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Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

With the introduction of the Fuji FinePix S1000fd, Fujifilm are offering enthusiast photographers a uniquely affordable digital camera with an impress...

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Review of "Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd"

published 31/08/2009 | rabidbadger
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Pro Zoom capability, Easy to use
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"The Fuji FinePix S1000fd. A nice compromise"

The Fuji FinePix S1000fd is very SLR-like in appearance and the added bulk of the battery-holder/grip does give it an assured feeling in your hands. Of course, this can be a disadvantage, and if you want a camera that you can just slip in-and-out of your pocket, then maybe a slimmer compact should be considered.

The 12x optical zoom is excellent and it equates to 33-396mm in 35mm terms - and if this isn't enough, there is a 5.7x digital zoom feature too.

The menus are friendly and easy to navigate, and there are helpful explanatory prompts that appear on thew LCD screen when the mode-dial setting is changed.

There are 15 preset scenes to choose from, each setting the camera to its optimum settings for the given scenario, but on top of this, the camera can be used like an SLR in Shutter Priority or Aperture Priotity modes, giving the user much more control over the image then many compact cameras, which insist on doing everything for you.

If I have one criticism of the S100fd, it is that it seems very slow compared to other cameras I've used. Every time you press a button or change a menu setting, there is a momentary lag that started to get on my nerves after a while.

The Panorama Mode is a nice feature and there are a wide range of resolution choices, some of which are enforced by the scene mode that is selected. Video is also available - 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 with mono sound.

Image Stabilization is available via the scene selection menu but is only digital, there is no Sensor Shift system that works across the scene spectrum.

Changing and charging individual AA batteries is a little tedious and I would have liked a dedicated Li-On battery with a charger but I do like the fact that the camera can accommodate XD, SD and SDHC memory cards - the latter of which, at 16GB, can store around 3200 highest-resolution/lowest-compression images.

There are several options available for continuous shooting but be aware that some of these will restrict the resolution of your pictures.

Also, there are a number of feature that may appeal to a more professionally minded user and that you might not expect to find on a digital compact, such as a histogram and a full range of ISO options - again, only available in certain modes/scenes.

In summary, this is an excellent camera for learning the basics of photography because you can start of with everything automated and then gradually take control of different aspects yourself as your confidnce grows. Of course, you could do that with an entry-level SLR, but not for this price. It is also nice to have a camera that produces quality pictures but is small and convenient enough to take to parties or on holiday.

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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Manufacturer's product description

With the introduction of the Fuji FinePix S1000fd, Fujifilm are offering enthusiast photographers a uniquely affordable digital camera with an impressive range of features. Perfect for advanced amateur photographers the 10 Megapixel Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd features a versatile Fujinon 12x optical zoom (33mm-396mm equivalent), Face Detection Technology with automatic red-eye removal, ISO levels of up to ISO 1600 at full resolution and ISO 3200 at 3 Megapixel resolution, and a brand new Panoramic Shooting Mode.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Camera

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 10.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 12 x zoom lens - 5.9 - 70.8 mm - f/2.8-5.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 40 cm

Digital Zoom: 5.7 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.2" - colour

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.3 cm x 6.8 cm x 7.3 cm

Weight: 325 g

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 10

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: Electronic Viewfinder

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC Memory Card; XD Picture Card

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 12 x

Digital Zoom (Ratio): 5.7 x

LCD Display Size: 2.7

Auto Focus: TTL

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: Super CCD HR

Memory Type: Internal and external

Lens System / Min Focal Length: 0.0059

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Fujifilm

General

MPN: NC00660A, CMXS1000FD, FUJIS1000, 172101137, NC00690A, F-FX S1000-US-CD, 974042, FinePix S1000 fd

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 10.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"

Optical Zoom: 12 x

Digital Zoom: 5.7 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI, MJPEG

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 64, ISO 1600, ISO auto

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, text, museum, party/indoor, fireworks, panorama assist, flower, sports mode, sunset, beach, natural light, snow, anti shake

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fine, incandescent, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 8 sec

Lens System

Type: 12 x zoom lens - 5.9 - 70.8 mm - f/2.8-5.0

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 33 - 396mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 40 cm

Macro Focus Range: 2-300cm, 2-100cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.4 m - 8.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.4 frames per second, 3.3 frames per second (5Mpix), 7.5 frames per second (2Mpix)

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, histogram display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.2"

Viewfinder Resolution: 200,000 pixels

Field Coverage: 97%

Display

Type: 2.7" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, FinePix Viewer

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 24 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 3648 x 2736 : 5 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 3648 x 2736 : 9 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2432 : 11 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 19 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 30 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 38 - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 : 170 - with 24MB built-in memory

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 29 sec - with 24MB built-in memory ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 35 sec - with 24MB built-in memory

Included Memory Card: 2 GB SD, 1 GB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10.3 cm

Depth: 6.8 cm

Height: 7.3 cm

Weight: 325 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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