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Fujifilm FinePix S100fs Review

Review Date: Jun 9, 2008

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
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Photoxels Editor's Choice 2008 - Super Zoom
Photoxels Editor's Choice 2008 - Super Zoom

Category: Serious Amateur

The Fujifilm FinePix S100FS is a brand new model billed as FUJIFILM’s most advanced DSLR-style camera to date. The "FS" suffix stands for "Film Simulation" and the S100FS also heralds the return of the larger 2/3-in. image sensor in a prosumer level digital camera. The image sensor is the eighth generation Super CCD HR with 11MP resolution allowing a High Sensitivity ISO 3200 at full resolution.

Dual Image Stabilization combines Optical Image Stabilization with Fujifilm's Picture Stabilization and should be useful to stabilize the 14.3x wide-angle optical zoom (28-400mm, 35mm equiv.).

Fujifilm claims a gain in Wide Dynamic Range of up to 400%. This technology was originally developed for Fujifilm's S5Pro DSLR and allows photographers to capture every nuance of highlight and shadow in high contrast scenes. Users may select from several settings that will capture detail and contrast.

Fujifilm also claims a newly developed electronic viewfinder (EVF) with significantly improved response, color development and color reproduction to give photographers an experience similar to what they get with a SLR optical viewfinder.

Film Simulation (FS) Modes allow advanced photographers who like the Fujifilm 35mm professional films to select a film-like character for the scene with a choice of four modes: "Velvia", "Provia", "Soft", and "Portrait". Each mode offers a subtle but unique change in tone and color reproduction, emulating the original qualities of the highly regarded Fujifilm professional films.

The Fujifilm S100FS has a new convenient Multi Bracketing function: "Dynamic Range Bracketing", "Film Simulation Bracketing", and "Auto Exposure Bracketing" automatically varies the settings, and 3 frames are taken continuously with a single shutter release. Photographers can concentrate on getting the perfect shot, and decide later which image best captures the moment.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

Other advanced features:

  • RAW file format
  • Manual Zoom Ring
  • Tiltable 2.5-in. LCD screen (90° upwards and 45° downwards)
  • Continuous Shooting at 7fps (max. 50 frames) at 3MP resolution

An interesting design feature is the lens hood which has a square window in the lower part to allow adjustments of lens filters such as polarizing filters, without removing the hood.

The Fujifilm S100FS provides full photographic control with PASM functions. It accepts xD-Picture Card as well as Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) memory cards.

The Fujifilm FinePix S100FS should appeal to serious amateur photographers desiring an ultra zoom with image stabilization and DSLR-like functionalities.

TIPA Award: The Fujifilm S100fs landed a 2008 TIPA Award as "Best Superzoom Digital Camera."

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QuickFact™ Sheet
Fujifilm FinePix S100FSUS | CAN | UK
Number of Effective Pixels

11.1 million pixels

Image Sensor

2/3 inch Super CCD HR

Number of Recorded Pixels 3,840 x 2,880 / 4,032 x 2,688(3:2 format) / 2,816 x 2,112 /2,048 x 1,536 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 25MB) /xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB )
SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
File format Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 ),
Uncompresed CCD-RAW (RAF format, RAW conversion software included in CD-ROM),
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound,
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording capacity
(with 512MB xD-Picture Card, not included)

Still images:
3840x2880 (RAW) - 22
3840x2880(F) - 93
3840x2880 (N) - 186
4032x2688(3:2) - 189
2816x2112 - 343
2048x1536 - 626
1600x1200 - 779
640x480 - 3194
VGA (25fps) - 7.4 min.
QVGA (25fps) - 14.7 min.

Recording capacity
(with 512MB SD Memory Card, not included)

Still images:
3840x2880 (RAW) - 21
3840x2880(F) - 93
3840x2880 (N) - 186
4032x2688(3:2) - 183
2816x2112 - 332
2048x1536 - 606
1600x1200 - 754
640x480 - 3093
VGA (25fps) - 7.2 min.
QVGA (25fps) - 14.3 min.

Lens Fujinon 14.3X Optical zoom lens , F2.8 (W) - F5.3 (T)
Focal Length f=7.1mm - 101.5 mm, Equivalent to 28- 400 mm on a 35mm camera
Aperture Range F 2.8 -F 11 (W) F5.3 -F11 (T), max. 13 steps in 1/3 EV increment
Optical Zoom 14.3X Wide (28- 400mm, 35mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom Approx 2.0X
Focus Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center)
Continuous AF
Manual focus (One-push AF mode included)
AF assist illuminator available
Focus Distance

Normal: Wide angle :Approx. 50cm/1.6 ft to infinity, Telephoto :Approx. 2.5 m/8.2 ft to infinity,
Macro: Wide angle :Approx. 10cm/0.3 ft to 3m/9.8ft , Telephoto :Approx. 0.9m/3.0 ft to 3.0m/9.8ft,
Super Macro : Approx 1cm /0.4 in. to 1m /3.3 ft.

Inage Stabilizer Optical (Lens Shift Type)
Shutter Speed (AUTO mode) 1/4 sec to 1/4000 sec
(All other mode) 30sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb mode (up to 30 sec)
Exposure Control TTL 256-zones metering
Bracketing Mode Film Simulation BKT (PROVIA, Velvia, SOFT)
Dynamic Range BKT (DR100%, 200%, 400%)
AE BKT (±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV)
Exposure Mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes

Mode dial : Auto, FSB, SP1, SP2, C1, C2, P, A, S, M, Movie
SP1: Nature, Nature-soft, Nature-Vivid, Flower
SP2: Portrait, Portrait - soft, Baby, Portrait Enhancer, Night, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Sport, Fireworks
FSB: Film simulation Bracketing,
C1/C2 : Custom setting position

Continuous shooting Top-7 (max 3 frames/sec, (CCD-RAW: Top-3)
High Speed Top-50, (max 7 frames/sec, 3M pixels)
Last-7 (max 3 frames/sec), (CCD-RAW: Last-3)
Long-Period (max 1.1 frames/sec)
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay
ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Auto (1600) / Auto (800) / Auto (400) /
Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800/ 1600 / 3200 / 6400 /10000 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
* ISO6400: 6M pixels or lower, ISO10000: 3M pixels or lower (Number of recorded pixels)

White Balance Automatic scene recognition,
Preset [Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White) / Incandescent light], Custom
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-inch, approx. 200,000 dots FLCD monitor
(R/G/B colors are displayed in a single dot)
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch , approx. 230,000 dots, Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor(WV type), approx. 100% coverage

Auto flash, Effective range: [ISO AUTO (800)]

Normal: Wide angle: approx. 0.6-7.2m / 2.6-23.6 ft
Telephoto: approx. 2.5-3.8m / 8.2-12.5 ft

Macro: Wide angle: approx. 0.3-0.8m / 1.0-2.6 ft
Telephoto: approx. 0.9-1.3m / 3.0-4.3 ft

Flash mode:
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash

Photography functions Film Simulation Mode, Dynamic Range selection,
Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), High speed shooting, Best Framing,
Frame No. Memory, Histograms
Playback Functions Face Detection (with Red-eye removal),Multi-frame playback including Microthumbnail mode, Trimming, Image rotate,Slide show, Sorting by date, Histograms (Highlight warning), Voice Memo, Automatic Vertical-Horizontal detection, High speed playback
Video Out NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB 2.0 High-speed
Power Supply NP-140 Li-ion battery(included) / AC power adapter AC-84V (sold separately)
System requirements

• Factory installed USB port

• IBM PC/AT compatible computer
CPU Pentium, 200MHz or higher
Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000Pro., Me, XP HE/Pro
RAM of 256MB or more (Windows XP: 128MB or more)
450MB of free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive

• Macintosh computer
CPU of Power PC
Mac OSX 10.2.8 to 10.3.7
RAM of 256MB or more
400MB of free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive

Included Accessories
(Accessory available may vary by country.
Please check with your local Fujifilm representative to confirm product availability.)

Li-ion battery NP-140
Battery charger BC-140
Lens cap
Lens cap cord
Lens Hood
USB cable
A / V cable
CD-ROM: FinePixViewer
RAW conversion function included
Owner's Manual

Optional Accessories xD-Picture Card™ : 512MB,1GB,2GB
Li-ion battery NP-140
AC power adapter AC-84V
Remote Release RR-80
Dimensions (WxHxD) 133.4 ×93.6 ×150.4 mm /
5.3 × 3.7 × 5.9 in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx.918g / 32.4 oz.
(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

US $799.95 / CDN $699.99

* Specification subject to change.

- Fujifilm S100fs Press Release

- Fujifilm S100fs Image Samples

- Fujifilm S100fs Product Views

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