Feeds
80%

Fujifilm Finepix F100fd compact camera

Good performer

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

When it came to performance, the Finepix F100fd did pretty well. One odd quirk is that in auto mode, the ISO speed can only be set to 400, 800, 1600 or 3200, which the user selects. When we took our brand new review sample out of the box, the default setting was 3200, which is crazy, not least, because noise becomes apparent at around ISO 800, although the results aren’t too bad.

Fujifilm F100fd

Good performer

That said, the higher ISO settings of 6400 and 12,800 - which are only available at 3MB image settings or lower - are too noisy to be worth bothering with.

The F100fd's picture quality was generally impressive, although colours were a little subdued. We didn’t notice a great deal of impact with the dynamic range settings, which were more subtle than spectacular.

Fujifilm F100fdFujifilm F100fd

Botox mode: before (left) and after

The face-detection system is very impressive, however, being both fast and accurate, and the automatic red eye remover does a good job. The image stabilisation system was effective too. We also liked some of the scene modes, including portrait enhancer, which helps remove lines from a face. If you’re the wrong side of forty, it’s a lot cheaper than using botox...

Verdict

The Finepix F100fd isn’t going to win many awards for design or innovation, even though it packs some pretty useful technology. But then again, it sure isn’t a contender for turkey of the year. If you’re the sort of person, who essentially wants a point and shoot camera, but quite fancies having some extra features and advanced technology thrown in, then the Finepix F100fd won’t disappoint. It’s a friendly camera to use and will produce pleasing results in most situations. ®

More Compact Camera Reviews...


Canon Digital Ixus 980 IS

Nikon Coolpix S710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

High performance access to file storage

80%

Fujifilm Finepix F100fd compact camera

It’s no Flash Harry when it comes to looks, but in terms of handling and performance, the F100fd does the business.
Price: £200 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.