Mark Peters : November 24th 2008 - 19:00 CET
Fujifilm compact camera receives DIWA Award
Fujifilm S100fs honored with DIWA Gold Award : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organization of collaborating websites, honors the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS with a DIWA Gold Award. The digital compact camera was tested and evaluated on more than 200 different criteria in the DIWA Labs. The 14.3x Fujinon zoom lens, user-friendly specifications and pleasant design make the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS a powerful and affordable alternative to a D-SLR. Fujifilm introduced the FinePix S100FS as one of the most advanced digital consumer cameras of today's camera market. The enhanced specifications in combination with a high quality 14.3x zoom lens indeed make this camera a fine alternative to a digital reflex camera. |
|Fujifilm FinePix S100FS digital camera|
The FinePix S100FS features a Dual image stabilizer and three types of sample exposure. As for speed, the 11 Megapixel camera easily keeps pace, thanks to Fuji's Super CCD sensor and RP III processor. The 14.3x Fujinon wide angle zoom lens with manual setting is able to deal with nearly any shooting situation. The design of the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS is solid as a rock and all the functions are integrated into the camera in a particularly user-friendly way. The DIWA rewarded Fujifilm FinePix S100FS is very suitable for the enhanced photographer who wants to combine the possibilities and speed of a DSLR with the ease of a fixed lens.
DIWA digital camera test conclusion
Kai Thon, test manager of DIWA Labs, concludes: "Too many D-SLR owners never make use of the camera's interchangeable lens advantage. Choosing the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS compact camera with the powerful high-performance 14.3x Fujinon zoom lens covers virtually any photographic task; all in one lens. Although the camera's image quality may not quite match a comparable D-SLR in all respects, many versatile features and a comfortable D-SLR-like design make the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS digital camera into a very sensible and budget friendly alternative."
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals for various product categories.
DIWA Test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each category of product. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error or a hidden bias from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.
Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards in all product categories.
DIWA Awards members
• Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
• Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
• Hungary: www.fotovilag.hu
• Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
• Norway: www.digit.no
• Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
• Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
• Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
• United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com
DIWA Awards multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, with links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. Unbiased test results by DxO Analyzer of the image quality are available at: www.diwa-labs.com. For more information about DIWA, please visit our website: www.diwa-awards.com.