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.
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 eli...
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
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.
Summary: The S9600 isn’t a bad camera, but it doesn’t bring anything new to the bridge camera genre. The marginally larger LCD and tweaked algorithms don’t make enough of a difference to separate it from the S9500, and quite possibly the processing ‘upgrades’ could have been achieved via a firmware update...
Pros: Zoom range, flash sync socket, AA batteries.
Cons: Aggressive noise reduction, no optical stabilisation.
Summary: There’s a saying that goes something like “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. The Fujifilm Finepix S9100 has no worries on that account. ( view large image ) Taking the camera from its box, I immediately found the grip and thumb rest felt quite natural in my medium sized...