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Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd - Test shots - ISO performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size images at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been included in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


This is the full frame at 64 ISO.


At the minimum ISO setting of 80 the image is noise free, although there is a little camera shake.


Virtually no difference at 100 ISO,


There is slight luminance noise at 200 ISO, but nothing serious.


A bit more luminance noise at 400 ISO, but no colour distortion.


While the effects of noise reduction are very apparent at 800 ISO, the overall image quality is still very printable.


Image quality is greatly reduced at 1600 ISO.


3200 ISO is available, but image size is reduced to three megapixels.


This is the full frame at 3200 ISO.



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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