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Fujifilm FinePix S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the flash and screen.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 review

 

Fujifilm has spent the past couple years filling its FinePix lineup with rugged compacts and megazoom bridge cameras because those are what still sells. With the Fujifilm FinePix S1, it combines those camera types into the world's first...

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a quick-shooting bridge camera with a nice 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and excellent build quality that's weather resistant. It has lots of shooting options and extras like a hot shoe, vari-angle LCD and EVF, raw capture,...

Noisy, soft photos in low-light conditions/indoors, which might be hard to reconcile given its price. Mobile app could use some love.

The only weather-resistant 50x megazoom camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a fast, flexible camera that comes up a little short in low-light photo quality.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 review

 

One notable way in which dedicated digital cameras can put clear water between themselves and smartphones is to slap a whopping zoom lens on the front. Fuji' s new 16 megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor incorporating S1 is one such example. It boasts a huge...

Lovely tactile rubber coating to the body aids grip and adds protection, 50x optical zoom offers a wealth of framing possibilities at our fingertips, entire optical zoom range can be used during Full HD video recording, swivel and tilt LCD screen, ...

Small-ish sensor at the heart of the S1 is no larger than that found in a plain point-and-shoot pocket snapper, despite all the outward bells and whistles

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 announced

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 was today announced as part of Fujifilm's new camera line-up, with the new model being the world's first weather-resistant bridge camera

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital SLR

 

Fuji are not an obvious name that you would have thought would be the producer of the first affordable Digital SLR, but look back in history and you'll see they had some of the most advanced and affordable electronic cameras in the early 80s. In the...

Great camera to handle, and it responds fairly quickly, being based on a Nikon F60 the focusing speed isn't quite as nippy as an EOS, but it's positive, and there are loads of lenses to choose from, new or second-hand. I'd like a depth-of-field...

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Peter Bargh (ephotozine.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 digital SLR Review

 

Great camera to handle, and it responds fairly quickly, being based on a Nikon F60 the focusing speed isn't quite as nippy as an EOS, but it's positive, and there are loads of lenses to choose from, new or second-hand. I'd like a depth-of-field preview.

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a solid 50x zooming camera thanks to quick autofocus and a weather-resistant design.

Sharp, 50x zoom lens. Weather-resistant design. Good image quality through ISO 800. 7.8fps burst shooting. Quick focus. Framing assist function. Vari-angle LCD. Sharp EVF. Raw format support. Wi-Fi.

Lacks EVF eye sensor. Images exhibit purple color fringing. No burst shooting available in Raw. Lacks GPS and touch input. Wi-Fi could be better implemented. So-so video quality.

In addition to file transfer, the Cam Remote app works as a remote control for the S1. Its functionality is limited; you can set the self-timer and flash output, zoom the lens, and fire the shutter to capture a still image or video—but that's it. There...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

The FinePix is considered a "bridge" camera, one that bridges the gap between point-and-shoot and DLSR cameras.

Lovely tactile rubber coating to the body aids grip and adds protection ; 50x optical zoom that can also be used while shooting video ; Swivel and tilt LCD screen ; Both Raw and JPEG capture

Small-ish sensor at the heart of the S1 affects image quality

With its weather- and dust-resistant outer coating and mini DSLR styling, the 50x zoom FinePix S1 certainly has to be one of the coolest looking and most pleasurable to handle bridge cameras out there. The equivalent focal reach with an actual DSLR...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 lets you worry about the shot, not weather conditions

 

The 50x zoom S1 has a weather- and dust-resistant seal and is a fast performer. Pixel peepers might not be happy with its photos, though.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a quick-shooting bridge camera with a nice 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and excellent build quality that's weather resistant. It has lots of shooting options and extras like a hot shoe, vari-angle LCD and EVF, raw capture,...

Noisy, soft photos in low-light conditions/indoors, which might be hard to reconcile given its price. Mobile app could use some love.

The only weather-resistant 50x megazoom camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a fast, flexible camera that comes up a little short in low-light photo quality.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

The Fuji FinePix S1 is an amazingly versatile camera sporting a 50x optical zoom lens, WiFi, awesome O.I.S. and a weather-sealed body. It is a great travel companion that is ready for any situation. Its only downfall is high noise level at all ISO...

SRAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Weather Sealed body allows you to shoot with confidence in all weather/situations ; Zoom range is amazing ; 5-axis O.I.S. is very...

Overall image quality shows more than average noise for all ISO settings ; Handheld shots at the full telephoto range is difficult but not impossible ; No sensor to switch from LCD to EVF when you put the camera to your eye ; Flash is not adequate in...

The Fuji FinePix S1 is an amazingly versatile camera sporting a 50x optical zoom lens, WiFi, awesome O.I.S. and a weather-sealed body. It is a great travel companion that is ready for any situation. Its only downfall is high noise level at all ISO...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

Fujifilm FinePix S1 digital camera features : The Fujifilm S1 bridge camera is no slouch when it comes to features with everything required by today's demanding photographers onboard and easy to use. Its electronic viewfinder has a 920.000 dot...

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 price in Europe is set at £400 / €480,- including VAT. (Retail prices vary from country to country.) For more info about this digital camera, visit the Fujifilm site in your region.

Mar, 2014

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