FujiFilm FinePix S9100 (FinePix S9600)

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
9 megapixels | 2 screen | 28 – 300 mm (10.7×)
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I bought this camera in 2008 and I still take great shots with it. I have to say that after 5 years of intensive use there are no signs of problems at all. The body is well built, completely sealed from dust, good optics. My s9600 picture count reached already 73000 shots and I will continue to use it. If you add an external flash and use the camera with full manual settings, you will be surprised what you can get from it. I would say it was the best camera from it`s class.

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Bonza camera...had it for a number of years and performed excellently as you would expect....have taken around 15000 pics with this one including many movies and as a general rule 97% are kept pics. Love the ability to take with one hand and manage holding on to objects with my other hand...especially as we own and sail a yacht...big advantage. Could not be happier!!

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I have my camera now for just over a year and I couldn't be more satisfied. The reason I chose this camera was because of the excellent 28-300 standard lens that is attached to the body. So no dust intrusion and changing lenses all the time, just one lense that can do it all. The second reason is the design. I want to feel a camera in my hand, not a lightweight "box" with a lense and a flashy thingy (dinky toy). I have quite big hands, so I used to get (parts of fingers) in the photo. Now ...

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I am an avid user of the S9100 now for two years. I have not had a single problem. My images are exactly what I need and to my liking. I see NO PF or severe problems with anything connected to lens quality. I have no problem running manual focus nor do I have problems with night shooting. I like the fact that this camera uses AA batteries instead of lithium ion. I do NOT like image stabilization nor do I need it. Flash is fine with way it is whether used from camera or another more ...

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The 9100 is feature-packed and well built, comfortable and familiar to hold and operate. Movie mode is great. Got this as a replacement for my E-20N, but it will instead share the gadget bag with my trusty aluminum warrior as they both have their strengths. Correction on a previous review: the lens hood DOES have the ability to be flipped and mounted backwards on to the lens barrel. Problems: Does NOT like to focus on clouds (my specialty), so I have to switch to manual focus, which is no ...

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Fujifilm considered that this camera is too good for the price and retired it from the market. The same story that happened with s6500fd happens again with s9600fd. For example in Romania you can not find this type of camera anymore.

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Very good ergonomics. Good grip and placement of controls. Compared to other prosumers that I have used, the Fujifilm is of a good size, well constructed and versatile. The long all-in-one zoom range is a key advantage compared to DSLRs with kit lens, although in terms of picture quality at higher ISO, DSLRs are better. The difference is much less or even not noticeable at low ISO such as 80 or 100. Pros: 28-300mm zoom, very smooth manual zoom action, fully featured, light and easy to ...

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Using this camera for a year now - but putting it for sale... these are the reasons: - crappy JPEG compression algorythm (event on best quality artifacts are very visible) - unadmissable level of purple fringing for this class - sometimes weird and unnatural colors - slow in recharging flash - incredibly stupid menu - some examples: in order to activate RAW mode you should go several levels in the menu; no direct button for timer; and some other usual settings burried deep in the menu structure ...

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I've been using the 9600 for two years, bought in 2006 even if the brand wasn't that known and appreciated here in Italy. :: The Body :: The camera is quite well built, is near all-plastic made but it can surely last for years even under an hard use. There are still some weak points, like the infamous gear on the rear right, which in the older s9500 model caused many and many copies of the camera to get serviced. Another weak (but not that weak) point is that the lcd isn't protected as some ...

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I'm actually an owner of the S100FS..... Longin Adamczyk - your comment: "Beside this camera, not like her successor FinePix S100fs being made in Communist China, it was made in Japan so you can see the quality of workmanship in every detail." What has made in China Got to do with it!!?? - If i was Chinese I would be pretty damn offended by this 'loaded' - boardering or racist comment! Im' sure Fuji, when deciding WHERE to perform the final construction, even though it is probably a 'cost ...

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