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Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera

12MP 26x CMOS Feb 2012
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32 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Fujifilm digital camera received a rating of 85 out of 100 from expert review site reviewed.com. This puts this bridge camera camera in the top 10% of all the cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Quality Lens

Some Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Some people wrote that this digital camera had a good lens. Reviewed.com said “Mechanical ultrawide to super telephoto lens” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Good lens sharpness”.

One Fujifilm X-S1 owner thought this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good autofocus. Reviewed.com wrote “Quick autofocus system”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good quality. Four years ago Reviewed.com said in their review “Good quality electronic viewfinder”. Reviewed.com also said “Much better image quality than most superzooms”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Fujifilm X-S1 owners thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Reviewed.com mentioned “Precise, pleasanttouse EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Reviewed.com also said “Large and clear EVF”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1 “Sharp EVF”.

Several customers said that it had a good viewfinder.

Robust

Some Fujifilm X-S1 reviewers concluded that the product was well made. Reviewed.com said “Solid build quality” and rated the product 4 stars. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Great electronic viewfinder, images are great (save for specular highlight issue), decent build, manual zoom”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Rock solid, rugged build”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Reviewed.com wrote “Reliable metering”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people mentioned that the Fujifilm X-S1 was able to produce good images. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Punchy colourful images”.

Good Support

A few Fujifilm X-S1 owners agreed that the Fujifilm X-S1 had good technical guidance. Reviewed.com said “Good manual zoom”. Reviewed.com also wrote “Best in class images, best in class viewfinder, great stabilisation system, manual zoom and focus rings”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Expert website Reviewed.com said “All-in-one convenience with natural handling and superior image quality” and rated it 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the Fujifilm X-S1 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Picture quality could be better at midrange zoom settings”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Excellent control layout”.

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Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,935 owner and expert reviews, Fujifilm has good ratings for its digital cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically for its bridge camera digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-S1 do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-S1.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Fujifilm X-S1 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-S1.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price].

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Fujifilm X-S1 is 2/3"". That's 53% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 8.80 x 6.60mm. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the optical sensor size ranges from 1/4"" to 4/3"".

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of image editing modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Fujifilm camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.47 inches, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a very large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. The viewfinder screen sizes of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.2" to 3", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.3".

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-S1. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s.

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460 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of this type and age take between 180 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Fujifilm X-S1 which takes 460 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1 is 1,600 and the highest is 26,000. The Fujifilm X-S1 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1536 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. The best still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X-S1 is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras that have been on the market for more than two years video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of this spec and age. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of light metering modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-S1. The minimum apertures of bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-S1 range from 2.6 to 19.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Fujifilm X-S1 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good looking. Expert website Avhub.com.au wrote “The so-called ‘bridge cameras' from the late 1980s were all pretty awful in the end – which is why the whole concept was short-lived back then –” in their review of the Fujifilm X-S1.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two Fujifilm X-S1 owners who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Reviewed.com wrote “Bulky and heavy” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they gave it a score of 4 stars. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Big, bulky and unsubtle”.

A Bit Expensive

One Fujifilm X-S1 owner who reviewed the Fujifilm X-S1 considered that it was not cheap. Reviewed.com wrote “It's rather expensive” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-S1, the Fujifilm X-S1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-S1 are not 3D compatible. The Fujifilm X-S1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm X-S1 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm X-S1 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.6x. The Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (4x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the megapixel count of the Fujifilm X-S1 of only 12 megapixels is one of the lowest.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] (16.05MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (14.3MP and higher rated).

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Not Cheap

We think this bridge camera camera looks expensive compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. We checked 35 similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago and they range in price from £94 to £939.

Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm X-S1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X-S1.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the X-S1. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X-S1. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-S1.

Across similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 8GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 38GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-S1.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 16x to 3,600x. The Fujifilm X-S1 has a quite small combined zoom (only 52 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-S1.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the weight of the Fujifilm X-S1 of 905 grams is one of the heaviest. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-S1 the weights range from 120g to 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

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Very Wide

When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the width of the Fujifilm X-S1 of 135 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 120mm, and the widths range from 41mm to 140mm.

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Very Tall

The shortest camera of this type and age is 56mm tall, the tallest is 130mm, and the average height is 86mm. With a height of 107 millimeters, the Fujifilm X-S1 is one of the tallest cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thick

The thinnest digital camera of this age and type is 22mm deep and the thickest is 150mm. With a depth of 149 millimeters, the Fujifilm X-S1 is one of the thickest bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X-S1 amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-S1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the X-S1.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-S1 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X-S1.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Fujifilm X-S1 has a better sensor type than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Fujifilm camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm angle24, fujifilm angle24m, fujifilm angle24mm, fujifilm p10na03940, fujifilm p10na03940a
Barcodes 00074101012248, 00741010122480, 04547410195316, 04547410195323, 04547410206302

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