'However, for all its strengths, the camera's photos (and video for that matter) just aren't that good.'
'The camera's speed of operation is quite average but on the plus side the auto focus is one of the quickest in this test.'
'Unrealistic colour reproduction.'
'One slight issue we had is the fact thereÃ¢??s a dearth of direct controls on the body, frustratingly so even for ISO for example; the fast routes into flash, exposure compensation and macro shooting are the norm, but while this is a feature-rich camera, a lot of its best bits are hidden in menus.'
'I like the idea of this interface, but the implementation is annoying, For instance, to change brightness, you must do the following: press Start/OK; arrow down to brightness; press OK; arrow up/down to adjust; press OK.'
'The most interesting Art Filters slow down operation (and make the movie mode virtually useless).'
'As well as the simplified controls and functions that may frustrate more experienced users who will be better off with an E-P1 or E-P2, some headline features have also been clipped.'
'Packing in the features and keeping the price down it is understandable that picture quality is a shade below the best digital cameras in this category.'
'Shutter-lag is a bit disappointing at about 0.1 second when pre-focused and 0.5 seconds including focusing time.'
'Image quality not up to par with competition; Weak flash; Poor HD video results; Excessive noise above ISO 400 makes the higher options almost useless; Tiny EVF eye piece; LCD is reflective; Sporadic white balance results when using Auto setting; Lack of Aperture value control in the specified A position on the mode dial makes it difficult to control DOF (either wide open or closed down, nothing in between).'
'The Fuji S1800 will be available in February 2010 at a retail price of $229.95.'
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