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A present just for me!

19 December, 2008

I’ve done it! I’ve treat myself as I said I was going to, I’ve bought a new camera. It arrives on Saturday. I finally went with the Fujifilm S1000fd Superzoom digital camera.


I also bought it for less than I’d seen it advertised elsewhere! It’s just a shame I’m not going to be able to play with it until Tuesday!! But at least I’ll have it in time for Christmas.

For the anoraks out there, these are the specs:

Number of effective pixels

10.0 million pixels

CCD sensor
1/ 2.3-inch CCD

Storage media
Internal memory (approx. 24MB) /xD-Picture Card TM ( 16MB – 2 GB ) / SD and SDHC compatible

File format
Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )

Fujinon 12 X Optical zoom lens , F2.8 (Wide) – F5.0 (Telephoto)

Lens focal length
f=5.9mm – 70.8mm, Equivalent to 33-396mm on a 35mm camera

Auto focus (Area, Multi, Centre)/Continuous AF

Focus distance
Normal: Wide angle: Approx. 40cm / 1.3 ft to infinity Telephoto: Approx. 1.5m / 4.9 ft to infinity Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 5cm / 2.0 in to 3m / 9.8 ft Telephoto: Approx. 80cm/2.6 ft. To 3m/9.8 ft Super Macro: Approx. 2cm / 0.8 in. to 1m / 3.3 ft.

Shutter speed
AUTO mode: 1/4 sec to 1/2000 sec., All other mode): 8 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depends on shooting mode)

F2.8 – F6.4 (Wide) / F 5.0 – F 8.0 (Telephoto)

Auto / Auto(800) / Auto(400) / Equivalent to 64/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity). *ISO 3200: 3M pixels (Number of recorded pixels) (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Exposure modes
Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

White balance
Automatic scene recognition. Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom

0.2-inch, approx. 230,000 dots FLCD monitor (R/G/B colours are displayed in a single dot) approx. 97% coverage

LCD Monitor
2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 pixels, Amorphous Silicon TFT colour LCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage

Approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec. delay

Video Output
NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital Interface
USB2.0 High-Speed

Power source
4xAA type alkaline batteries(included), Ni-MH rechargeable batteries(optional) or Lithium batteries(optional). DC Coupler CP-04 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)

102.5(W)× 73(H)× 67.8(D) mm/4.0(W)× 2.9(H)× 2.7(D) in.(excluding accessories and attachments)

Approx. 325 g/11.5 oz.(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

Digital Zoom
Approx. 5.7x (max.)

Shooting modes
Mode dial: Auto, Natural Light, SP1, SP2, P, A, S, M, Panorama, Movie. SP1/SP2: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, PS(Anti-Blur)

Colour modes

Movie recording
640 x 480 / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec., with monaural sound. AVI format (Motion JPEG )

Face Detection (with red-eye removal), Dynamic range, Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback including Micro thumbnail mode, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice memo

Voice memo
Up to 30 sec. WAV format

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 December, 2008 4:45 PM

    Any chance to snap few photos and publish them on your blog? I’ve never used Fujifilm before so I’m really interested to see the outcome.

    That is one hell of a sexy camera.

    Mike Says:- Watch this space, photos will be coming soon!

  2. 19 December, 2008 5:17 PM

    Looks good, happy snapping!

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