Gear of the Year – Allison’s choice: In the top right corner of the back panel, this zoom control has discrete “W” and “T” for zooming to wide and telephoto settings. The card slot is protected by a hinged, plastic door, which snaps firmly into place. In addition to the 10x optical zoom, the S also offers as much as 3. White balance color adjustment with eight modes. Dec 25, Two other software notes:

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Just like on the S, the FinePix S did a great job in our redeye test. Power from four AA batteries or AC adapter separate accessory. There’s also a setup menu, of course, which is accessed from the record or playback menu.

Something else you’ll need to buy is a set or two of NIMH rechargeable batteries, as Fuji includes throwaway alkalines in the box. Unlike on some cameras even metal ones! Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times? But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his pick for this year. As with all Imaging Resource product tests, I encourage you vujifilm let your own eyes be the judge of how well the camera performed.

You can get as close to your subject as 10 cm at wide-angle and 90 cm at telephoto while in macro mode — nothing spectacular. Click here to read my “battery shootout” page to see which batteries currently on the market are best, or here for my review of the Maha CW chargermy longtime favorite. I suspect this won’t be much of an issue for users of this camera however, as its designers were clearly intending it fujifulm on-the-go use, not studio shooting.


This is a great design for making the best use of space on the camera body, but bad for tripod work because you have to dismount the camera from the tripod to change batteries. There are a ton of ultra zoom cameras on the market.

Digital Cameras – Fuji FinePix S Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

The zoom and scroll feature lets you enlarge your image by up to 14X, depending on the resolution of the photo, and then move around in the zoomed-in area. After owning this for several years the batteries don’t last as long. Inside the box, you’ll find:. Now let’s talk accessories.

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 / S5500 Review

Discharges the batteries completely, handy for avoiding “memory effect” in rechargeable cells do not use for alkaline cells. Canon patent details schematics for a possible Fyjifilm 90mm F2. User sets the shutter speed using the up and down arrows, and the camera picks the best aperture.

Fujifilm FinePix S 4. ISO settings include Auto, 64, and Here’s an exciting sample movie for you, taken at the high quality setting:. Autofocus speeds were also average, with a typical delay of about 0.


The S’s Scene mode offers four preset “scenes” for shooting in potentially tricky situations, and includes Portrait, Landscape, Sport, and Night Scene modes. Releases flash via fujifilmm mechanical-only latch the camera cannot activate the flash when it deems necessary.

Allows the camera to record moving images without sound. Its smaller and more compact than most cameras of this caliber 3. DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system. Picky Details Cycle times, shutter lag, battery life, etc. Okay, on with the fujifulm Sets higher shutter speeds to capture action. On the back of the camera you’ll find a 1. Camera controls are just about right for such a small camera, with most popular features accessible without visiting the menu.

Fujifilm FinePix S / S Review: Digital Photography Review

Fuji includes a 16MB xD card with the camera, which won’t hold too many 4 Megapixel photos at the highest quality setting. Fuji has changed the zoom label since the S to something less misleading. A lower resolution option is also available: