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FujifilmFinePix S1 Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good image quality (15)
  • Zoom range/performance (15)
  • Large clear LCD (14)
  • Image stabilization (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Travel (14)
    • Family photos (13)
    • Wildlife (11)
    • Low light (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fuji FinePix S1 Quick Look

    Although my time with the Fuji S1 super-zoom was somewhat limited, it did not
    take long for me to be impressed. Fast startup, fast zoom.
    When I compare the image...Read complete review

    Although my time with the Fuji S1 super-zoom was somewhat limited, it did not
    take long for me to be impressed. Fast startup, fast zoom.
    When I compare the image quality of the Fuji S1 side by side with the my Sony
    HX200v, the Fuji S1 is a clear winner. The pictures are crisp and sharp. This
    camera will compare to the new Sony HX400v. Upon first use, I immediately
    noticed how the Fuji S1 fit well in my hands. It lightweight and easy to manage
    and is a nice option for shooting without a tripod. It'd be great for traveling
    and vacations. The weather resistance (both water and dust resistance) bridge
    camera is another great plus and makes the camera perfect for unpredictable
    weather conditions that you may come across in your travels to the beach,
    jungle, cityscapes, or on hikes. As a nature photographer, I think the Fuju S1
    is a fun camera and would be a helpful tool for those looking to enjoy
    photography and also to get some great shots.

    The super lens is a dream for birding, portraits of insects, and shots of
    foliage. It should be noted, though, that even with fantastic image quality,
    the Fuju S1 may not be ideal for capturing birds in flight ;-). I'll give it a
    shot. However, the fact that the camera has 5 axis image stabilization is
    amazing.

    The Fuji S1 may not be a DSLR, but for the quality of the images, the ease of
    use, and affordable price, I'd be willing to rely on this super-zoom point and
    shoot camera for just about any shot. This would be the camera to keep in the front
    seat of your car!
    ( Looking forward to see the new Sony HX400v) Fun times in the super zoom
    market.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Really wanted it to work,Not so!

    I was in hopes that the Fugufilm S1 50X cmarea could replace my knock a round back-up Canon SX50. ( NOT SO ) Received the Fugi at noon today, and by 6PM it was...Read complete review

    I was in hopes that the Fugufilm S1 50X cmarea could replace my knock a round back-up Canon SX50. ( NOT SO ) Received the Fugi at noon today, and by 6PM it was going back in the box. Started out rough in that the DVD would not work an any of three computers. I down loaded instructions and charged up the battery. What a disipointment. This thing will not focus sharp an anything!! I read reviews in wich the general consensus was that it was not good for birders and other moving subjects, but all my subject mattrer is pretty much static in land scape and outdoor photography. I thought that tripod mounted, stabelizer off and timed shutter release I would overcome others comments on soft focus. Not So! After five hours, not one thing was sharp enough to compeat with a cheap cell phone. I like to check focus on my neighbors boat house siding about 150yrds away. The SX50 will focus in on the bolts that hold the siding on (sharp). The fugi S1 was so soft, you could not tell that it was corrigated siding. The focus peaking is almost unusable. only a white (only color) tiny twinkle even set on high. The manual focus wheel has no indicator on the LCD as to where you are. and just keeps turning with no change. At full zoom, it's pretty much unuseable. You have to remove the tripod mount plate, to get to the SD card.Honestly I really did want this weather sealed camera to take the p[lace of my well worn SX50 Larry

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    4.0

    Really good

    By Javier

    from San Sebastian, Spain

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

      I'm a professional photographer and I wanted a all-use and light camera for travel and holidays (very well sealed), this camera works perfectly. Obviously it isn't the best sensor but that wasn't the idea. The lens is spectacular!

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      4.0

      I love this camera

      By VTMags

      from Brattleboro, VT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Light weight
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

        I've only had the camera for a few weeks, but I love that it's so light that I can carry it in one hand. It has a great grip, so it almost feels like an appendage. So far, I really like the quality of the pictures.

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        5.0

        Excellent camera!

        By jc

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

          While I'm not a photographer by any means, I do enjoy this camera very much. It's auto sensing scene mode is great, stability while shooting in zoom produces great results, it's lightweight, and the large screen is great to show the details of each shot. I spent a few hours shooting about 300 pics, with no meaningful use of the battery.

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          4.0

          Good product

          By scpmghemonc

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Need Tripod In Low Light
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

          • Poor Flash

          Best Uses

          • A Bridge Camera
          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

          This is a good bridge camera. I bought it after three to four months of research. I took this camera for my recent trip to Europe so to avoid my DSLR and heavy lens.Camera features are good for a bridge camera. Do not consider it a DSLR or a point and shoot.For me the positive points are RAW format, 2.8 lens, panorama feature, video making, you can take photos in JPEG mode when shooting a video clip. Shots are crisp, clear, focus is easy, fast start up, view finder and other useful features as pro low light.Negative points are poor doccumentation. You need to web search (you tube) for getting to know and take advantage of its full features.When in panorama or advance shooting shooting mode then you can not shoot in RAW. Its built in flash is not so good.Over all highly recommended for those looking something in between a DSLR and a point and shoot camera. I found its weight was not bad to carry it all day long on my shoulder.

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          4.0

          Value for money

          By Michalipds

          from Cyprus

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

            No fast auto focus at 1200mmGreat hdr photosGreat photo effectsFlip out screen

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            2.0

            Really wanted it to work,Not so!

            By Larrylee

            from East Tennessee Mtns.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Ergonomics
            • Good in Low Light
            • Has Hot Shoe
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Weather sealed
            • WIFI

            Cons

            • Clicks In Focus Wheel
            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor Image Stabilization
            • Short Lcd Review Time
            • Usless Focus Peaking

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

            I was in hopes that the Fugufilm S1 50X cmarea could replace my knock a round back-up Canon SX50. ( NOT SO ) Received the Fugi at noon today, and by 6PM it was going back in the box. Started out rough in that the DVD would not work an any of three computers. I down loaded instructions and charged up the battery. What a disipointment. This thing will not focus sharp an anything!! I read reviews in wich the general consensus was that it was not good for birders and other moving subjects, but all my subject mattrer is pretty much static in land scape and outdoor photography. I thought that tripod mounted, stabelizer off and timed shutter release I would overcome others comments on soft focus. Not So! After five hours, not one thing was sharp enough to compeat with a cheap cell phone. I like to check focus on my neighbors boat house siding about 150yrds away. The SX50 will focus in on the bolts that hold the siding on (sharp). The fugi S1 was so soft, you could not tell that it was corrigated siding. The focus peaking is almost unusable. only a white (only color) tiny twinkle even set on high. The manual focus wheel has no indicator on the LCD as to where you are. and just keeps turning with no change. At full zoom, it's pretty much unuseable. You have to remove the tripod mount plate, to get to the SD card.Honestly I really did want this weather sealed camera to take the p[lace of my well worn SX50 Larry

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            5.0

            Great Upgrade from DSLR!

            By denverdan74

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

              Still have our Nikon D50, collection of Lens, but this camera was a great upgrade & choice for today's technology, ease of use, and general FANTASTIC multi-purpose point-n-shoot camera.
              The only thing I miss about the DSLR is the real view finder...Looking through at a digital image screen just doesn't seem right. SO...just use the massive LCD screen that looks great!

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Walt

              from Greenwood Lake, NY

              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

              I've owned a Canon Rebel and have always loved it. My wife and I like to travel to Europe and have begun seeing the benefits of packing light. So with the Fuji S1 I don't have to pack any extra lenses. I've been using it before our trip and am impressed with the clarity and color of the pictures. This camera has a lot to offer and to be honest I've only scratched the surface of what it can do. Wifi capable and weather resistant and other features seems to put it above the other brands, especially in its price range.

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              5.0

              Awesome camera at a great price!!!

              By Hank

              from Rhode Island

              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

              This camera has everything an slr does and more. Very easy to use and a quick learn. The only drawback is the battery has to be charged in the camera. So far pictures have come out fantastic.

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              4.0

              Survived Costa Rica during rainy season

              By Internationalmillers

              from Durham, NC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Weather resistant
              • Well built quality

              Cons

              • Fogs Up When Humid

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

              We bought this camera for one main reason. Weather resistance! When we arrived in Costa Rica it was raining and continued to rain for our first 5 days. All through that time the camera only had issues when it was very humid and the lens fogged over. We took it zip lining in a pretty heavy down pour and it took great pictures and never stopped working! This camera is great, except when massively humid, even then we kept the lens cap off and it equalized a bit. Excellent buy!

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              5.0

              Fine Camera - beating the competitors

              By yavuz

              from UAE

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                I am not a professional, simply an enthusiast.
                I purchased this camera 2 weeks ago. I had compared it Lumix FZ200 and Sony HX400V.
                I immediately put the Sony out due to processing speed, and Lumix also because of its low-zoom capability 'cause I needed a high-power zoom.
                The camera is pretty robust, good material, and very good lens in deed - another factor affecting my choice.
                I started testing immediately for low-light conditions, pre-programmed features, macro mode specifically. This camera is almost perfect. I cannot believe what it does with SRAuto mode. I almost did not use any manual functionality. And being weather resistant, it would fit best for my travel to Mongolia and Gobi desert.
                There are a couple of small glitches though. I would prefer to have a more flexible LCD screen; Lens hood and adapter ring cannot be used at the same time - if you use hood, no way to use a filter.
                I definitely suggest this camera.

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                5.0

                Hard to believe it's a point and shoot

                By Steve K

                from RI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                  I am a pro photographer and don't want to carry around my gear on family outings (been there and done that) and have been looking for a decent small fun camera with good image quality, well I found it in the Fujifilm S1. For the most part I put it on the SR Auto mode and let it do it's thing and it's thing is fantastic. I have not experienced and shutter lag problems mentioned in some of the posts. Also it is great for my wife who loves it also. I love the fact that I can shoot in RAW with this also as that if what I always shoot in.
                  This is a great little camera and I would say "go and get it" if you want a great fun to carry camera.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Bridge Camera

                  By MikeTheDrummer

                  from Toms River, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                    This is my 2nd Bridge camera. Bought 2 weeks ago. Bought because of an upcoming trip to Mt. Rainier and it is weather & sand resistant. Large bright, clear 3" LCD screen & viewfinder. When holding it there is an indent for your right middle finger which makes it more comfortable to hold. Well thought out design. I did not find it to be too heavy. The 50X zoom is real good & fast but need a tripod at 50x - too much shake. It focuses real fast also. I like having 2 controls for the zoom and the left one has a speed adjustment. All the shooting modes work as described. I am impressed by the Motion Panorama 360 which seemlessly stiches your entire panorama. The Fisheye under the Advanced filters works well. So do all the other Advanced filters. The 1080P HD movie function is crisp & clear, the stereo sound is real good and picks up everything well. If you zoom while recording you will hear the lens hum. You'll need to buy a HDMI to Mini HDMI cable to connect to a TV. I have not tried the WIFI feature yet.

                    If you're new to these advanced cameras, don't worry, just use the SRAuto mode and have fun. I am very pleased with the camera and would highly recommend it.

                    Note: You are not told about this until you open the documentation; if you use the adapter ring AR-S1 (needed for filters), you can not use the lens hood LH-S1 at the same time. Also, if you use the adapter ring with the protector filter PRF-72, you can not use the lens cap.

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                    5.0

                    Fast Focus and Bird tracking features

                    By LesS

                    from Phoenix AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                      Wild Life and Birding. Zoom takes you into another world of images. Fast focus and adjustment to light conditions. JPG image very responsive to Post processing with Photoshop CC. Bird tracking with variable speed focus button on top and 50% drop back button on left side of barrel lets you instantly get bigger field and yet snap back to full focus when bird is relocated. Just set it to full automatic and take hundreds of images. Review on computer screen and delete those which are not keepers.

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                      5.0

                      Could use another one

                      By Varrey

                      from Corpus Christi, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Nice Shots Thru Windows
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Auto focus slow
                      • Need An Extra Battery
                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                      As photo enthusiasts we wanted features such as zoom, low light, fast bird captures, water and sand resistant and be lightweight. It is great doing shots through a moving vehicle. We want to have something to grow with. It has amazed us in all those ways, especially for the price. It takes time to focus but at 50x what can one expect? The only design issue is the door which holds the battery and card sometimes opens. One has to be sure it is closed. We take an average of 300 pictures a day, so another battery is going to have to be ordered.

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                      5.0

                      Great Cam !!

                      By Envision8 Media

                      from Chicago IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • Needs A Battery Charger

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                        Ordered this cam for my fiancee as she wanted to get started with her own cam. Our 5D MKiii's were a bit overwhelming at his point for her. She picked up the cam first day out of box and has been rocking with it ever since !!! Crisp LCD, great bokeh, being FUJI S3 owners (wish we still had a few) fast focus, great macro, and was a cinch for her to zip thru the menu's and learn on her own.
                        This is a great starter cam without the learning curve of lens twisting. I am sure one the 5D MKiii's will soon be an advancement for her. The S1 has opened up the photographer fever .....

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                        5.0

                        I love to shoot.

                        By Savage Buffalo

                        from Renton, WA Las vegas Nevada

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                          I wish this had a little bit bigger sensor. I don't like the battery how it can fit in the wrong way tough to do in the pitch black.

                          This is a excellent camera, It does what i need and it looks sharp doing it, has a nice rubber feel texture to it which makes it seem durable and feels great in your grip. I has a good light weight to it, I can carry this all day in the hand. I go between Nevada and Washington so to have the dust and water resistance was the selling feature for me since i hike and camp.

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                          4.0

                          Fast Delivery - I like the camera

                          By RayJay

                          from South Jersey

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                            I have a Fujifilm S602Z that has great features but is getting old so I thought I'd stay with Fuji for this Finepix S1 for the features I'm used to and of course the great zoom capabilities along with wifi. I've stopped using my Nikon SLR years ago knowing I can live with something "less", this bridge camera will be what I shoot from now on. Of the pictures I've taken, they all look really good although I haven't loaded many of them on a computer and looked for detailed flaws which I expect. I rated the camera at 4 stars only because I haven't went through all the features/capabilities.

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                            5.0

                            An excellent alternative

                            By K9ziggy

                            from Newmanstown, PA

                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                            I am a pro photographer that runs a studio as a secondary job. I was looking for a camera to use for vacations and family events, so as not to use my business equipment. This covers the needs exceptionally well. I have no complaints whatsoever.

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                            5.0

                            Fuji FinePix S1 Quick Look

                            By On Feathered Wings

                            from NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Short Lag Time

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S1 Digital Camera:

                              Although my time with the Fuji S1 super-zoom was somewhat limited, it did not
                              take long for me to be impressed. Fast startup, fast zoom.
                              When I compare the image quality of the Fuji S1 side by side with the my Sony
                              HX200v, the Fuji S1 is a clear winner. The pictures are crisp and sharp. This
                              camera will compare to the new Sony HX400v. Upon first use, I immediately
                              noticed how the Fuji S1 fit well in my hands. It lightweight and easy to manage
                              and is a nice option for shooting without a tripod. It'd be great for traveling
                              and vacations. The weather resistance (both water and dust resistance) bridge
                              camera is another great plus and makes the camera perfect for unpredictable
                              weather conditions that you may come across in your travels to the beach,
                              jungle, cityscapes, or on hikes. As a nature photographer, I think the Fuju S1
                              is a fun camera and would be a helpful tool for those looking to enjoy
                              photography and also to get some great shots.

                              The super lens is a dream for birding, portraits of insects, and shots of
                              foliage. It should be noted, though, that even with fantastic image quality,
                              the Fuju S1 may not be ideal for capturing birds in flight ;-). I'll give it a
                              shot. However, the fact that the camera has 5 axis image stabilization is
                              amazing.

                              The Fuji S1 may not be a DSLR, but for the quality of the images, the ease of
                              use, and affordable price, I'd be willing to rely on this super-zoom point and
                              shoot camera for just about any shot. This would be the camera to keep in the front
                              seat of your car!
                              ( Looking forward to see the new Sony HX400v) Fun times in the super zoom
                              market.

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