FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd (FinePix S6500fd)

Announced Jul 13, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 300 mm (10.7×)
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Bought this camera on a whim (£100 off £248) in May after 30 years taking slides. Quite a steep learning curve for many of the options, but starting with Auto and moving on to other settings, have been amazed at the quality of the pictures, especially when printed. Reading others reports and especially complaints, I find that those expressing disappointment regarding problems of sharpness at the long end of the zoom would have just the same problem with any kind of camera. I wonder whether ...

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I original owned a Finepix S5700 and upgraded to a S6500fd when my wife and I took a 6 week trip to Europe in late 2006. I was very happy with it and the camera performed fully to expectation. I took about 3,500 photos in 5 weeks. The camera was light, had a good zoom, good range of photo adjustments/outputs etc, and a great display screen. Having the video option meant that we could leave our normal video camera behind. Most of my video needs were the 20-30 second video shots that I took ...

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Overall, I think the S6000fd is an exceptionally appealing camers, suitable for beginners as well as accomplished amateurs. Even so, my opinion is that the camera has a few flaws. Two S6000 attributes are major annoyances to me. The first is the lack of a top- mounted "command dial" which allows changing exposure parameters. Instead I must use the 4-way "rocker" switch, which is located poorly (too close to the center of the camera). The second is that sometimes too many menus are necessary ...

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I've had this camera for about a year now, and it seems to be pretty good all-around, the only thing I would think it lacks would be image stabilization and the option for a remote. However, the low noise of the camera already allows for some pretty decent low light shots. It would just nicer if it could handle even less light with IS. Problems: It might be the UV filter on my camera, but all my plain daylight pictures seem overexposed and cloudy/indoor shots seem under exposed.

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i have just upgraded to this camera from a s5700 which had a fault sent back to Fuji (my s5600 was a better camera) the s6500fd is by far the best digital camera i have ever owned easy to use,quality build feels more expensive that it is 98% Problems: evf not so good images not so good from ISO 800+

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This is my first DC since I'm a neophyte to digital photography (beside randomly using my girlfriend's Canon PS G5). Primarily I was looking for a camera which allowed full manual control rather than an all-auto one, in order to work my way up from scratch through all techniques - further on I wanted something to work with even in difficult conditions, not just an all purpose pocket-size compact. So, while checking different models on the net, the Fuji S6500fd impressed on me for its very ...

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Although I am not a professional, by any stretch of the imagination, I'd like to think I'm an OK photographer. I use the various automatic modes mostly and do occasionally, delve into manual settings as time allows. Consider my review that of the automatic modes mainly. I have been a Canon user all my life because of their reputation and my experiences with them (A1, T70, S30 & S60). My two Canon digitals were a mixed bag. They were "snapshot" cameras that couldn't compare to what I was used ...

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overall I'm very dissapointed with the picture quality of this camera. My wife's A500 takes better, sharper photos than the 6500. I bought a Panny FZ50 a week ago and since then I havent even picked up the Fuji. The FZ50 produces pictures that are a world apart from the 6500

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I've had this camera for over a month and a half. It makes excellent pictures, it's excellently priced, but It has many issues but almost none that can't be overcome with intelligent use of the camera, or are so minor you can live with it. Shoot off: A friend of mine has a canon 400d with kit lens, and a sigma 70 to 300mm zoom lens. We did a shoot off photographing the same subjects. You would really expect the Fuji to be beaten to a pulp and it just wasn't. The Fuji was easier to manually ...

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I have had a fair amount of experience with both SLR film and digital cameras. I know what a good lens is, and I know what a good image processor is. I purchased this camera because it was about to be discontinued and I knew from experience that a manufacturer will not often do one better than this. In use it did not let me down. It is fast, and the image quality is mind blowing, even at ISO 3200 (all things considered). You won't do better with anything short of a D40x or 400d. If you ...

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