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Fujifilm XF1

12-megapixel digital camera with 4X optical zoom (Brown)

Item # 072XF1N

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Our take on the Fujifilm XF1

We all enjoy nostalgia — but at the end of the day, most of us crave new technology. The Fujifilm XF1 fuses the look and feel of an old-school film camera with the powerful features of a modern compact digital camera. With its textured leatherette banding and a manual zoom ring, this camera's retro-cool looks are sure to turn heads. But what about impressing your shutterbug friends? Just mention the XF1's ultra-wide f/1.8 aperture, and they'll know you're toting a camera with a lens bright enough to capture low-noise photos with fine detail, even in low light settings.

High-tech features in a retro design

We all enjoy nostalgia — but at the end of the day, most of us crave new technology. The Fujifilm XF1 fuses the look and feel of an old-school film camera with the powerful features of a modern compact digital camera. With its textured leatherette banding and a manual zoom ring, this camera's retro-cool looks are sure to turn heads. But what about impressing your shutterbug friends? Just mention the XF1's ultra-wide f/1.8 aperture, and they'll know you're toting a camera with a lens bright enough to capture low-noise photos with fine detail, even in low light settings.

A unique on/off mechanism

The XF1's manual zoom ring is the perfect marriage of form and function. Not only does it provide the kind of manual control that photo enthusiasts enjoy, but it elevates this camera's “cool” factor in a manner that anyone can comprehend. Twisting the ring actually extends the retractable lens and powers on your camera with speed and ease. There's even a standby mode, for leaving the lens extended and ready for action with another quick twist of the zoom ring. When you're finished shooting, just push in the lens and twist the ring to lock it in place and power off.

Versatility and convenience

Fujifilm XF1 digital camera

The Fujifilm XF1 features manual zoom control and a retractable lens. (Brown model shown)

The XF1 features a host of shooting options as customizable as you are comfortable with. Take panoramic shots, record HD video, or snap a quick series of stills at up to 7 frames per second. You can experiment with the camera's manual exposure controls and get creative. Or let the powerful EXR processor take over to ensure your photos are vibrant and detailed, whether shooting conditions are ideal, poor or anywhere in between. Sturdy and slim, the XF1 is easy to slip into a pocket or purse thanks to its retractable lens, so it's never far from reach.


  • 12.0-megapixel effective recording CMOS sensor
  • 3" LCD screen (460,000 dots)
  • 4X optical zoom (2X digital zoom/up to 8X combined zoom)
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 25-100mm
  • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC (UHS-I) memory cards
Special Features:
  • bright f/1.8 Fujinon lens for excellent photo quality, even in low light
  • rear dial for manual exposure control
  • manual zoom ring activates camera as well as controls zoom range
  • optical image stabilization for blur-free photos
  • variable ISO settings including a high sensitivity mode (ISO 12,800) for low-light and flash-free shooting
  • panorama mode combines multiple images captured while panning camera
  • continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second at full resolution
  • retractable, self-covering lens for a slim, compact design
  • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080/30p resolution)
  • high-speed autofocus
  • leather banding for unique retro style
  • auto and manual shooting modes
  • pop-up flash
Connections and Dimensions:
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger
  • USB cable
  • wrist strap

What's in the Box:

  • Silver/brown digital camera
  • NP-50A Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V/1000mAh)
  • BC-50B Battery Charger (4.2V/0.6mA)
  • AC plug adapter
  • 2' USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and a proprietary USB connector on the other end)
  • Wrist strap
  • Finepix CD (software and owner's manual on CD-ROM)
  • Owner's Manual (English)
  • Owner's Manual (Spanish)
  • Product Registration
  • Company contact sheet (Stop--Need Help or Have Questions?)
  • Fujifilm Digital Camera Worldwide Network
  • Three Steps to Turn On the Camera

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 25-100mm
Optical Zoom 4x
Digital Zoom 2x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory 25 MB
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size 2/3" CMOS
Megapixels 12
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 4000 x 3000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/30p
Width (inches) 4-7/16
Height (inches) 2-1/2
Depth (inches) 1-5/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 7.9
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software


Retro Design: The Fujifilm XF1 digital camera has a retro design with many of the features of a high-quality DSLR. It has a textured, synthetic leather-wrapped body with durable aluminum body parts to give you the feel of a classic 35mm film camera.

Fast Startup: The XF1 features a lightning quick startup time. In the menu, you can enable the Quick Start Mode to allow the camera to restart in just 0.55 seconds. This option increases the drain on the battery.

Fujinon 4x Optical Zoom Lens: The XF1 is equipped with a bright F1.8 (W) - F4.9 (T) Fujinon 4x zoom lens with a focal length of 6.4mm to 25.6mm (35mm equivalent: 25mm-100mm). The zoom mechanism operates manually by turning the lens ring. The camera's power switch is incorporated into the zoom ring.

LCD Monitor: The XF1 has a 3" color LCD monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from two information displays, and information off display, and a custom display with up to 13 selectable items.

Image Sensor/Processor: The XF1 features a large 2/3" EXR CMOS image sensor with 12-million effective pixels. The sensor works together with the EXR Processor to give you high quality images, Full HD Movie recording, and high-speed continuous shooting. The EXR Processor features dual CPUs, EXR core and a Reconfigurable Processor for HR (high resolution), DR (wide dynamic range), and SN (high sensitivity/low noise) images.

Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The XF1 also has an internal memory of approximately 25 MB to allow you to store a few test images in case your memory card is full.

Still Image Quality: The XF1 records still images in JPEG format in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and two compression ratios (Fine and Normal). In addition, RAW images can be recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor. RAW format images must be processed on a computer using the supplied RAW File Converter application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored. The available image sizes include:

4:3 Image Sizes 3:2 Image Sizes 16:9 Image Sizes 1:1 Image Sizes
L: 4000 x 3000
M: 2816 x 2112
S: 2048 x 1536
L: 4000 x 2664
M: 2816 x 1864
S: 2048 x 1360
L: 4000 x 2248
M: 2816 x 1584
S: 1920 x 1080
L: 2992 x 2992
M: 2112 x 2112
S: 1536 x 1536

HD Movies: The XF1 can record movies in Full HD (1920 x 1080), Standard HD (1280 x 720), and Standard Definition (640 x 480) in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 30 frames per second (fps) with stereo WAV audio. Individual movies files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length (115 minutes for standard definition), regardless of the capacity of the memory card. A Class 4 SD memory card or higher is recommended when shooting HD or High Speed movies.

High Speed Movies: High Speed movies can be shot at 640 x 480 @70 fps, 320 x 240 @120 fps, and 320 x 112 @ 200 fps. These movies, when played back at normal speed, show the subjects in slow motion. Individual movies cannot exceed 30 minutes in length. No audio is recorded; focus, exposure, and white balance are not adjusted automatically.

Motion Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by panning the camera through one of three angle settings. As you pan the camera, multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera to create the panoramic image. The Motion Panorama 360° can be saved for playback as a continuous loop. The Motion Panorama options are:

  • Motion Panorama 360°:
    • Tall: 1624 x 11520
    • Wide: 11520 x 1080
  • Motion Panorama 180°:
    • Tall: 1624 x 5760
    • Wide: 5760 x 1080
  • Motion Panorama 120°:
    • Tall: 1624 x 3840
    • Wide: 3840 x 1080

Shooting Modes: The XF1 has a rotary mode dial on the top of the camera. You have the following choices in Shooting Modes:

  • P, S, A, M: The camera lets you set the shutter speed and aperture automatically or manually in these four shooting modes. The shutter speed and aperture settings combine for these shooting modes:
Shooting Mode Shutter Speed¹ Aperture²
Program AE Automatic Automatic
Shutter Priority Manual Automatic
Aperture Priority Automatic Manual
Manual Manual Manual
  • ¹ Shutter Speed Options: 1/2000 to 4"

  • ² Aperture Options: F/1.8 to F/11

  • EXR: Utilizing the flexibility of the EXR Processor, this mode can be used to automatically adjust settings to suit the scene (EXR Auto), or manually adjust for improved clarity, less noise, or better dynamic range (EXR Priority).

  • Auto: This simple point-and-shoot mode is recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.

  • Advanced: The Advanced mode combines "point-and-shoot" simplicity with sophisticated photographic techniques as Advanced Filter, Pro Focus, Pro Low Light, Multiple Exposure, Individual Shutter 3D, or Motion Panorama 360.

  • Scene Position: You can set the camera according to particular shooting conditions or a specific type of subject. Scene Positions include: Natural + Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, and Text.

  • Movie: You can shoot short movies with audio. Movies can be recorded in Full HD (1980 x 1080), High Definition (1280 x 720), or Standard Definition (640 x 480).

  • Custom 1, 2: In the P, S, A, M, and all EXR Priority modes, you can save current camera and menu settings and recall them whenever the mode dial is rotated to Custom 1 or Custom 2.

ISO Sensitivity: The XF1 gives you three options for setting the ISO Sensitivity:

  • Auto: The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in more noise in the recorded images.
  • Auto (with maximum): The sensitivity is set automatically as above, except that the sensitivity will not be raised above a set maximum of 400, 800, 1600, or 3200.
  • Manual: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, or 12800.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white balance value or display and select from a list of color temperatures.

Film Simulation: The XF1 can simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including sepia and black-and-white. You can select one of the following options:

  • Provia/Standard: standard color reproduction
  • Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited for nature photos
  • Astia/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
  • Monochrome: standard black-and-white
  • Monochrome + Y Filter: black-and-white pictures with slightly increased contrast; tones down the brightness of the sky
  • Monochrome + R Filter: black-and-white picture with increased contrast; also tones down the brightness of the sky
  • Monochrome + G Filter: softens skin tones in black-and-white photos
  • Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone

Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image, you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader color rendition of Adobe RGB.

Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except Manual.

Continuous Shooting: The Continuous Shooting mode includes two burst modes and four bracket modes:

  • Top: You can shoot continuously at a maximum burst speed of 10 frames per second (at M size) or 7 fps at full 12-megapixel resolution (L size). You can also select a frame rate of 5 fps or 3 fps. Maximum number of frames is 200.
  • Best Frame Capture: The Best Frame Capture mode lets you take a series of pictures starting before and ending after the shutter button is pressed. You can choose the frame rate (10, 7, 5, 3 fps) and number of shots (16 or 8). If shooting in RAW or RAW + JPEG, the maximum number of shots is 8.
  • AE bracket: 3 frames (selected exposure, overexposure, underexposure)
  • ISO bracket: 3 frames (selected sensitivity, sensitivity raised, sensitivity lowered)
  • Film Simulation: 3 frames (PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA)
  • Dynamic Range: 3 frames (100%, 200%, 400%)

Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.

Focus Mode: The camera has a 3-position focus mode selector next to the lens on the front of the camera. The following options are available:

  • Single AF (AF-S): Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. Good for stationary subjects.
  • Continuous AF (AF-C): The camera continually adjusts focus to reflect changes in the distance between the camera and the subject. Good for moving subjects.
  • Manual Focus (MF): Focus manually using the sub-command dial on the back of the camera. The LCD monitor indicates the focus distance range (in meters or feet) and the depth of field.

Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.6' to infinity in Wide Angle, and 2.6' to infinity in Telephoto. In the Macro mode, the focus range is approximately 1.1" to 9.8' in Wide Angle, and 1.6' to 9.8' in Telephoto.

Flash Modes: The XF1 has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 1.6' to 24.2' in Wide Angle, and 2.6' to 8.8' in Telephoto. Red-eye removal minimizes the "red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:

  • Auto: flash fires automatically as required by the shooting conditions
  • Forced Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
  • Slow Synchro: auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
  • Suppressed Flash (Off): flash does not fire, even when the subject is poorly lit.

Light Metering: The XF1 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can select from three metering options: Multi, Spot, or Average.

Viewing Images: Images can be played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display (with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3) and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.

Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search pictures by the following criteria:

  • Date: Search for photos by date
  • Face: Search for photos that include faces
  • Favorites: Search for photos by rating
  • Scene: Search for photos that match a selected scene
  • Type: You can easily search your pictures according to the type of photos: still photos, pictures taken in burst mode, or movie footage.
  • Upload Mark: Search for pictures selected for upload to a specified destination.

Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size). After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition, you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio of 4:3, and will be saved as a separate file.

Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select "Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original image.

Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide show. You can select normal playback, normal playback that zooms in on faces, or multiple pictures at once.

Printing Pictures: Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:

  • Printer or Photo Lab: plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer, insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to a digital photo lab
  • Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before printing them

Power Requirements: The XF1 is powered by the supplied NP-50A Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged NP-50A is good for approximately 300 shots. The supplied BC-50B battery charger will charge an NP-50A battery in about 150 minutes.

Auto Power Off Function: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu. Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.

XF1 Accessories: The following accessories are made specifically for the XF1:

  • NP-50 Battery: Spare Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • BC-45W Battery Charger
  • CP-50 DC Coupler
  • AC-5VX AC adapter (requires the CP-50 DC coupler)
  • AV-C1 A/V cable
  • SC-XF Soft case (in Black, Red, and Brown)

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Digital Input/Output/AV Out: The XF1 features a single proprietary jack for connecting the supplied USB cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your computer via USB, or connect the camera to a compatible PictBridge printer. The same jack can be used for the optional AV-C1 A/V cable for viewing pictures on a non-HD television.

HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable (such as the 119HDMICAM) is required.

Supplied Software

Operating System Requirements: The XF1 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 4.0 for Windows and FinePixViewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have one of the following operating system:

  • MyFinePix Studio: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
  • FinePixViewer: Mac OS X Version 10.5 - 10.6 (Version 10.7 and later not supported)

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