- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 1600
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-420mm (F4.0-4.8) lens
- 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
- Announced February 2010
- Alternate Name is FinePix S1770
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- Size Comparison
FujiFilm S1600 summary
FujiFilm S1600 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on February of 2010. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is referred to as "FinePix S1770" in certain countries.
The S1600 is rated #236 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #1080 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
Below is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.
FujiFilm S1600 family
The FujiFilm S1600 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can see all past and current models along with key specifications.
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S1600 vs S400024-720mm
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FujiFilm S1600 Gallery
You can look at the S1600 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
FujiFilm S1600 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm S1600 based on factors which are generally considered essential in a camera.
FujiFilm S1600 Sensor features
The size of the sensor in the FujiFilm S1600 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 12MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the S1600's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The S1600 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
FujiFilm S1600 dimensions
FujiFilm S1600 weighs about 0.74 lbs (337g / 11.89 oz) & has outer dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the FujiFilm S1600 is less heavy as compared with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a picture of the FujiFilm S1600 next to a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view under will show the button design on the S1600.
FujiFilm S1600 Lens features
The S1600 provides a built in lens having a focal range of 28-420mm making it a 15.0 x zoom which is amazing and will let you zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f4.0 which will be fairly sluggish and not very good for low light conditions and you will likely struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to raise your ISO resulting in noisy photographs. At the long end, 420mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f4.8 which is fairly slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.
FujiFilm S1600 Connectivity
The S1600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
FujiFilm S1600 Video features
The max video quality in the FujiFilm S1600 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should shoot for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not have a microphone or headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at another model if you want better audio for your video clips.
FujiFilm S1600 Weather Sealing
FujiFilm S1600 does not have environment sealing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.
FujiFilm S1600 Display and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm S1600 comes with a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for FujiFilm S1600 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 99%
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
FujiFilm S1600 Shutter features
FujiFilm S1600 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
FujiFilm S1600 Flash and Hot shoe features
FujiFilm S1600 comes with just built in flash without external flash support.
FujiFilm S1600 Autofocus features
FujiFilm S1600 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
FujiFilm S1600 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is good in low light scenarios or you want to have more accurate focusing control.
FujiFilm S1600 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
S1600 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
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FujiFilm S1600 for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration gives a outline of the FujiFilm S1600 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
FujiFilm S1600 Portrait photography factors
The FujiFilm S1600 has a points total of 21 which is bad, and means the camera is just not very good for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & capability to use external flash.
FujiFilm S1600 Street photography highlights
Getting a reasonable rating of 49, the FujiFilm S1600 is reasonably appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with FujiFilm S1600
A bad sports photography rating of 34 suggests the FujiFilm S1600 is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with FujiFilm S1600
Portability is super critical in choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the FujiFilm S1600 gets a average 55 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably suited to buy for your travels.
FujiFilm S1600 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm S1600 with it's bad rating of 36 for a landscape camera is just not very good among it's rivals.
FujiFilm S1600 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the FujiFilm S1600 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a bad score of 25.
FujiFilm S1600 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the S1600, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart just below shows you a summary of the S1600 versus it's highest rated rivals listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.