The unfinished manual included with my camera seemed about the same as previous Fuji manuals, which is better than average. Fujifilm posts FinePix F and F firmware v2. As an eyeglass wearer, I appreciated both the inclusion of a dioptric adjustment on the EVF, and its relatively high eyepoint, which made it easy to use with my glasses on. Flash The built-in, pop-up flash on the S Zoom operates in one of five modes, all accessed by turning the Command wheel while pressing the Flash button on top of the camera. If the surface of the sticker gets dirty, it could fail to protect the card against being overwritten. Average metering reads the entire scene and bases the overall exposure on the average value.

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Directory Pages Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories. Though the camera looks a little bulky in photos, it’s actually quite small given its 6x zoom lens and panoply of features.

Moving to the right, you can see the mode wheel. Scene Program mode offers a handful of preset shooting modes, set up for specific situations. As far as accessories go, there’s two conversion lenses available from Fuji: Though you’ll probably spend an hour or more learning to use the camera, operation becomes progressively easier and faster as you get to know the camera.

The Focus switch on the left side of the guji alternates between auto and manual focus control. The DC In connector jack sits beneath a flexible, rubbery flap. While you’re at it, download the PDF manual and quickstart guide as well.


Not what you were looking for? Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. Most digicams use a pure contrast-detect autofocus approach, relying exclusively on data clocked out of the CCD to determine when the lens is fujii. Normal AF mode ties the focus to the center of the frame.

With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos. This is very handy for lining up the camera with objects in the scene, to insure that your photos are square and level. The available shortcut controls are shown in the screen shot at right.

The best just got better: This makes it much more useful for focusing, particularly in conjunction with the 2x focus-assist magnification feature. The Olympus E and E beat it on shutter lag, but not by a lot, and the S Zoom beats them both with a big stick when it comes to cycle times. A Mode switch controls the main operating mode and ss602 the solid black Shutter button.

Fujifilm FinePix S Zoom: Digital Photography Review

Shift Shortcuts Using the shift button, you can quickly change many settings, without a trip to the menus. There is no low res placeholder shown when you’re looking at images, just the high res one.

Visit our “Buy Now” Page: With the ability to capture up to fifteen fuij of high-quality x pixel movies at an amazing 30 frames per second with sound onto a 1GB IBM Microdrive, the FinePix S Zoom boasts some of the most powerful movie-making capabilities of any digital still camera on the market today. We’ve never taken sides in the row over whether image stabilization should be provided in-body or in the lens, but we’ll now list the absence of in-body stabilization as a Con in our camera reviews.


Note the left and right green arrows that appear at the bottom of the screen when the image isn’t in focus, and the green dot that appears in the final frame when it is.

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Note that the flash must be popped up in order to change its operating mode. Multi-exposure works like it does on a film camera: This mixing s6022 not only vertically on the CCD array itself, but horizontally in the data-readout shift registers at the bottom of the array.

The S exhibits a decent amount of barrel distortion at wide angle, as you can see in the shot above.

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom Review

That said, it’s too bad Fuji only gives you alkaline batteries in the box, so getting those rechargeables will be your duty. On the S, Fuji uses a passive infrared fuii for rough focus, switching to contrast detection for fine focusing.

They seem to be gaining ground in the fujj category as well though, as evidenced by their highly popular FinePixwhich sold far beyond Fuji’s expectations in late