Yes I had several digital cameras, before I took this step forward back to film.
This was my last Fuji digital camera. I worked for Fujifilm and had had digital cameras since 1997 and went upgrading until this one that I bought in December 2005.
This is a very nice bridge camera.
What I like best in it is the lens a 6.2-66.7 mm ,1:2.8-4.9 (28-300 mm, 35 mm equivalent). It's an "all-terrain".
The picture quality is very nice too and the movies that it produces avoided me carrying the video camera when I documented my children sport events and it has a nice design.
I find the controls arrangement smart and user friendly.
The LCD screen is quite small but it is compensated by the electronic viewfinder.
The hinged LCD is another smart feature of this camera.
Some pictures taken with it:
FinePix S9500 Zoom features at a glance:
- New Fujifilm Super CCD sensor with 9.0 million effective pixels
- New 28-300mm (10.7x) Fujinon zoom lens with manual twist-barrel zoom control
- Class-leading sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 for photography in low light conditions
- Low sensitivity of ISO 80 for ultra-high quality photography
- 1.8” tilting LCD screen for easy high and low angle shooting
- Ultra-fast response times (0.01 second shutter lag and 0.8 second start-up)
- Real-time histogram to assist exposure settings before shooting
- Highlight Warning feature for displaying highlight areas in playback
- VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with zoom capability and sound
- Closed unit design to eliminate dust accumulation on the CCD
- Hotshoe and PC sync terminal
- RAW format shooting for uncompressed and unprocessed images
- xD-Picture Card™ providing large storage capacity, lower power consumption and fast write speeds (16MB to 1GB capacities currently available)
Stay tuned (o;