Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom Review

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Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom



Record Modes & Menus


FinePix 6900 Zoom


A typical screen display when in the AUTO record mode. Icons on the top indicate the flash is in auto mode, image size is 3 megapixels, quality is Fine, memory remaining for another 91 shots, the zoom is in wideangle position, shutter speed is 1/60 sec and the aperture is F2.8.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Screen display in Shutter speed priority. The desired shutter speed is dialed in with the Command Wheel and the camera automatically matches the proper aperture setting. Notice here that it is indicating the F2.8 is insufficient for the chosen shutter speed so you'd need to chose a slower shutter speed until the aperture value turns blue.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Now we're in Aperture priority mode and have selected F8 and the camera has matched a shutter speed of 1/60 sec because we have the flash enabled.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

This is full Manual mode, you select both the shutter speed and aperture and watch the exposure meter and try to get it centered for the proper exposure value.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Now I really like this ... Manual Focus mode where you adjust the focus by turning the ring on the lens barrel. Next to the "MF" icon you will see a yellow arrow point left or right - the direction to turn the focus ring to get the right distance. When you gt it just right a yellow circle icon will appear. To help you focus even better you can press the Focus Check button and magnify the center 50% of the display.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

In any record mode other than AUTO or Movie mode you can press the INFO button on the side to display the exposure compensation value, white balance, metering, ISO speed and image sharpness settings.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Pressing the SHIFT button on the back brings up this overlay. Press SHIFT plus the DISP button to change the LCD brightness or press SHIFT plus the Flash mode button to change the file size or quality.






Record Mode Menu Options



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Pressing the MENU button while in any record mode except AUTO and Movie brings up the following option screens. Here you can set the ISO speed for 100, 200 or 400.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

The metering mode can be set for Multi (like matrix), Spot or Center-weighted Averaging



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

The white balance options are: Auto, Manual preset 1, Manual preset 2, Fine (Sunny), Shade (Cloudy), Fluorescent 1 (Daylight bulb), Fluorescent 2 (Warm), Fluorescent 3 (Cool) or Incandescent.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

The flash output can be set for +0.6, +0.3, 0, -0.3 or -0.6





Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Auto Exposure Bracketing step value of +/- 1/3, 2/3 or 1EV.





Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

The image sharpness can be set for Soft, Normal or Hard. Be careful not to over-sharpen your images, it's always better for them to be a little soft, you can always sharpen in software later.



Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Multi-Exp allows you to make multiple exposures on the same frame.





Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

If using an external flash you must enable it here first.







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