First Look: Fujifilm's stylish XF1 enthusiast compact
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First Look: Fujifilm's stylish XF1 enthusiast compact

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A good-looking, fun-to-use compact camera for enthusiasts.

Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET, and this is a look at the Fujifilm XF1, the smallest of the company's premium X series compacts. It's a camera that's really more about design than anything else. It's got a nice aluminum body covered with a synthetic leather that looks and feels good to me, and it's available in black, red, and tan versions. Adding to the design is the Manual 4x Zoom Lens. You pull out the lens from the body and twist it, not only to zoom but to turn the camera on, too. It gives you more precise zoom control, and there are focal length markings on the lens barrel, though you can view them on screen as well. When you're done shooting, you can slip it back into standby position so you can more quickly turn it on and shoot, or put the lens all the way back in for travel. Since this is aimed at enthusiasts, you get a full assortment of shooting options, RAW capture and some extra controls over settings. What you don't get is an option for an external flash or a view finder. And although its image sensor is better than your average point-and-shoot, it's best results reduce resolution to 6 megapixels. Also, while the lens' starting aperture of F 18 is great to have in low light, it's only available at its widest focal length, dropping to a slow F 49 when zoomed in. If you can work with those few drawbacks, though, this is a good-looking camera that's fun to shoot with. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's the Fujifilm XF1.

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