Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The X-S1 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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You can show as much or as little data on the screen as you want when shooting images with the X-S1. Just press the Disp Back button to change the look of the screen. You can pick from the display options of Information Display, Standard, Information Off, and Custom, as shown across the bottom of the screen.

The main shooting screen has the movie and image resolution in the upper right corner, as well as how many images are remaining to be stored on the memory card. You can see the focus crosshairs in the middle of the screen. The lower portion of the screen shows the current shooting mode, shutter speed, ISO setting, and remaining battery power.

When viewing the more advanced display screen, you'll see a histogram in the lower left corner, which is helpful in achieving the best possible exposure for the image you're trying to shoot. You can see a grid superimposed on the screen, which should improve your composition, as well as a horizon line, which should help you shoot photos that are squared up.

You also have the option of customizing what's shown the screen through the Shooting Menu, using the Display Custom Setting command.

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As you turn the mode dial on the top of the X-S1 camera, you'll see a graphical representation of the mode dial appear on right side of the screen, as well as an explanation of what the current mode will do in the middle of the screen.

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To use the on-screen shooting menu, press the Menu OK button on the back of the X-S1. The shooting menu gives you a variety of options for controlling the settings for shooting photographs. Some of the images in the menu may be grayed out, depending on the shooting mode that you've selected using the mode dial.

As you make selections in the shooting menu, you may see an explanation of the command, as shown here with the Film Simulation command. You also may see a secondary menu. As shown in the Film Simulation command, the secondary menu opens in the upper right corner of the screen.

The options in the Shooting Menu are:

  • ISO - Auto 400, Auto 800, Auto 1600, Auto 3200, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 (ISO settings 4000 and higher cannot shoot at full resolution)
  • Image Size - 12M (4:3 aspect ratio), 11M (3:2), 9M (16:9 or 1:1), 6M (4:3), 5M (3:2), 4M (16:9 or 1:1), 3M (4:3 or 3:2), 2M (16:9 or 1:1)
  • Image Quality - Fine, Normal
  • Dynamic Range - 100%, 200%, 400%
  • Film Simulation - Standard, Vivid, Soft, B&W, Monochrome +Ye Filter, Monochrome +R Filter, Monochrome +G Filter, Sepia
  • WB Shift - Red/Cyan, Blue/Yellow (19 stops each)
  • Color - High, Medium High, Mid, Medium Low, Low
  • Sharpness - Hard, Medium Hard, Standard, Medium Soft, Soft
  • Highlight Tone - Hard, Medium Hard, Standard, Medium Soft, Soft
  • Shadow Tone - Hard, Medium Hard, Standard, Medium Soft, Soft
  • Noise Reduction - Hard, Medium Hard, Standard, Medium Soft, Soft
  • Intelligent Digital Zoom - 2.0x, 1.4x, Off
  • Advanced Anti Blur - On, Off
  • Face Detection - On, Off
  • AF Mode - Multi, Area, Tracking
  • Face Recognition - Face Recognition (Off, On), Register, View & Edit, Erase
  • Movie Mode - Full HD 1920 (30 fps), HD 1280 (30 fps), 640 (30 fps), HS 640x480 (70 fps), 320x240 (120 fps), 320x112 (200 fps)
  • Still Shooting in Movie - Movie Priority, Still Image Priority
  • Flash - +2/3, +1/3, 0, -1/3, -2/3
  • External Flash - On, Off
  • Custom Set - C1, C2, C3
  • Disp Custom Setting - Framing Guideline, Electronic Level, Histogram, Aperture/S-Speed/ISO, Exp. Compensation, Photometry, Flash, White Balance, Film Simulation, Dynamic Range, Frames Remaining, Image Size/Quality, Battery Level
All of these commands are spread through four different pages. I didn't feel like the overall menu structure had a lot of organization to it. For example, I'd rather see all of the shooting options grouped together, but they're kind of scattered throughout the menu screens. It kind of feels like Fujifilm tried to place the most commonly accessed menu commands on the first page of the menu, which does make sense. However, it's a little time consuming when you're hunting for a particular command.

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For quick access to some of the camera's advanced settings, you can use the specific buttons located on the back of the camera to the left of the LCD screen. When you press each button, a menu will pop up on the screen, such as the ISO and White Balance menus shown here. Use the four-way buttons or the command dial to move through the menu, and use the OK button to select an option. The exposure compensation and burst mode buttons on the right side of the top panel of the camera also open specialty menus.

The specialty button menus are:

  • ISO - Auto 400, Auto 800, Auto 1600, Auto 3200, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 (ISO settings 4000 and higher cannot shoot at full resolution)
  • White Balance - Auto, Custom, Color Temperature, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent Light-1, Fluorescent Light-2, Fluorescent Light-3, Incandescent,
  • Exposure Compensation - Between +2 and -2 in 1/3 intervals
  • Continuous Shooting - Still Image, Continuous (Super High, High, Middle, Low), Best Frame Capture, AE Bkt (+/- 1, +/- 2/3, +/- 1/3), ISO Bkt (+/- 1, +/- 2/3, +/- 1/3), Film Simulation Bkt, Dynamic Range Bkt

When you press the Menu/OK button, you can access either the Shooting or Set-Up menus. The Set-Up menu gives you the opportunity to control the camera's overall operation, rather than the X-S1's shooting features. The options in the Set-Up menu are:
  • Date/Time - MM/DD/YY, DD/MM/YY, YY/MM/DD
  • Time Difference - Local, Home
  • Language
  • Silent Mode - Off, On
  • Reset - OK, Cancel
  • Format - OK, Cancel
  • Image Disp. - 3 Sec, 1.5 Sec, Zoom (Continuous), Off
  • Frame No. - Continuous, Renew
  • Operation Vol. - Off, 1, 2, 3
  • Shutter Volume - Off, 1, 2, 3
  • Shutter Sound - Sound 1, Sound 2, Sound 3
  • Playback Volume - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • LCD Brightness - Auto, Manual (+5 to -5 in one-step increments)
  • Monitor Sunlight Mode - On, Off
  • EVF/LCD Mode - 30fps, 50fps
  • Auto Power Off - 5 Min, 2 Min, Off
  • Quick Start Mode - On, Off
  • Fn Button - Fn1, Fn2
  • IS Mode - Continuous+Motion, Continuous, Shooting+Motion, Shooting Only, Off
  • Red Eye Removal - On, Off
  • AF Illuminator - On, Off
  • AE/AF-Lock Mode - AE & AF On When Pressing, AE & AF On/Off Switch
  • AE/AF-Lock Button - AE Lock Only, AF Lock Only, AE/AF Lock
  • RAW - RAW+JPEG, RAW, Off
  • Focus Ring - Clockwise (CW), Counter-Clockwise (CCW)
  • Framing Guideline - Grid 9, Grid 24, HD Framing
  • Color Space - sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Save Original Image - Red Eye Removal (On, Off), Pro Focus Mode (On, Off), Pro Low-Light Mode (On, Off), Motion Panorama 360 (On, Off)
  • Autorotate PB - On, Off
  • Background Color - Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Green, Black
  • Guidance Display - On, Off
  • Video System - NTSC, PAL
  • Custom Reset - C1, C2, C3

My common complaint with Fujifilm cameras crops up again with the Set-Up menu. If you turn on Silent Mode, the flash becomes unusable. So if you want to use the flash while muting the X-S1's sounds, you have to go through three different menus and mute all of them. Nearly every Fujifilm camera has this odd situation in its menu structure, and I always find it an annoyance. After all, most of the time that you want to operate the camera silently so you don't annoy others around you is going to be in an indoors situation where a flash may be needed.

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The movie shooting screen is pretty simple, with only a little bit of information displayed. You'll see the movie resolution listed in the upper right corner, as well as the amount of time remaining that can be recorded. The remaining battery power is in the lower right corner. Unlike with still images, you can't change the display options using the Disp/Back button.

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