Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd to replace S700
by David Rasnake -  1/24/2008

With a 12x optical zoom, the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd is billed by the manufacturer as the world's smallest digital camera with this kind of zoom range.

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Replacing the popular FinePix S700, the 10 megapixel S1000fd covers an impressive 35mm-equivalent span of 33-396mm.

With a hi-res 2.7-inch screen, ISO sensitivity up to 1600 at full-resolution, and full manual control, the S1000fd has many of the specs advanced amateur shooters seek out. Notably absent, however, are both Fuji's highly regard Super CCD sensor and any kind of optical/mechanical image stabilization.

Key soft features include a face detection system that automatically removes red-eye during immediate post-capture processing, panorama mode, and an array of scene preset options.

Even with a less dominant spec sheet than some models in this class, at $249, the S1000fd may still find a strong fan base looking for an affordable, full-featured digicam. The S1000fd debuts in-stores this April.

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd specifications:

Sensor10.0 megapixel, 1/2.3" CCD
Zoom12x (33-396mm) Fujinon zoom, f/2.8-5.0
LCD/Viewfinder2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD
SensitivityISO 64-3200
Shutter Speed8-1/2000 seconds
Shooting ModesAuto, Picture Stabilization, Natural Light, Panorama, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene, Movie
Scene PresetsPortrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Picture Stabilization
White Balance SettingsAuto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Custom
Metering ModesNot Specified
Focus ModesCenter AF, Multi AF, Area AF, Continuous AF, Manual, Macro, Super Macro
Drive ModesNormal, Top 3, Top 6, Top 15, Final 3, Continuous
Flash ModesAuto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Syncrho with Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory FormatsxD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC
Internal Memory
24 MB
File FormatsJPEG, AVI, WAV
Max. Image Size3648x2736
Max. Video Size
640x480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video No
Battery4 AA batteries
ConnectionsUSB 2.0, AV output, DC input
Additional FeaturesFace Detection, Panorama Shooting, High Speed Shooting