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Old Apr 2, 2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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I've just bought a UK 9500 and so far have been very dissapointed in the pictures I have taken with it. While it seems to make a reasonable job of getting the exposure right, every picture I have taken has been very grainy (see attached examples).

Both images are the same picture taken on Auto at 9Mp Fine, no pp. Photos taken in M,P, A or S modes do not appear any different.

Crop1.jpg is a crop of a section of the original photo at 100%. Resize.jpg is the photo resized to 50%. The exif data should be retained on both.

Should I too be returning my camera? (serial number 61L05414).

I would really appreciate some feedback. Is it the camera or is it the photographer?
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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The photo was taken at ISO 400, outside in daylight, using flash. I just think you are getting a little overexcited. Try not using your flash, use the aperture preferred auto mode, and set your ISO at 200 or lower and give that a try. Also, this is a very strong crop. I'm not sure what you are expecting.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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I too have the 9500, and am very happy with it. It will take some time to get used to it i am still learning how to use the camera right i bought (National Geographic Photography Field Guide Secrets to making great pictures second edition) from Amazon.com it is a really great book... So i would really think about keeping the 9500 because it is one hell of a camera..
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thanks jphess and hercules for your replies.

jphess was being very polite, I had the camera set up completely wrong for the photo and am somewhat embaressed. The only thing I got right was to take the lens cap off !!! I will persevere and get to know the camera properly. I have seen some great shots on this forum taken with the 9500 but am still a little concerned at the number of people who seem to be having problems. Thanks also for the book tip hercules, on my way to Amazon right now.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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No problem, but you will find the book facinating just got mine couple day's ago and i am just reading and reading, not even in high school did i read like that, take care...
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 1:57 PM   #6
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I don't believe that there were really very many bad cameras. I just think it's necessary to experiment a lot with all the different options, and discover for yourself what works best for you.
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Old Apr 3, 2006, 6:06 AM   #7
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I also think people who down the 9500 are comparing it with the dslr cameras just like in the reviews but keep the regular lens that the dslr comes with i bet that there will be no difference..
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Old Apr 3, 2006, 9:34 AM   #8
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a camera is a camera is a camera

the laws of photography and optics apply to them all

Ansel Adams had a box, a lens, a sheet of film, and a tripod

IT TAKES YEARS (sometimes decades) TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER

++++++ I'M STILL TRYING++++++

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 7:03 AM   #9
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this would hve to be the worst quality photo i have seen o n this forum. no disrespect to you mate but seriously this is terrible. Doesnt look like the work of a s9000/9500.

I seriosly doubt this quality of shot is due to iso 400 or using the flash. I mean this is massive image degradation. To me it looks like the image is taken at a super lo res. I dont even think vga res would be this patchy and blothcy.



i definately think this is a settings issue. Idont think any digicam on earth can make images tht bad for this price.

Just reset the cam and start again, outside photography is easy on a slightly cloudy day and go from there

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 10:18 PM   #10
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Hi--my first post.

About that grainy photo above...I'm a long time fuji fine pix user--loved both the s602 and s7000. Got a s9000 for Christmas, and immediately started having image problems.I triedall settings, read everything back and forth,used every trick in Photoshop (I have extensive experience there)...and finally read a couple ofweb postingswhere others vented about their problems with image quality from the s9000. Theyreturned the camera for repair & eventually received a new camera with entirely different results.

My s9000has been checkedby Fuji. and is, according to them, being repaired. They tell me it will be a couple of weeks as they have many in the shop. I will let you know if thingsare different this time around. I still have high hopes for this camera! I have seen some excellent photos on the web taken with it.

Photo from s7000

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