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.
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:
|Sensor||10.0 megapixel, 1/2.3" CCD|
|Zoom||12x (33-396mm) Fujinon zoom, f/2.8-5.0|
|LCD/Viewfinder||2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD|
|Shutter Speed||8-1/2000 seconds|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Picture Stabilization, Natural Light, Panorama, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene, Movie|
|Scene Presets||Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Picture Stabilization|
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Custom|
|Metering Modes||Not Specified|
|Focus Modes||Center AF, Multi AF, Area AF, Continuous AF, Manual, Macro, Super Macro|
|Drive Modes||Normal, Top 3, Top 6, Top 15, Final 3, Continuous|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Syncrho with Red-Eye Reduction|
| Self Timer Settings||10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off |
|Memory Formats||xD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC|
| Internal Memory|| 24 MB|
|File Formats||JPEG, AVI, WAV|
|Max. Image Size||3648x2736 |
| Max. Video Size|| 640x480, 30 fps|
|Zoom During Video||No|
|Battery||4 AA batteries |
|Connections||USB 2.0, AV output, DC input|
|Additional Features||Face Detection, Panorama Shooting, High Speed Shooting|