Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ Let’sGoDigital (added on 01 April’07)

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd is a SLR-like digital camera (released on 14.07.06), featuring a 6.3 megapixel megapixels (super CCD HR technology and new real photo technology) with 10.7x optical zoom lens (28-300mm equivalent), a 2.5″ LCD screen, a full-resolution ISO equivalency of 3200, and it’s the first digital camera in Fujifilm’s line-up with the company’s new Face Detection Technology. Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd is priced at $499.95 USD and will be available in stores from September 2006

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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 01.04.07) | back to top

Let’sGoDigital reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and writes;
“Not only the quality convinces, also the operation of the camera is without a doubt good. Let it be with a few glosses. Essential settings are, like RAW, light measurement and white balance, in the menu. And the flap for the battery holder has a less solid construction. On the other hand you have an excellent LCD monitor, very pleasant operation of the zoom, excellent face detection and a ditto auto focus. Moreover a set of batteries will last very long. It is an excellent performance of Fujifilm that one can take so many pictures with ordinary alkaline batteries. Ideal for when you are on a long trip or traveling a lot. Or when you just have to travel light, for the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd Megazoom camera then actually offers everything you need. After a long test period, my conclusion is therefore unambiguous; I am particularly satisfied about the qualities of the camera. The image quality of the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd is excellent and Fujifilm again shows its image. The Fujifilm S6500fd is an all-round digital Megazoom camera that offers a lot for its money, excellent!”

ITReviews have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“A reasonably priced ‘bridge’ pro-sumer camera for those wanting to upgrade their digital photography experience and make use of the impressive Face Detection technology to grab those portrait photos quicker and more accurately than before.”

ImagingResource have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“For users who are considering a digital SLR but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge, the Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd offers a compelling argument for staying with an all-in-one. From a distance — and even from up close, actually — it’s easy to mistake the Fuji S6000fd for a digital SLR, though the camera’s 10.71x (28 – 300mm) lens is not detachable. Nice touches like a rubberized ring-grip around the lens and full manual zoom control via the barrel give this camera a professional feel, while fun and helpful technologies such as Face Detection, i-Flash, and the ability to shoot at light sensitivities of up to ISO 3200 make the Fuji S6000fd suitable for even novices. Though the camera’s 6.3 megapixel imaging chip might not impress when stacked up against the sensors from some competing models which boast up to 10 megapixels of resolution, images I got out of this camera were rich in color and impressively sharp, even in a range of difficult shooting conditions. I’d take the Fujifilm S6000fd over many higher-resolution competing superzoom models, and even over some digital SLRs. The images speak for themselves, some of the best we’ve seen from any digital camera on the market. The Fujifilm S6000fd is a clear Dave’s Pick.”

Steve’s Digicams have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“The S6000fd’s body is SLR-like, with a deep rubberized hand grip that was very comfortable to hold. Its controls are well organized and professional in feel. As with all consumer digicams with a broad zoom range, the S6000fd is equipped with an Electronic Viewfinder; although small, the EVF was very effective, providing a nearly SLR-like view with its 60fps refresh rate, and introducing less delay in the live image than EVF-equipped cameras we’ve tested in the past….We were pleased with the S6000fd’s outdoor results. Images were consistently sharp and well saturated. Controls for sharpness, saturation and contrast are provided to achieve the results you want, and there’s a Chrome color mode that emulates the higher contrast and saturation of slide films. The S6000fd’s AF modes were effective, complementing the high-quality Fujinon 28-300mm lens in producing sharp results.”

Photography Blog have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“The Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd produced images of excellent quality during the review period. The 6 megapixel images are a little soft straight out of the camera and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening to one of three different levels. The Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd handled chromatic aberrations quite well, with limited purple fringing effects appearing in very high contrast situations. Macro performance is fantastic, with the Super Macro setting allowing you to focus as close as 1cm away from the subject. The built-in flash worked well indoors with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was very good too, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds offering lots of scope for creative night photography. The Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd’s most impressive feature in terms of image quality is the extensive and very usable ISO range of 100-3200…”

BIOSMagUK have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“The FinePix S6500fd is aimed at people for whom photography is a hobby. If you want better-than-average 6-Megapixel image quality and manual controls but also want the option of point-and-shoot simplicity on demand, then it’s a solid choice. When it comes to image quality, the FinePix S6500fd is accurate with a slight warm cast to favour skin tones. Shots taken at the wide end of the lens also tend to exhibited slight barrel distortion and purple fringing, but that shouldn’t get in the way of everyday shots. Noise began to show from ISO 1600. With reasonably effective face detection, accommodating zoom and high sensitivity, the camera even does a good job of photographing the most important subject of all – people..”

PCMag have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 4/5 and write;
“II found the video clips, which are saved in VGA quality (640-by-480) at 30 frames per second to xD memory card, to be quite good. Because the camera employs a zoom ring instead of a rocker switch, you can be more accurate when you zoom. In still images, my daylight test shots displayed little noise, although pictures using flash weren’t as clean. The S6000fd also captured accurate, vibrant color. I did notice a little fringing in my test shot and found it more evident in my real-world tests. Still, I think the camera has excellent dynamic range in its images.To sum up: The Fuji FinePix S6000fd is an excellent buy for a superzoom, although the lack of optical image stabilization costs it an EC award…”

ThinkCamera have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 9/10 and write;
“If I wanted to buy a bridge camera right now I’d get a Fujifilm S6500fd. If I wanted to buy a budget DSLR with a travel zoom then I’d also think long and hard about whether the S6500fd wasn’t a better choice. It’s between £50 and £100 cheaper than the S9600 and unless you need the extra pixels I think it’s a better buy. It will also save you £100 – £200 off the price of an entry level DSLR and be somewhat easier to live with. The face detection isn’t perfect – many times it just doesn’t work yet but I like to see it as a handy bonus. This is a great camera with face detection thrown in. “

ImagingResource have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and write;
“The Fuji S6000fd is one of the better superzoom models I’ve tested. It has a very responsive 10.71x (28 – 300mm) zoom lens that’s easy to adjust using the rubberized manual zoom ring around the barrel of the lens. Though this camera includes a bevy of pro-like features, including a professional look, RAW image support, and a very responsive processor, it also has a host of features that a less advanced photographer would appreciate. In particular, technologies such as Face Detection and the ability to shoot low-noise images at high light sensitivities, will surely be appreciated by a wide range of photographers, making the Fuji S6000fd a real winner….Though the camera’s 6.3 megapixel imaging chip might not impress when stacked up against the sensors from some competing models which boast up to 10 megapixels of resolution, images I got out of this camera were rich in color and impressively sharp, even in a range of difficult shooting conditions. Or in other words, I’d take the Fujifilm S6000fd over many higher-resolution competing superzoom models, and even over some digital SLRs. The camera definitely deserves a Dave’s Pick.”

Megapixel have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 8.8 for Functionality and 9 for Photographic Qualities and write;
“Positives:Excellent CCD-RAW image quality, Excellent colours, Good CCD RAW support with the supplied software, Excellent metering, Sharp 10.7 X optical zoom, Good ergonomic design, Face Detection system effective, Smooth optical zoom ring, Sharp LCD monitor. Negatives: No CCD-RAW + JPEG setting, Limited choice for JPEG image quality, Compression a bit too strong with Fine JPEG image quality, No Hotshoe, No optical stabilization, Design would have benefited from the use of a Command dial instead of relying on the 4-direction control..”

ComputerActive have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 3/5 write;
“The autofocus mode is fine and fast, but we experienced a few problems attempting to focus on close, zoomed-in objects, which the camera refused to do. The lens is also noisy, with the motors whirring slightly whenever it’s in use. Neither of these are big problems, but they could be annoying…Overall The Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd is a decent camera with plenty of built-in features. It’s available for a lot less online, in which case it’s well worth it for those looking to step up from a digital compact.”

DCRP have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 7.2/10 write;
“Photo quality was very good for the most part. The S6000′s photos were well-exposed, with accurate and saturated colors. Photos were tack sharp, perhaps a bit too much so. Purple fringing levels were a bit above average, a fairly common issue on ultra zoom cameras. Redeye was not a problem, which is always good news. As I’ve mentioned throughout this review, the S6000′s SuperCCD sensor allows it to take photos with less noise than cameras with a traditional CCD. If you look at what this camera produces at ISO 400 and then check the competition, you’ll see what I mean….”

DigitalCameraReview has reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd writes;
“The Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd is a very capable camera, packed with features that an experienced shooter will find very useful. In the hands of a beginner, the full capability of the camera won’t be realized, but it provides an excellent camera for someone who wants to “grow into” digital photography. There are enough automatic features to take “easy” shots, but then when the photographer is ready, so is the camera. The image quality of the camera is excellent and it takes some great portrait shots using Fujifilm’s face detection system. The camera is also built very well, is comfortable to hold and controls are mostly laid out well.The S6000fd is a good choice for a beginner looking for a camera to grow into or for a more experienced photographer who doesn’t want to go the SLR route. It works very well for portraits, close ups, and the long zoom lens can come in handy. It’s very reasonably priced for its very full feature set.”

DigitalCameraInfo has reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd writes;
“The 6.3-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd touts its face detection technology foremost, but has a lot of other features to brag about. The 10.7x optical zoom lens has the look and feel of an interchangeable model, but remains sealed and keeps dust out of the camera. There is plenty of manual control, albeit sometimes difficult to access. The i-Flash system keeps details in the background of pictures and doesn’t over-exposure faces. The combination of the i-Flash system and the face detection technology keeps portraits perfectly focused and exposed. The Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd is one of the best digital cameras out there for portrait photography, but it doesn’t do well in other areas. It lacks image stabilization and its zoom ring is difficult to smoothly control, so movies are jumpy. The zoom and focus rings are great to work with when shooting still images, but don’t function well at all while shooting video. The S6000fd is definitely not a candidate to be one of those ultra-zoom hybrid digital cameras, so it won’t be a crowd pleaser with the mass market. The SLR-shaped camera, called the FinePix S6500fd in Europe, retails for $499 and will be a good camera for consumers who want to take fabulous portraits or shoot indoors with available light.”

CNET have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they rate the camera 7.2/10 write;
“Image quality from the S6000fd was good, with well-saturated, accurate colors and tons of fine detail, likely a pleasant side effect of its nice lens. Fuji likes to tout the dynamic range offered by its Super CCD sensors, and indeed, we saw lots of shadow and highlight detail. For instance, the face of the plush ape in our test scene often plunges into muddy darkness, but the S6000fd managed to bring out the texture in this challenging object. The good: 10.7X optical zoom lens; sensitivity up to ISO 3200; face detection. The bad: No optical image stabilization; auto white-balance poor under artificial light. The bottom line: The Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd is a solid superzoom that captures high-quality images with its wide, 10.7X optical zoom lens. Unfortunately, the camera lacks true image stabilization. ”

DigitalCameraInfo have published a preview of the Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd where they write;
“Likes : Fast face detection, Effective i-Flash system, Wide ISO range (up to 3200), Nice LCD (235k pixels of resolution), 10.7x lens with zoom and focus rings, $499 price. Dislikes: Slow startup, Poor viewfinder resolution, No true image stabilization, Short 3-shot burst, Included batteries don’t last long”


Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd User Reviews

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 01.04.07) | back to top

- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ ImagingResource
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ ImagingResource
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ Steve’s Digicams
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ Photography Blog
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ ImagingResource
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ Megapixel
- Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Sample Photos posted @ DCRP

>> USER MANUALS | back to top

- Download Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Digital Camera Brochure
- Download Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Digital Camera Manual
- Download Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Digital Camera Quick Start Guide


>> PRESS RELEASE | back to top

Valhalla, NY, July 12, 2006 – Fujifilm continues to make top-quality picture-taking a snap for consumers with today’s introduction of the SLR-styled FinePix S6000fd, the first digital camera in Fujifilm’s line-up with the company’s new Face Detection Technology.

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