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Quick Overview

The Fujifilm X-S1 is part of the company's high-end 'X Series' and is built around the same 12MP 2/3" CMOS sensor as the X10 compact. Despite the comparatively large sensor, it manages to include a 26X 24-624mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens. It also features Raw shooting, a 1.44M dot electronic viewfinder and 460,000 dot rear LCD along with a rubberized coating and metal dials to emphasize its premium 'Made in Japan' status.

1. Fujinon Lens for Excellent Shooting

Experience the amazingly bright and clear picture for entire shooting range, from 24mm wide to 26x 624mm zoom with high precision Fujinon lens.
F2.8-5.6 Fujinon Optical 26x Zoom Lens (24-624mm)

Extensive Focal Length Range (24mm-624mm) and Bright F-values (F2.8-F5.6)

Featuring a 12-group, 17-element lens configuration, the manual optical 26x zoom is a masterpiece of FUJINON technology. The extravagant adoption of high optical performance glass lens elements (aspherical, high refractive index, and ED glass lenses) make the exceptional brightness of F2.8 at wide angle and F5.6 at telephoto possible.

4 Aspherical Lenses

By using 4 high-performance aspherical lenses, the X-S1 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration and the X-S1's compact body size ensuring you can easily take it everywhere with you.

ED Lens

ED Lenses for prevention of chromatic aberrations and muddy colors.
In order to minimize chromatic aberration which tends to occur when taking telephoto shots with a long zoom lens, two ED lenses made of extra-low dispersion glass have been adopted in the lens configuration. Adoption of one large-diameter ED lens in the first lens group reduces axial chromatic aberration that can occur at high zoom settings.

Super EBC

All the lens elements used in the X-S1 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality.

Versatile Shooting Style

Optimized for exquisite detail all the way to the edge of the image.

The FUJINON Lens and the EXR CMOS Sensor are the cutting edge of original FUJIFILM high-performance technology. These key devices have not only been adopted in the new X-S1, but also thoroughly optimized for each other, resulting in a synergy that produces high-resolution photos with exceptional resolution from the center to the edge of the image with extremely few aberrations.

OIS Mechanism

Complete control of the camera, without fear of camera shake. Equipped with a newly developed image stabilization mechanism, X-S1 effectively compensates for camera shake even when you press the shutter to capture a subject at extreme zoom.

Metal Lens Barrel

Fast and precise zoom control for the wide photographic range of X-S1.
X-S1 embodies operability that lets you fine tune every shot to perfection. In the easy-to-hold slim zoom lens barrel, the metal cam-driven zoom mechanism delivers a subtle sensation of torque for smooth and precise adjustment.

Soft and Beautiful “Bokeh” Effect

9-blade aperture diaphragm for an expressive “bokeh” effect.

special attention has been paid to enabling a beautiful “bokeh” effect. The 9-blade aperture diaphragm lets you artistically put the focus on your subject while creating a softly defocused near-circular background.

2. Excellent Sensor and Processor Realize Quick Response

The perfect combination of large 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor and EXR Processor assures high resolution and realizes quick response that takes your photo to the next level.

Sensor and Processor

12 megapixel 2/3-inch EXR CMOS Sensor

Only the EXR CMOS sensor can intelligently switch between three original technologies depending on the scene and always capture the moment in exquisite detail and with impressive image quality. Featuring FUJIFILM's bespoke pixel array, the large 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor captures images with impressive resolution.

Optimization of the Sensor and Lens

Sufficient light quantity is collected not only in the center of the sensor, but all the way to the edge area by optimization of both the image sensor and lens.

EXR Processor

Working in tandem with the 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor, the EXR Processor achieves a new level of performance. Tapping into the power of its two CPUs, EXR Core and a reconfigurable processor*, it provides powerful and speedy processing, even Full HD Movie and high-speed continuous shooting.

    * Processor with rewritable circuits that can dynamically adapt to perform complex corrections and processing tasks.

EXR Technologies Take Beauty to New Extremes

Super High Quality Full HD Movies

Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the X-S1 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display.

Clear Full HD Movies Even in Low Lighting

This single unit is capable of capturing video in a broad focal length range from wide angle to telephoto.
You can also use manual focus or capture still images during video recording for full-fledged filming pleasure.

HD Image Viewing

Connect X-S1 directly to a high definition TV using the optional HDMI cable to view your video easily on large screen.
You can also connect the unit to an external stereo microphone to achieve stereo recording.

High Speed Response

High Speed Auto Focus

Faster response for fleeting moments. Fast 0.18sec. auto focus, 0.01sec. near-instant shutter time lag and the fast 0.6sec*. camera startup! Every facet of operation is accelerated so you will never miss a shot.

High Speed Shooting Functions

Never misses the decisive moment capturing 7fps at full resolution (12 megapixels) for 8 continuous frames.

High Speed Continuous Shooting

Capture action at almost 7fps at full 12 megapixel resolution (max. 8 frames) or shoot at 10fps at 6 megapixel resolution (max. 8 frames).

High Speed Movie

Sometimes things happen too fast for you to see them properly with your own eyes. The X-S1 can freeze the action at up to an amazing 200fps! So you can see every single minute detail and watch things happening step by step in slow motion.

    * High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 200fps (320 x 112 pixels), 120fps (320 x 240 pixels), 70fps (VGA 640 x 480 pixels).

Best Frame Capture Mode

Timing your shot is ever so easy with Best Frame Capture. Half-press the shutter and the X-S1 starts recording photos at 10fps at 6 megapixel resolution. When the moment happens, fully press the shutter button and the camera captures up to 16 frames including pre-recorded frames, giving you the opportunity to select the best shot.

3. Advanced Electronic View Finder & Large 3.0-inch Tilt LCD

Bright and wide, high resolution Electrical View Finder assists you to capture the scene well and multi angle LCD enables easy shooting especially for macro shooting.

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) - 100% Coverage 1.44 million Dots of High Definition Quality

Large High-performance EVF Displays the Scene in Bright Beautiful Detail

Framing and composing shots while viewing the large 0.47-inch screen with 1,440,000 dot resolution in the X-S1 electronic viewfinder is a true pleasure. The image projected by the bright LCD panel is clearly carried to your eye with high fidelity through 2 glass lens elements and 1 aspherical lens. The EVF boasts a wide 26° field of vision and brightness.

Even at Telephoto, What You See in the Viewfinder Is What You Get in Your Photo

The unique advantage of EVF is its ability to give you an accurate depiction of what the final image will look like. Depth of field, colour temperature, colour mode and other desired image quality settings are reflected in the image displayed in the viewfinder without the influence of the lens F-value so you can compose the image without guesswork. The final photo reflects exactly what you aimed to create in the viewfinder.

Electronic Viewfinder with Eye Sensor

Put your eye to the EVF and Eye Sensor automatically switches display from the LCD to the highly responsive viewfinder.
Compose shots at even the most difficult angles with this useful tilting 460,000 dots of resolution

LCD screen.

The monitor features the monitor sunlight mode for improved viewability even under bright sunlight outdoors.
Press and hold the "EVF/LCD" button at the back of the camera down for a few seconds to activate this mode.

4. X-S1 Performance

Besides its high image quality, X-S1's confortable design ensures excellent usability that enables higher performance.

Performance of X-S1

Precision Grip of All-metal Dials

Precision milled from solid metal, the mode and command dials not only accent the high quality look, but also respond to your touch with just the right amount of torque resistance and a satisfying 'click' sensation.

All-metal Lens Hood for the Look and Feel of Quality

The pursuit of premium quality extends to the high-precision finish of the all-metal Lens Hood and Lens Ring and multiplies the pleasure of ownership.
“Made in Japan”, the Mark of Premium Quality

Each and every part of this camera is the product of high precision engineering and the highest quality standards.

Rubber-like Coating

Coated in a rubber-like texture for a high quality finish, the X-S1 welcomes your hands with a comfortable and sure grip.

Large Button

Individual operation buttons are sized and laid out on inclination to ensure ease of use in outdoor photo opportunities.

Superb Flash Performance Even Close Up

Simultaneously raising and sliding the flash slightly forward, the pop-up flash system lets you take flash macro shots as close as 0.3m from the subject.


Body structure that keeps off moisture and dust.
The body features sealing around lids (for card slot, etc.) and rubber ring on the lens to prevent the entry of moisture and dust.
Combined with the integrated lens that does not require replacing, the entire system delivers a high level of tightness.

5. Versatile Functions

Selected functions that let you capture the moment as the total experience. The X-S1 is much more than a precision instrument for your endless fascination of photography.

Intelligent Digital Zoom

For telephoto shots beyond the 26x optical zoom range, Intelligent Digital Zoom doubles your zoom to the equivalent of 52x zoom and delivers excellent sharpness and detail.

Film Simulation Mode

Color Photography

Just like choosing the ideal film for your creative direction, this easy-to-use mode lets you simulate the color and tonal qualities of color reversal film types loved by professional photographers: the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia, and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. The X-S1 makes it simple to take photographs with distinctive Fujichrome color, a quality that only film could previously capture.

Monochrome Photography

Replicating the effects of monochrome film photography, the X-S1 lets you use color filters to expand your photographic interpretation. Heighten contrast with the Ye filter and R filter. Brighten greens and deepen reds with the G filter. Just as you once selected a filter and printing paper to complement your creative vision, the X-S1 empowers expression with a choice of an array of image quality enhancement functions.

RAW Functions

In-camera RAW Converter

The X-S1's built-in RAW data converter lets you view and edit your results without the need for your PC. The conversion of RAW data not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality control settings, but also lets the user apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.

Special X-S1 RAW Conversion Software Included

For the management, viewing and converting of RAW image data on your PC, you will find SILKYPIX® viewer and RAW conversion software included. The special X-S1 version of this software ensures versatility and ease of use, plus movie playback functionality.

RAW Button

The default format is JPEG, but if you want to take the next shot in RAW, with just a touch of the RAW Button, you can switch to JPEG+RAW and capture the next scene in both formats.

Powerful Built-in Auto Bracketing Functions

Empowering you with a choice of 4 different auto bracketing functions (AE, ISO Sensitivity, Dynamic Range and Film Simulation), the X-S1 lets you experience the wide world of photographic expression.

Dynamic Range Bracketing

Capture 3 exposures of the same scene with high-speed continuous shooting, each at a different dynamic range setting (100%, 200% and 400%).

Film Simulation Bracketing

A single exposure produces 3 images of the scene, each with a different Film Simulation effect (PROVIA, Velvia and ASTIA).

AE Bracketing

One press of the shutter captures 3 shots of the same scene at different exposures. AE bracketing can be set in ±1/3, ±2/3 and ±1 EV steps.

ISO Sensitivity Bracketing

Based on a single exposure, the scene is automatically reproduced as 3 images, each with a different ISO sensitivity and without changing the shutter speed and aperture, letting you capture the moment with varying degrees of brightness. Setting is possible in ±1/3, ±2/3 and ±1 EV steps.

Customization Functions

2 Fn Buttons for Assignment of Frequently Used Functions

Customize operation with smooth one-touch control during shooting, just by assigning frequently used functions to two step-saving function buttons (Fn1/Fn2).

Save Custom Settings

Create, save and assign custom settings to the Custom Modes (C1/C2/C3) on the Mode Dial for instant recall of user-defined settings from ISO sensitivity to white balance.

Body type

Body type

SLR-like (bridge)


Max resolution

4000 x 3000  

Other resolutions

4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, 2048 x x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536  

Image ratio w:h

1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  

Effective pixels

12.0 megapixels  

Sensor size

2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)  

Sensor type






Auto, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, (4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 with boost)  

White balance presets


Custom white balance

Yes (1)  

Image stabilization


Uncompressed format


JPEG quality levels

Fine, Normal  

Optics & Focus

Focal length (equiv.)

24 – 624 mm

Optical zoom



  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View

Digital zoom

Yes (2x)

Manual focus


Normal focus range

30 cm (11.81")  

Macro focus range

1 cm (.39")  

Lens mount


Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD


Screen size


Screen dots


Touch screen


Screen type

TFT color LCD monitor

Live view


Viewfinder type


Viewfinder coverage

100 %  

Photography features

Maximum aperture

F2.8 - F5.6  

Minimum shutter speed

30 sec  

Maximum shutter speed

1/4000 sec  

Aperture priority


Shutter priority


Manual exposure mode


Subject / scene modes


Built-in flash

Yes (Pop-up)

Flash range

8 m

External flash

Yes (hot-shoe)

Flash modes

Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync

Continuous drive

Yes (10 fps)  


Yes (2 or 10 sec)

Metering modes

  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot

Exposure compensation

±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  

AE Bracketing

(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

WB Bracketing


Videography features


  • H.264




1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)


Storage types


Storage included

26 MB  



USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  


Yes (Mini connector)  



Remote control

Yes (Optional RR-80)


Environmentally sealed



Battery Pack  

Battery description

Lithium-Ion NP-95 rechargeable battery & charger  

Weight (inc. batteries)

920 g (2.03 lb / 32.45 oz)


135 x 107 x 149 mm (5.31 x 4.21 x 5.87")

Other features

Orientation sensor


Timelapse recording



  • Rechargeable Battery - NP95
  • Battery Charger - BC65n
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap and Cap Cord
  • Lens Hood
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner Manual