IS stands for "Infrared Sensitive," not "Image Stabilized." So why is this
the coolest camera you might not be allowed to use?
On the outside, there is virtually nothing distinguishing the Fujifilm Finepix IS-1 (Street: $800) from the Finepix S9100 (Street: $400) . Both are 10.7x EVF superzooms (28-300mm equivalent) featuring Fuji's 9MP Super CCD HR sensor. Both are built to look and feel like a compact DSLR with a lot of high-end features built in: RAW capture, pc sync and hotshoe, super macro that close-focuses to 1 centimeter, xD and CF card slots, in-camera multiple exposure mode, spot-, center-weighted and evaluative-metering, button-based operations for many shooting-specific functions and a solid build. Externally, the only difference is the pop-up flash housing -- on the S9100 it is black and gives the model number, on the IS-1, it's a kelly green and lacks the model number text.