Full Review posted for Fujifilm FinePix S9100|
(Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 02:39 EDT)
Shooting with the Fujifilm FinePix S9100 is a lot of fun.
All this long zoom digital camera lacks is optical image stabilization. That may seem like a big omission these days, but the S9100 does surprisingly well without it, capturing usable images with a handheld shutter speed as low as 1/5 second. The lack of optical image stabilization does make the S9100 a very affordable long zoom, and it won't disappoint anyone who wants to learn how to take great pictures. All the controls are there, most of them just a button away. Exposure Compensation was required to hang on to highlight detail in full sun, but otherwise, Programmed Auto, and Auto white balance delivered natural color that was not oversaturated.
Most impressive was Natural Light mode, which made it possible to get some great shots of a few favorite canvases at the local museum. But also worth noting is the intelligent flash, which performed much better than most digicam flash guns. And don't forget the wide and long 28 - 300mm zoom lens.
It all adds up to a lot of camera for not a lot of money. See our review of the Fuji FinePix S9100 for more.