Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Zoom Review

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Fujifilm FinePix S3000



Record Screens & Menus


(All these screens can be displayed on either the EVF or the color LCD. The color LCD has more resolution but the EVF is easier to see when outdoors.)


Fuji FinePix S3000

The AUTO screen display. This is the "point-n-shoot" mode where the camera sets everything for the user automatically. The only menu options are the image size / quality and to enable the selftimer.



Fuji FinePix S3000

After half-pressing the shutter release the auto focus and exposure is set and you will see the selected shutter speed and aperture settings. The "[   ]" in the center is where the autofocus performs its calculations.



Fuji FinePix S3000

Turning the Mode Dial to the Scene position lets you select a pre-programmed exposure mode for other than "normal" lighting or subjects.



Fuji FinePix S3000

The menu options for Scene mode inlcude the usual image size/quality, selftimer and setup items as well as the Scene Position sub-menu with Night, Sport, Scene and Portrait.



Fuji FinePix S3000

The Manual record mode isn't really a true manual mode but it does give you access to a number of settings not available in Auto mode.



Fuji FinePix S3000

Manual record menu:
    QUALITY - Select image size: 3M, 2M, 1M, 0.3M
    SELF-TIMER - Enable 10-second selftimer
    EV - Exposure compensation -2.1EV to +1.5EV in 0.3EV steps
    SETUP - Set LCD backlight or enter SETUP menu
    WB - White balance: Auto, Fine, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent Light
    A.PRIORITY - Auto or F2.8, F4.8 or F8.2
    SHARPNESS - Soft, Normal or Hard
    FLASH - Adjust the flash output -0.6, -0.3, 0.0, +0.3, +0.6




Fuji FinePix S3000

Movie record mode screen. The S3000 does not record audio and the optical zoom cannot be used during movie recording. Movie resolution can be 320x240 or 160x120 at 10 frames per second. 320x240 movies can be up to 60 seconds in length, 160x120 movies can be up to 240 seconds.






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