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Nov 25, 2011 15:29 |  #1

Fuji has a brandy new superzoom coming out early next spring, the next in their amazing line of X cameras. It's basically a superzoom bridge camera targeted at advanced amateurs and professionals alike, and it is going to retail for $800. I'm not saying it's not worth it, but yikes!

I might get it anyway. Anybody else considering this one?

I'm trying to post the link but no luck but it's fujifilm dot com, under digital cameras. :o




  
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Nov 27, 2011 08:03 |  #2

I really hope that the lens turns out better than what Fuji's samples show. They all look kind of soft :(
Maybe I'm just insane?
http://www.fujifilm.co​m …ifilm_x_s1/samp​le_images/ (external link)

Anyway that camera is pretty much all I ever wished for in a superzoom. It even has a RAW button!
Might get one if it turns out better than cropping images from my 70-300...Or at least on par.




  
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Nov 28, 2011 09:08 as a reply to  @ HmrMike's post |  #3

In my opinion, the longer the zoom, the softer the image in bridge cameras.

Still, it looks like an amazing camera and I do like Fujis. Fortunately, it doesn't come out in stores until Feb, so I have plenty of time to decide about this.:D




  
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Nov 29, 2011 07:05 |  #4

Impressive camera. Many would like to have a high quality, versatile camera and no longer worry about which lenses to bring. This one certainly fills that role very nicely. Premium construction throughout. I think they will have a real success here. I was most impressed by the website, it exceeded what I usually see, even for upper end DSLR's....


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Nov 30, 2011 18:52 as a reply to  @ CanonCameraFan's post |  #5

WAAAH!:cry: I emailed B&H and they don't have a preorder for this camera, and suggested I call Fuji direct. They did provide Fuji's 800 number for me.

I will just have to wait and be patient.

I.Really.Want.This.Cam​era.

And I like to give B&H my business, because they have helped me over and over again in previous purchases.




  
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Jan 16, 2012 19:49 |  #6

I'm very excited about this bridge camera as well...I'm loving my Fuji X10 and I can't wait to have that zoom range and EVF the X-S1 offers. The build quality looks sweet and that metal lens hood looks nice.


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Jan 31, 2012 21:00 as a reply to  @ rsj87's post |  #7

I got an email from Amazon. Arrival for Amazon is estimated to be March-April. Alas, I have cancelled my order. I really, really like this camera but I have chickened out at spending $800 on one camera, considering I already have several very nice cameras. I might purchase it for myself next Christmas, but in the meantime I'm looking at the Canon SX40. It's not nearly as nice but it's half the price.




  
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Jan 31, 2012 22:30 |  #8

Rainyday wrote in post #13803749 (external link)
I'm looking at the Canon SX40. It's not nearly as nice but it's half the price.

Haha that's exactly what I was thinking recently! One could get the S100 and SX40 for about the same price as the Fuji.


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Jan 31, 2012 23:32 as a reply to  @ rsj87's post |  #9

Bridge cameras never did anything for me considering I already have a pro DSLR setup, but I'm actually impressed with this one. The images, if those are samples and not doctored up in Photoshop, are decently sharp and quite comparable to my 5d and non-L glass. My 24-105 and 70-200 f4L IS would destroy it in an IQ shootout, but after 200mm I'm done.

That thing goes to an effective 624mm, and at that focal length it's really decent.

If I had another 800 to throw around and did enough traveling, I would rock it.


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Feb 25, 2012 14:02 as a reply to  @ j-dogg's post |  #10

Well, both B&H and Amazon have it in stock. I am so tempted. I have been looking at the Canon SX40, it's half the price and a very good camera. My birthday is coming up and I have promised myself a superzoom but I'm completely torn between the two cameras. Thank God, my birthday is a couple of months away yet, so I have more time to stew about this. :cool:




  
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Mar 03, 2012 03:47 |  #11

My understanding is that this camera uses the same sensor as the X10.

However, I haven't heard of any issues with white orbs. Does anyone have any information on whether the X-S1 is having the same issue?


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Apr 22, 2012 04:00 |  #12

It's aight, generates nowhere near the amount of interests as the other x series


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Apr 22, 2012 10:09 as a reply to  @ Jericobot's post |  #13

Well, my birthday is coming up and I decided to go ahead and purchase the Canon SX40 instead of the Fuji. I really like the Fuji, but $800 bucks is just too rich for my blood. The Canon was $429 and there was a $50 instant rebate-I consider this excellent value.

I am very happy with my Canon. Perhaps I'll get a Fuji high end superzoom someday but not now.




  
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