January 25 2008 - Photo Jottings

January 25 2008


Fuji has introduced a very expensive fixed-lens camera.  The 11.1mp, 28-400mm zoom will retail for a whopping $799. For that price you can get a DSLR in a two lens kit.  This camera is using the 2/3″ super CCD HR for a “new dimension of beauty” or so they say.  Go here to see a “new dimension of beauty.”  I viewed the sample shots and must say, I’m not really impressed—for an $800 camera.  They look like typical small sensor images.  Of course, they’re all at ISO 100.  Check out the blue sky pic and see some mottling and smeared details.  The ad says “Genesis of Nature Photography Digital Camera” what the crap does that mean? It must’ve lost something in the translation.  On the bright side, if you’re not enlarging your images, these shots will look just fine.  It has a manual focus and zoom ring (that’s good) like the Olympus SP-570 UZ below. Also, this is a heavy camera—918g or almost 2lbs!

  • Fuji FinePix S100fs
  • 11.1mp 2/3″ CCD
  • 28mm-400mmm F/2.8-5.3 14.3X lens.
  • CCD shift image stabilization, plus digital.
  • 2.5″ 230,000 LCD.
  • Manual focus and zoom rings.
  • Shoots at 3fps at 11.1mp up to 7 frames.
  • 1/4000-30 sec.
  • Lithium-Ion battery, no numbers yet.
  • ISO 100-3200 and 6400-10000 in reduced mode.
  • 25mb internal memory, SD or xD cards.
  • Flash hot-shoe—big deal.
  • Big heavy camera, 918g or nearly 2lbs.
  • Ships in February for $799.
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