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.
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: 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: I have owned this camera since November 2006. I would have liked to have given the S9100 five stars, but the auto mode leaves something to be desired. To get the best images, you really need to use the manual settings. I have had excellent success in all areas with this camera. I have taken crystal clear macro shots of jewelry- a notoriously difficult subject. I have taken great indoor, low-light shots without flash.
Summary: I bought this camera as something a bit more capable, but not as expensive as an SLR. With a zoom equivalent to a 300 mm lens on an SLR, I certainly saved myself a heap of money over buying an SLR setup with the same capacities. I use this camera mostly in manual. That was my aim in buying it - to get more proficient in using the manual settings. A few times I have switched it to auto, and haven't been all that impressed.
Summary: This was my first digital camera, other than a Nikon L4. My previous photographic equipment experience spans 35mm through 120; 4x5, and 8x10 view camera formats; and darkroom work. I currently do not print larger than 8"x10", at a minimum of 300 dpi. I am enjoying the camera. Has a good balance of features, good optics, etc. I would recommend it to: Someone that does not want to go to DSLR, but is used to film and manual lens work, and wants an all-in-one camera.
Summary: I replaced a Fujifilm Finepix S7000 with this camera.I find the features are very much the same only better, Im a camera enthusiest but not into really involved photography. This is an excellent point and shoot camera which takes terrific photos on auto. It has an amazing range of features and if the manual is followed produces photos which most people would be happy with I certainly am.
Finepix S9100- cheap plus good (but not excellent) performance
Pablo Cornejo "Dilmunis", Amazon
3 July 2007
Summary: This camera is amazing for its kind. It has complete manual controls, so you have the advantage of being able to explore those. As a serious hobbieist, you will love it. It's really good for students like me, who cannot afford even an entry level dSRL. Please, don't expect the performance of a Nikon or Canon dSRL. It's a really good camera to start with as an intermediate-advanced photographer.
Summary: Love most about this camrea- but they still haven't changed items that need it real bad. Then The Fujifilm S9100 would be close to perfect; 1) A sure proof battery compartment lock that works 2) A push-button stop lock for mode dial. 3) An isolated off/on switch located far away from the shutter button. 4) An isolated slide switch for 'play back' of pictures just taken. 5 Audible alarm for people trying to take pictures when the camera is off.