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Old Jan 17, 2006, 3:37 PM   #1
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Professional reviews

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Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at CameraLabs


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Fujifilm FinePix S9000 review at Imaging-resource


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Fujifilm FinePix S9000 review at PhotographyBLOG


22Nov05
Fujifilm FinePix S9000 review at Megapixel.net


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Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at Steves-digicams


31Oct05
Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at DPReview


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Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at TrustedReviews


17Oct05
Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at LetsGoDigital (fr)


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Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at LetsGoDigital (nl)


17Oct05
Fujifilm FinePix S9000 review at LetsGoDigital


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Fujifilm FinePix S9000 review at DCResource


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Fujifilm FinePix S9500 review at DigitalCameraInfo


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Old Jan 17, 2006, 9:30 PM   #2
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'For the money' - yes a great camera. I seriously considered one but opted to go the DSLR route. The Fuji looks like a fantasitic camera and I was thrilled with my old S5100. I think this camera is nicer than the Panny FZ30, which IMHO is the only competitor short of entry level DSLRs. Think long and hard though about choosing one, since entry level DSLRs are not much more $$ and offer alot more options, however often times it is nice having everything in one package (no extra lenses).
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Old Jan 17, 2006, 9:47 PM   #3
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Please think carefully about your desire for a Fuji S-9000. I have owned one for over three months and have been very displeased with the image output. Images are soft, lack contrast, and require considerable post processing.

The choice is, of course, yours. However, I would never purchase another S-9000. In truth, the E-900 is a much better camera than the S-9000. Here is a sample photo from the S-9000. You be the judge.

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do you suggest any other

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all the 8 megapixel cams seem to have noise problems:|
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Auctually the 4X optical zoom, Fuji E-900, which is the 9mp point and shoot version of the Fuji S-9000 does a much better job than the S-9000. Here is a sample photo.

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@mtclimber:
I really can't understand why the E900 makes better pictures than the S9500. After all both cameras have the same CCD and very likely also the same image processor. The S9500 only has a more powerful lense and is not restricted to brain dead xd cards. I personally find the E900 more interesting because it has a more reasonable size and the wide tele range of the S9500 is not very useful because of the lack of image stabilisation.
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kassandro-

I certainly do agree with your comments, and I do own BOTH the Fuji S-9000 and the E-900, so I do have a good deal of "hands on" experience.

None the less, the photo output from the E-900, is better, sharper, and has better imagecontrast right from the camerawhen the photos from BOTH cameras are compared.

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I have to admit that your 100% crops of E900 images at iso 400 and iso 800 in another thread are quite impressive. The Fuji CCDs not only produce less noise at high iso but they also produce sharper images at maximum resolution. Look at the very interesting comparison of the F10 and Canon A620 in http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16732421.

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kassandro-

Thanks for providing that comparison link. That proves the point. However, Canon cameras will almost always get more public or press praise than Fuji cameras. Here is a 100% crop of an E-900 macro photo. Notice the detail and sharpness. You cannot do that with the S-9000!

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