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Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Review
Date: Nov 14, 2006
to Serious Amateur
Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Review is based on a
production model. All sample images are unretouched,
except where specified.
review has been submitted to DIWA
Awards [Total: 78%].
29mm, P, Pattern, 1/800 sec., F8.0 and ISO 100
Adjusted in Photoshop Elements
If you've ever wished for a "photographer's
camera" with all the features you'll ever
need to learn and grow, including long zoom, wide-angle
coverage, full exposure flexibility, ... the Fujifilm
FinePix S6000fd Zoom is probably the best
there is currently. Sure, it is missing image
stabilization, but many pros go through life without
this feature, do not miss it, and manage to take
beautiful pictures without it.
With a wide-angle 10.7x optical zoom and 6.3MP
resolution, the Fujifilm S6000fd provides very
good to excellent image quality. Imagine the FinePix
F30 with a long zoom lens attached. Similar to
the Fujifilm F30, noise is low at ISO 100, 200
and 400. ISO 800 is very usable, and a high ISO
1600-3200 allows you to get the shot where otherwise
you may not be able to depending on the amount
of light present.
The Fujifilm S6000fd now comes with a manual
Zoom Ring and manual Focus Ring, two features
usually present only in advanced and more expensive
digital cameras. AF is fast and it has no practical
Easily one of the best looking long zoom digital
camera around, the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
looks very professional in its mostly black body
with silver accents. It handles comfortably and,
though it is full-featured and provides complete
exposure flexibility, in use it is "so easy that
even mom can use it."
What I like about the Fujifilm S6000fd:
- Very good to excellent image quality.
- Superb low-light capability: Low noise from
ISO 100 to 400. ISO 800 is usable. ISO 1600-3200
- Wide-angle 10.7x optical zoom lens (28-300mm,
35mm equivalent) with very good manual Zoom
- Manual Focus Ring with One-Touch AF makes
manual focusing a snap.
- High resolution 2.5-in. LCD gains up very
well in low-light.
- Programmed AE mode with Program Shift.
- Area AF with 49 positions for easy off-center
- Excellent handling and grip.
- Intuitive controls and menus.
- Full exposure flexibility makes this digital
camera perfect for soemone who wants to learn
and grow in digital photography.
- Availability of optional Wide Conversion Lens
WL-FXS6 (0.8x, 35mm equivalent 22mm). Lens is
threaded to accept filters.
- A photographer's digital camera, with all
the features you need to learn and grow.
- Image Stabilization.
- Avalability of ISO AUTO 400 in PASM modes
(like in the F30).
- Exposure that meters at selected AF point.
- A tilting LCD for close-to-the-ground shooting.
See if you fit the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
User Profile below:
||Desire a quality 6.3MP
resolution consumer digital camera with
very good to excellent image quality.
||Want improved low-light
||Want an easy true point-and-shoot
camera with room to learn and grow.
||Wants a camera with intuitive
manual zoom and manual focus operations!
||Want a well-rounded digital
camera for general family use as well
as serious photography.