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Fujifilm FinePix S9600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 645 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the lens and usability. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the image stabilizer.

value for money, portability, performance, usability, lens


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Fujifilm FinePix S9600


When it comes to superzoom cameras, the competition is pretty crazy out there. A standard consumer camera can get away by skimping out on a couple of features here and there and still be considered good for what it does, but superzoom cameras go...

S9600's overall performance was pretty good with fast startup times and short shot-to-shot intervals. The battery consumption is quite a bit, with four AA Duracell batteries dying out at around 70 shots. The Fujifilm S9600 is a great way to go for...

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Fujifilm announces FinePix S9600/S9100


Fujifilm has joined the pre-Photokina madness to announce a minor update to its alternately-named FinePix S9000/S9500, bumping each iteration a couple of digits to 9100 and 9600. You'll need the numbers to spot the difference, since the cam retains the...

Highly Recommended!

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Fujifilm Finepix S9600 Review


The Fujifilm Finepix S9600 is an upgrade of the S9500 model that was first introduced back in 2005, a long time ago in the ever-changing world of digital cameras. The new S9600 is still being heavily ...

The Fujifilm Finepix S9600 is an excellent super-zoom compact digital compact camera. The Fujifilm Finepix S9600 is a cheaper but poorer alternative to an entry-level digital SLR camera. ...


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Fujifilm FinePix S9600


Fujifilm announces the launch of the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Megazoom digital camera, a refinement of the highly-regarded FinePix S9500, with 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, 9 Megapixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor, and class-leading ISO 80-1600...

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Technical dream camera


Great camera. I am not a photographer but a Graphic designer. I needed a camera better than the mini point and shoot type but not a SLR. This camera is a great bridge between the two levels. It has an auto mode so my technophobe wife can use it, but it...

the auto-stabilization feature, 10 MP, and the 12X zoom


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comfortable handling camera


The demand, the series introduces Fujifilm Finepix S9600. With the Super CCD HR sensor measuring 1/1.6inch, Fuji S9600 can produce 9.0 mega pixel effective. SLR camera this is an initial series, FinePix S9500. Feature is in modified to improve the...

High quality and features you preview and review clear and sharp

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best quality


Time he uses the camera Fujifilm FinePix S9600, it was like before the camera other than this he told me about the benefits and prefer to use it in this camera he said this camera is a simple camera and also a good camera for taking pictures of far...

Easy to use

High quality image

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The Fujifilm S9600 succeeds the FinePix S9500


Fujifilm Finepix S9600 Review : Since some time, Fujifilm has two Megazoom cameras in its program. The Fujifilm S9600 succeeds the FinePix S9500. The image quality has been improved, the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Megazoom camera is equipped with a larger...

can shoot difficult angles


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Fujifilm FinePix S9600


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...

Sharp detailed LCD screen

Switches off power if dial moved too fast

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S9600 -- High-quality Camera


In 2006, I found the Fujifilm FinePix S9600,and bought it.Then we can all share my experience to use. When the Fujifilm FinePix S9600 has just entered the market, it's a extremely popular digital camera. Many of my friends recommended it to me. It's...

Picture quality is superb etc


Product Specifications

Featuring the 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR sensor, the FinePix S9600 boasts a remarkable 9.0 effective megapixels; ultra-high-resolution images characterized by stunning detail and rich texture. The Super CCD HR offers high sensitivity with unprecedented image quality. Thanks to effective noise suppression performed by the Fujifilm's innovative RP Processor, the S9600 produces beautiful photos without tripod or flash, retaining the natural light and atmosphere of the scene. With a high-performance zoom lens equivalent to 28-300mm on a 35mm camera, the FinePix S9600 covers the full range photographic possibilities from wide-angle landscape or architectural shots to normal focal length snapshots and telephoto portraits or sports shooting. With no need to carry additional equipment and no photo opportunities missed because of changing lenses. Because there's no need to change lenses, the sensor is protected from dust accumulation, a common problem that affects the quality of images captured with digital SLR cameras. With the dust-free, integrated lens construction of the FinePix S9600, you can always count on maximum image quality and never worry about sensor cleaning. The FinePix S9600 sports a bright and easy-to-see 2.0-inch LCD monitor that swivels vertically to let you shoot from high and low angles with ease.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Folding
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Landscape / Natural light / Night scene / Portrait mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujifilm FinePix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:66.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:10.7
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.9 mm ( 1/1.6 ) / 15.9 mm ( 1/1.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super CCD HR
Sensor Resolution:9Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Chrome
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic