Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd
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Stefen Brig - United Kingdom, LetsGoDigital
19 January 2012
Excerpt: My first experience with a digital camera with face detection that really works, the Finepix S6500fd. I’m not so glad with the xD memory card because it’s more expensive and slower than the SD card. The Fujifilm S6500fd image quality with low light is excellent, and the video quality is also good. The software is not very easy to use.
Summary: old school, but still a decent camera. Good for printing up to maybe A3. Good Depth of Field. This is good for beginners to the world of photography, nice and basic. I've used this on a few shoots myself, so it's perfectly capable of producing quality images depending on it's purpose.
Summary: Forget mp and all that rubbish it doesn't really matter anymore. But if you intend to wallpaper your home with your latest holiday snaps you may need to consider a slightly higher mega pixel count. I, and I'm sure the majority of us, don't want massive massive prints. So this Cam is fine on that front.
Summary: Read the 4 & 5 star reviews here & you'll get an very good idea of the capabilities of this camera, it is an excellent camera for those who want a lot more control over thier pictures. Ignore the 3 & below star ratings, they're obviously by people who want a point-n-click job that gives pro' results, sorry, it doesn't happen! And whislt the camera body is plastic, irrespective of it's 'feel' (???) the built quality is excellent.
Summary: Good camera, does all I want and a whole lot more. Who would want to lug round detachable lenses when you can do most things with one. Wide angle a bit mean and it's a shame about the batteries and has no swivel view finder.
Summary: Based on the other reviews here on Amazon, I ordered this camera. I wanted a camera that had a good optical zoom lens yet was easy to use (as a replacement for a 3 year old Canon A80). Amazon's delivery was great - using the next day option, it was ordered at 4pm and arrived at 10am the following morning - brilliant. It takes great photos and the lens is superb - easy to operate but with full manual control if needed. At the price, I think this camera is unbeatable.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade from my Casio Exilim 'snapper' and this seemd to tick all the right boxes. Superb price and value for a lot of camera. The manual zoom function is incredible although I suspect I'll need a tripod for close-ups. The LCD screen can be turned off to save power and the viewfinder can be activated instead. The operational aspects seem fairly simple, nothing too complicated to get my head around and quite intuitive.
Summary: I have been using the S6500 now for about a week and am rather impressed with it, the manual twist zoom is a nice touch and very accurate, another nice touch is the 1cm super macro mode and the large lcd, the quality of the pictures is also very impressive. The down side to the camera I think is the rather cheap looking control knob, lens cap and the lack of auto zoom.