IF MY CHRISTMAS stocking was big enough, I would like to find a Finepix S9500 digital camera in it. I have its grandfather, the S602Z, in my sling sack. It cost $800 when I bought it. I believe I can get the S9500 for that same cost on a trip to NYC. In Ireland, Sam McCauley offers the Finepix S9500 for €649. The camera delivers 9m pixels on images which is 50% more per snap than the S602Z gives me. Better still, the S9500 comes with a 28-300mm lens. I know what my macro images would look like through that lens. The videos could be shot farther away as well.
I need to book the S602Z into a service centre soon because I banged it off a bench in the Rock of Cashel and now the barrel occasionally stalls when extending. I think that should be repaired before I damage the long-serving camera.
Pictures shot by my Fujifilm S602Z.