FujiFilm FinePix S9600 Reviews

Let’s Go Digital has a review of the FujiFilm FinePix S9600 and writes, “The Fujifilm FinePix S9600 leaves me with mixed feelings. The camera itself is fine and feels exceptionally solid. It really seems like a camera for the serious user. This is mainly because of the lens with the real zoom ring and the fine zoom range. The FinePix S9600 will surely please both wide-angle as well as tele-lovers. Also the large amount of buttons indicates a camera for the advanced photographer. This group benefits more from buttons than a button-friendly classification. Those who know more about photography will change a setting quicker to take the right picture. Even though some buttons can be on a strange spot, you will get used to this quickly after some hours of working with the camera.”

Absolute Gadget has a review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 and writes, “Focusing on a subject is quick but the motor powering the auto focus is quite loud so maybe not a camera to use for spying with! Taking pictures is easy enough, and multiple shots can be achieved without having to wait an age for pictures to be committed to memory. The actual pictures themselves are also of decent quality. Pictures can be stored in JPEG or RAW formats. Taking pictures in the RAW format will allow you to store around 50 shots on a 1GB card. … While this is a cheaper alternative to a digital SLR, we can’t help but think that saving the extra money to buy a proper SLR will have more benefits. This is not to say it is a bad camera, the pictures are very good and it does a workmanlike job of producing decent photos and will give many years of good service to any owner.”

PCPlus has a review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 and writes, “While we like this camera a lot, it’s not the best when it comes to working with photos saved in the RAW format. As most readers will know, RAW refers to unprocessed, uncompressed digital photographs that you can fine-tune for maximum impact, and the S9600’s RAW files tend to be rather unwieldy. Another problem is the supplied HyperUtility 2 software for RAW to JPEG conversion. While it works fine, it can be infuriatingly slow, so this is probably not the package for semi pros in a hurry to get shots to clients. A Camera RAW plug-in is available for Photoshop, but the results are worse than using the FujiFilm software. While we wouldn’t consider the rather clunky RAW processing a deal breaker, you certainly need to consider this niggle when making a buying decision – it’s one thing we would like Fujifilm to improve.”

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