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Fujifilm Finepix S9000 Summary

9 Megapixels9 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji Finepix S9000 Assessment

Above all, the Fuji Finepix S9000 delivers images of outstanding quality. Indeed, no currentSeptember 2005 fixed-lens digital camera delivers such nice images. For that alone, the Fuji S9000 deserves some serious consideration. There are other things to like about the S9000 and, as no camera is perfect, some things to dislike.

To find out  how  the Fuji S9000 measures up, check out neocamera's full-review of the Fuji S9000, our most in-depth review ever. Like every other neocamera review, we focus on usability, quality and performance without pointing out every button and menu item to keep the information usefull and compact at the same time.

Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review Read the full Fuji S9000 review here.

PROS CONS
Superior image quality
No focus distance in manual focus
Very low noise up to ISO 1600 F4.9 Maximum aperture at telephoto
Mechanical wide angle 10.7X zoom lens Poorly designed menu system
Electronic manual focus ring Slow focusing at telephoto
Effective focus assist lamp Slow switching to playback mode
Super macro up to 1cm Weird ergonomics (see full-review)
Nice saturated colors Very occasional purple fringing
Great build quality
Powerful flash
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

Related Information

Previous Models
Fuji S7000: 6 MP, Electronic 6X Optical Zoom, ISO 160-800, 1/10000-15s Shutter Speeds
Fuji S20 Pro: High-dynamic range 3 MP, Electronc 6X Optical Zoom, ISO 160-800, 1/10000-15s Shutter Speeds
Fuji S5200:  5 MP, Electronic 10X Optical Zoom, ISO 64-1600, 1/2000s-15s Shutter Speeds, xD Cards Only
Fujifilm Finepix S9000
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By Neocamera on 2005-05-05

Fujifilm S9000 Highlights


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 8 x 6mm

1/1.6" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

9 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 80-1600
10.7X Mechanically Linked Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
0.44" Built-in EVF 240K PixelsFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
1.5 FPS Drive, 4 ImagesCustom white-balance
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
1.8" LCD 118K PixelsHot-Shoe
Standard AA Battery
Compact Flash
xD
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