Gizmodo has published a new review on the Fuji XF1. The XF1 is a very interesting camera. On the right hands, it can be better than any other compacts available right now. The controversial manual zoom feature is usually the center piece of the conversation. Some like it (a lot), some hates it. Obviously, this reviewer belongs to the latter group. And as mentioned by this review, the XF1 is a very good camera in other aspects, including the image quality (already proven by Fuji X10 which uses the same sensor). Check this review out (and also try out the XF1′s manual zoom in person!)
Their conclusion: This is form over function. You may want a product that looks good and uses an odd mechanical trick to turn on and off. It certainly can take good pictures.
But if you need to shoot a lot of photos quickly, and you want to take the most advantage of a little camera’s capability, then this isn’t the one for you. For roughly the same price, the product for you is either the S110 or the LX7.