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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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I am considering purchasing the Fujifilm s9000 because I will be doing a lot of indoor shooting without flash. I know that I can set any digital camera with manual control to do this, but the Fujifilm s9000 has a built in special feature that makes indoor photos come outbright and sharp AUTOMATICALLY without flash or using image stabilization.

Does anyone have any indoor pictures taken without flash?

Are they blurry or clear?

Are Fujifilm's claim about the Fujifilm s9000 true or just a lot of hype?

Also, how is the video quality?

Please respond promptly since I am interested in purchasing the camera in the next few days.

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Old Mar 16, 2006, 4:14 AM   #2
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For Your convinience- maybe this helps You a little bit: http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/fuj.../s9000-gen.php

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Old Mar 17, 2006, 5:46 PM   #3
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I have one and really like it. You don't have to look through this forum very far before you will find several different threads talking about the merits of the camera. It's hard to know if it will satisfy you because I don't know what kind of a photographer you are and what you expect from your camera. Some people complain that the multiple shot modes are too slow. Others don't think it writes images to the card rapidly enough. Every camera has its little quirks that seem to bother some people. But for me it takes very nice pictures. I often do some work in Photoshop with the images. It is a very versatile camera with a lot of capabilities. But it sometimes takes a new user a little while to feel comfortable with it and be effective in their shooting. I'm glad I purchased mine, and at the present time have no desire or see no need for anything more.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 4:50 AM   #4
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I am considering purchasing the Fujifilm s9000 because I will be doing a lot of indoor shooting without flash. I know that I can set any digital camera with manual control to do this, but the Fujifilm s9000 has a built in special feature that makes indoor photos come outbright and sharp AUTOMATICALLY without flash or using image stabilization.

Does anyone have any indoor pictures taken without flash?

Are they blurry or clear?

the fuji cam does this by hiking up the iso level to 800 and above. this thereofre reduces the need (if any) for flash asisance. If you dont no already this hi iso level makes the cam more sensitive to lo light.

i would imagine that as long as the situation indoors isnt rediculous then sure there shouldnt be any blurring. I mean at the mo i am metering inside my house at iso100 and the cam is projecting a sutter speed of 1/4. so at iso 800 i gues it woulod be around 1/24 which is pretty quick. and at iso 1600. 1/48. so as long as u have a semi decent steady hand and your subject isnt trying to run from you i dont thikn blurring should be an issue

sorry i cant supply any examples as i dont own this cam.

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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Yes, the "special feature" that is referred to is nothing more than a special program mode that forces the camera to use a higher ISO so that it is easier to take pictures inside. It doesn't automatically make the pictures come out sharp and clear. As a photographer, it is still your responsibility to take advantage of whatever light is available and do everything you can to make the photograph work.
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Does anyone have any indoor pictures taken without flash?

Are they blurry or clear?

Ummm my gues would be that at iso levels around 800 and above, which is where i would imagine the cam setting to in a lo light situation you would get a noisy image at the end of the day. ofcourse hi iso is great for lo light but it can stir up noise like nobodys business.

i would post a request in the fuji forum to post an image in lo light using this mode so you can see the noise in the end product. noise can be fixed to a certain extent.

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There is not much visible noise up to ISO 400, at ISO800 there is noise that can be fixed with Noise Ninja or something similar. At ISO1600 there is a lot of noise that can't be fixed completely without affecting the image too much, so don't expect a high quality 8x10 print at this ISO:-).

This image was taken from ~10m at ISO800, F3.9, 1/27 sec, at ~120mm zoom setting, handheld. No PP applied, just cropped and resized:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...9/DSCF0127.jpg

This one was taken from ~10m at ISO1600, F3.7, 1.6 sec, at ~70mm zoom setting, handheld (don't ask why:-)). The scene was lit only with juggler's torches. Cropped, resized, no other PP:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...9/DSCF0143.jpg

Actually, I didn't expect to get even this much, so it's quite a step up from my previous S5500.
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OK, here is a picture that was taken by my wife who is not a photographer, the very first day that we had the camera. Our granddaughter looked so cute (to us) that she grabbed the camera which I had left on Auto, and quickly snapped the picture expecting the flash to fire. She had forgotten that the flash has to be activated manually, so the camera compensated and took the picture at ISO 400. I know, it isn't perfectly sharp, but this is kind of what you can expect from casual shooting.
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yea to me the noise in this shot is moderate to high-ish. i mean im sure noise reduction software can reduce this quite happily without too many issues. i think the sample at iso 1600 is way to noisey to extract any type of image you would really want to keep and adore.



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after a quick run through neat image (which is a great free prog for removing noise)

after noise reduction below


i mean at the end of the day it depends on the resultsyou are expecting. if you are taking hi iso lo light photos indoors you are puting the cam in a difficult position to selvage anything good. I mean this image to me is morethan acceptable with noise reduction. This is noise reduction at its highest setting though. Also to me this image appears very soft. could be out of focus or due to hi noise reduction. not sure.



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