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arunpd Sep 2, 2005 1:30 PM


Photo freaks have a reason now to uncork the bubbly. Fujifilm FinePix S9500 digital camera, called Fujifilm FinePix S9000, is out at last.
Aimed at the enthusiastic lensmen and eager amateurs, this brand new model has a Super CCD image sensor on board. This in-house developed image sensor, Super CCD HR, is already the 5th generation Fujifilm is using. Fujifilm introduced the first 9 Megapixel image sensor in the world for compact digital cameras.

This Looks very impressive to me.....

Just came across this review....
Especially read the comment provided by Editor at bottom right...He says thatthe images are noise free even at ISO 400 which is a very big thing !!!!!!!!!!
P.S: Is it okay to put such news here in Panasonic forum ?

squirl033 Sep 3, 2005 12:48 PM

9MP on a 1/1.6 sensor? that's over half again the pixel density of the FZ20, which puts 5MP on a 1/1.8 chip. more pixel density usually translates to more noise, soif Fuji has a way to crank that up to ISO 400 clean, and even lists ISO1600 as a setting, they must have some serious new sensor technology...

HarjTT Sep 3, 2005 2:51 PM

1/1.6" sensor is basically 2/3" and it looks as if Fuji have come up with a rather decent one at that. I've seen a few shots from the Fuji at ISo400 all indoor low light and they did look good too me. nOw if it had IS and high ISO then it would be really tempting indeed.


squirl033 Sep 3, 2005 3:33 PM

it offers ISO settings up to 1600... no idea how clean it is above 200-400, though. and it doesn't appear to offer OIS, which is a big plus. personally, i haven't found the noise of my FZ20 to be a problem... ImageCooler takes care of what there is, and even 11x14 prints look like they came from a top quality film camera. at this point, i'm happy enough with my '20...

musicarvind Sep 6, 2005 10:40 PM

I think they really have something going in the Fuji S9000. The quality compares that of the FZ30 (minus the noise) and its going cheaper than the FZ20!. I really had my eyes on the Pana FZ20 till I stumbled across this camera. Now I have to do some serious checkout for more reviews to this Fuji Cam.

arunpd Sep 7, 2005 11:49 AM

Yes....I agree..

I also feel that this cam is gonna rock....

The biggest reason being the noise...people have encountered no noise in most conditions from ISO 80 - 400...Even 800 and 1600 are very much usable.
Due to higher ISO's IS can be compromised on...
I am waiting for more hands-on reviews on this cam...

gaul Sep 8, 2005 8:57 AM

Fuji S9000 has a manual zoom ring and 28-300 range. Better for weddings...

Pana Lumix FZ30 has more tele but less wide range. Better for pics of animals or nice birds (whichever they are ;)) far away...

See specific post on S9000:;forum_id=16

Monza76 Sep 9, 2005 6:50 PM

I agree, FZ30 for shooting wildlife in good light, Fuji S9000 for everything else (especially in poor light).


gaul Sep 10, 2005 5:05 AM

You see, I did repeat well my lesson, Mr the professor :dude::blah:

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