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jonlouch Sep 25, 2005 7:17 PM

Has anyone seen any "legitimate" reviews yet of the FinePix S9000? All I've seen so far are previews.

Any assistance would be appreciated as I am going to buy either the Fuji or the Panasonic Z30 this week.

nickphoto123 Sep 25, 2005 7:44 PM

Hello Jonlouch & All,

I just read this first hand report by a new S9500 owner.

It provides some useful feedback about this new camera:

When will the S9000 be released in the U.S.????????

Regards, Nicholas

phaedra1106 Sep 25, 2005 8:26 PM

Hi jonlouch:-)

I had the same choice and I've ordered the Fuji, mainy because of the low noise, I have a 2mp Panasonic FZ1 and have to say it beats my previous 5mp Minolta 7Hi hands down, the quality of the images from a 2mp camera are unbelievable, have a look in the Panasonic forum further down for more info.

My choices were, Panasonic FZ5, 5mp, excellent image quality and the same 12x optical zoom Leica lens as I have nowbut no low light gain-up of the lcd which I could do with as being almost housebound I take a lot of indoor shots :lol:, Panasonic 8mp FZ30, lcd problem fixed but sample shotshave quite a bit of noise at ISO200 and above. Fuji S9500, shorter zoom range than the Panasonics but low noise &manual zoom.

jonlouch Oct 7, 2005 2:43 PM

There now is a review at It gives the camera a 7 out of 10.

Andy T Oct 10, 2005 11:23 AM

85% from amateur photographer mag in the UK. Would have been more but for slot playback and slowercontinuous f.p.s.

Commented on the good noise performance!

wwwim Oct 10, 2005 12:46 PM

Look at the item 'And another review', down thelist, started by Dykx.

I got the there mentioned s9500 test report form Amateur Photographer by mail, six pages, and it's a nice review.

jonlouch Oct 10, 2005 6:42 PM

Could you guide me to the review?


wwwim Oct 11, 2005 12:45 AM;forum_id=16

doninuk Oct 11, 2005 3:03 PM

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Hi-there is a very good one at at least he is sensible,he does some comparisons "for fun" with Canon 20d and there is not a lot of difference anyway have a look,its worth a read.--cheers,Don-----enclosed post-box taken with Fuji S9500

MacTLC Dec 28, 2005 1:25 PM

I have received 2 Fuji S900 on seperate shipments in December and both cameras are taking very poor quality shots. We are an Apple Dealer in San Antonio. We have returned both cameras but I cannot find anyone who has had a similar problem. We received Z1's and they take great pictures. The S9000 is blurry and grainy, even on a tripod, flash or no flash.I am hoping that this is just a bad batch. Surely people would not accept this as being an acceptable 9 Megapixal camera. Neither Fuji or distribution seem to know of any problems which makes me wonder if this is just the way the S9000 takes pictures.

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