Fujifilm’s new XF1 is a truly retrolicious camera

This week in Germany, Photokina is on, and camera manufacturers are showing their latest wares for the year. We’ve seen some peeps out of some companies last week, and now Fujifilm is showing off an advanced compact digital that looks like it was ripped from time.

Coming in three colours, the Fujifilm XF1 is a new compact heading to Australian shelves in November.

Shooting with a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, optical image stabilisation, and a 4x optical zoom lens covering the 25 to 100mm range, Fuji’s XF1 looks to be a camera targeting those after a stylish walk-around body.

Like some of the cameras we’ve seen so far from Samsung and Panasonic, Fuji is eyeing off the low-light space with an f/1.8 lens and maximum ISO of 12800, while also keeping photography buffs happy with RAW support, multiple aspect ratios, artistic filters, a command dial, and a manual zoom ring sitting around the lens.

The body itself looks very retro, and that has certainly grabbed our attention, with a leather look casing covering an aluminium chassis and a small amount of controls designed to look both elegant and simple.

You’ll be able to find the Fujifilm XF1 in stores in November for $549.