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Fujifilm Finepix S3100 4MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Zoom


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  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
  • 6x optical zoom; 3.4x digital zoom
  • PictBridge compatible; 1.5-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Store images on xD Picture Cards (16 MB xD card included)
  • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries (alkaline included; rechargeable Ni-MH recommended)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Fujifilm
  • Model: S3100
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 4 MP
  • Optical zoom: 6 x
  • Display Size: 1.5 inches
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002AHQLY
  • Item model number: S3100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,196 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 28, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The FinePix S3100 utilizes 4.0 million effective pixels (2272 x 1704 pixels) to produce superb high-resolution image quality. You'll also enjoy the full benefits of Fujifilm's state-of-art digital and image processing technologies thanks to the newly developed image processor. This advances system delivers remarkably true-to-life color reproduction and tonality by precisely analyzing lighting conditions, and the color and tone of your subject.

6x Optical Zoom, 3.4x Digital Zoom
The professional quality Fujinon 6x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 39-234 mm on a 35mm camera) assures sharp images throughout the entire zoom range. For even more reach, the 3.4x digital zoom can extend total zoom ratio all the way to 20.4x (795mm equivalent).

Versatile Shooting Functions

  • Auto - The camera automatically and intelligently controls all parameters for capturing quality pictures.
  • Scene Position - The Scene Position mode optimizes settings designed for Portrait, Sports, Landscape and Night Scene, for beautiful customized results.
  • Manual Mode - The camera gives you creative control through manual settings for exposure, flash intensity, white balance, and more.
  • Movie - The camera is capable of recording smooth, detailed QVGA-sized (320x240 pixels) movies without sound.

User-Friendly Electronic Eiewfinder (EVF)
The FinePix S3100's electronic viewfinder displays all the shooting information you need to take great pictures. And the view is always bright and sharp, even in full sunlight.

Extending Your Photographic Horizons
Extend the focal length of your FinePix S3100 by attaching the optional 1.5x Tele Conversion Lens (equivalent to approximately 351mm on a 35mm camera) or the 0.79x Wide Conversion Lens (approximately 31mm equivalent).

Direct Printing Without a PC
The FinePix S3100 supports the PictBridge standard, allowing you to send your image files to any PictBridge-compatible printer for computer-free printing.

Other Features

  • High-performance Auto Focus
  • Multi-language LCD monitor (supports six languages)
  • Included FinePixViewer software for easy transfer of your images to any PC

What's in the Box:
FinePix S3100, 16 MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, video cable, shoulder strap, 4 AA alkaline batteries, lens cap, lens adapter and filter ring (55mm) for WL-FX9 and TL-FX9, FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD 2 for FinePix, user manual

Product Description

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125 of 127 people found the following review helpful By T. Tompkins on September 19, 2004
The Fuji FinePix S3100 is capable of taking pictures that look great, even enlarged to 8x10 size, when operated correctly; and therein lies the rub. The very things that add value to this camera unfortunately remove it from the list of those suitable for the beginner or those who need point and shoot convenience. The S3100 requires slightly under three seconds "warmup" with the included 16mb memory card before you can see your subject in the viewfinder. This delay appears to increase with a larger card installed and can be a hindrance in candid or spontaneous shots. The FinePix imitates an expensive SLR-type film camera where what you see in the viewfinder is actually what is coming through the lens, but displayed on an electronic screen inside. I found this to work well (and I wear eyeglasses), but one may also toggle the image to the 1.5 inch LCD monitor at the back of the camera with the push of a dedicated button. As with other cameras that feature automatic exposure and focus, the operator must push the shutter button part way down and wait for a confirmation that the adjustments have been made before pushing all the way down to take the picture. Failure to do this usually results in poor-looking photos which inevitably get blamed on the camera. Unfortunately, the image in the viewfinder/LCD freezes for a second or so during the adjustment procedure, meaning the position of a moving subject may have changed by the time you're ready to snap it. For this reason, the camera doesn't recommend itself to action photography. Autofocus is not foolproof on any camera that has it and under certain conditions I found the images I got weren't as sharp as they should have been.Read more ›
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128 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Janowski on November 29, 2004
I have been a film photographer for over 20 years. I've exhibited on and off through the years and have always developed and printed my own black and white film and enlargements. My old Minolta 35MM was getting really old and I was seriously thinking of buying a Nikon FM3 because I love manual control. As the time to buy a new camera got closer, I began to notice the Fuji S3100 at a local store.

While I have never liked the feel of plastic bodied cameras, at least this Fuji was substantial in size. I hate tiny camera. They might be great for sticking in a shirt pocket, but they seem too small to hold and use.

So, one day I'm in the camera store and wow...the Fuji S3100 is on sale at an incredible price. I buy it on impulse.

I think because my expectations of digital photographer were so low, I was able to fall in love with this camera. Like the other reviewer said, this may not be a camera for beginners. While I expected to not understand digital photography in the same way I do understand manual film cameras, I have to admit this Fuji is easy for me to use. I guess I should also say that I opened the box in my car and instantly lost the manual. I was able to figure out everything I needed to know by scrolling through the numerous menus. Though I have to admit it was a relief to find the manual when I cleaned my car.

I just recently went to Toronto and the Fuji was the only camera I brought along. I selected 7 pictures from the trip and had 8 x 10's printed. I could not tell they were digital pictures. They were as sharp and clear and colorful as I have come to expect from film.

I have shot pictures in full auto and in manual. Both produce equally great photos.
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By T.C. on January 21, 2005
My 35mm is 35 years old with multiple lenses and a mini suitcase to carry it all. I was looking for the right digital camera to replace this old and cumbersome companion in my travels. I found it in the Fuji S3100 after having done my research homework and handling the camera in the store.

Picture quality was the #1 requirement. My first test shots (in the auto mode) were downloaded to the PC and test printed as 3x5's at home. The quality was outstanding in all respects. My prior research did not disappoint. Coloration was perfect. Focus was perfect. Light balance was wonderful with the flash within its range. The pictures were velvety smooth to the point I couldn't stop looking at them. The WOW factor was evident in every shot.

I heavily cropped one picture of my son from a full length view of him (6 feet) standing in our dinning room to a view of his chest and face. I printed a 5x7 of this shot and there was neither a hint of graininess nor any deterioration of quality.

Optical zoom was the #2 requirement. I like to capture all kinds of details in buildings and monuments, etc. when I travel. The 6X optical zoom gets me close to what I want without the weight and bulkiness of my old telephoto lens.

Comfortableness/Grip was the #3 requirement. This camera fits my hand like a glove. Its grip is perfect. It is locked securely in the hand with fingers around its grip area - little or no chance this camera will ever slip out of guys' bulky hands. The shutter button can be hit with the index finger and the thumb can work the back of the camera without ever loosening the grip. The left hand can easily stabilize the camera as the shot is composed by holding beneath the lens hood with little chance of obscuring the lens or flash with fingers.
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