The Fine n' Dandy FujiFilm FX1

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I am the least qualified person to do a proper camera review so I won't even try! 
Yet for some reason I am often asked to recommend cameras for fellow bloggers. This 
has made me decide to put down my thoughts about my latest camera.

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The FujiFilm FX1 is compact and quite a looker if I may say so. It's got good macro abilities (great for beauty blogging and product shots), performs well in low light conditions (great for food photos), has a decent zoom and despite being classed as a luxury compact digital, it doesn't cost the earth.

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The FujiFilm FX1 also has a wealth of funky features. There are enough advanced filters too make your smartphone blush. Ability for multiple exposures and even a panorama mode. 

Fujifilm has been drawing from their expertise with film and created film simulation modes that capture your images with the look of 5 classic film types including the Provia, Velvia, Astia, Monochrome and Sepia. 

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This camera packs a lot of power for its £120.00 price tag (in the sale). Great value in my opinion! I particularly like the "Super-Intelligent Flash" that analyses the scene and adjusts the flash output to preserve the atmosphere. I also like the "High-Key"  function that creates bright, low-contrast images. Great for gloomy days indoors in London. The above 2 photos have been cropped and resized but are unedited.

My only issue with the camera was the navigation wheel. It is super sensitive and took some getting used to but I am over that now.

I would happily recommend this camera to anyone looking for a camera for blogging who doesn't want to use a DSLR. Even if you have an SLR, this is a handy one to have, particularly when surreptitiously taking photos in restaurants. 
It's so easy to use, will see you through a range of environments and scenarios and is just really good value.

LINKS | FujiFilm FX1 |


  1. I love it, I could do with another camera like this to have aside from my dslr which is bulky. Love the colour and look of this one too :)) Very cool camera :) xx

    1. Girl after my own heart! I leave the husband to the DSLR. This one fits in my handbag. teeeeheheheheee

  2. So pretty!! I'm no pro on cameras either. My father in law was a professional photographer and when he talks cameras my head spins. The terms I know are: macro, flash, and record..lol

  3. I'm on the lookout for a new camera and I have to say this sounds fab.

  4. I don't know, maybe I am biased. When I see "made in Japan", my heart starts pounding, and I start smiling. I simply believe that everything from Japan is high-quality, and I love to invest in a high-quality product (when I need one). Sadly, I don't need a new camera. I have a Sony camera, which is 13 years old, and it still functions perfectly. I don't need to say that it was made in Japan. :)

    1. I am agreeing with you all the way Sandra! The extra special thing about this camera is that it is 100% made in Japan. Every little bit of it! I LOVE that xx

  5. It looks like a great camera and I love the pictures that you've taken with it.


  6. I have a Fujifilm X-M1 that I ABSOLUTELY love, but reading this post I think I might want to get my hands on this model too (For much easier portability)! Fujifilm seems to make great cameras...


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