
February 9, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Model FUJIFILM X-S1
Effective Pixels 12.0 million pixels
Sensor type 2/3-inch EXR CMOS with primary colour filter
Storage media
  • Internal memory (approx. 26 MB)
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card*2
File format
still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3, RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
movie
H.264 (MOV) with Stereo sound
Number of recorded pixels L : (4:3) 4000 x 3000 / (3:2) 4000 x 2664 / (16:9) 4000 x 2248 / (1:1) 2992 x 2992
M : (4:3) 2816 x 2112 / (3:2) 2816 x 1864 / (16:9) 2816 x 1584 / (1:1) 2112 x 2112
S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2048 x 1360 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080 / (1:1) 1536 x 1536

<Motion Panorama>
360° Vertical 11520 x 1624 Horizontal 11520 x 1080
180° Vertical 5760 x 1624 Horizontal 5760 x 1080
120° Vertical 3840 x 1624 Horizontal 3840 x 1080 
 
name
Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens
focal length
f=6.1 - 158.6 mm, equivalent to 24 - 624 mm on a 35 mm camera
full-aperture
F2.8 (Wide) - F5.6 (Telephoto)
constitution
12 groups 17 lenses (4 aspherical molded lenses, 2 ED lenses included) 
Digital zoom Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2x (1.4) (up to 52 x when combined with optical zoom)
Aperture F2.8 - F11(Wide)
F5.6 - F11(Telephoto) 1/3EV step (controlled 9-blade aperture diaphragm)
Focus distance (from lens surface)
Normal
Wide : Approx. 30 cm / 0.9 ft. to infinity
Telephoto : Approx. 2.0 m / 6.5 ft. to infinity
Macro
Wide : Approx. 7 cm - 3.0 m / 2.8 in. - 9.8 ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 2.0 m - 3.5 m / 6.5 ft. - 11.5 ft.
Super Macro
Approx. 1.0 cm - 1.0 m / 0.4 in. - 3.3 ft
Sensitivity Auto(400) / Auto(800) / Auto(1600) / Auto(3200) / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000* / 5000* / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
  • * ISO4000 / 5000 / 6400 : M mode or lower, ISO12800 : S mode
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes
SP
Natural Light & Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
MODE DIAL
EXR, AUTO, Adv., SP, C3, C2, C1, M, A, S, P
Image stabilisation Lens shift type
Exposure compensation -2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Continuous shooting
TOP
Super High : approx. 10 fps (Size M, S)
High : approx. 7 fps (Size L, M, S)
Middle : approx. 5 fps (Size L, M, S)
Low : approx. 3 fps (Size L, M, S)
*SD memory card with a class 4 write speed (4 MB/sec.) or better is recommended.
*The frame rate varies depending on the shooting conditions or numbers of frames in continuous shooting.
others
Best Frame capture :
Super High : approx. 10 fps 8 / 16 frames (Size M, S)
High : approx. 7 fps 8 frames (Size L, M, S) / 16 frames (Size M, S)
Middle : approx. 5 fps 8 frames (Size L, M, S) / 16 frames (Size M, S)
Low : approx. 3 fps 8 frames (Size L, M, S) / 16 frames (Size M, S)
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Film Simulation Bracketing : PROVIA / STANDARD, Velvia / VIVID, ASTIA / SOFT
Dynamic Range Bracketing : 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie),
Manual AF (One-push AF mode included)
type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Multi, Area, Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom, Colour temperature selection (2,500K - 10,000K)
Self timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay , Auto Release
Flash Auto flash (super intelligent flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO (800))
Wide : Approx. 30 cm - 8.0 m / 0.9 ft. - 26.2 ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 2.0 m - 4.0 m / 6.5 ft. - 13.1 ft.
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Hot shoe Yes
Viewfinder 0.47-inch, approx. 1440,000 dots, TFT colour LCD monitor
Approx. 100? coverage
Diopter adjustment : -5 - +3 m-1(dpt)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT colour LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording 1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo sound
Optical zoom (manual) can be used.
Photography functions EXR mode (EXR Auto / Resolution priority / High ISO & Low noise priority / Dynamic range priority), Face recognition, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Film simulation, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Advanced mode (Motion panorama360, Pro focus, Pro low light), High Speed Movie (70 / 120 / 200 frames/sec.), Electronic level, One-touch RAW, Advanced Anti Blur, Focus check, Colour space
Playback functions Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Voice memo, Histogram display, Exposure warning, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, RAW conversion
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode, Shutter sound
Terminal
Video output
NTSC / PAL selectable with Monaural sound
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI output
HDMI Mini connector
External microphone
ø3.5 Mini with Stereo sound
Power supply NP-95 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 135(W) x 107(H) x 149(D) mm / 5.3(W) x 4.2(H) x 5.9(D) in.
Weight Approx. 945 g / 33.3 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 905 g / 31.9 oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Operating temperature 0°C - 40°C
Operating humidity 10% - 80% (no condensation)
Battery life approx. 460 frames (*4)
approx. 500 frames (using EVF)
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-95
Battery charger BC-65N
Shoulder strap
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
Lens hood
USB cable
CD-ROM
Owner's manual
Optional accessories Li-ion battery NP-95
Battery charger BC-65N
Shoe Mount Flash EF-42 / EF-20
Remote release RR-80
 
  • *1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
  • *2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
  • *3 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
  • *4 CIPA Standard

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