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Old Nov 26, 2006, 8:53 PM   #1
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I am seriously considering the Fuji S-6000fd (S-6500fd overseas) as I do a lot of low light level shooting. There are very few example photos out there. There are none on www.pbase.com and only a few on the Fuji Forum over at www.dpreview.com.

So if you have recently purchased this camera that looks to be exactly what I need, please chime and let's see some photo examples. I am naturally very interested in low light level shots if you have them.

Thanks a lot!

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Old Nov 27, 2006, 7:09 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the resources. I have gone through about 80% of them, and they are very helpful. However, most of all I am looking for some hands on comments from users.

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Old Nov 27, 2006, 6:14 PM   #4
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I have the 6500 FD and find it a good camera I dont have time right at the moment to reply fully but I will get back to you what in particular did you want to know? I will try to post a couple of photos later.
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 3:37 AM   #5
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... However, most of all I am looking for some hands on comments from users.

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I have this camera for about two months and this is my humble opinion:
What I like:
- manual zoom
- lens with 28 - 300 mm range
- RAW with new Finepix Studio RAW program (although without noise reduction control)
- large and good LCD (although viewing angles are not at the best)
- speed (1s - power on, 4s - RAW record, quick flash recycling, quick AF)
- menu
- zoom in movie
- live histogram (although not RGB)
- AA batteries
What I don't like:
- viewfinder resolution (pretty much the same like S5600)
- lack of remote shooting control (self timer is off after every photo)
- lack of dark frame substraction
- lack of computer control
- super macro (only in wide zoom position)
What I don't care for:
- lack of stabilization
- no flash hotshoe
- small amount of built-in memory (10MB - RAW has ~13MB)
- large size
- in modes other than PASM you cannot set exposure compensation and ISO
- plastic and not central placed tripod mount
- some purple fringe

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Old Nov 28, 2006, 11:33 AM   #6
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Thanks again, Asam-

That is exactly thie kind of input that I was look for in my post. Two areas of concern to me are the reall low light level shooting capability of the S-6000/S6500 and the manual focus capability, which you have already answered.

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Old Nov 28, 2006, 5:49 PM   #7
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The Fuji S-6000fd arrived today. Here is an inside/no flash/handheld sample from this brand new camera.

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Very impressive shot MT!

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Old Nov 28, 2006, 8:28 PM   #9
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Thanks, Rinnie!

I sincerely think that the S6000 is a digital camera to watch. It is going places!

Here is a sample photo under the very worst conditions: handheld/ISO 800/ flourescent lights/ etc etc.

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 7:36 AM   #10
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Lets see.

What I like:
  • Excellent Photo Quality[/*]
  • Versatile lens[/*]
  • Minimal shutter lag[/*]
  • Great low-light shooting[/*]
  • Excellent battery life[/*]

What I don't like:
  • It's not a small camera if you're used to a P&S[/*]
  • No data-entry wheel[/*]

Gotchas:
  • It consistently exposes too bright - just back off with 1/3rd-1EV all the time.[/*]
  • Use any mode but AUTO[/*]
  • I think the manual focus isn't all that, but I don't use it.[/*]
This is my second digital camera and overall I'm very happy with it.

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