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Old Aug 6, 2005, 5:37 AM   #31
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The only question I have that hasn't been addressed is what file system is this going to use. I am selling my 2GB MD with my S7000 and would like to get the new 6GBMD (I use it in my PDA as well to store music) for this camera. However I don't want to have to partition this thing because Fuji opted to use the archaic file system in the S7000 that limited it to a 2GB memory card. For people's information, I will/do use alot of memory in photo taking as I am stationed in Iraq, and plan to use this camera on my R&R to Italy where I will have no pc to off load the photos to. I tend to keep 800+ photos before downloading them to my laptop here, and would wait longer if I could.
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 6:59 AM   #32
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Hello All,

More than 2GB in one place is alot of eggs in one basket.

Adorama has the S9000 for MSLP $699.00. I called. Not in stock yet.

Bestpriceauduiovideo placed me on a Pre-Pre-order list and promised to give me deliverystatus reports as they receive them.

I read the Full Brochure (downloaded .PDF) It indicates that 'Natural Light' and 'Anti-Blur' are limited to ISO 800. What happpened to 1600?

I attended a concert last night. Without my camera ( F-828 ) The heat of the past few days wore me out. Throughout the performances I felt that the specs of the S9000 would have enabled me to properly photograph the performers with ambient lighting, and I knew my F-828 would not have been effective.

Can't wait for the S9000.

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More than 2GB in one place is alot of eggs in one basket.

Adorama has the S9000 for MSLP $699.00. I called. Not in stock yet.

Bestpriceauduiovideo placed me on a Pre-Pre-order list and promised to give me deliverystatus reports as they receive them.

I read the Full Brochure (downloaded .PDF) It indicates that 'Natural Light' and 'Anti-Blur' are limited to ISO 800. What happpened to 1600?

I attended a concert last night. Without my camera ( F-828 ) The heat of the past few days wore me out. Throughout the performances I felt that the specs of the S9000 would have enabled me to properly photograph the performers with ambient lighting, and I knew my F-828 would not have been effective.

Can't wait for the S9000.




Regards, Nicholas

What bothers me is that stores are carrying the camera from 600.00 US to 650 US, while Olympus has there DSLR E-300 for 749 US with a two lens kit. There price is a little too high for the 9000. It should be priced around 550 us. I love Fuji cameras but I am not sure if I would stick to Fuji with there price system.
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 3:33 PM   #34
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Fuji's ability to provide 1600 ISO in a 'usable' imageis making waves (big waves) throughout the Digital World.
..provided its not like the S7000's top ISO setting and it forces you to use a lower resolution setting (3MPix in the case of the S7000)



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Old Aug 6, 2005, 5:12 PM   #35
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The specs state that the maximum ISO is available at the maximum resolution.

Quote from press release:

"A hallmark of Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology is its ability to reduce the amount of graininess or "noise" in digital pictures. This noise is often apparent in high- resolution photos, particularly those shot at high ISO-equivalent sensitivities. With Real Photo Technology, the FinePix S9000 can take pictures at ISO 1600 -- at full resolution. Other benefits of Real Photo Technology include speed of operation (the FinePix S9000 has a high-speed start-up time of only 0.8 second with shutter lag down to 1/100 second) and longer battery life. "

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Hello Ira and All,

Ira, Did you get a chance to check out the .PDF Brochure from Fuji?

Apparantly "Natural Light " and " Anti-Blur "are limited to ISO 800.

Am I reading it correctly?

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Yes Nicholas, it does seem to limit ISO to 800, but remember that you can manually achieve the same results by setting the ISO yourself, as high as 1600 if you wish. Like so many of the scene modes or picture modes it merely sets the camera for you.

Not really a big handicap.

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Hello Ira and All,

Just found Fuji web page indicating the "Natural Light" mode does go to ISO 1600 (I guess "Anti-Blur" as well ):

http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epa...vBarId=I836805

Good news!

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Hello does anyone know the release date of the s9000? I heard it was supposed to be in the early part of sept. but then on amazon it said not until the 25 thats not the early part of september.

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There are posts on the WWW indicating September 2005, Fuji, etc..

Onecall & Adorama indicate October 2005.

Can't wait. Just re-read the F-10 review at Dpreview.

I am buying the S9000.

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