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FujiFilm FinePix S1600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 486 reviews of FujiFilm FinePix S1600. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the reliability and lens. Some have doubts about the connectivity and memory.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

flash, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the FujiFilm FinePix S1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for FujiFilm FinePix S1600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of FujiFilm FinePix S1600 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments, but some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability, memory

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix S1600 Digital Camera (12MP, 15x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDFujifilm FinePix S1600 Digital Camera (12MP, 15x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600 Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1600 is a new super-zoom digital compact camera that looks and feels like a DSLR. Featuring a 15x zoom lens with a 28-420mm focal range, 12 megapixels and a 3 inch LCD screen, the Fujifilm S1600 offers full manual photographic...

Less than £150 / $200 is a complete steal for a super-zoom camera that offers virtually all the functionality of its big brother, the S2500HD. The only proviso is that more compact travel models, such as the Samsung WB650, now also offer a 15x zoom....

May, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

FujiFilm FinePix S1600 digital camera

 

FujiFilm's FinePix S1600 left a lot to be desired during our tests

Impressive 15x zoom with fast and smooth focus

Unimpressive image and video quality, manual settings are confusing

Despite the impressive 15x optical zoom, the Fujifilm FinePix S1600 failed to impress us. During our tests, images were plagued with noise and chromatic aberration, and we found the camera difficult to use.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (pcworld.idg.com.au)

FujiFilm FinePix S1600 digital camera

 

FujiFilm's FinePix S1600 left a lot to be desired during our tests

Impressive 15x zoom with fast and smooth focus

Unimpressive image and video quality, manual settings are confusing

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S1600 is a compact superzoom powered by AA batteries, let down by its average images.

Wide-angle lens ; Compact and lightweight despite using AA batteries ; Cheap for a superzoom

No dedicated record button, HDMI out or hotshoe ; Image degradation over ISO 200 ; Poor sound recording

The S1600 has a lot going for it in terms of features and just how compact it is, but it's let down by image quality at sensitivities over ISO 200. It does, however, offer a convenient alternative to the Lithium-ion battery superzooms that are out...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (ninemsn.com.au)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600 digital camera review

 

The FujiFilm FinePix S1600 is a 12.1-megapixel, 15x super-zoom digital camera. It has a few pros and a whole lot of cons. Put it this way: if the S1600 was your significant other and you were weighing up whether or not to end your relationship by...

Impressive 15x zoom with fast and smooth focus

Unimpressive image and video quality ; Manual settings are confusing

Despite the impressive 15x optical zoom, the Fujifilm FinePix S1600 failed to impress us. During our tests, images were plagued with noise and chromatic aberration, and we found the camera difficult to use.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Simon Skellon (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

 

Can the S1600 live up to high expectations?

A true performer that's not afraid to put in heavy-duty work for excellent results. Light and compact, this is a travel-friendly and affordable superzoom

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"A Bargain Camera with a lot of features"

 

You have to judge the S1600 for what it really is. It is a bargain super zoom camera that allows novice/beginner users to have a very good learning tool at well less than $(US)200.00.

Good/Average Image Quality-HDvideo

Slow Lens

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

 

This review is very misjudging- you can shot very good images to say the least if you know how to use s1600 features. It's not on par with DSLR quality but gives some of their opportunities (shutter/aperture/ISO settings etc.) and make a sharp, crisp,...

nothing better up to twice the price

no manual focus

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

 

Good camera to learn and practise manual function before step into DSLR.

Good Features,15x zoom,manual setting,user friendly,acceptable photo quality

Obvious noise over ISO 400,loose lense cover

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

 

Easy to use, good feel although a bit light.Pictures are reasonable quality.

Find it easy to use, for the average photographer it takes good shots

Has AA batteries

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:4

Camera

Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating / Crop, Rotating
Photo effects:Neutral
Scene modes:Beach, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:98

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off
Flash range (tele):98.4 - 173.2
Flash range (wide):1.57 - 315

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:94.5
Digital Zoom:6.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 2.95
Optical Zoom:15

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:23

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 16.5
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Win/Mac
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 16.5
Interface:USB 2.0 (Mini-B), Video out (PAL/ NTSC)
Lens system:Fujinon
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Bridge camera / Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.2
Height:2.89
Weight:11.9
Width:4.33