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    kodachrome
    5 Jan 2012 - 6:21 PM

    Any body seen one or read reviews on the new Fujifilm S-X1. It seems to be a High End Bridge camera [nearly 700 ] with a decent size sensor. and could be a good replacement for an entry level DSLR?

    Pete

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    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Jan 2012 - 6:27 PM

    700 for a bridge camera?! You can not be serious!

    User_Removed
    5 Jan 2012 - 6:39 PM


    Quote: 700 for a bridge camera?! You can not be serious!

    I agree Cole. That is ludicrous!

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Jan 2012 - 8:10 PM

    When I got my Canon Pro 1 its was slightly dearer than a 20D body Smile

    It uses the same sensor as the X10, if you don`t need the zoom range the x10 would be a better buy.

    But this new Fuji CSC looks good.

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 5 Jan 2012 - 8:15 PM
    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    5 Jan 2012 - 10:59 PM

    I think you mean the XS-1, announced in November with a 699 RRP
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-s1-bridge-camera-announced-17923

    Hands on here:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-xs-1-bridge-camera-hands-on-preview-1...

    kodachrome
    6 Jan 2012 - 8:43 AM

    Now that Fuji are putting a sensible size sensor in their high end bridge cameras, they are becoming a viable alternative to a DSLR, or at least at the consumer end of the DSLR market.

    Unless you need an ultra wide or very long lens, the lens will probably cover most of your photo requirements, it certainly would for me. My old HS10 which I sold had a very good Fujinon lens and I was never disappointed with its performance which in my view was as good if not better than any DSLR kit lens, it was the small sensor that let the camera down.

    No more dust problems, no more expensive extra lenses, just one UV filter, just one lens hood, all these bits add up on a DSLR with extra lenses. I have always liked the concept, but the price on the X-S1 does need to come down a bit.

    Peter

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2012 - 4:51 PM


    Quote: I think you mean the XS-1, announced in November with a 699 RRP

    Yes I know Josh Smile

    kodachrome
    30 Apr 2012 - 11:24 AM

    Hi Josh & friends

    Just to resurrect this thread for a moment. When you reviewed the Fujifilm X-S1 you gave it a glowing report ending with a verdict of 'fantastic' image quality and 'Superb' image quality and I don't doubt your integrety in arriving at that verdict.

    I have read several other reports on this camera where they were not quite so praising on IQ and lens performance as you were. One report said the X10 gave better results mainly because of the lens differences. I think it was Trusted Reviews who gave the X-S1 top marks and editors choice and another 3 sites were scathing and not so kind saying the images were not as sharp as they could be.

    Do you ever wonder yourself just how other reviewers test and arrive at their verdicts. My own view on the X10 is 'fabulous' with superb IQ & colour.
    Any views on this would be helpful, because its an entry level DSLR or the Fufi X-S1 I have to decide on.
    Cheers

    Kodachrome

    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Apr 2012 - 11:33 AM

    Title changed to X-S1, Josh alerted to the thread

    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    30 Apr 2012 - 11:56 AM


    Quote: My own view on the X10 is 'fabulous' with superb IQ & colour. Any views on this would be helpful, because its an entry level DSLR or the Fufi X-S1 I have to decide on.

    Hi Kodachrome,

    The X10 is a fantastic camera. These two cameras have very good results for cameras with compact sensors, however they do not match the image quality that is possible with a Digital SLR (or Mirrorless camera) due to the larger sensors in these. If ultimate image quality is a priority for you then a Digital SLR / Mirrorless and a good lens is the best combination.

    I can not comment on other review sites, as each will have it's own camera scoring system.

    Thanks

    Josh

    kodachrome
    30 Apr 2012 - 12:43 PM

    Thanks Josh

    I think I know now which direction to take.

    Koda

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