Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: This Fujifilm FinePix S2980 Camera Kit includes
the FinePix S2980 camera, a black camera case, and a 4 GB Class 4 SDHC memory
3" LCD Monitor: The FinePix S2980
is equipped with a large, 3" LCD monitor with 230,000 dots. Frame
coverage is approximately 97% in shooting mode and 100% in playback mode. In
addition to the 3" LCD monitor, the camera includes a 0.2" electronic LCD
viewfinder with 200,000 dots. You can manually switch between the LCD monitor
and the EVF.
18x Zoom Lens: The S2980 is equipped with an F3.1-5.6 Fujinon lens with an
18x optical zoom. The focal length is 5-90mm, which is equivalent to 28-504mm
in 35mm photography. The digital zoom is approximately 6.7x. When the digital zoom
is activated, the maximum total zoom is 120.6x. When shooting movies, the camera
has a 3x digital zoom for 1280 HD movies and 2x for 640/320 movies.
Instant Zoom: The Instant Zoom function lets you follow
moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings.
When you activate Instant Zoom, the subject tracked within the selected frame
will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x). You can select a
horizontal or vertical zoom frame.
The FinePix S2980 features a 1/2.3-inch, square-pixel CCD image sensor with
14-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto
SD or SDHC memory cards, but not SDXC. A 4 GB SDHC memory card is supplied with
this special bundle package.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix S2980 records still images in JPEG
format in 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect
ratios in three sizes each. You can also select how much the image files are
compressed--Fine (low compression) for higher image quality or Normal (high
compression) to increase the number of
pictures that can be stored. The Image Size options are:
|4:3 Aspect Ratio
||3:2 Aspect Ratio
||16:9 Aspect Ratio
|L: 4288 x 3216 (14M)
||L: 4288 x 2864 (12M)
||L: 4288 x 2416 (10M)
|M: 3072 x 2304 (7M)
||M: 3072 x 2048 (6M)
||M: 3072 x 1728 (5M)
|S: 2048 x 1536 (3M)
||S: 2048 x 1360 (3M)
||S: 1920 x 1080 (2M)
HD/SD Movies: The S2980 can record high definition
(16:9) and standard definition (4:3) movies are recorded at 30 frames per
second in AVI (Motion JPEG)
format with mono audio (WAV). Individual movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length
or 2 GB is file size, regardless of
the capacity of the memory card. A Class 4 card or higher is recommended
when shooting HD movies. The following options are
HD 1280: 1280 x 720
SD 640: 640 x 480
SD 320: 320 x 240
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted mode dial, you can set the camera to suit your level and
style of photography. The shooting mode choices include:
- Scene Recognition (SR Auto): With this "point and shoot" mode, the camera
automatically adjusts the settings to suit the scene. The following scenes
are selected automatically: portrait, landscape, night, macro,
night portrait, and back-lit portrait.
- Auto: A point and shoot mode recommended for first time users of
- Scene Position: You can select a scene suited to the subject
or shooting conditions, and store it for quick access. Available scenes include:
Zoom Bracketing, Natural Light, Natural and Flash, Portrait,
Baby Mode, Smile & Shoot, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset,
Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
- Motion Panorama: You can take up to three pictures and join
them together to form a panorama. Use of a tripod is recommended in
composing overlapping shots.
- P, S, A, M:
- Program AE: The camera sets the exposure automatically.
- Shutter Priority: You choose the shutter speed, letting the
camera set the aperture for optimal exposure.
- Aperture Priority: You choose the aperture, letting the camera
set the shutter speed for optimal exposure.
- Manual: The Manual mode lets you choose both shutter
speed and aperture.
- Custom Mode: In P, S, A, and M modes, the Custom Set
option in the shooting menu can be used to save current camera and menu
settings. These settings are recalled whenever the mode dial is rotated to C
- f-mode menu: ISO, Image Size, Finepix Color
- Shooting menu: Image Quality, Photometry, White Balance,
AF mode, Sharpness, Flash, and AE Bracketing EV Steps.
- Setup menu: Image Disp, Dual IS Mode, AF Illuminator, Digital
Zoom, and EFV/LCD mode
- Other: Shooting mode (P,S,A, or M), continuous shooting mode,
Intelligent Face Detection, Instant zoom, macro mode, exposure compensation,
flash mode, shutter speed, aperture, display type, indicators, or best
- Movies: Lets you record HD or SD movies with sound.
Intelligent Face Detection: When Face Detection is On,
the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the
focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will
prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits
or self portraits. Intelligent Face Detection also offers a red-eye removal
option for removing the red-eye effects caused by the flash.
Blink Detection: With Face Detection on, the camera will
display a warning if it detects subjects who may have blinked when the picture
was taken. This allows you to view the image, zoom in on the subject, and choose
whether or not to reshoot the picture.
Dual Image Stabilization: When shooting in a poorly lit area, any degree
of camera shake can cause blurry pictures. In this case, Image
Stabilization (CCD shift type) is combined with high sensitivity to reduce the effect of the camera
shake and subject blur. Dual IS can be enabled continuously or only when the
shutter button is pressed halfway.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
64, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600. When the image size is Small, you can also set
the sensitivity to ISO 3200 or 6400. The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. Auto (800) and Auto
(400) have maximum value limits of 800 and 400 respectively. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, and Incandescent light. You can
also measure for a white balance setting that best matches the light source.
Exposure Compensation: You
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in the P, S, or A shooting modes only.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of
pictures using the Continuous Shooting (or Burst) mode. The following modes are
- Top 3: Camera takes up to three pictures, at up to 1.2
fps, while the shutter button
- Final 3: Camera takes up to 40 pictures, at up to 1.2
fps, while the shutter button
is pressed, but only the last three are recorded.
- Long Period: Camera takes pictures, at up to 1.2 fps, while the shutter
button is pressed, and ends when the button is released or the memory
- Top 10: Camera takes up to 10 pictures, at up to 3.3
the shutter button is pressed. Image size is Medium.
- Top 20: Camera takes up to 20 pictures, at up to 8 fps, while
the shutter button is pressed. Image size is Small.
- AE Bracketing: Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera
takes three shots, at up to 1.2 fps: one at the metered value for exposure, the second
overexposed and the third underexposed. The amount of over- and
under-exposure can be set to ±1/3EV,
±2/3EV, or ±1EV in the shooting menu.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer.
Auto Focus: In most cases, the S2980 uses contrast-detection
TTL (through the lens) Auto Focusing. The camera can be set to focus on
the subject continuously, or when the shutter button is pressed
halfway. You can also select the focus area: Center, Multi, Area, Continuous, or Tracking.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.3'
to infinity (wide angle) and 8.2' to infinity (telephoto). In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 1.9" to 9.8' (wide angle), 5.9' to 9.8'
(telephoto), and 0.7" to 3.2' Super Macro--wide angle).
Flash Modes: The
FinePix S2980 has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 1.3' to
(wide angle), and 8.2' to 14.4' (telephoto). In macro mode, the range is
9.8' (wide) and 1.0' to 5.9' (telephoto). Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
Flash Off: You can close the pop-up flash when flash
photography is prohibited, or to capture natural lighting under dim light.
The S2980 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can
select from three metering modes: Multi, Spot, and Average.
Voice Memo: You can add a voice memo of up to 30 seconds to
a still picture when it is displayed in the playback mode. Voice memos are
recorded as PCM-format WAV files.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include side-by-side (with the previous and next images appearing as
smaller thumbnails), 9-image grid (3 x 3), and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of
Image Search: You can choose to sort your images by date,
face, subject, favorites, scene, file type, and upload mark.
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. When a movie is displayed, playback will begin automatically. You can
select a Normal slide show that displays a single image at a time, a slide show
that will automatically zoom in on faces selected with Intelligent Face
Detection, or display several pictures at once.
PhotoBook Assist: You can create a photo album inside the
camera. You can select pictures stored on the memory card to be displayed in the
PhotoBook. Up to 300 pictures can be added to a PhotoBook. PhotoBook can be
viewed in the camera, or copied to a computer using the supplied MyFinePix
Uploading Images: You can select images and movies to be
queued for upload to YouTube or Facebook. Using the supplied MyFinePix Studio
software, items added to the upload queue can be easily
uploaded from your computer.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix S2980 is powered by four "AA" batteries. In addition to the
supplied Alkaline batteries, Lithium or
Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries can be used. Typical battery life is 300
shots for Alkaline, 700 shots for Lithium, or 500 shots for Ni-MH rechargeables. For powering the camera when
connected to a computer or during extended playback (without batteries), the
optional AC-5VX AC power adapter and CP-04 DC coupler can operate the camera on
standard household current.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
and Outputs Notes
USB-A/V Connector: The FinePix S2980 features a
proprietary jack for connecting the supplied USB-A/V cable. This one cable allows
you to download your photos to your computer via USB, or connect your camera to
a non-HD TV (composite video/mono audio). The output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI: You can connect the camera to an HDTV via HDMI for viewing
images and videos in HD. An optional HDMI-to-Mini HDMI (Type C) cable is required.
Note: When the camera is connected via HDMI, the USB cable cannot
System Requirements: The
FinePix S2980 comes with a CD-ROM disc containing MyFinePix Studio Ver. 2.1 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Ver
3.6 for Macintosh. The Owner's Manual is also included on the disc in multiple
languages. The software can be used to copy pictures to a computer, where they
can be stored, viewed, organized, and printed. In order to use this software, your computer must have one of the
following operating systems:
- MyFinePix Studio Version 2.1: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista
(SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
- FinePix Viewer Version 3.6: Mac OS X version 10.3.9-10.6 (Mac OS
X 10.7 is not supported)