Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Fujifilm is one of the founders of the xD Picture Card and thus it is logical that, again, we see an xD Picture Card slot with the Fujifilm FinePix 6500fd. Yet we see a shift in the support of this card. Since the present digital camera market is mostly a market of replacement, by which some consumers already come to their third digital camera, it seems advisable to also offer support for the massively used Secure Digital card. Therefore, in that respect, it is not surprising that Fujifilm has a double slot in her newest digital cameras with support for xD and SD.
Fujifilm S6500fd - xD Picture memory card
The large advantage and for me personally also a disadvantage is the size of the xD Picture memory card. Because the card is so small, approximately half the size of a Secure Digital card, space is saved with the design of a camera, which has been favorable for the dimensions of the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd camera. On the other hand, the card is really so small, that it's not inconceivable that you loose it quickly. Personally, I would therefore buy a high capacity memory card, probably a 1 or 2GB storage capacity, let it sit in the camera and read it through the fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. At this moment, the maximum storage capacity is 2GB, but theoretically it is the possible to extend the xD Picture card to 8GB.
Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd - Storage capacities
The xD Picture memory flash memory card is available in low as well as in high storage capacities. Because the resolution of the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd is not extremely high, the JPEG data aren't very large. In that respect you do not need to invest in very large storage capacities. With exception of the RAW size, which has a size of about 13.4MB, it is advised to use a 512MB flash memory card for photographing in JPEG. If you also work with the RAW format, then 1 or even 2GB is no superfluous luxury.
Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd - Camera speed
The pictures are captured at approximately 2.2 images per second and this is reasonably quick for a camera of this caliber. At this speed, you can choose to store the first or the last three of the series. If you want to store lengthy series, then the speed falls back to a surely disappointing 0.6 images per second. Transfer to the memory card goes pretty quickly with JPEG. In RAW, you must wait regularly, but that is very not surprising with data of about 13.4MB.
Fujifilm S6500fd - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The recordings are transferred directly from the camera to a PC or notebook through the fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. In combination with this fast connection and a fast flash memory card like the Fujifilm xD Picture Card type H; the digital work environment is not quickly disturbed through delays. Those who rather don't want to use the camera rather to transfer the data can choose for a so-called card reader. Such a device is actually indispensable in the digital work environment and makes the transfer of the data considerably more pleasant. Fujifilm's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader succeeds to transfer the data very quickly.
Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd - AA format batteries
Where most manufacturers choose their own batteries, makes the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd use of four AA size batteries. The big advantage is that you can get them almost everywhere. The disadvantage has always been that one cannot take a lot of pictures with it. Certainly not with Alkaline batteries. The Fujifilm S6500fd Megazoom camera is a large exception. According to the manual, and CIPA measurements, you can record up to 200 pictures with four alkaline batteries and this appears not to be exaggerated. With NiMH batteries, that number doubles. Thus, the Fujifilm FinePix is extremely economical with the energy. And that is in the present time certainly a large plus.