Fujifilm FinePix X-S1 review: an expert compact performance from a bridge-format camera

Wednesday June 27 2012

Sensor Review
Introduction | Fujifilm FinePix X-S1 Sensor performance | Fujifilm FinePix X-S1 Versus Competition | Conclusion

The tests show us once again that sensor surface size remains the preponderant criterion for determining camera image quality, and the comparison between the Sony Nex-5n’s APS-C sensor and the  Fujifilm X-S1’s 2/3" sensor refocuses the debate: Zoom amplitude or sensor size — take your pick. If this holds true, the arrival of this 26x X-S1 bridge sticks a knife into the stereotype by using a larger sensor than is customary for bridge cameras. Fuji can be proud of a performance on par with the best expert compacts such as, for example, the Canon Powershot S100.