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Fujifilm FinePix S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance also get good views, but there are some negative comments about the contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the flash and screen.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Jeff Keller , Dan Bracaglia (dpreview.com)

2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup

 

While the megapixel race has slowly come to a halt, there's a different kind of battle going on, and that's over zoom power. Ten years ago superzooms commonly had 10X and 12X lenses, and in 2015 the average is around 50X. We took a closer look at five...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a solid 50x zooming camera thanks to quick autofocus and a weather-resistant design.

Sharp, 50x zoom lens. Weather-resistant design. Good image quality through ISO 800. 7.8fps burst shooting. Quick focus. Framing assist function. Vari-angle LCD. Sharp EVF. Raw format support. Wi-Fi.

Lacks EVF eye sensor. Images exhibit purple color fringing. No burst shooting available in Raw. Lacks GPS and touch input. Wi-Fi could be better implemented. So-so video quality.

In addition to file transfer, the Cam Remote app works as a remote control for the S1. Its functionality is limited; you can set the self-timer and flash output, zoom the lens, and fire the shutter to capture a still image or video—but that's it. There...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

The FinePix is considered a "bridge" camera, one that bridges the gap between point-and-shoot and DLSR cameras.

Lovely tactile rubber coating to the body aids grip and adds protection ; 50x optical zoom that can also be used while shooting video ; Swivel and tilt LCD screen ; Both Raw and JPEG capture

Small-ish sensor at the heart of the S1 affects image quality

With its weather- and dust-resistant outer coating and mini DSLR styling, the 50x zoom FinePix S1 certainly has to be one of the coolest looking and most pleasurable to handle bridge cameras out there. The equivalent focal reach with an actual DSLR...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 lets you worry about the shot, not weather conditions

 

The 50x zoom S1 has a weather- and dust-resistant seal and is a fast performer. Pixel peepers might not be happy with its photos, though.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a quick-shooting bridge camera with a nice 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and excellent build quality that's weather resistant. It has lots of shooting options and extras like a hot shoe, vari-angle LCD and EVF, raw capture,...

Noisy, soft photos in low-light conditions/indoors, which might be hard to reconcile given its price. Mobile app could use some love.

The only weather-resistant 50x megazoom camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a fast, flexible camera that comes up a little short in low-light photo quality.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

The Fuji FinePix S1 is an amazingly versatile camera sporting a 50x optical zoom lens, WiFi, awesome O.I.S. and a weather-sealed body. It is a great travel companion that is ready for any situation. Its only downfall is high noise level at all ISO...

SRAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Weather Sealed body allows you to shoot with confidence in all weather/situations ; Zoom range is amazing ; 5-axis O.I.S. is very...

Overall image quality shows more than average noise for all ISO settings ; Handheld shots at the full telephoto range is difficult but not impossible ; No sensor to switch from LCD to EVF when you put the camera to your eye ; Flash is not adequate in...

The Fuji FinePix S1 is an amazingly versatile camera sporting a 50x optical zoom lens, WiFi, awesome O.I.S. and a weather-sealed body. It is a great travel companion that is ready for any situation. Its only downfall is high noise level at all ISO...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm FinePix S1

 

Fujifilm FinePix S1 digital camera features : The Fujifilm S1 bridge camera is no slouch when it comes to features with everything required by today's demanding photographers onboard and easy to use. Its electronic viewfinder has a 920.000 dot...

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 price in Europe is set at £400 / €480,- including VAT. (Retail prices vary from country to country.) For more info about this digital camera, visit the Fujifilm site in your region.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 video features

 

Shooting Full HD video with the Fujifilm FinePix S1 : Brimming with new imaging technologies to improve picture taking and creativity, the new FinePix S1 offers everything you could want from a bridge camera, including a powerful 50x image-stabilised...

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 digital camera also offers remote shooting via a smartphone or tablet, and pictures and movies can easily sent to smartphones and personal computers using the same Wi-Fi connectivity. Just download and install the Fujifilm...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 weather-resistant bridge camera

 

Fujifilm S1 weather-resistant bridge camera : Fujifilm has announced the world's first weather-resistant bridge camera, the FinePix S1. When the heavens open, most compacts and bridge cameras will find themselves quickly stowed in bags and pockets for...

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 price is Europe is set at £400 / €485. The weather-resistant bridge camera is available in stores now. Prices may vary from country to country. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this FinePix camera to the test and...

Mar, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is the world's first weather-resistant bridge camera. Looking and handling very much like a DSLR, the Fujifilm S1 can safely be used in wet weather or dusty conditions thanks to sealing on approximately 70 areas of the camera....

The Fujifilm FinePix S1 is an impressive do-it-all camera that will satisfy a lot of people's needs, although the more discerning pixel-peepers may be disappointed by the high levels of noise at low ISO speeds.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Fujifilm S1 Review

 

The fixed-lens digital camera market has taken quite a hit from smartphones in recent years, but while compact point-and-shoots are becoming increasingly rare, there are still market niches which thrive. Two in particular are the so-called bridge...

Available from March 2014, the Fuji FinePix S1 is priced at US$500, and available only in a black-bodied version.

Jan, 2014

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