3" LCD Monitor/EVF: The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
is equipped with a large, 3" high-resolution LCD monitor with 920,000 dots.
The LCD can be tilted downward 45° or upward 90° to allow you to more easily
frame high-angle or low-angle shots. 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 920,000 dots. A sensor near the viewfinder detects you raise the
camera to your eye and automatically switches the image to the viewfinder. You can
also manually switch between the LCD monitor
and the EVF, if desired.
50x Zoom Lens: The SL1000 is equipped with an F2.9-6.5 Super
EBC Fujinon lens with a
50x optical zoom. The focal length is 4.3-215mm, which is equivalent to 24-1200mm
in 35mm photography. The camera features two zoom levers, one on the top near
the shutter release button, and the other on the side of the lens. The digital zoom is approximately 2x. When the digital zoom
is activated, the maximum total zoom is 100x.
Instant Zoom: The Instant Zoom function lets you follow
erratically-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 SL1000 features a 1/2.3-inch, square-pixel BSI-CMOS image sensor with
16.2-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Still images and movies
can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The camera has an internal
memory, but the capacity is not given.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix SL1000 records still images
in JPEG format in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect
ratios in three sizes each, and one size at 3:2 and 1:1. 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 ||16:9 Aspect Ratio ||3:2 Aspect Ratio |
|L: 4608 x 3456 ||L: 4608 x 2592 ||L: 4608 x 3072 |
|M: 3264 x 2448 ||M: 3264 x 1840 ||1:1 Aspect Ratio |
|S: 2304 x 1728 ||S: 1920 x 1080 ||L: 3456 x 3456 |
RAW: Uncompressed images using image data directly from
the image sensor can be recorded and saved in the RAW (RAF) format. RAW
pictures must be "processed", or converted to JPEG format, using the
supplied RAW File Converter software. If desired, you can set the camera to
simultaneously record a JPEG file in Normal or Fine compression.
Motion Panorama: You can take a
series of photographs that will automatically be joined to form a panorama. Once
you choose a tall or wide panorama, the camera is panned 120°, 180°, or 360°
while the shutter release button is held down. Panoramic images have the
|Motion Panorama ||Tall ||Wide |
|360° ||1624 x 11520 ||11520 x 1080 |
|180° ||1624 x 5760 ||5760 x 1080 |
|120° ||1624 x 3640 ||3840 x 1080 |
3D Images: The SL1000 can record 3D images using an
Individual Shutter method. Two exposures of the same scene are saved in MPO
(Multi-Picture Format). An overlapping guide on the LCD screen provides
assistance for positioning the exposures. 3D images can be viewed on TVs that
support the MP format, or on devices equipped for 3D display (FinePix Real 3D V3
digital photo frame or FinePix W3 digital 3D camera). You can also order
prints of the 3D images from the Fujifilm website.
HD/SD Movies: The SL1000 can record high definition
(16:9) and standard definition (4:3) movies are recorded in MOV (MPEG-4
format with stereo audio (Linear PCM). The following options are
- Normal Movies:
- Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 60 fps
- HD: 1280 x 720, 60 fps
- 640: 640 x 480, 30 fps
- High-Speed Movies: For slow motion playback. No sound is
- 640 x 480: 120 fps
- 320 x 240: 240 fps
- 240 x 180: 480 fps
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, back-lit portrait, and auto.
- Auto: A point-and-shoot mode recommended for first time users of
- Advanced: Combines point-and-shoot simplicity with
sophisticated photographic techniques. Selectable advanced modes include:
Advanced Filter, Pro Low-light, HDR, Natural & Flash, Natural Light, Zoom
Bracketing, and Individual Shutter 3D.
- Scene Position: You can select a scene suited to the subject
or shooting conditions, and store it for quick access. Available scenes include:
Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset,
Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
- Motion Panorama: You can take a series of 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 Custom mode:
- Shooting menu: ISO, Image Size, FinePix Color, Image
Quality, Photometry, White Balance, Intelligent Sharpness, AF Mode, Flash,
External Flash, AE Bracket EV Steps, Face Detection, and Instant Zoom.
- Setup menu: Image Display, Dual IS Mode, Side Zoom
Lever, AF Illuminator, EVF/LCD mode, and Intelligent Digital
- Other: Shooting mode (P,S,A, or M), continuous shooting mode,
macro mode, exposure compensation,
flash mode, shutter speed, aperture, display type, and indicators/best
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.
Optical Image Stabilization: When shooting in a poorly lit area, any degree
of camera shake can cause blurry pictures. In this case, Optical Image
Stabilization (lens shift type) is applied to make sure your photos are
blur-free. You can choose between Continuous and Shooting Only image
stabilization, or turn Image Stabilization off.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (image size M), or 12800 (image size S). The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. Auto (3200), Auto
(1600), Auto (800), and Auto
(400) have maximum value limits. 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
- Continuous H: Camera takes up to nine pictures, at up to 10
fps, while the shutter button
- Continuous M: Camera takes up to 9 pictures, at up to 5
fps, while the shutter button
- Continuous L: Camera takes up to 9 pictures, at up to 3 fps, while the shutter
button is pressed.
- Best Frame Capture: Camera takes a series of pictures,
starting before and ending after the shutter button is pressed. You can
choose a frame rate (H, M, or L), and the total number of images to be shot
(9 or 18). You can also vary how the shots are distributed before and after
the shutter button is released.
- AE Bracketing: Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera
quickly takes three shots: 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 SL1000 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 1.4'
to infinity (wide angle) and 11.4' to infinity (telephoto). In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 2.7" to 9.8' (wide angle), 11.4' to 16.4'
(telephoto), and 0.3" to 3.2' Super Macro--wide angle).
Flash Modes: The
FinePix SL1000 has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 1.3' to
(wide angle), and 8.2' to 13.4' (telephoto) when sensitivity is set to ISO800. In macro mode, the range is
9.8' (wide) and 6.5' to 9.8' (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
- Forced Flash:
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Synchro:
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.
Hot Shoe: The camera has an accessory hot shoe that allows you to mount
an optional flash unit, such as the Fujifilm
The SL1000 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.
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
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, or a slide show
that will automatically zoom in on faces selected with Intelligent Face
Tagging Pictures: Images and movie clips can be tagged in
the camera for automatic uploading to Facebook. Once you have selected your
images, the next time you connect to your home computer, the images will upload
automatically to your Facebook profile.
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 SL1000 is powered by the
supplied NP-85 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V/1700 mAh). A fully-charged
NP-85 is good for approximately 350 shots. The supplied BC-85A battery charger
will charge an NP-85 battery in about 180 minutes.
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.
USB Multi-Connector: The FinePix SL1000 features a
proprietary jack for connecting the supplied USB cable. This cable allows you to
download your photos to your computer via USB, or connect your camera directly
to a PictBridge-compatible printer.
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 SL1000 comes with a CD-ROM disc containing MyFinePix Studio Ver. 4.2 for
Windows and separate versions of RAW File Converter for Windows and Macintosh. The Owner's Manual is also included on the disc in multiple
languages. The MyFinePix Studio software can be used to copy pictures to a
computer, where they can be stored, viewed, organized, and printed. For
importing pictures or movies to a Mac, you can use a standard application such
as Image Capture. In order to use the included software, your computer must have one of the
following operating systems:
- MyFinePix Studio Version 4.2/RAW File Converter for Windows:
Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista
(SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
- RAW File Converter for Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.6-10.8