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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Review


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  • Review Price: £399

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.

The S1 also features a newly developed Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent to 24-1200mm. There’s a variable maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6 and a 3-stop lens-shift image stabilization system to reduce the risk of camera shake. There’s also a Super Macro mode which allows the S1 to focus as close as 1cm.

To avoid losing your subject when zoomed-in tightly, there’s a new zoom-out button to allow photographers to check framing quickly by widening the field of view. For composition there’s a 0.2in 920k-dot EVF and flip-out 3in 920k-dot vari-angle display.

The FinePix S1 also features a newly-developed noise reduction system which Fujifilm claims will produce bright and clear shots in dark scenes at sensitivities up to ISO 12,800 when combined with the 1/2.3in 16.4MP sensor. AF speeds promise to be as quick as 0.14sec and a start-up time of only 0.68sec.

On sale from the end of January, the FinePix S1 will be priced at £399.

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