Fuji Finepix S9500 Digital Camera Review

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The Fuji FinePix S9500 camera is a very advanced bridge camera, it has a DSLR feel to it. It is a big step up from the Fuji FinePix S7000 and you can feel the upgrade in quality almost immediately.

Like the Fuji S6500fd this had a Super CCD image sensor, but the S9500 has 9.0 million effective pixels and is paired with a Real Photo Processor, this combination produces extra detail, colour and range.

When reviewing a string of test shots including portraits, scenery and natural world (mainly wildlife) the textures are evident and exposure vibrant as ever when printed on photo paper (not even set to the highest quality).

Also known as the S9000 in North and South America, with its notable sensitivity range it can square up to the majority of the DSLR’s still being used in professional fields today. I really like the adjustable LCD, it allows you to take really inventive photographs from a range of positions and is something DSLR’s don’t have.

The lens has full manual control used by twisting the barrel, which I prefer to the zoom buttons on the average camera. The hot shoe is a big plus to the built in flash and the S9500 has the option to add filters and additional “add-on” lenses that makes your options never-ending.

The lens (the 28-300mm Fujinon) which is a good all rounder, offers the excellent Super Macro mode for close detailed photography, you can shoot from up to 1cm with wide angle, you would not find many cameras that can get much closer than that unless you ventured into a very expensive DSLR and specialist lens.

With a speedy start up, array of exposure modes, continuous shooting, movie recording and playback, high quality speaker, Compact flash I/II and XD compatible, it is a package which is unrivalled by any other manufacturer.

This camera is impressive and Fuji have a winner with the S9500.

Super Power Photography 2010
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