Fujifilm FinePix S1800 Review

4.0
May 10, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Model

FinePix S1800 / S1880

Number of effective pixels*1

12.2 megapixels

CCD sensor

1/2.3-inch CCD

Storage media
  • Internal memory (Approx. 23MB)
  • SD memory card
  • SDHC memory card*2
File format
Still image:

JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2*3)

Movie:

AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound

Audio:

WAVE format, Monaural sound

(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Number of recorded pixels

Still image:
L: 4,000 x 3,000 (4:3) / 4,000 x 2,664 (3:2) / 4,000 x 2,248 (16:9)
M: 2,816 x 2,112 (4:3) / 2,816 x 1,864 (3:2) / 2,816 x 1,584 (16:9)
S: 2,048 x 1,536 (4:3) / 2,048 x 1,360 (3:2) / 1,920 x 1,080 (16:9)

Lens

Fujinon 18x optical zoom lens, F3.1 (Wide) - F5.6 (Telephoto)

Lens focal length

f=5.0 - 90.0mm, equivalent to 28 - 504mm on a 35mm camera

Digital zoom

Approx. 6.3x up to 113.4x with optical zoom

Aperture

Wide: F3.1 / F6.4, Telephoto: F5.6 / F11.0 with ND filter

Focus distance
(from lens surface)
Normal:
  • Wide: Approx. 40cm / 1.3ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m / 8.2ft. to infinity
Macro:
  • Wide: Approx. 5cm - 3.0m / 0.2ft. - 9.8ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 1.8m - 3.0m / 5.9ft. - 9.8ft.
Super Macro:
  • Approx. 2cm - 1.0m / 0.1ft. - 3.3ft.
Sensitivity

Auto / Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200* / 6400* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
*3M pixels or lower

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering, spot, multi

Exposure mode

Programmed AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual

Shooting modes
Mode Dial:

SR AUTO, Auto, P, S, A, M, Custom, Movie, Panorama, SP

SP:

Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Smile, Zoom Braketing

Image Stabilizer

CCD-shift type

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec.
(All other modes) 8sec. to 1/2000sec., (with mechanical shutter)

Continuous shooting
  • Top-3 (Up to 1.3fps; max. 3 frames)
  • Top-10 (Up to 3.3fps; max. 10 frames; size (M))
  • Top-20 (Up to 8fps; max. 20 frames; size (S))
  • Last-3: (Up to 1.3fps; last 3 frames recorded)
  • Long-period (Up to 1.3fps; maximum number of frames varies with image size and available memory)
Focus

Single AF, Continuous AF

White balance

Automatic scene recognition

Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom

Self-timer

Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay

Flash

Auto flash
Effective range (ISO AUTO):

Normal:
  • Wide: Approx. 40cm - 8m / 1.3ft. - 26.2ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m - 4.4m / 8.2ft. - 14.4ft.
Macro:
  • Wide: Approx. 30cm - 3m / 1ft. - 9.8ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 1.8m - 3m / 1ft. - 5.9ft.

Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Off, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Auto with Red-eye removal, Forced Flash with Red-eye Removal, Off, Slow Sync with Red-eye Removal.

Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

0.2-in., Approx. 200,000 dots color LCD viewfinder Approx. 99% (shooting), 100% (playback)

LCD monitor

3.0-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, color LCD monitor, Approx. 97% coverage for shooting, and 100% coverage for playback

Movie recording

1,280 x 720 pixels (30 frames/sec.) / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound

Photography functions

Instant zoom, Intelligent Face Detection with red-eye removal, High-speed shooting, Best framing, Frame number memory, Histogram display, Silent mode

Playback functions

Intelligent Face Detection, Red-eye removal, Micro thumbnail, Multi-frame playback, Sort-by-date, Cropping, Resize, Slideshow, Image Rotation, Voice memo, Histogram display, Exposure warning

Video output

NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power supply*4

4x AA type alkaline batteries (included)
4x AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately)
4x AA type lithium batteries (sold separately)
DC coupler CP-04 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)

Dimensions

110.2 (W) x 73.4 (H) x 81.4(D) mm / 4.3 (W) x 2.9 (H) x 3.2 (D) in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)

Weight

Approx. 337g / 11.9oz.
(excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

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