Fuji FinePix IS-1 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 9 megapixels
  • 10.7x optical zoom
  • Auto and manual focus, auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 80-1600
  • Infrared shooting mode
  • Movie mode, with sound
  • 2.0" Rotating LCD display (235,000px)
  • xD and CompactFlash (Type I or II) Card Storage
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • Release Date: 2007-03-16
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Fuji FinePix IS-1
9 megapixels; 10.7x optical zoom; Auto and manual focus, auto and manual exposure; ISO 80-1600; Infrared shooting mode; Movie mode, with sound; 2.0" Rotating LCD display (235,000px); xD and CompactFlash (Type I or II) Card Storage; JPEG and RAW file formats; 4 AA Batteries
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

With the ability to shoot images in the infrared spectrum, manual zoom and focus rings, and a fold-out LCD screen, the Fuji FinePix IS-1 is a bit of an odd duck in the ultrazoom, SLR-like range of digital cameras. The camera was designed as a more point and shoot version of the earlier Fuji FinePix S3 PRO UVIR camera, which was a full digital SLR with the ability to shoot infrared. These cameras are ideal for crime scene investigators and other forensics professionals. This fixed-lens camera packs 9 megapixels onto a fairly large (1/1.6") CCD sensor, comes with a moderate wide angle (28mm) and high zoom ( 10.7x) lens, has a hot shoe for external flashes, a software-based image stabilization mode, and generally looks and feels like a serious rig. However, the infrared sensitivity of the IS-1's sensor results in a slight reddish cast in full color photos; this can be mitigated with the use of a UV filter, but casual users would be better served by choosing a non-IR camera like the very similar FinePix S9100. On the other hand, for a professional user the IS-1 could be a godsend.

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