Tech: Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm add a refined retro style point and shoot camera to their stable18-Sep-2012
Fujifilm have been on a retro-tip lately, and while their much hyped X-E1 is getting photography nerds all hot and bothered they’ve also snuck in a point and shoot for the consumer market that looks like it’s going to pretty desirable.
The XF1 model is a tiny hand held that draws it’s inspiration from the analogue days of yore. To that end, it’s got completely manual controls including a zoom ring and retro styling in faux-leather detailing that’s definitely going to fit in with your boots/hip flask/backpack/swiss army knife/urban hiker combo. However, it’s no tech lightweight either – packing a 12 megapixel EXR sensor, f1.8 aperture, and iso range from 100-12800. It also offers 1080p video shooting at 30fps and a 7.6cm LCD.
Like most quality things in life, this camera is going to cost you. The $549 pricetag is probably going to dissuade a few hobbyists, but if you’re looking for a simple camera with advanced features the XF1 should be near the top of your list.