Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd
Fujifilm has loaded just about all of its latest imaging technology into the Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd, an SLR-style camera that features an interesting new Face Detection function. Though you might do a double take, this camera is a digital SLR in style only. The camera’s 10.71x (28 – 300mm) lens is not detachable, though with a rubberized ring-grip and full manual zoom control via the barrel, it looks and feels like a detachable lens.
Just as built-in optical image stabilization was all the rage in compact cameras six months ago, face detection technology has begun turning up in models from Fuji, Canon, Nikon, and others. On the Fuji S6000fd Face Detection can track up to ten faces in a photo simultaneously, automatically adjusting focus and exposure to improve results. According to Fuji, since the technology is hardware rather than software-based, it can take as little as 0.05 seconds to lock in on a face or group of faces and be ready to shoot. It’s a neat trick that makes it easier to take better portraits of individuals or groups of people.
Though the Fujifilm S6000fd only has a 6.3 megapixel imaging sensor in a field of 10 megapixel models, Fuji’s other Real Photo Technologies promise users something beyond megapixels. These include i-Flash, Picture Stabilization, and ISO 3,200 for low light shooting. Read on to find out if the Fuji S6000fd lives up to its promise.