Please excuse the quality of our screen shots, the S1 only outputs video via HDMI in playback mode.
Fuji's Scene Recognition Auto (SR Auto) takes care of everything for you. The camera chooses all of the settings, including finding the correct scene mode, for your current situation. The only control that you have is whether or not to use the flash and control over the zoom. This allows anyone to pick up the camera and shoot with ease. Pressing the DISP button on the back of the camera allows you to change the amount and type of shooting information that is shown on the LCD or EVF.
Program mode is another automatic shooting mode, but it gives the shooter more control over the image for increased creativity. While the shutter speed and aperture are camera controlled, the rest of the settings are up to the user. The camera also does not use a scene selection when in this mode.
Manual mode, along with the aperture and shutter priority modes, give the photographer full control over the camera. This allows for maximum creativity and lets you shoot in any situation, even those that the camera does not feature a scene mode for. The only requirement is that you know how.
Fuji S1 scene modes:
- Night (tripod)
Along with the standard scene shooting modes, the camera features some more advanced shooting modes that include multiple images or various effect settings: Toy Camera, Pro Low-Light, HDR, Natural&Flash, Zoom Bracketing
360° Motion Panorama lets the camera capture panoramic images by sweeping the camera in the direction of the arrow. If you do not want to capture a full 360, you can also choose from 180° and 120°.
The 4-way controller lets you navigate the camera menu system and make selections. It also acts as shortcut keys to some of the more commonly used shooting settings. Pressing up changes the ISO (programmable), right changes the flash setting (when the flash is up), down is the self-timer and left controls macro mode.
The burst settings are also controlled by a button on top of the camera. There are several modes, including different speed bursts, best frame and AE bracketing.
Pressing the WiFi button on the back of the camera in either shooting or playback mode brings you to this screen. Here you can search for or connect to an already known smartphone or tablet. Once the app is open, it should automatically connect, making the S1 one of the easiest cameras to connect through WiFi that we have ever seen.
Shooting menu options (Program):
- ISO - Auto (3200), Auto (1600), Auto (800), Auto (400), 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (M), 12800 (S)
- Image Size - Choose the Size (L/M/S) and Aspect (4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1) of image files
- Image Quality - Fine, Normal, Fine+RAW, Normal+RAW, RAW
- FinePix Color - Standard, Chrome, B&W, Sepia
- White Balance - Auto, Custom, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1-3, Incandescent
- Face Detection - On or Off
- Photometry - Multi, Spot, Average
- Focus Mode - Manual, Center, Multi, Area, Continuous or Tracking
- MF Assist - Standard or Focus Peaking (High or Low)
- Movie AF Mode - Center, Continuous
- Movie Mode - 1920x1080 (60fps), 1280x720 (60fps), 640x480 (30fps or 120fps), 320x240 (240fps), 240x180 (480fps)
- Wireless Communication - Allows the camera to connect to a smartphone or tablet via the internal WiFi
- AE BKT EV Steps - ±1/3, 2/3, 1
- Flash - Adjust the output of the built-in flash unit: +/- 2/3 EV
- Exteranl Flash - On or Off
- Custom Set - Saved settings for P/S/A/M and EXR modes (EXR Auto is exempt)
- Reverse Display - On or Off