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Fujifilm Finepix S 602

alaTest has collected and analyzed 900 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The image quality and performance also get good reviews. Many are negative about the shutter. There are mixed comments on the optics and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm Finepix S 602 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

FujiFilm FinePix S602 Zoom


For advanced digital photographers there is now plenty of choice in the market. So what makes Fuji think they have the answer with the FinePix S602 Zoom? The answer is a bloody good camera that's what.

The spec and operation

Invitably the price; LCD doesn’t flip

Overall this is a great camera for the professional user. It offers plenty of options and makes those options easy to use. The only complaint is that it would have been nice to see the LCD monitor on a flip out lever so you could still see the display...

Dec, 2003

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FujiFilm S602 Pro


The Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom was one of the first cameras from Fujifilm to use the new 3rd Generation Super CCD. The S602 Zoom we're looking at here is the Pro version, which is essentially the same camera with a few added features. Fujifilm haven't...

Well designed body with good handling; Generally very good image quality; Competitively priced; Extra features of this Pro version add value; On the whole it is fast to operate; High quality video capture; Last five frames continuous mode; Low image...

The electronic viewfinder might not be to everyone's liking

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom


The Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom ($800 street) is a top-notch prosumer camera at a reasonable price. It has a very solid grip, is well balanced, and fits perfectly in your hand. The all-important exposure settings are accessible from a handy dial. The...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (

Fuji Finepix S602 Camera


With its film camera-like shape, Fujifilm's FinePix S602 Zoom is a professional-looking unit. Its large grip makes the 1.3-pound camera easy to hold in one hand-even while you work the top-mounted controls for flash, exposure compensation and...

The S602 Zoom ranked in the upper half of our cameras in photo quality; it captured shades and details well but gave our mannequin slightly pink skin. With four AA batteries (rechargeables are optional), it took an above-average 425 photos

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom


The FinePix S602 Zoom has a professional feel, but it offers fewer megapixels than other cameras in its price range.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Nikki Echler McDonald and Carla Thornton (

Fuji FinePix S602 (3.1MP, 2832 x 2128, 6X Opt, 16MB SmartMedia) (Fuji Photo Film Company-FPS602Z00) Camera Review - PCWorld


Though low on megapixels compared to the competition, the FinePix S602 Zoom compensates with a professional feel and lots of exposure, focus, and navigational features.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom Review


The S602 Zoom marks the fourth generation of Fujifilm's prosumer digital camera range. The range started back in May 1999 with the MX-2900Z (2 megapixel, 3x zoom), updated in August 2000 (about six months after the introduction of SuperCCD) with the...

Good metering, good colour balance (although lose a point for the occasional orange reds) Resolution as good as the best 3 megapixel digital cameras (loses out to 4 & 5 megapixels) Good 6x optical zoom lens, large max. aperture at full zoom Excellent...

Orange cast to reds Barrel distortion at full wide angle, pincushion distortion at telephoto SuperCCD image quality doesn't live up to its billing "Super Macro" barrel distortion ISO 800, 1600 only at 1280 x 960 and only 94% frame coverage Browsing...

Here's my rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom: (3 megapixel prosumer)

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom


Continue on to Page Two FinePix S602 Zoom Specifications Imaging Device 3.3-million pixel Fujifilm 1/1.7" SuperCCD Still Image Resolution 2832 x 2128 (6M) 2048 x 1536 (3M) 1280 x 960 (1M) 640 x 480 (VGA) Image Compression JPEG (EXIF 2.1) Fine, Normal...

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Varun Singh (

Fujifilm Finepix S602Zoom


A discussion with a photographer friend of ours, on why "professional" digital cameras aren't worth being called "professional" yet, practically degenerated into a fight, the issues being price, performance and functionality. On the functionality...

image quality, great set of features, customisability, movie capture capabilities


The key difference between the S602Zoom and other digital cameras is the number of ways in which you can customise almost every crucial aspect of photography - from exposure timings (from 1/2000 seconds to 3 seconds) to film speed (from 160 to 1600,...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Fuji FinePix S602 Zoom


I'll cover some of those new features in more detail throughout this review. First, a quick word about the SuperCCD sensor, and what makes it different from traditional CCDs. Unlike a regular CCD, the SuperCCD has hexagonal-shaped pixels, which allows...

Nice 6X optical zoom lens ; Full manual controls ; Industry-leading movie mode ; Very good image quality, especially when printed or downsized ; Impressive macro mode (two of them, in fact) ; SmartMedia and CompactFlash Type II slots ; Fast startup and...

Lots of noise, artifacts, and jaggies, especially at the 6MP setting ; Noticeable barrel distortion at wide-angle ; A few missing features in playback mode (slideshow, image protection)

While the S602's photos look great printed and downsized, when you look at the raw images, especially at the 6MP (interpolated) setting, the artifacts, jaggies, and noise will jump right out at you. Of course, most people don't show off their photos in...

May, 2002

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