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Fujifilm S1

Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate
A multi award winning bridge camera with good features
Bridge 16.4MP 50x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Fujifilm S1 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Fujifilm S1 number 527 across all digital cameras.
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284 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
51
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus four other sites and a "Platinum" from Buy-N-Shoot.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, great product quality and it is reasonably priced.
The S1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Fairly large closest focusing distance

Fujifilm S1 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm S1?

The Fujifilm S1 is 133.1mm wide and 90.9mm tall. It is 110.3mm deep and weighs 640g.

Fujifilm S1 front dimensions

Fujifilm S1 size in context

Fujifilm S1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this Fujifilm camera and have given it 12 awards.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Digitaltrends.com, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Gagadget.com and Trusted Reviews all of whom concluded that this Fujifilm camera was very good.

Three more expert review sites liked this Fujifilm digital camera. This camera received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award and it received an Onfoto.ru "Silver" award. Also, the author at website CNET.co.uk concluded that this Fujifilm digital camera was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was very good. Les Numeriques.com and Digital Versus both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

This digital camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Average Expert Reviews

39 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 78%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Fujifilm digital camera on average 88 out of 100. 66 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Lens Quality

15 people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom, seven customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens and five owners who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. two people who purchased it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Seven people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine people who bought it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

14 people mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm S1 was easy to use, four owners agreed that the product was easy to use the menus and three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,158 user and expert reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight, two customers concluded that it was compact and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm S1 had good features.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Two customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good screen and two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

15 customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, two people who bought it mentioned that it was good in low light and two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report it is Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Fujifilm S1 of 16.4MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Fujifilm S1 of 50x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm S1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S1 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm S1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Fujifilm S1's weight of 640g is in the heaviest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Fujifilm S1 of 0.01m is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Fujifilm S1 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Fujifilm S1 of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Two Aspherical Lenses

The Fujifilm S1 has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. Most of the digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however this camera has two aspherical lenses.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Fujifilm S1's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Fujifilm S1 features date imprinting, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|3264 x 1840|2304 x 1728|2304 x 1536|1728 x 1728|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Quite Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of digital cameras range from 0.17" to 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". The viewfinder screen size of the Fujifilm S1 of only 0.2" is in the smallest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Fujifilm S1 has a wrist strap, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S1 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Fujifilm S1's field of view of only 97% is fairly narrow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the narrowest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Fujifilm S1 of 1,200mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Fujifilm S1's digital zoom of only 2x is in the smallest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the S1 in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm evfujs1bkb1bdl, fujifilm p10nc12730a, fujifilm 16408967k1, fujifilm fujis1
Barcodes 00000016408967, 00012300210355, 00012303268292, 00074101023961, 00132018501931, 00163121452797, 00172304233573, 00616348020022, 00616348061117, 00617689596030, 00617689596047, 00741010239614, 00748644700206, 00803982780874, 00809392592977, 04547410262636, 04547410262643, 07290105141309

Frequently Asked Questions About the Fujifilm S1

452g lighter
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
11 aspherical lenses
Hugely smaller optical zoom

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