I had a lot of
fun shooting with the S9100. All it lacks is optical image stabilization. That
may seem like a big omission these days, but the S9100 does surprisingly well
without it, capturing usable images with a handheld shutter speed as low as 1/5
second. The lack of optical image stabilization does make the S9100 a very
affordable long zoom, and it won't disappoint anyone who wants to learn how to
take great pictures. All the controls are there, most of them just a button
Exposure Compensation to hang on to my highlight detail in full sun, but
otherwise, Programmed Auto, and Auto mode delivered natural color that was not
oversaturated. Most impressive was Natural Light mode, which made it possible
to get some great shots of a few favorite canvases at the local museum. Also
worth noting is the intelligent flash, which performed much better than most digicam flash guns.
Not much has
changed since Dave recommended the S9000 as "a great choice for enthusiast
photographers on a budget." The S9100 remains a Dave's Pick for its
excellent build, smooth operation, rich feature set, and great price. With a
larger LCD, iFlash and improved image processing, the
S9100 just improves on a real winner that can bring home great pictures.
[red. In de VS hebben de camera’s andere type-aanduidingen. De FinePix S9600 heet daar S9100]
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