You choose the situation and the camera uses the proper settings. Fujifilm’s Sfd is a model case for compromise. In manual focus mode you’ll use that focus ring to set the focus distance manually. There’s a lot more noise at ISO , making this one only for small prints. Instead of mechanically moving the image sensor or a lens element to correct for shake, this setting boosts ISO and selects a fast matching shutter speed to decrease blur.

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But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his pick for this year.

The fd on the end of the stands for face detection. Fuji finepix Sfd If you are looking for a camera that will fit in z6000fd pocket this is not the camera for you. The camera actively seeks out faces and makes sure that they are in focus and properly exposed.

As you can see in the photos above, the camera applies heavy noise reduction when you shoot in JPEG mode, which makes details look fuzzy. The surprising ease with which she was able to share her photos across platforms using Google Photos makes it her pick.

The latter is used as a focusing aid in low light situations, and it also doubles as the visual countdown for the self-timer. For those who are wondering, the chrome setting boosts color saturation and contrast, for much more vivid photos. That’s a pretty nice range, giving you both wide-angle and super telephoto coverage. Gear of the year – Jeff’s choice: Now I’m the first to admit that shooting in RAW and post-processing is a pain in the butt, it’s worth it if you want s6000cd highest quality image you can squeeze out of this camera.


We finally start to see some noise s6000d ISObut the shot is still very usable. Gear of the Year – Allison’s choice: The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. The picture stabilization feature is similar, except that it will boost the ISO and use the flash if need be.

Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd / S6500fd Review

So, if you’re in a situation where you’re taking a high ISO shot and you might want a large-sized print, then consider taking these extra steps. If only they could have figured out how to put an optical viewfinder on this baby! The second is accessed through the regular menu button, and provides access to all other settings. No Optical Viewfinder, but a Super Screen.

Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. EVFs aren’t nearly as nice as a real optical viewfinder, but they are standard features on finwpix zoom cameras. All other controls are located on the right side of the camera body, and well within reach of your thumb or forefinger.

Fujifilm Finepix Sfd / Sfd Review: Digital Photography Review

With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos. The Sony H7 or H9 are also worthy competitors, but they didn’t seem to have any major advantages, unless you need stabilization for lots of extreme telephoto pictures.


They are still available, but not as plentiful as when I first bought my Sfd.

Several features in Fuji’s suite of Real Photo Technology are helpful, including i-Flash which is designed to prevent blowing out a night scene with too much flash. Just have a look at the sky to see what I mean — it’s got all kinds of junk in it.

It’s not terribly user friendly, but every question you may have about the camera will be answered. Once the faces are recognized, focus and exposure are set appropriately for the best results. Product description The new Sfd digital camera is the first Fujifilm FinePix product to feature Face Detection, a new technology designed to significantly improve your picture taking by identifying human subjects faces in the frame up to 10 faces and in real time, determining the optimal focus and exposure settings for the absolute best results possible in any shooting conditions.

Fujifilm FinePix Sfd review: Fujifilm FinePix Sfd – CNET

Updated January 10, That includes color, tone curves, white balance, sharpness, and exposure compensation no noise reduction though. At those settings, the S’s noise reduction system really smudges the details of your photos, as my examples earlier have shown.

There’s also an option to apply protection to all files.

The one real weak spot in terms of performance are the camera’s continuous shooting modes.