Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S9100 / FinePix S9600
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Performed well for many years - Sort of a dinasaur now though
Aaron Roth, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Worked well when we bought it many years ago... however it's sort of a dinosaur now. We recently switched to a newer Canon camera. However, when I bought this camera, I was satisfied with it for several years. No problems...
Summary: I have since sold it to a friend. I used it for 5 years and it was a work horse, great pictures I had a lot of complements on its pictures. Only problem is they dont make this any more. New owner dropped it and battery door broke and we cant find any parts.
Summary: I had this camera for a couple years and it was good for what it is. It took some great pictures, but it was a lot of work to get those great pictures. It doesn't perform well in low light... unless you have a stationary image where you can turn the ISO down and keep the shutter down for awhile. Anything above 400 ISO is bad and 400 isn't good.
Excerpt: The FinePix S9600 is an excellent, relatively low-cost, digital SLR camera. Fujifilm S9600 has no image stabilization and the night shots are not optimal, that are the only weaknesses. Although, the AA batteries and the manual focus are excellent, just like the 10.7X optical zoom. I think this is one of the best cameras you can buy for this price.
Summary: Agreed, it is a great camera for the price, but it does have auto focus!!! Three focus modes (manual, shutter and continuous) are controlled by a rotary switch "AF-[C-S] MF" on the left side of the camera. Auto focus is quite fast with enough light, and there's a built-in focus assist lamp for low light situations.
Summary: I decided to buy the Fuji S9100 as an upgrade for my present Fuji S5200. I was watching & considering a comparable Nikon, but the going prices were out of reach for my budget. However, I am not disappointed with my choice for Fuji. As stated previously, this camera was an upgrade. With Nikon out of the question, I developed an interest in the S9100 after extensive research & comparison shopping.
Summary: I bought a camera for me to update our picture taking ability. I then bought a similar camera - same brand - for my wife as having similar cameras makes problem solving easier. Solve 1 and it covers both cameras. No other reason. The one I bought for me was cheaper thn the second. Took me several weeks to buy one for my wife at a price close to the price I paid for mine. No problem with anything during the process. Rating for the whole process was good.
Summary: Oh, you didn't want to buy this camera. Its 28mm wide-angle is way too useful for you; you want one of those 14x zooms on a Canon or Nikon that doesn't have a true wide-angle setting (maybe only going out to 35mm). And the pictures are way too sharp for your needs. Let's not forget about how terrible it is to have a useful histogram in the viewfinder/LCD. And the standard AA batteries you can find even at the 7-11 (if the rechargeables you bought run out of juice).