Camerapedia Wiki

Fuji FinePix S6000/S6500fd

5,981pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk7 Share


  • 6.3 Megapixels with 6th Generation Super CCD-HR Technology
  • 2nd Generation of Real Photo Technology with new RP Processor II
  • Face detection technology with one-touch operation
  • Picture Stabilization with easy mode dial access
  • Dual Shot mode
  • I-Flash Intelligent Flash system
  • 2.5-inch LCD for easy framing and sharing pictures
  • 4 - AA battery operation (AA alkaline batteries included)
  • 10.7x Optical Zoom with manual control
  • 15 selectable scene position modes
  • Movie Recording with Sound @ 30fps
  • Internal memory (Approx 10MB) for onboard storage
  • Compatible with xD Picture Cards for storage up to 2GB

Strengths and weaknesses Edit

Based on professional and user reviews.

Strengths Edit

Image quality Edit

  • Excellent resolution and sharpness makes very good to excellent photo quality
  • Class leading high ISO performance, especially if pictures are made in RAW and post-processed. This makes the camera a great option for low light conditions
  • Archives low noise from ISO 100 to 400. At ISO 800 little noise is visible. ISO 1600-3200 are usable but requires additional noise reduction post-process
  • When compared to other super zoom with noisy pictures above ISO200, the ability to shoot at ISO 400 to 1600 with low noise compensates lack of real optical image stabilizer
  • Nicely saturated colours
  • The 6MP resolution is well-suited to the size of the chip

Lens Edit

  • 10.7x zoom lens with highly versatile 28-300mm zoom range
  • Low distortion lens with excellent edge-to-edge performance
  • Threaded lens for optional filters, wide angle (WL-FXS6) and telephoto converters
  • Wide-angle mechanical zoom lens is smooth, precise and well-made
  • The 28mm wide angle provides excellent coverage for landscapes and in tight internal spaces
  • Non removable lens means sensor is safe from dust, so no need to remove lenses to clean it

Speed Edit

  • Very low shutter lag
  • Great focusing speed
  • Fast and responsive operation
  • The photo lag time and refresh rate is better than most Cameras

Controls Edit

  • Comprehensive and intuitive photographic controls and menus
  • Full manual control

Battery use Edit

  • Above average battery life
  • Uses AA batteries which are easily found anywhere and any time
  • Accepts Ni-MH rechargeable batteries

Flash Edit

  • Powerful flash performance
  • Red eye is not a problem with this camera
  • Strong AF-assist lamp which is very good for low light focusing
  • Very capable i-Flash producing attractive flash shots
  • Control over flash intensity
  • Its "Slow Syncro" flash mode takes natural looking pictures without the usual harshness of flash exposures

Movie Mode Edit

  • Nice movie mode with good resolution; zoom can be used while filming
  • Fairly fast focus (especially towards the wide end of the zoom range)

Options Edit

  • Fast and effective face detection system, great for shooting portraits or groups of people in social situations; can also be used in playback mode
  • Face detection ensures focus and exposure
  • Playback face detection shows close-ups for verification
  • Manual zooming via rubberised ring around lens barrel is simple and effective
  • Manual zoom is also excellent for silent zooming while in movie mode
  • Helpful "Natural Light & With Flash" function
  • Manual Focus Ring with One-Touch AF makes manual focusing simple and easy
  • Programmed AE mode with Program Shift
  • Area AF with 49 positions for easy off-centre focus
  • Full exposure flexibility and many features make this camera perfect for learning and growing in digital photography
  • Live view of histogram is available for composing pictures
  • Great manual mode which is not available in other similar super zoom cameras
  • Ability to Shoot in RAW format which allows huge flexibility in editing and adjusting parameters like white balance, sharpness, colour, Noise reduction, colour curve, etc. This is essential for professional-looking pictures

LCD and EVF Edit

  • Large 2.5 inch LCD screen visible in bright outdoor light and dimly lit rooms
  • Great LCD resolution with 235k pixels giving Bright and sharp image
  • LCD gains up very well in low light
  • Very smooth LCD and EVF refresh rate

Construction Edit

  • Bridge body with manual zoom and focus rings
  • Very good looking camera. Its Professional look resembles a DSLR
  • Camera feels light but sturdy too, and has an excellent grip
  • The fixed lens comes with a nice hood and allows the use of polarizer filters for creative control.

Others Edit

  • USB 2.0 High Speed support
  • Amazingly low price for the lens and sensor quality
  • For the quality and features this camera offers, an average US$300.00 is an excellent value
  • Good software package. RAW editor is included for editing RAW images

Weakness Edit

Image Quality Edit

  • High contrast tone curve tends to clip shadows or highlights
  • Noise reduction and JPEG artefacts (when viewed at 100%) at all settings from ISO 400 and up
  • ISO 1600 / 3200 JPEGs are not as good as those given by the Finepix F30 (can be solved by shooting RAW)
  • JPEGs are slightly over-sharpened, can look a little over-processed (can be solved by adjusting sharpness to soft)
  • Auto white balance is not great under artificial light
  • In camera Noise deduction system produces slight loss of detail at ISO 800. The loss of details is more pronounced at ISO 1600 and 3200
  • Chromatic aberrations may be present
  • The camera doesn't produce its best pictures in Auto mode, so to get full advantage of the camera P, S, A and M modes are needed to be understood
  • Auto and Natural modes has the tendency to use high ISO

Lens Edit

  • No optical image stabilization which helps with telephoto and slow shutter pictures. Instead the camera offers Picture Stabilization mode which boosts ISO and degrades quality

Speed Edit

  • Full shutter speed range only available in full manual (M) mode
  • Slow shot-to-shot speed when capturing RAW images
  • Burst mode is slow and at fast Continuous Mode the buffer is limited to only to 3 shots
  • Impossibility to disable post-shot review meaning that is required to wait 2 or more seconds before the camera is ready to take another picture; thereby eliminating any speed advantage of using higher speed memory or RAW mode

Controls Edit

  • Needs a command dial
  • White balance, metering, raw mode and other options are hidden in menus

Flash Edit

  • No hot-shoe for additional more powerful flash

Movie Mode Edit

  • Hard to control zoom lens in movie mode

Options Edit

  • FinePix Studio software doesn't let the user to control noise reduction
  • No ability to set a top at ISO400 in Auto ISO mode (like in the Finepix F30)
  • Shutter-priority limits shutter speed to 4 Seconds
  • No way to disable post-shot review in single-shot mode
  • There's no delete button in playback mode, to delete you have to go through the menu
  • There is no way to delete a picture immediately after taking it
  • Shallow depth of field (isolate subject from background) is not easy to achieve
  • Face detection won’t work if the subject turns sideways or if is covering its eyes or mouth
  • Unable to adjust the WB in the AUTO mode - only for one of the P, A, S and M modes

Construction Edit

  • Battery compartment doesn't lock so it may pop open
  • Tripod thread is made of plastic
  • Little amount of built-in memory, only 10 MB
  • The camera is big and bulky

LCD and EVF Edit

  • No tilting LCD for easier different positions shooting
  • The resolution of the Electronic View Finder (EVF) is only 135K pixels so it is not very sharp. It would have been better if it have optical viewfinder
  • The colours in the viewfinder are shifted a little to the blue side

Others Edit

  • The camera uses xD Picture card as storage media. They are more expensive and are limited to 2 GB. Other formats offer more storage like Compact Flash and Secure Digital.

External links Edit

Review compilations Edit

Sample photos Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki