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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capture 3 exposures of the same scene with high-speed continuous shooting, each at a different dynamic range setting (100%, 200% and 400%).
A single exposure produces 3 images of the scene, each with a different Film Simulation effect (PROVIA, Velvia and ASTIA).
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.
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.
Customize operation with smooth one-touch control during shooting, just by assigning frequently used functions to two step-saving function buttons (Fn1/Fn2).
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.
In addition to Auto White Balance, the X-S1 also offers a choice of 9 white balance presets to compensate for the color of different light sources. Users can also set a Custom White Balance using a gray card or other surface, or select the optimum Kelvin value.
For precision correction of white balance, or to explore the creative effects you can achieve from filters, the X-S1 lets you fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red) ⇔ Cy (cyan) and B (blue) ⇔ Ye (yellow) in ±9 steps.
Select the broad sensitivity range of ISO100-3200 for shooting at full 12 megapixel resolution. When sensitivity is the priority, set maximum sensitivity up to ISO12800 (S size). For automatic setting of the optimum sensitivity up to ISO3200, choose AUTO. By assigning this range setting function to the Fn Button, extended sensitivity is available at a touch of a button.
Within the 49-point matrix of the auto focus area in the screen, AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus. It also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. Using the LCD monitor, you also can change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
The focus mode selector lever to the right of the lens lets you instantly switch between AF/S (Single AF), AF/C (Continuous AF) and MF (Manual).
Just sweep the camera right-left or up-down to shoot giant panoramas up to 360°. When you view the panorama playing back on your camera or personal computer, you can enjoy a seamless panorama image with both ends stitched together to create a “cylinder” view.
Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playback.
Display exposure and other shooting information at the image was taken.
Zoom in on the focus point of the captured image to check focal precision, blur, etc.
Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.
When face is detected, red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result.
Easy search function allowing you to display images by date, and by other categories including those featuring people for quick and fast photo finding.
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a Photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your Photobook can also be ordered online for print when connected to the internet, as well as when you go to stores to get your photos printed*, images can easily be sorted when tagged.