Fujifilm FinePix S1 Review

Overall 40
Imaging 13
Features 64
Size 70
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 133 x 91 x 110 mm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix S1 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 06, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #127 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 40/100 and it takes a rank of #936 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix S1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Battery Life: 350 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix S1 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix S1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1 has the following external dimensions 133 x 133 x 110 mm (52.36 x 35.83 x 43.31″) with the weight of 680 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix S1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix S1 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 110mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix S1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix S1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix S1 — 350 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix S1 — 110 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix S1 — 680 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix S1 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix S1 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix S1 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix S1 has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix S1 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix S1 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix S1

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix S1 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 97 and a resolution of 920k dots.

97% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix S1 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, FinePix S1 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/2000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

FinePix S1 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

In addition, FinePix S1 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix S1, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix S1 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm FinePix S1 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, FinePix S1 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect FinePix S1 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix S1 provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Superzoom category, Fujifilm FinePix S1 offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix S1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix S1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix S1 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 51. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S1 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (133 x 91 x 110 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S1 can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Big size (133 x 91 x 110 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (350 shots)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (680 g)
  • Big size (133 x 91 x 110 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 74. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S1 can be called a 74 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix S1
Announced Jan 06, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 920k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 97%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 8
Flash Modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 680 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 91 x 110 mm
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type 350 shots
Battery Model NP-85
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS Optional
Storage Type SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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