Review: Fujifilm Finepix S9600 (S9100)

Fujifilm Finepix S9600

Is the Fuji S9600 (S9100 in the US) a good camera? ThinkCamera sought to find that out with a production unit of the camera in their hands.

In his report, reviewer Andy Lane noted that the 9-megapixel S9600, which has a 10.7x zoom, is great for landscapes, portraits and macros. And because it does not require any changing of the lens, there’s no worry of getting dust onto the sensor ever.

“Overall it’s a nice camera worth buying if you don’t want to go up to an SLR just yet. It feels nice in your hand and is well balanced. The buttons are placed logically and are easy to use,” Lane said. He also liked the S9600’s quick focus, intelligent flash and bundled software.

What’s not to like? Pictures are noisy at ISO 400 and above. Notice too that Lane’s sample photos are not as crisp and sharp as one would want it to be, considering that the S9600 will cost you between $500 and $600 to buy.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.