Fujifilm FinePix S100FS Zoom Review

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Playback Screens & Menus

When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons on the 4-way controller. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP and "+/-" buttons. Here you see folder number - image number, Image quality used (11M F), Battery Level and the date & time.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

Depressing the "+/-" button displays exposure information, including a histogram. Icons indicate that image quality was set at 11M Fine, ISO 100, 1/450 second Shutter speed, Aperture was set at f4.5, Film Simulation setting was standard, the Flash mode (Off), White Balance was set to Auto and we did no use Exposure Compensation (±0.)

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated using the wide angle zoom control. Display four, nine, 100 (that's right 100!) thumbnail size images per page or the Date display. You can select one using the 4-way controller and then pressing the MENU/OK button. The Date Display shows all of the images captured on a specific day.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

The image can be magnified in several steps (I counted 18 in total) by pressing "Up" on the 4-way controller. To Zoom out, you press the "Down" button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around (Pan) inside of it using the 4-way controller.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the supplied Audio/Video cable. There is a built-in speaker in the camera to hear the audio portion of movies or voice memos when playing them back in-camera.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

The Playback menu lets you Erase a single frame or all frames, start a Slide show,Remove Red Eye in your portraits, Rotate an image, Protect or un-protect image(s), copy images between internal memory and the xD/SD card, Record/Re-record a Voice Memo, Trim (crop) an image, set the Direct Print Order Format (DPOF), or enter the Setup menu (see below).

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

The Trim function allows you select an area of the image using the zoom and 4-way controller, and crop it. The cropped image is saved as a 6M, 3M, 2M, or 0.3M image depending on the degree of cropping performed.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

You can record up to 30 seconds of audio and attach it to still images. These voice memos can be replayed in the camera and heard through the speaker.

Fujifilm FinePix S100FS

Setup menu in Record and Play modes:

    IMAGE DISP. - Off, Zoom (Continuous) 1.5 sec., 3 sec. or Continuous
    - Continuous or renew (file numbering)
    DUAL IS MODE - Continuous (Mode 1) or Shooting only (Mode 2)
    SAVE ORG IMAGE - Save original image when using Red Eye Remove (On or Off)
    - Turn On of Off the AF-assist lamp
    CCD-RAW Enable of disable RAW image capture
    - Set 30 or 60fps refresh rate
    AE-LOCK MODE - AE-L 1 or AEL-2
    FOCUS CHECK - On or Off
    - setting of date and time
    - Volume for camera controls
    - Off, Low, Medium or High
    - Choose between 0 - 10
    AUTOROTATE PB - On or Off
    - Adjust the displays brightness
    - Formats the xD card or internal memory
    - Choose the menu language used
    - Off, 2 or 5 minutes
    - setting the difference between Home and Local time
    - Choose from 6 different themes
    - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    - Resets all camera settings to default
    CUSTOM RESET - Reset the exposure settings of the C1 or C2 on the mode dial

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