Fujifilm S1 overview
Fujifilm S1 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on January of 2014. The camera has a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S1 is ranked #18 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #376 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Fujifilm S1 history
The Fujifilm S1 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can find all past and current models as well as important features.
Fujifilm S1 Gallery
You can check the S1 from several angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm S1 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S1 based on things which are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S1 Sensor info
The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm S1 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the S1's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The S1 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S1 dimensions
Fujifilm S1 weighs in at 1.50 lbs (680g / 23.99 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 133mm x 91mm x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Fujifilm S1 is heavier in comparison with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Fujifilm S1 beside a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the S1.
Fujifilm S1 Lens info
The S1 provides an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 24-1200mm giving it a 50.0 x zoom which is perfect and does let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that is fairly slow and not very good for low light situations and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase the ISO setting which causes noisy photos. At the tele end, 1200mm is amazing zoom and comes with f5.6 making it fairly sluggish and you might need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S1 Connectivity
The S1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Fujifilm S1 Video info
The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm S1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in video quality and file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got little control over the audio. It is probably best to get another model in case you want good audio for your videos.
Fujifilm S1 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S1 has got environment sealing which makes it a good pick for use in tricky locations. This is especially valuable in case you are not sure about the conditions you might face in outdoor photography.
Fujifilm S1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S1 has a 3 inch fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and group shots when necessary. Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm S1 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 920 thousand dots
- Coverage 97%
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are particularly helpful.
Fujifilm S1 Shutter info
Fujifilm S1 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Fujifilm S1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Fujifilm S1 features both in-built flash as well as external flash ability.
Fujifilm S1 Autofocus info
Fujifilm S1 features just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it useful for portraits.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Fujifilm S1 includes manual focus when needed in low light situations or you need more precise control on focus.
Fujifilm S1 Battery life
The battery (NP-85) in the Fujifilm S1 is designed to last for 350 images based on the CIPA specifications which is higher than average for its class. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest possible (600) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:
Fujifilm S1 for different forms of photography
The following chart presents a analysis of the Fujifilm S1 for different forms of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Fujifilm S1
The Fujifilm S1 receives a points total of 57 which is decent, and means the camera is relatively suited for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the ability to use external lighting.
Fujifilm S1 as a Street photography camera
Getting a reasonable score of 58, the Fujifilm S1 is somewhat suitable for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Fujifilm S1 Sports photography information
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 58 indicates the Fujifilm S1 is fairly appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm S1 Travel photography information
Weight is extremely crucial when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm S1 gets a above average 63 as a travel camera which is a fine pick for your vacations.
Fujifilm S1 Landscape photography features
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S1 and it's moderate grade of 59 as a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable compared to it's competitors.
Fujifilm S1 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm S1 is relatively suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a average score of 57.
Fujifilm S1 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the S1, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart here will give you a bird's eye view of the S1 compared to it's top rated rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.