Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Review

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Review posted 1/30/2007

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The FinePix S6000fd is styled after and handles like an SLR camera and offers mid-level digital photographer 6.3 million pixels combined with both point-and-shoot simplicity as well as a more advanced manual feature set including continuous shooting, continuous auto- focus, Face Detection technology, shutter priority and aperture priority modes. This model offers a 10.7x optical zoom and Picture Stabilization technology that suppresses camera shake and blur caused by subject movement.

The FinePix S6000fd offers 6.3 million effective pixels, which can produce high-quality prints up to 13 x 19 inches in size. Recorded images can be saved in standard JPEG format or for the ultimate in picture quality use the CCD-RAW mode. The camera also offers an amazing 10.7x optical and 2x digital zoom and optional wide and telephoto lens adapters.

Real Photo Technology captures treasured moments just as your eye sees them. Combining Fujifilm's new second generation RP Processor II, 6th Generation Super CCD HR sensor and Fujinon Lens Optics, the S6000fd delivers ultra-high sensitivity (ISO 3200), fast operational speeds and reduced power consumption. This will allow the shooter to get just about every shot, capturing priceless memories as photographs with every nuance of light and color, even in low light situations without a flash using the camera's special "Natural Light" and "Anti-Blur" modes.

The FinePix S6000fd's traditional body and large lens provide a familiar feel to photo enthusiasts. The FinePix S6000fd measures 5.2 (W) x 3.8 (H) x 5.0 (D) inches, and weighs 21.2 ounces without batteries and media.

Maximum image control is realized with the FinePix S6000fd's advanced features such as a range of focus systems including TTL contrast multi-zone auto, center point auto, selectable AF area, focus lock, continuous auto focus (C-AF), manual focus, and AF-assist illuminator. In addition, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, sharpness and color can be manipulated.

The camera can also capture VGA digital video at 30 frames per second, with sound, to create movies that can be replayed for friends and family at later dates. Movies can be burned onto CD-ROMs using the ImageMixer VCD for FinePix software included with the camera. The FinePix S6000fd can record 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixel movies up to the limit of your available memory.

FinePix S6000fd Zoom Features:

  • 6.3-Megapixel Super CCD HR for up to 13x19" prints
  • 10.7x optical super-zoom (28-380mm equiv)
  • Single or Continuous AF and Manual focus
  • Focus assist illuminator for low-light
  • Electronic color viewfinder w/115K pixels
  • 2.5" LCD Color Monitor w/235K pixels
  • Standard JPEG format or CCD-RAW
  • Movie Mode; 30fps @ 640x480 or 320x240 with audio
  • Voice memos can be attached to still images
  • Top-3 or Final-3 frames @ 2.2fps at 6.3M resolution
  • Long-period burst (max. 0.7 frame/sec., up to memory card size)
  • Auto, Program AE, Shutter speed or Aperture priority and Manual
  • Shooting modes: Portrait, Landscape, Natural Light, Natural Light + flash (Dual shot) and Anti-Blur
  • Scene Position: Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text
  • ISO speeds: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Metering: Multi, Average, Spot
  • Built-in manual popup multi-mode flash
  • 30 - 1/4000 sec Shutter Speeds (4 - 1/4000 sec in Shutter-priority mode)
  • Uses removable xD-Picture cards (16MB included)
  • Compact (5.2 x 3.8 x 5.0 inch) and stylish body
  • Lightweight at just 21.2 oz. (excluding batteries)
  • Powered by four AA type batteries
  • USB plug-n-play connectivity

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Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

The Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and a standard CD for size comparison.

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

The FinePix S6000fd and the 10-megapixel Canon G7.

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FinePix S6000fd Zoom Specifications

CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR
Number of Effective Pixels 6.3 Million Pixels
Real Photo Technology Yes
Picture Stabilization

Yes, Mode Dial

Number of Recorded Pixels

Still image: 2,848 x 2,136 / 3,024 x 2,016 (3:2 format) / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels

Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)

Internal Memory 10MB
File Formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Recording capacity with 256MB xD Picture Card (not included)

Still image:
• 6MP (F)"> 85"> • 3:2 "> 169">
• 6MP (N) 169
• 3MP 325
• 2MP 409
• 0.3MP 1,997

• 640x480"> Approx. 3.7 min">
• 320x240 Approx. 7.3 min
Lens Fujinon 10.7x zoom lens, (F 2.8 - 4.9)
Lens Focal Length (Rated) / (35mm Equiv.)

6.2 - 66.7mm/Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera

Aperture Range F 2.8 ~ F11
Digital Zoom 2.0x
Focus - Auto / Manual / Macro Auto Focus / Manual Focus
Focusing Range


Approx. 1.3 ft. to infinity (wide), 6.6 ft. to infinity (telephoto)

Macro - Close Up

Approx. 4 in. to 3.0 ft. (wide), 3 ft. to 9.8 ft. (telephoto)

Exposure Control

Programmed AE, 256-zone TTL metering

Color Control Modes

B&W, Chrome, Standard

Sensitivity AUTO/ Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Shutter Release Control Press half way to set focus, all the way to release the shutter.
Shutter Speed 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
White Balance Automatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light

Flash Mode

Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro

Effective Range (ISO Auto)

Effective range: Wide angle: Approx. 1.0 ft. - 18.4 ft.
Telephoto: Approx 2.0 ft. - 9.8 ft.
LCD Monitor

2.5-inch Amorphous silicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), approx. 100% coverage

Camera Terminals USB 2.0 high-speed, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)

Printing Interface

PictBridge, DPOF, and EXIF Print 2.2 Compatible

Power Source

4 AA type alkaline batteries (included), 4 AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)

Dimensions 5.2 (W) x 3.8 (H) x 5.0 (D) in.
Weight 21.2 oz. (excluding batteries and xD-Picture Card)
Shutter Lag Time 1/100 sec. (with AE/AF locked)
Shooting Modes Normal: Auto, Picture Stabilization, Scene Position, Macro, Movie, Continuous
Preprogrammed Scene Modes (SP) SP: Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower Close-Up, Text
Continuous Shooting Modes

1. Top-3 (max. 2.2 frames/sec., up to 3 frames)
2. Final-3 (max. 2.2 frames/sec., up to 3 frames)
3. Long-period (max. 0.7 frame/sec., up to memory card size)

Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
Voice Memo Up to 30 seconds, WAV format
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Playback Single frame, 9 Multi-frame, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Post shot Assist window (3 frames), Voice Memo (up to 30 sec. WAV format), Trimming, Automatic playback
Memory Type xD-Picture Card
Self-timer Approx. 10/2 sec.
Optional Accessories xD-Picture Card: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Soft Case SC-FXS6
What's in the Box

4xAA type Alkaline Batteries
Shoulder Strap
USB cable
A/V cable
Lens cap
Lens cap holder
Lens hood
CD-ROM with:

  • FinePixViewer (Raw File converter included)
  • ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix

Owner's Manual

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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