Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S9100 / FinePix S9600
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Impressive digital SLR-style camera with 10.7X optical zoom
30 November 2011
Excerpt: . The primary difference between a SLR and a non-SLR is that SLRs use a movable mirror that allows the photographer to look through the lens and see exactly what the lens sees and exactly what the camera will capture. Another distinguishing feature is that SLRs have replaceable lenses, thus giving the advanced amateur and professional photographer the ability to select just the optics he or she needs.
Pros: Superb 9.0 megapixel Super CCD HR makes for excellent image quality, Excellent 28-300 mm provides wide angle to big zoom, Uses standard AA batteries, Awesome macro performance, Very quick, VGA video with sound and full zoom, LCD rotates 135 degrees for above and below shots, Fixed lens system eliminates SLR "dust problem", Supports RAW format and comes with RAW utility
Cons: 10.7X optical zoom no longer seems that much, Flash should pop up automatically when needed, Scattered controls and buttons require learning curve, 2-inch LCD still small and electronic viewfinder a bit grainy, Digital, but no optical image stabilization
Excerpt: When it comes to superzoom cameras, the competition is pretty crazy out there. A standard consumer camera can get away by skimping out on a couple of features here and there and still be considered good for what it does, but superzoom cameras go through a microscope before any amateur photographer shells out his money for it.
Conclusion: Fujifilm Finepix S9600 Verdict The Fujifilm FinePix S9600 leaves me with mixed feelings. The camera itself is fine and feels exceptionally solid. It really seems like a camera for the serious user. This is mainly because of the lens with the real zoom ring and the fine zoom range. The FinePix S9600 will surely please both wide-angle as well as tele-lovers. Also the large amount of buttons indicates a camera for the advanced photographer.
Excerpt: Physical Views The FinePix S9100 and a standard CD for size comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix S9100 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/1.6-inch super CCD HR Number of Effective Pixels 9.0 million pixels Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,488 x 2,616 (9.03 million)/ 3,696 x 2,464 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,084 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix S9100 is, for all
practical purposes, a FinePix S9000 with a larger
2.0-in. LCD monitor. It features a 6th Generation
SuperCCD HR image sensor with low-light capability. With 10.7x optical zoom and 9MP resolution, the
Fujifilm S9100 provides very good image quality
(though not approaching the exceptional low noise
capability of the FinePix F30). Noise is low at
ISO 80, 100, 200 and 400.
Conclusion: I feel pretty positive about the Fuji Finepix S9600. It will not appeal to everyone owing to its large size. If someone is looking for a camera that closely resembles a digital SLR in terms of look and feel, but is unable to afford one then this is about as close as you are likely to get. Picture quality is also good and I think the camera offers good value for money.