Conclusion Introduction The Fujifilm Finepix S is an upgrade of the S model that was first introduced back in , a long time ago in the ever-changing world of digital cameras. The Fujifilm Finepix S also has a lot of other DSLR-like features - completely manual zoom control and focusing ring on the lens, flash hotshoe, viewfinder and an ISO range of Fujifilm have really pulled out all the stops to make the S as similar to a digital SLR as possible. Carry on reading to find out.
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Conclusion Introduction The Fujifilm Finepix S is an upgrade of the S model that was first introduced back in , a long time ago in the ever-changing world of digital cameras. The Fujifilm Finepix S also has a lot of other DSLR-like features - completely manual zoom control and focusing ring on the lens, flash hotshoe, viewfinder and an ISO range of Fujifilm have really pulled out all the stops to make the S as similar to a digital SLR as possible.
Carry on reading to find out. All is revealed only when you look at the back of the Fujifilm S when it is turned on, and see the LCD screen showing a live preview of the scene although some DSLR cameras now do this too , or if you hold the camera up to your eye and look through the electronic viewfinder.
The Fujifilm Finepix S has similar dimensions and weight to a DSLR, as well as a chunky hand-grip on the right of the camera that makes it possible to hold with just one hand if you so desire.
Its all-plastic body has a bit of flex and creak, although it is well above average for the super-zoom bracket of compact digital cameras. Fujifilm must be congratulated, however, for almost matching the build quality of a DSLR whilst also squeezing in all the other features into the budget. Although this is obviously an integrated, non-removable lens, just like on every other compact digicam, Fujifilm have added a mechanical zooming ring on the lens barrel.
After using the various zoom button designs on countless compact digicams, being able to use a "proper" zooming mechanism that works in the same way as on a 35mm SLR lens is a breath of fresh air. I find it much more intuitive, quicker and more precise to use than zoom buttons, and for me personally this would be a big attraction of the Fujifilm Finepix S if I were looking to buy a compact digital camera.
Again, much, much better than the convoluted systems that the majority of compact digital cameras offer. Instead, you have to turn the Focusing dial to Manual before the manual focusing ring becomes operational.
The lens is also inadvertently one of the weaknesses of the Fujifilm Finepix S This results in a quite a lot of blurred images at the mm telephoto end of the zoom lens, more so than I would have seen on a similar camera with anti-shake. Most of them are thankfully clearly labeled and common to most cameras. This dial is a typical feature of SLR cameras, and enables you to quickly change between the various modes.
The various Scene modes and the Movie mode are also accessed via this dial. As with most other Fujfilm digital cameras, the Fujifilm FinePix S has a Menu button on the rear of the camera which, as you would expect, gives you access to the software menu system.
This lets you set various parameters including auto-focus mode, sharpness, white balance and so on. There is also a small silver button with an F on it, which opens what Fujifilm call the Photo Mode menu. The F button does give quick access to certain features, but you do have to memorise what another button does.
Thankfully Fujifilm have chosen to supply it in printed format, rather than as a PDF on a CD, so you can also carry it with you. As this camera has been designed to replicate a DSLR and has such a long zoom lens, you will invariably compose your images by holding the camera up to your eye.
The LCD screen is the alternative way of framing your shots, and thankfully Fujifilm have upgraded the rather poor version found on the S This makes the S great for street photography, as you can use the screen like a waist-level viewfinder, and also suitable for overhead shots at a concert, for example.
Still, the tilting design does obviously offer a new way of shooting when compared with a DSLR, which must always be held up to eye-level. A vertical row of two tabbed pages along the left sided of the LCD screen represents the sub-menus, with 6 options in each one.
At the bottom of the first tab is the Setup option - select this to access 4 more tabbed pages with 21 options in total. The Setup menu contains options that you will probably set once and then forget about. I would have liked to see it alongside the other image quality options in the Photo Mode menu. Due to the average sized LCD screen, the various options and icons are a little on the small side. Focusing is very quick in good light and the camera happily achieves focus most of the time indoors or in low-light situations, helped by an extremely bright and powerful focus-assist lamp.
Note that the camera does struggle to lock onto the subject sometimes at the tele-photo end of the lens. The visibility, resolution and refresh rate of the 2 inch LCD screen are very good.
It takes about 1 second to store a JPEG image, allowing you to keep shooting as they are being recorded onto the memory card - there is no LCD blackout between each image. RAW mode is a completely different kettle of fish. A definite improvement on the older S camera, but not exactly on a par with a digital SLR. In the fastest Continuous mode the camera takes 1. Once you have captured a photo, the Fujifilm Finepix S has a good range of options when it comes to playing, reviewing and managing your images.
You can scroll through the images that you have taken, view thumbnails, zoom in and out, view slideshows with lots of different settings, delete, protect, trim and rotate an image. You can also add a sound clip to an image, set the print order and the transfer order. The Info button toggles detailed settings information about each picture on and off, such as the ISO rating and white balance, there is a small histogram available and a thumbnail with flashing areas which indicate where the image is over-exposed.
When taking a photo, pressing the Info button toggles between the detailed information and the histogram. In summary the Fujifilm Finepix S is an incremental upgrade of the S that almost combines the features of a true digital SLR with all the advantages of a compact digicam. A few flaws, notably the slow RAW format and puzzling lack of optical image stabilisation, prevent it from being a complete success.
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The new model is claimed to offer better low light performance, faster operation and improved image quality thanks to a new processor. Externally almost indentical to its predecessor, the S has the same resolution 9 million pixels and the same The new model features carefully considered modifications designed to improve image quality as well as making it easier to use and better performing in low light. These features combine with existing Fujifilm technologies to result in user-friendliness more usually associated with compact digital cameras, and a performance to challenge entry-level digital SLRs. Fujinon The aspherical elements in the lens ensure that the path of light is as precise as possible, which in turn minimises distortion and aberrations. The lens is easily controlled via a manual zoom ring to give pinpoint accuracy when composing images.
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