I recently had to purchase a new digital camera since my old one wasn’t functioning properly anymore. I was looking for an affordable point and shoot or bridge camera for social media and blogging purposes. My requirements were simple and practical:
- handy and compact;
- can take good shots of food in various lighting conditions; and
- can take videos in HD format.
Plus, it has to cost PhP10,000 or less. I’m uncomplicated. And kuripot.
After consulting with Mr. Joel Bagas of Fujifilm Philippines, I became interested in the Fujifilm XF1, one of the cheaper models in the popular Fujifilm X Series. I then researched online and I got even more interested in the XF1. After more than 3 months of research, I finally bought my very own Fujifilm XF1. It did not disappoint at all.
One of the features I like most is how it doesn’t have a Power Button. Yup, you read that right. To open the camera, you have to twist the lens to the Standby or to a Shooting Position. I like this feature because my old digital cameras would often get turned on accidentally while it is in my bag. This would cause the battery to be drained easily and for the lens to get stuck or to function improperly.
With the non existent Power Button of the XF1, I don’t have to worry about those problems anymore.
Here is the camera when turned off.
Here it is on Stand By Mode.
I usually put it on Stand By when I am at an event and there’s nothing to shoot yet and I’m waiting for the next food, person, item, or moment to capture.
And here it is turned on.
The camera has a vintage feel and I love the rustic shade of red that it comes in. Plus, it’s only P9,899.
Upon closer inspection, I found out it has even more functions that can be useful for me and for other digital camera users. I’ll discuss more of that in future blog posts.
The Fujifilm XF1 is the perfect compact camera that defies expectations. Its features and advanced functions, will fulfill anybody’s photography needs.
To know more about the Fujifilm X-series cameras and other Fujifilm cameras, visit utheir site at http://fujifilm.com.ph. For updates, follow them on social media: https://www.facebook.com/fujifilmphilippines on Facebook, @FujifilmPH on Instagram, and @FujifilmPH on Twitter.
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