12 megapixel 2/3" sensor with EXR modes; 4x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle, f1.8-4.9; 1080/30p HD video recording with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD screen with 460,000 dots; 10fps continuous burst; Image stabilization; RAW Capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery
The XF1 is Fujifilm's 2012 advanced compact, and it has some new tricks. The camera packs a 12 megapixel 2/3" sensor, a bit larger than those found in competitors like the LX7 or S100, and performs the EXR abilities that Fujifilm users have really come to appreciate. In addition to the very stylish design of faux stippled leather and smooth aluminum accents, the camera includes a manual zoom rather than power zoom. This unusual feature is a first for a camera of this size and is also how the user turns the camera on. Manual control extends to the button layout, which includes a top function button, two control dials, and six additional customizable buttons using the new E-Fn button. The lens, however, a 25-100mm 4x zoom with f1.8-4.9 aperture, isn't as fast as many in the category but does retract into the body for a smaller footprint. Image quality has tested to be very good, but that smaller aperture on the long end hurts its usefulness.