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Shutter Bug Sep 11, 2005 2:32 AM

I have had a film camera for 40 odd years, and now I am looking for a digital camera. I have seen a Fuji S9500 that looks quiet good although there are a few things I am concerned about. Firstly does the Fuji name rank very highly as oppased to Nikon, Sony, Canon etc. Secondly there is no optical stablisation and with a long zoom range shouldn't there be some sort of stablisation. Thirdly, how fast is this camera in terms of displaying images.

As I have not definatly decided on which camera to purchase any thoughts would be most appreciated


PeterP Sep 11, 2005 2:43 AM

Not all vendors and models have stabilization.

Fuji cameras with the super ccd are pretty good.
So are the cameras from Panasonic, Olympus, Minolta and Canon.
I have not been too impressed with my Nikon, and won't touch Sony because of the propriatery storage.
Every maker has their loyal following.:blah:

Point&Shoots are not very fast operationaly.
Fast operating speed, and clean high ISO speeds are still the domain of DSLR's


Shutter Bug Sep 11, 2005 2:59 AM

thank you for your advise. Would you place the S9500 in the point & shoot catagory as I want to have maximum control with Shutter speeds & aperature settings

Thanks John

speaklightly Sep 11, 2005 9:31 AM


Because the Fuji S-9500 is a fixed lens digital camera it is more a "prosumer" digital camera, but broadly speaking it could be classified as a P & S camera.

The S-9500 has excellent startup times and shot to shot times, but it has been reported that when using the built-in flash unit, the LCD does balnk out during the flash recharging cycle. The only review of the camera has been done by thus far.

Sarah Joyce

Shutter Bug Sep 11, 2005 6:36 PM

thankyou for your advice. I will have a look at that report straigh away


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