Fujifilm X-F1 review at NeoCamera: Could be the best prosumer camera, if not for some ninor and major niggles that add up.

"Without a doubt, the Fuji XF1 has an excellent interface and is more pleasant to use than most other compact cameras. Ergonomics may not be perfect but the mechanical zoom is enough to excuse everything else. The tiny Fn button is flush with the top-plate, making it difficult to use and impossible to do so with gloves on. The most serious usability issue is the poor accuracy of the display which can be corrected via a firmware update. For now, this forces the photographer to . . . read more

A trip to Italy with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, from a Olympus E-M5 shooters point of view: Oly good but Fuji best, but not always, especially if image quality is not your sole consideration.

"Overall I was not impressed using the X-Pro 1 with firmware 1. In fact if I purchased the system I would return it right away and buy a beer to cry into. The photo quality is great, the color is good but the areas that the Fuji fails in…well it really fails.

Am I happy with the results of the X-Pro 1? Kinda..

The poor operating performance of firmware version 1 really soured my enjoyment of this camera. I did have the opportunity to upgrade the camera and lenses to firmware version 2 which to the credit of Fuji is much faster then . . . read more

Fujifilm X-F1 review at Trusted reviews: The gorgeous style alone is not enough to place this camera at the top.

"Despite otherwise generally quite impressive performance speeds, the camera is also bit laggy at high ISO settings and when shooting Raw files. And although image quality is very good on the whole, noise reduction does affect sharpness at high ISO settings. Overall though, if you’re after a stylish enthusiast compact that will fit readily in to your pocket and produce good images in a range of conditions, then the XF1 is a great choice." . . . read more

Fujifilm X-F1 review at Pocket-Lint.

"The collapsible lens is a fun and functional feature that works well and we love having a more traditional hands-on manual zoom lens to whizz between focal lengths. But its this design which means the maximum aperture - which is an impressive f/1.8 at the 25mm wide-angle setting - dips down to an f/4.9 maximum at the 100mm equivalent. It sure isn't the f/2.0-2.8 aperture of the X10."

Fujifilm Finepix X-E1 review by Bert Stephani: Good enough to redesign my gear bag.

Fujifilm X-E1 black, rear side.

"I keep being impressed by the way the Fujifilm sensor renders skies and clouds. There’s a lot of detail in the RAW-files that can be recovered in post processing. I know there are still some issues with the Fuji files in Lightroom (4.2). Usually I don’t worry too much about it as the problems are barely noticeable unless you pixel peep. But in situations like with these pictures you sometimes get these white outlines around objects like the wind turbine on the right when you try to push the RAW file. If you ease back on the post-processing, it’s gone but I’m sure Adobe hasn’t unlocked the full potential of the Fuji RAW files yet. I hear Fuji and Adobe are working together on providing better results, let’s hope they get it right soon." . . . read more

Fujifilm Finepix X-F1 review at PhotographyBlog.

"Things aren't quite so rosy on the handling front, though. While we love the new E-Fn menu system, which effectively makes up for the XF1's reduced number of external controls, the same can't be said for the innovative but ultimately obtrusive lens ring. The ability to manually zoom through the focal range is very welcome, but we'd much prefer a simple on/off button to the frankly convoluted way of turning the camera, with the Standby mode feeling redundant. The XF1 . . . read more

Kevin Mullins Fujifilm X-Pro1 review, 6 months in: Quite simply it’s a marvellous camera, rolled into a little portable box. The optics are wonderful, the weight and portability are excellent.

Kevin Mullins is a well estabilished pro photographer that has seriously began working on assignments with the X-pro1 nad his 3 Fujinon lenses, the XF 18mm, 35mm and 60mm macro.

"The camera really has great image rendering and performance in low light and I’m comfortable using it at 6,400 ISO where necessary.  I’m interested to see where the new Fuji X-E1 takes the X range in terms of performance and any improvements (or, as I presume, its effectively an X-Pro1 without and OVF).

In summary, after six months of use, the X-Pro1 remains a primary camera for me for my wedding photography work.  I don’t see this changing, even with the introduction of new Canon DSLR’s.  Quite simply it’s a marvellous camera, rolled into a little portable box.  The optics are wonderful, the weight and portability are excellent.

Battery life and start-up time have been improved with recent firmware updates but could perhaps have a little more legs in them.  I’d like to see a minimum shutter speed added and I’d also like to see an adjustable dioptre.  Perhaps, even in future cameras I’d like to see a built in wi-fi module as this would allow creativity and communications combination whilst out travelling or shooting street photography. . . . read more

Fujifilm X-E1 review at the Luminous Landscape

The Fujifilm 'X' series appears to be a product line designed by photographers, for photographers, and the reviewers tend to agree:

"Ok, you heard it here first: the Fuji’s jpegs are really excellent.  Seriously.  I shoot nothing but RAW for anything  . . . read more

Fujifilm X-E1 review at SteveHuffPhoto: The closest thing to perfection to come along since the dawn of the electronic viewfinder, large sensor camera.

Fujifilm X-E1 black, front, no lens with visible sensor and flash popped up.

"The XE1 feels mature. I think Fuji has learned a lot over the last year from the release of the x100 and XPro1, and they’ve done a good job listening to feedback from the photographers out there using their cameras. Overall operational speed on the XE1 is good; not blazing fast like a high-end DSLR, but certainly fast enough for many of us. It’s less fiddly than the x100 (keeping in mind I’ve enjoyed the x100 immensily!), and from what I hear from XPro1 . . . read more

Fujifilm X-E1 review at DigitalRev TV: Cheap and tasty, just like a pizza.

Fujifilm X-E1 black, front, no lens with visible sensor.

Review done by Mario and Luigi, and yes, there are mushrooms involved: 

"We take a look at Fuji's latest "X camera" - the X-E1. It looks like the X-Pro1 because it is essentially a lightened version. Without that hybrid viewfinder, will this seemingly "8-bitified" version be as interesting a camera as they other Fuji "X cameras"?"

Fujifilm X-E1 review at the TechRadar: An extremely interesting proposition, other manufacturers must take notice.

Fujifilm X-E1 Silver and Black models.

"The premium end of the compact system camera market is now looking extremely interesting. This new camera competes much more closely with the Olympus OM-D and Sony NEX-7 than the Fuji X-Pro1 was able to. As such, other manufacturers are likely to carefully watch Fuji's proposition.

Currently, Nikon and Canon don't have anything in this niche segment of the market, while Panasonic's cameras arguably . . . read more

TechRadar.com: 10 things you need to know about the new Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1 black, rear side.

"As with other cameras in the X series, Fujifilm has put a lot of effort into the design of the X-E1. It will be available in two colour variations. One is pure black, which it believes will appeal mainly to photojournalists and street photographers, who want something more subtle. The other is black and silver, and is designed to appeal to those wanting to make a statement about their camera choice.

The sides of the dials on the top panel feature a texture pattern for smooth adjustment, while dials for choosing exposure . . . read more

Fujifilm announces two new X mount lenses.

The Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R and 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS are the latest additions to the X mount lens range, bringing the total lens count to 5. We'll expect these lenses to show the usual treats of Fujinon lenses, like excellent optics and robust build quality

Fuji Press Release

Expanding the FUJINON XF Lens line up for FUJIFILM’s X series interchangeable cameras

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to announce the launch of two new models to the FUJINON XF Lens range bringing the total number of lenses available to five, offering much broader photographic appeal. . . . read more

Fujifilm X-E1 released, a more affordable, but yet laden with features 'X mount' camera.

Some of the highlights: The opto-electronic viewfinder has been replaced by a 2.4 million dots EVF,  built in raw conversion, panorama modes, etc. The camera is also slightly downsized and has lost some weight, compared to the X-Pro1. Price and availability to be announced. . . . read more

Michael Reichmann revisits the Fujifilm X-pro1, still finds it intriguing but unrefined

"Fuji is on the right track with the X-Pro series and not with just a me-too offering. But there are enough annoyances with the X-100 and X-Pro 1 that Fuji needs to appreciate the need for sweating the details when it comes to product execution. Their designs are brilliant, build quality is very high, and optical quality second to none. . . . read more

Michael Reichmann revisits the Fujifilm X-pro1, still finds it intriguing but unrefined

"Fuji is on the right track with the X-Pro series and not with just a me-too offering. But there are enough annoyances with the X-100 and X-Pro 1 that Fuji needs to appreciate the need for sweating the details when it comes to product execution. Their designs are brilliant, build quality is very high, and optical quality second to none. Now they just need to refine their functional execution to have class-leading products." . . . read more

Michael Reichmann revisits the Fujifilm X-pro1, still finds it intriguing but unrefined

 Fuji is on the right track with the X-Pro series and not with just a me-too offering. But there are enough annoyances with the X-100 and X-Pro 1 that Fuji needs to appreciate the need for sweating the details when it comes to product execution. . . . read more

FujiFilm FUJINON XF35mm f/1.4 R lens review (tested with a Fujifilm X-Pro1) at Photo Review: Excellent performance, and robust build quality.

Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R lens review tested with a Fujifilm X-pro1.

"With JPEG files from the X-Pro 1 camera, the review lens produced the highest resolution figures of the three  XF lenses we tested. Resolution in our Imatest testing exceeded expectations between f/2.8 and f/5.6, with f/8 just falling short of the f/2.8 figure, probably as a result of diffraction.

There was a noticeable drop in resolution from f/8 but resolution remained acceptably high up to f.16 and produced acceptably sharp images. Corner softening was less evident than with the XF18mm f/2 R lens and the lens delivered excellent flatness of field from about f/2.8 through to f/16. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests.

Lateral chromatic aberration remained towards the lower end of the 'negligible' band all the way from f/1.4 to f/16. In the graph below, which shows the results of our Imatest tests, the red line marks the boundary between negligible and low CA. . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Tips and Tricks: The Basics, by Petteri Sulonen.

"I got a few requests for a "how-to" article on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1. When I started to write one, it quickly got out of hand. There's a lot to say about this camera. Too much for a single post. I think such an article is needed, though, because this is a bit of an unusual beast, and going by the talk on the DPReview forums, there are a quite a few people who are somewhat confused by it.

 So I decided to write not one, but several articles. I don't know if I'll ever get around to writing the others, but here's one, anyway—the basic approach to getting to know the Fujifilm X-Pro 1. If you're considering this camera, this might be worth a read too, because it might turn out it's not the camera for you after all. It is a special-purpose instrument which excels at one thing and can handle a quite a few others, but there are cameras out there that are better suited for almost any of those other things. . . . read more

FujiFilm FUJINON XF18mm f/2 R Lens Review (tested with a Fujifilm X-Pro1) at Photo Review: Excellent performance and robust build quality, as all Fujinon prime lenses.

FujiFilm FUJINON XF18mm f/2 R Lens Review tested with a fujifilm X-pro1

"The review lens produced excellent results in our Imatest testing, based on JPEG files from the X-Pro 1 camera. Resolution exceeded expectations for the sensor's resolution across a relatively wide range of apertures, from f/2.8 to f/5.6, with f/4 just pipping the post with the highest resolution.

Diffraction began to kick in at f/8 but resolution remained acceptably high at f.16 and produced acceptably sharp images. Corner softening was least visible at f/5.6, although corners remained fairly sharp at f/8 through to f/16. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests.

Lateral chromatic aberration was mostly at a 'negligible' level, just creeping into the 'low' level at f/16. In the graph below, which shows the results of our Imatest tests, the red line marks the boundary between negligible and low CA. . . . read more

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens review (tested with a Fujifilm X-pro1) at Photo Review: Superior performance and robust build quality, but not a true 1:1 Macro.

Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens review test on a fujifilm X-pro1

"Of the three lenses supplied with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, the 60mm lens produced the least deviations between centre and edge resolution in our Imatest tests. This flatness of field was maintained throughout the aperture range of the lens, which spanned fro, f/2.4 to f/22 (the smallest aperture setting for the trio).

Peak resolution was obtained at f/8, with a steady upward climb from f/2.4. Diffraction began to have an obvious effect on resolution at f/16, although resolution remained acceptably high at f/22. This is handy when you need extra depth-of-field for close-up shots. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests.

Lateral chromatic aberration was extremely low throughout the lens's aperture range. In the graph below, which shows the results of our Imatest tests, the red line marks the boundary between negligible and low CA. . . . read more

Fujifilm X-pro1 review at the Digital Photography School

"The X-Pro1 also takes another departure mostly ignored by the others: its newly-developed colour filter array removes the need for an optical low-pass filter to solve moiré and false colour issues.

In this array, RGB pixels are arranged in 6×6 pixel sets with high randomness, emulating the seeming haphazardness of film grain. . . . read more

Fujifilm X-pro1 review parts I & II at the Luminous Landscape

In this extensive two part review, Nick Devlin gives the 'photographer's eye' lowdown about the X-Pro1. There are no Iso trains, technical charts and pixel peeping exercises here, just some grey matter at work and a couple of eyes:

"At the very head of the not-so-great but not-so-terrible category is the X-Pro1's autofocus performance. It's ok. In macro-mode it's really slow.  Do not try an X-Pro1 after handling a Nikon D4.  You won't be happy.  . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro1 review at Photography Blog

"The X-Pro1 delivers most of the goods in terms of its handling, with a few caveats. The multitude of external controls, optical viewfinder and stunning appearance have been cunningly combined with some truly cutting-edge features, most notably the hybrid viewfinder. As on the X100, the ability to frame your subject in not one, not two, but three different ways, each of which offers . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Camera Review at ePhotozine

When the verdict in a review at a reputable site incudes the word 'excellent' five six seven times, you know there's something special at hand:

"Focus speed is quickest with the 18mm lens, followed by the 35mm, then the 60mm macro. Focus is generally quite rapid, unless . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro1 review by Digital Rev

Kai from Digital Rev takes the Fujifilm X-Pro1 on a street shooting review in the narrow and hectic alleys of Hong Kong. Being Digital Rev this is of couse a video hands-on review, and as always, a bit phlegmatic at places. Judging from this review, it appears the X-Pro1 still suffers-to a lesser degree from some shortcomings inherited by . . . read more

Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1 review at Cnet Asia

I don't know if the Cnet crew really appreciates the camera at hand, since they're deducting points for missing dedicated video button and such:

"The X-Pro-1's startup time was clocked at 1.2 seconds, twice as fast as the X100. Shutter lag was less than second and . . . read more

Fujifilm X10 white orbs and firmware fix investigated by DPReview

Short answer: No. And by the look of things, this issue will remain un-fixable by a firmware update. So, where's the line for the class action lawsuit?  For they more cool-headed owners of the X10, shooting in EXR mode and raising iso seems to help quite a bit.:

 

"We have been unable to observe a meaningful improvement in either studio or real world testing which strongly reinforces our suspicion that the problem is hardware-related, and cannot be solved by an adjustment to the camera's firmware. The issue is . . . read more

Fujifilm X10 review at Photographic Central

Go past the white disks/orbs bug, and you'll be confronted with a really powerfull small camera:

 

"The lens is remarkable. A very usable and versatile 28-112mm lens that has a nice bright aperture f/2-2.8 across the zoom range. Macro is good although way too much distortion and shading are found on the wide end. . . . read more

Fujifilm X10 review at Digital Camera Resource Page

If it wasn't for the white disc/orbs bug, this would probably be the best fixed lens camera of 2011/2012. Unfortunately, Fujifilm was unable to fix this issue on the first try, and many X10 owners are growing impatient. Hopefully, this incident will serve as a good reminder to Fujifilm and other manufacturers to not rush things to the market before proper testing: . . . read more

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