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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:06 pm 
I really like this camera and its possibilities! A DSLR was out of the question for me (too much to carry around, too expensive for what I need it for) and coming from the great (and old) Olympus C-4040, I wanted a digital one with better image quality. Apparently that was hard to find in the compact market.

After reading the first few tests and asking the folks at my local photo store, I decided to buy the S100fs. I really like it (sharp pictures, vibrant colors, noise ok, many manual functions, great zoom, bigger sensor, etc.), but I'm still looking forward to your professional opinions. And I'm patiently waiting for Gordon's review and video tour, I really enjoy those.

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Hi legalcameo,

May I offer you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forums.

The S100fs looks like a fantastic "bridge" camera and it's great news that you are so pleased with it. While we are waiting for Gordon's review do you fancy doing a write up, together with a few sample shots, and posting in our User Reviews forum? It doesn't have to be a professional review and I'm sure lots of our members (and lurkers) would enjoy reading it. And you still (just) have time to enter our April On Assignment competition. 8)

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Hi legalcameo, I do plan on testing this in the future, but as Bob says, we'd love to see some results of your own and comments about the features and handling...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:24 pm 
Thank you both for the warm welcome! I'm swamped right now but I may have the time over the long weekend to post a few pics and do a short writeup :wink:
Until Gordon's big test I'm still interested in your opinions! :D


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Gordon Laing wrote:
Hi legalcameo, I do plan on testing this in the future, but as Bob says, we'd love to see some results of your own and comments about the features and handling...


Dear Gordon, You posted the message above nearly 4 months ago! Will that review be coming anytime soon? Fujifilm say the S100fs is "the most advanced consumer camera ever made" That's quite a claim and enough to make a review somewhat urgent I would think. I know you are a very busy man but please, I really want to see your wise review on this camera before I buy -- next month!

Thanks Gordon for your fantastic service to all the camera buyers around the world. Best regards to you and your team.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:56 am 
i was wondering the same , this is a camera i am very interested in . :) my poor old FUJI E-900 is getting worn out , it,s started to make some strange noise that it never used to before , and the rubber flap covering the usb port no longer fit,s as it has stretched out so much . it still takes great pic,s though .


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I have the 450D and i just bought the S100fs although it is a nice bridge camera it does not compete in the IQ department with my 450D.

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As my above reply, after comparing my 450D to my S100fs i don't know what to say, comparisons are with the 17-85 IS and 70-300 IS, fuji seems sharper than both also i can't see any PF with the fuji at 100% crop, sure the dslr is faster but for a bridge camera i think it competes pretty good click on images. Image
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And here is 100% crops Fuji is sharper, this camera amazes me after getting used to it, all dslr shots aperture were set to f/11 or f/13 and fuji at f/8. Image
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:04 am 
These shots look very good indeed. I think the colours and dynamic range are better too. I wouldn't mind seeing some 100% crop comparisons of high ISO shots. Did you use auto WB for these shots, particularly the indoor shots? And did you use the expanded dynamic range setting in any of these shots? And which film simulation mode did you use? The standard Provia or any of the others?

I'd also like to know what the Fuji's firmware version is.

Thanks for showing us these.

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Cam-I-Am wrote:
These shots look very good indeed. I think the colours and dynamic range are better too. I wouldn't mind seeing some 100% crop comparisons of high ISO shots. Did you use auto WB for these shots, particularly the indoor shots? And did you use the expanded dynamic range setting in any of these shots? And which film simulation mode did you use? The standard Provia or any of the others?

I'd also like to know what the Fuji's firmware version is.

Thanks for showing us these.

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Ok that's one thing i did not say, the fuji set to provia mode is not as good as the 450D, the settings i did use were provia with sharpness hard, color hard, and tone hard, and the 450D settings were set to sharpness 4, and also saturation contrast and so on up by one so it is a good comparison, also i used auto WB but i also had the WB tuning set to red +2 and the yellow at -2 and the dynamic range was set to auto, also about the high ISO it's not as good as the 450D, i can post more shots if you would like, even with the fuji set to standard setting, on the firmware version i am not sure which it is;)

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Here are 450D ISO 800 and 1600 crops along with the fuji ISO 800 and 1600 crops. Image
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Ok here are some more shots i took about an hour ago, really cloudy with no sun the S100fs really suprised me again this camera is great and these Fuji shots settings are at Provia Standard and WB in auto, also the 450D settings are in the normal, even so the fuji i think is just as good or even a tad better. Image
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