Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S9100 / FinePix S9600
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Great Point and Shoot, Relatively Low Noise, Horrible Customer Service
S. ORourke, Amazon
26 February 2008
Summary: The Fuji 9000 family is a great camera for individuals looking for "near" entry level SLR performance with a great fixed lens along with decent movie capability. The SuperCCD offers excellent well balanced images and the manual focus ring is extremely responsive. Just pray that nothing goes wrong with camera, Fuji doesn't stand behind their product or warranty. I had a knob break off from the camera during normal use (switching from between modes).
Summary: I didn't have the highest expectations for this camera, I just wanted an SLR-like body that was under $500 and this fit the bill. Operationally the camera is good, but the image quality leaves a bit to be desired. Even at ISO 80 there is a very distinct pattern of blocky pixellation, call it noise I suppose, but it's different than straight noise. I would expect some kind of noise reduction at high ISOs but here it seems to be ever-present. I wish you could turn it off.
Summary: I had my s9100 for one months now and here is my opinion. It has many nice features, bells and whistles as they say, but the picture quality is not there, it is soft. It doesn't have the sharpness, saturation, and contrast (even when the mode is set on hard in the menu) that I want in a picture. It might pass on the monitor or TV but not anything larger than 6 x 4 in. in print.
Summary: If you like Macro photography you only need to read the following sentence. Stay as far away from this camera as possible. While there are some nice features on this camera I found it generally lacking. If you like macro photography, which I do, you are far better off with a five year old Fuji S602 Zoom with only 3.1 megapixels and a 6x zoom. I did side-by-side tests and this camera couldn't compare to the S602 in color, clarity, or how close I could get to the subject.
Summary: I have owned a Finepix 2800, 3800,5000,and 7000. I bought this camera thinking it would be a more up to date camera, and more like a DSLR. Unfortunately, I have taken about 500 photos with this camera, and the quality of the photos is not as good as my S7000 that I had to sell to buy this one. In fact every other Fujifilm camera I have takes clearer pics than this one. The pics that I took with this camera are dark, and grainy with noise in all modes.
Excerpt: "This camera packs a lot of punch for a relatively small outlay. In operation it is very similar to a digital SLR and the lens offers a wide zoom range up to the 35mm equivalent of 300mm. One thing which takes a little getting used to on a camera like this is the fact that the viewfinder is a colour LCD not an optical image through the lens. Once you've mastered how to interpret it though it becomes a very creative tool most enjoyable to use. The LCD ...
Excerpt: Nonostante i termini altisonanti utilizzati dalla Fuji nel farne pubblicità la qualità dell'immagine di questo apprecchio è sorprendentemente condizionata da un alto livello di rumore anche a 100 ISO che genera nel dettaglio immagini con superfici rugose e nei punti meno illuminari una macchitura evidente e quel che è peggio non uniforme. Solo in condizioni di luce eccellenti il difetto tende a sparire. Inoltre l'apparecchio in impostazione automatica ...
Pros: Praticità del superzoom, buone funzionalità e prestazioni
Cons: Qualità dell'immagine condizionata dal rumore digitale