Fujifilm FinePix S100FS Review

Review Date: July 15th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Number of effective pixels *1 11.1 million pixels
CCD sensor 2/3 - inch Super CCD HR
Storage media
  • Internal memory (approx. 25MB)
  • xD-Picture Card™ (16MB - 2GB)
  • SD memory card
  • SDHC memory card *2
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2) *3 Uncompresed CCD-RAW(RAF format, RAW conversion software included in CD-ROM)
AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
WAVE format, Monaural sound
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Number of recorded pixels Still image: 3,840x2,880 / 4,032x2,688 (3:2 format) / 2,816x2,112 / 2,048x1,536 / 1,600x1,200 / 640x480 pixels
Lens Fujinon 14.3x Optical zoom lens, F2.8 (W) - F5.3 (T)
Lens focal length f=7.1mm - 101.5mm, Equivalent to 28 - 400mm on a 35mm camera
Aperture F2.8-F11 (W) / F5.3-F11 (T), max. 13 steps in 1/3 EV increment
Digital zoom Approx. 2.0x
Focus distance
  • Wide Angle: Approx. 50cm / 1.6ft to infinity
  • Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m / 8.2ft to infinity
  • Wide Angle: Approx. 10cm / 0.3ft to 3.0m / 9.8ft
  • Telephoto: Approx. 0.9m / 3.0ft to 3.0m / 9.8ft
Super Macro
  • Approx. 1cm / 0.4in. to 1.0m / 3.3ft
Sensitivity AUTO / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (400) / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 10000 (Standard Output Sensitivity) * ISO6400: 6M pixels or lower, ISO10000: 3M pixels or lower (Number of recorded pixels)
Exposure control TTL 256 - zones metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes
Mode dial
Auto, FSB, SP1, SP2, C1, C2, P, A, S, M, Movie
Nature, Nature-soft, Nature-Vivid, Flower
Portrait, Portrair - soft, Baby, Portrait Enhancer, Night, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Sport, Fireworks
Film simulation Bracketing
C1 / C2
Custom setting position
Image Stabilizer Lens-shift type
Shutter speed [AUTO mode] 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec. [All other mode] 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. Bulb mode (up to 30 sec.)
Continuous shooting
  • Top-7 (max 3 frames/sec.), (CCD-RAW: Top-3)
  • High speed Top-50, (max 7 frames/sec., 3M pixels)
  • Last-7 (max 3 frames/sec.), (CCD-RAW: Last-3)
  • Long-period (max.1.1 frames/sec.)
Bracketing mode Film Simulation BKT (PROVIA, Velvia, SOFT) Dynamic Range BKT (DR100%, 200%, 400%) AE BKT (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Focus Auto focus (Area,Multi,Center) / Continuous AF / Manual focus (One-push AF mode included) AF assist illuminator available
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(800))
  • Wide Angle: approx. 0.6m - 7.2m / 2.6ft - 23.6ft
  • Telephoto: approx. 2.5m - 3.8m / 8.2ft - 12.5ft
  • Wide Angle: approx. 0.3m - 0.8m / 1.0ft - 2.6ft
  • Telephoto: approx. 0.9m - 1.3m / 3.0ft - 4.3ft
Flash mode
  • Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro
  • Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2 - inch, approx.200,000 dots FLCD monitor (R/G/B colors are displayed in a single dot)
LCD monitor 2.5 - inch , approx.230,000 dots, Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor(WV type), approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording
  • 640x480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
  • 320x240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound
Photography functions Film Simulation mode, Dynamic Range selection(AUTO / 400% / 200% / 100%), Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), High speed shooting, Best framing, Frame No.memory, Histograms
Playback functions Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Multi - frame playback including Microthumbnail mode, Trimming, Image rotate, Slide show, Sorting by date, Histograms (Highlight warning), Voice Memo, Automatic Vertical-Horizontal detection, High speed playback
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital interface USB 2.0 High-speed
Power supply NP - 140 Li-ion battery (included) / AC power adapter AC - 84V (sold separately)
Dimensions 133.4(W)x93.6(H)x150.4(D) mm / 5.3(W)x3.7(H)x5.9(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx. 918g / 32.4oz. (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

*1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.

*2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.

*3 Exif 2.2 is a newly revised digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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