Lightweight, durable aluminum body parts and synthetic leather covering enhance the feel of the camera in the hand, with texture that resembles genuine leather.
The bright f/1.8 lens lets you capture quality pictures not normally possible with a compact camera. Noise is kept to a minimum without boosting sensitivity, while camera-shake and subject motion are prevented due to high shutter speeds. And thanks to the large aperture, you can also create attractive "bokeh" blurred background effects.
EXR Auto with Motion Detection instantly recognizes 58 types of scenes, instantly optimizing every setting from exposure to white balance, and switches to one of three different sensor modes for the scene and subject: HR High Resolution for well-lit conditions, SN High Sensitivity/Low Noise mode for low light, and DR Dynamic Range mode for high-contrast scenes.
The EXR processor offers a fast AF in dark scenes: a fast startup, 0.55-second response, means you'll never miss the moment. And locking on to your subject in as little as 0.16 seconds, High Speed Contrast Detection AF captures even spur-of-the-moment shots with sharp clarity at maximum 4x zoom. Plus,unlike other more conventional premium digital cameras, the XF1 autofocus system reacts quickly even in low light, making it possible to shoot high-quality hand-held photos indoors or at night.
Unlike power zoom, the XF1's zoom ring provides direct manual controls, keeping the zoom action very smooth. For telephoto shots beyond the 4x optical zoom range, Intelligent Digital Zoom doubles your zoom to the equivalent of 8x zoom and delivers excellent sharpness and detail.
For creative needs, various shooting options and functions are available. With a new feature Advanced Filter, you can select out of six special effects: Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, High Key, Partial Color, and Dynamic Tone.