Photoreview Australia have reviewed the SLR-sized 11.1 Megapixel $740 Fujifilm FinePix s100fs with 14.3x optical zoom, 2.5″ lcd, and both xD and SD card slots.
Here’s what they thought of it:
“The FinePix S100fs has just been named as the Best Superzoom Digital Camera for 2008 by the European Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). We are also nominating it as an Editor’s Choice for the Advanced category of compact digicams – although with some reservations. Our main concerns lie with the high lateral chromatic aberration we found with the test camera’s lens.
However, the sporadic failures of the autofocusing system and poor quality of images shot at the top ISO sensitivity are also of concern, as is the lack of any ability to switch noise-reduction processing off and on. If these issues are of little or no relevance, the S100fs will be an excellent and rewarding camera choice.”
(full review at photoreviewaustralia)