Fujifilm Finepix S9600 Review
(also called the Fujifilm Finepix S9100)

Review Date: March 12th 2007

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Number of effective pixels 9.0million pixels
CCD sensor 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR
Number of total pixels : 9.24 million pixels
Number of recorded pixels Still image - 3,488x2,616 (9.03 million) / 3,696x2,464(3:2 format) /2,592x1944/ 2,048x1,536 / 1,600x1,200 / 640x480 pixels
Movie - 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec., with monaural sound
Storage media Slot No 1 - xD-Picture Card™ (16MB to 2GB)
Slot No 2 - CF Card and MicroDrive™(compatibility is listed on Fujifilm website: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/)
File format Still image - CCD-RAW/JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movie - AVI (Motion JPEG )
Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
Lens Fujinon 10.7X zoom lens , F 2.8 - F4.9
Lens focal length f=6.2 - 66.7 mm. (Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera)
Focus Auto focus (Area,Multi,Center)/Manual focus/Continuous AF
AF assist illuminator available, Effective range:up to 3.5m(Wide angle)
Focus distance Normal - Wide Angle: Approx. 40cm /1.3 ft. to infinity Telephoto: Approx. 2.0m /6.6ft. to infinity
Macro - Wide Angle: Approx. 10cm - 3.0m /4.0 in.- 9.8 ft. Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 3.0m /3.0ft.- 9.8 ft.
Super Macro - Approx. 1cm - 1.0m / 0.4 in.-3.3 ft.(Wide angle only)
Shutter speed Auto/Anti Blur/Natural Light/Portrait/Landscape : 1/4sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Night Scene : 4sec.to 1/500sec.
P/S/A : 4sec. to 1/4000sec., M : 30sec. to 1/4000sec
Bulb (Up to 30sec.)
Aperture F2.8 - F11, 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
Sensitivity AUTO/Equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Exposure control 256-zone TTL metering-Multi/Spot/Average
Exposure modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
White balance Automatic Manual : Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom(2 types)
Electronic Viewfinder 0.44-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT(approx.235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
LCD monitor 2.0-inch Low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
Flash Auto flash
Effective range :
Wide angle: Approx. 30cm to 5.6 m / 1.0 ft. to 18.4 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 90cm to 3.0 m / 3.0 ft. to 9.8 ft.
Flash mode : Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
Self-timer Approx. 2 / 10 sec. delay
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital interface USB2.0 High-Speed
Power source 4xAA type alkaline batteries(included)/ 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries(optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX(optional)
Dimensions 128.0(W) X 93.0 (H) X 129.0(D) mm / 5.0(W) X 3.7(H) X 5.1(D) in.
Weight Approx. 650g / 22.9oz.(excluding batteries and storage media)
Approx. 760g / 26.8oz.(including batteries and xD-Picture Card)
Digital Zoom Approx. 2.0 X (10.7x optical zoom lens is used together: Max. zoom scale: 21.4x)
Shooting modes Normal - Auto, Scene Position, Anti-Blur, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Night
Continuous - 1.Top-4 : Max. 1.5 frames / sec. up to 4 frames
2.Final- 4 : Max. 1.5 frames / sec. up to 4 frames
3.Long-period : Max 1.1 frames / sec. up to 40 frames
High speed shooting
Colour modes STANDARD/ CHROME / B&W
Movie recording 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec., with monaural sound.
AVI format (Motion JPEG )
Playback Single frame, 9 Multi-frame, Exposure information with histogram, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Trimming, Automatic playback,
Navigation screen on playback zoom
Voice Memo Up to 30 sec. WAV format
Accessories included
  • 4xAA type Alkaline batteries
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB Cable (mini-B)
  • A/V Cable for FinePix S9600
  • Lens cap
  • Lens cap holder
  • Lens hood
    • USB driver
    • FinePixViewer
    • ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix
    • RAW File Converter LE
    • Hyper Utility Software
Optional accessories
  • xD-Picture Card ™ : 128MB,256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
  • Wide Conversion Lens WL-FXS6
  • Rechargeable Battery 2000mAh (4x AA type Ni-MH)
  • World Travel Charger 4x AA type Ni-MH batteries
  • AC Power Adapter AC-5VH
  • PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
  • Image Memory Card Reader DCR2-xD
  • DCR2-161 Multiformat reader and 3 port hub
  • Compact Flash Card Adapter DPC-CF
  • Premium Leather Case for FinePix S9600
  • Premium Leather Multi-purpose case
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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