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Fuji FinePix IS-1
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.
- 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: Mar 16, 2007
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Fuji FinePix IS-1 Reviews
Fuji FinePix IS-1 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users
- 5.0 out of 5
I have found this to be an excellent camera for general law enforcement crime scene work. It is in fact, in my opinion, the most user friendly/functional/and complete digital camera on the market to date. The price is more than reasonable, the IR and normal capabilities provide a powerful package for forensic work in one camera.
I recently used it on a domestic assualt case and with one camera took normal digital images, then black and white images, then UV images, and IR images. All were of excellent quality, and I used only the one camera with lens mount screw on filters. the different capabilites documented different aspects of injuries to the victim that only one mode would not have been able to document.
I would encourage all Law Enforcement agencies to have at least one of these cameras on hand.