Coveting: Fuji XF-1


One of the most exciting announcements to come out of Photokina 2012 (for me anyway) is an adorable little point-and-shoot camera I haven't been able to get my mind off of: the Fujifilm XF1. Not only does it have amazing looks (LOVE the vintage styling--the faux leather exterior KILLS me) but it has awesome specs for a point-and-shoot camera as well. I am planning to replace my current compact camera, the Panasonic GF2 (a Micro Four-Thirds, pictured in this post) with the XF1! It also comes in black and red, but I'm definitely gonna go for the brown. Retail price is $499 which is very reasonable compared to the Fuji's other camera offerings like the X100 (which I've always wanted just so I could figure out if it was worth the exorbitant price tag) and it's available for pre-order on Amazon NOW with an expected release date of October 17.


What I love about this camera:

  • Awesome vintage look (obviously!) and compact size
  • Max aperture of f/1.8--bokeh!!
  • The camera is turned on/off by twisting the zoom ring which also extends and retracts the lens!
  • Manual zoom!
  • Fairly large sensor--2/3 inch.
  • Has manual controls with the dial on top
  • Filter effects--don't know how great these will be but they look pretty fun. Kind of like having a toy camera and a more serious camera in one (my obsession with cameras began with Lomo cameras so I am pretty excited about this)
  • Can capture macro shots from as little as 3 cm away! Something I cannot do with my current cameras/lenses


See more specs and deets at the official XF1 page here.
Stock photos from Amazon and Engadget

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  1. This camera is so cute! It would be so nice to have a compact like this to carry around 24/7; my dslr is too bulky for that :<

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  2. How cute is this?! I love vintage looking cameras.

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  3. As much as I LOVE the exterior (oh God the leather), wouldn't it be wiser to wait for (a super stylish, price friendly) interchangeable lens instead? Oh, have I mentioned how much I LOOOOOVE the leather? Yeah, I love it
    The Dilly Chic

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    1. My current "compact" camera has interchangeable lenses...and with every lens except the fixed pancake lenses, it's still pretty bulky!! I like how this one retracts completely

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