Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The XF1 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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The main shooting screen with the XF1 can provide some detailed information about the camera's settings. You can change the data on the screen by pressing the Disp/Back button on the back panel of the camera. You'll then see the Information bar across the bottom of the screen, allowing you to pick the type of display that you want.

  • i1 - In the Information 1 screen, you'll see the shooting mode in the lower left corner, along with the EV setting, ISO setting, and battery charge in the lower right corner.
  • i2 - In the Information 2 screen, you'll see the same data as in i1, along with the number of photos that can still fit on the memory card and the current still image and video resolution in the upper right corner.
  • Off - The Information Off screen removes all data from the display. When you press the shutter button halfway, though, the data along the bottom of the screen will appear, along with the current shutter speed and aperture settings.
  • C - In the Custom screen, you'll see the same data as on the i2 screen, along with a histogram, a 3-by-3 grid, and a horizon leveling bar. You can change what's displayed in the Custom screen through the on-screen menus and the Disp. Custom Setting command.

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As you turn the mode dial on the top of the XF1, you'll see an explanation of what the current mode will do in the middle of the screen. The description stays on the screen for a couple of seconds.

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When you're in the SP shooting mode on the mode dial, you can pick from a variety of scene modes. You will have to press the Menu button and then select the Scene Position menu to see all of the scene modes that you can use.

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Speaking of the Menu button, you'll be able to access all of the commands in the XF1's Shooting Menu by pressing the Menu button. There are four pages of commands and sub-menus inside the Shooting Menu. To skip to a new page, you can press the left side of the four-way button to access the icons on the left side of the Shooting Menu screen. The Shooting Menu pages are designated by red camera icons.

You can move through the menus using the four way button/command ring by either pressing the edges of the ring or by spinning it.

Some Shooting Menu options may be grayed out or will not be listed, depending on the current selection on the mode dial. Some options will lead to sub-menus. Some commands also will cause brief explanations of the features to appear on the screen.

The options in the Shooting Menu are:

  • Scene Position - Natural & Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night Tripod, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, Text
  • Adv. Mode - Advanced Filter (Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Color, High-Key, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)), Motion Panorama 360, Pro Focus, Pro Low-Light, Multiple Exposure, Individ. Shutter 3D
  • EXR Mode - EXR Auto, Resolution Priority, High ISO & Low Noise, D-Range Priority
  • 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%, Auto
  • Film Simulation - Standard, Vivid, Soft, B&W, Monochrome +Ye Filter, Monochrome +R Filter, Monochrome +G Filter, Sepia
  • White Balance - Auto, Custom, Color Temperature, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent Light-1, Fluorescent Light-2, Fluorescent Light-3, Incandescent, Underwater
  • 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 - On, Off
  • Continuous - Still Image, Super High, High, Middle, Low, Best Frame Capture, AE Bkt (+1, +2/3, +1/3, -1/3, -2/3, -1), ISO Bkt (+1, +2/3, +1/3, -1/3, -2/3, -1), Film Simulation Bkt, Dynamic Range Bkt
  • Advanced Anti Blur - On, Off
  • Face Detection Set-up - Face Detection (On, Off), Face Recognition (Face Recgonition (On, Off), Register, View & Edit, Erase, Auto Registration (On, Off))
  • Photometry - Multi, Spot, Average
  • Focus Mode - Multi, Area, Multi, Continuous, Tracking
  • Focus Area
  • Fn Button - ISO, Image Size, Image Quality, RAW, Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, Photometry, Focus Mode, Face Recognition, Face Detection, Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • E-Fn Button Custom Setting
  • 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
  • Flash - +2/3, +1/3, 0, -1/3, -2/3
  • Movie Set-Up - Movie Mode (Full HD 1920 (30 fps), HD 1280 (30 fps), 640 (30 fps), HS 640x480 (70 fps), 320x240 (120 fps), 320x112 (200 fps)), Movie AF Mode (Center, Continuous), Still Shooting In Movie (Movie Priority, Still Image Priority)
  • Custom Set - C1, C2

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Setting the EXR Mode on the mode dial gives you access to quite a few special effect shooting options, including a dynamic range priority mode, which attempts to limit washout for scenes in bright sunlight.

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Pressing the E-Fn button on the back of the camera allows you to change the functions associated with each of the control buttons, gaining access to specialty functions. As shown here, pressing the E-Fn button causes a graphic to appear on the screen that shows each function that's available under the E-Fn feature.

If you press the E-Fn button followed by the Playback button, the XF1 opens the Film Simulation menu. You can open the Dynamic Range menu by pressing the E-Fn button and the bottom button on the four-way button.

You also can change the functions that are associated with the E-Fn buttons using the Shooting Menu's E-Fn Button Custom Setting command.

The XF1's Set-Up menu is also available by pressing the Menu/OK button on the back of the camera. The Set-Up menu really isn't designed to control the photographic features of the camera, but rather the camera itself. There are three pages associated with the Set-Up menu, each of which is marked with a blue wrench icon along the left side of the screen.

  • Date/Time - MM/DD/YY, DD/MM/YY, YY/MM/DD
  • Time Difference - Local, Home
  • Language
  • Reset - OK, Cancel
  • Silent Mode - Off, On
  • Sound Set-Up - 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)
  • Screen Set-Up - Image Disp. (3 Sec, 1.5 Sec, Zoom Continuous, Off), LCD Brightness (+5 to -5 in one-step increments), Monitor Sunlight Mode (On, Off), Framing Guidelline (Grid 9, Grid 24, HD Framing), Autorotate PB (On, Off), Background Color (Silver, Gold, Blue, Yellow, Green, White), Guidance Display (On, Off), Focus Check (On, Off)
  • Power Management - Auto Power Off (5 Min, 2 Min, Off), Quick Start Mode (On, Off), Power Management (Power Save, Clear Display)
  • IS Mode - Continuous + Motion, Continuous, Shooting + Motion, Shooting Only, Off
  • Red Eye Removal - On, Off
  • AF Illuminator - On, Off
  • RAW - RAW + JPEG, RAW, Off
  • Save Data Set-Up - Frame No. (Continuous, Renew), Save Org. Image (Red Eye Removal (On, Off), Pro Focus Mode (On, Off), Pro Low-Light Mode (On, Off), Motion Panorama 360 (On, Off)), Date Stamp (Date & Time, Date, Off)
  • Focus Control Dial - Clockwise (CW), Counter-Clockwise (CCW)
  • Video System - NTSC, PAL
  • Custom Reset - C1, C2
  • Format - OK, Cancel

The XF1's Set-Up menu has some very interesting features for controlling the camera. However, with all of the sub-menus that Fujifilm uses here, it can be a little difficult to find the exact command that you want to use. For example, there are quite a few really good features in the Screen Set-Up menu, but you have to know where to find them, because you won't see those options on the main menu screens.

There's an issue with every Fujifilm camera that I've tested that crops up here again with the XF1. When you turn on Silent Mode in the Set-Up menu, the flash becomes unusable. So the only way to keep the flash active while muting the camera's sounds is work through three different commands to mute the shutter, the operational sounds, and the playback sounds. This is a frustrating aspect of nearly all Fujifilm cameras.

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There's nothing special or complex about the movie recording screen with the Fujifilm XF1. You'll see the number of minutes remaining the recording (30 minute maximum), and the movie resolution and quality in the upper right corner. The blinking red oval indicates the recording is occurring. The battery power remaining 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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