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Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd - Test shots - Detail and lens perfomance

By Cliff Smith


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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture. Please excuse very overcast weather conditions, and the grey lighting.


The overall level of detail isn't bad, but the lousy light makes it look worse.


The lens does produce noticeable barrel distortion at the wide-angle end.


Centre sharpness is pretty good...


...as is corner sharpness.


Slight pincushion distortion in this telephoto shot.


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April 25, 2009, 6:36 pm

i purchased this little camera on a shopping outing.i had not read the reviews and now realize its a fairly new basic model. ive carried out varying tests and have to say the I.S is not really a problem .. but that damn focus is. ive been trying out the video feature. this would be handy as shooting direct to a SD card could be usefull. at the wide setting the focus isnt anything to worry about .. but when you zoom out things get tricky. in STILL mode its just the same.

the Q of the images are very good. ive tried a few digital cameras .. my previous is a olympus C700uz which was just amazing when it was 1st launched. theres no comparison even to the newer 5mpix phone cameras. { i have a Samsung G600 5mpix } .. the 2.1mpix C700 can still hold its ground .. { and you can lock the focus} although its getting on a bit now.

but its still slow even for a 2.1mpix camera. i bought a Pentax k100d on the strength of reviews .. and its very good .. but generally bulky! changing lenses is a pain.

this is what i like about the Ultra Zooms. they require less fuss { with lenses }.. and give adequate results for the weekend snapper. you can see a few of my humble photos here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9... plus they can be a lot smaller.

i will probably keep looking for a simular UZ camera but with the focus lock. i think the s1000fd is a brilliant little camera. ive moved the Olympus and Pentax into the cupboard .. although this Fuji wont replace the Pentax completely. with the movie mode it may even replace my Hitachi dvd camcorder.

Time exposures also work well .. with sufficient lighting and tripod. it lacks a filter thread and manual focus .. but makes up in portability.

John 36

June 24, 2009, 10:38 pm

I purchased my FinePix S1000fd 3 weeks ago and I am finding the results very impressive, so far I have not had one dud shot. If I were to be totally honest, the only aspect of the camera that I can find criticism with is the over saturation of some of the images that I have taken but of course, this can be corrected in most graphics editors to a smoe degree.

On the whole, I would recommed this camera to anyone looking for a neat compact camera. It caters for all aspects of photography at a very good price.


May 28, 2010, 3:19 am

This would make a nice camera, were it not for the fact that it breaks easily and the warranty sucks. This is the second and last time I'll ever buy a Fujifilm product again.

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