Fujifilm FinePix S100FS Review
Don't be in any doubt: this is a big camera. It's not clear whether this is because FujiFilm believes a camera needs to be a certain size in order to be comfortable and usable, or because the sensor isn't the limiting factor when it comes to miniaturization. The advantage is that you have plenty of space on the body for all of those switches and buttons.
In your hand
The advantage of the S100FS's size is that there's plenty of it to grab hold of. For a camera that is around the same size as a small DSLR, it's got a remarkably good grip. Not only does it feel comfortable in the hand but the buttons are generally well placed and within easy reach, even when you've got your eye up to the electronic viewfinder.
There's a tilting screen at the back that can be adjusted for overhead, waist-level or tripod-based shooting. It means the screen isn't as big as it could otherwise have been but it's pretty useful. And, because the S100FS is has been designed exclusively to be used via electronic viewing, its use is generally faster and more consistent than in DSLRs with 'Live view.' There's even a remote shutter release cable available, for those users wanting to use the S100FS on a tripod.