Real Photo Technology captures treasured moments just as your eye sees them. Combining the new RP Processor, 5th Generation Super CCD-HR Sensor and Fujinon Lens Optics, the S9000 delivers ultra-high sensitivity with low noise, faster operational speeds and reduced power consumption. This allows you to capture priceless memories of photographs with every nuance of light and color, even in low light situations without a flash.
Memory Type: xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive
LCD Screen Size: 1.8 in
Camera Type: Bridge Camera
Megapixels: 9 Megapixel
Lens Mount: Fixed
Optical Zoom: 10.7
Product Title: Fujifilm FinePix S9000 9 Megapixel Bridge Camera
Power Score: 3.9 | 28 Reviews
Image Sensor: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 9 Megapixel
Total Pixels: 9200000
Camera Type: Bridge Camera
Lens Mount: Fixed
Optical Zoom: 10.7 X
Digital Zoom: 2x
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Focal Length: 6.20 mm to 66.70 mm
Memory Card Support: xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive
Removable Flash Memory Included: 16 MB xD-Picture Card
LCD Screen Size: 1.8 in
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Height: 3.7 in
Width: 5.0 in
Depth: 5.1 in
Weight: 1.42 lbs
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: Audio Recording Mode: Up to 30 Sec Audio Voice Memo Language Options: English French Spanish Italian German Chinese Japanese Sensitivity: Auto ISO 80 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600
Software Included: FinePixViewer ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix Raw File converter LE
Camera Modes: Scene Modes: Anti-Blur Natural Light Night Portrait Landscape Continuous Shooting Modes: Top or Final 4-frame continuous shooting Long-period continuous shooting (up to 40 frames) Color Control Modes: Standard Chrome Black and White
Exposure Control: Auto Manual Programmed AE Aperture Priority AE Shutter Priority AE
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
White Balance Modes: Auto Fine Shade Fluorescent light (Daylight) Fluorescent light (Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White) Incandescent light Custom
Product Series: S
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Autofocus Type: Passive
Maximum Image Resolution: 3488 x 2616
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 fps
Number of Batteries Support: 4
Battery Built-in: No
Battery Include: Yes
Memory Card Type Include: xD-Picture Card
Longest Shutter Speed: 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 Second
HD Movie Mode: No
Product Reviews (18)
The closest you'll get to an SLR without the SLR price.
Strengths: Awesome picture quality and color tones. Solidly built to withstand some abuse. Almost instantanious start up time. Long battery life, easy to operate, tons and tons of features!
Weakness: Menu's can be kinda confusing if you don't read the manual first.
I absolutely love this camera! I got this camera because I had a lot of gift cards saved up, and because a friend of mine has a S7000. I've used her S7000 before and loved the picture quality so I figured that the S9000 could only be better and I was right! -- I took my time researching it (it does cost a nice chunk of cash, but is worth every cent!) I read all the reviews, looked at all the...
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I absolutely love this camera! I got this camera because I had a lot of gift cards saved up, and because a friend of mine has a S7000. I've used her S7000 before and loved the picture quality so I figured that the S9000 could only be better and I was right! -- I took my time researching it (it does cost a nice chunk of cash, but is worth every cent!) I read all the reviews, looked at all the sample pictures, and finally settled on it over the Panasonic Lumix and the Nikon's. Everything about this camera is amazing!
First off let me start with the body. It is definitely well made, is quite heavy, and I'm sure will last me many years even under the abuse that I put it through. Another great feature is the fold-out LCD screen. It may not seem like all that big a deal, but trust me, it allows you to get some very cool angles that otherwise would be nearly impossible to make. It does have a hotshoe mount for attaching external flashes, however the built-in flash is very nice and will probably be more than enough for most non-pro photographers. The one physical feature that I love about this camera above all others is the manual zoom lens! All the other digital cameras that I've used have all had the motorized zooms and so I thought I wouldn't like this manual one. However, it has become the nicest feature on the camera to me. Since there are no motors, you can zoom in/out at whatever speed you desire. No waiting to zoom in order to get the perfect shot. Also, since the lens is already fully extended, the time from turning the camera on, to when it's ready to take a picture is under a second! You're never gonna miss another awesome picture because your camera didn't turn on fast enough!
Alright, onto the actual picture quality. The pictures that this camera takes are sipmly amazing! 9MP on its highest setting and boy does it show! You take a picture and you can zoom in on it without losing any detail. It has a varity of different picture modes for the camera. Two of my favorite are the natrual light mode and the anti-blurr mode. When you shoot with nautral light mode, the picture comes out exactly the way that your eyes saw the physical scene. You do loose a little image quality when you do this, but the natrual color tones more than make up for it. Anti-blur mode simply speeds up the shutter so that you can take pictures without them appearing blurry. I have taken pictures, zoomed in, out of a car window going 35mph and they are still clear, even fairly sharp. Finally, the video mode on the camera is also amazing. It records video at 640X480 at 30fps along with Mono Audio. The video quality is unmatched by any other digital camera...and since the lens is manual zoom, you can zoom in and out while video taping.
This camera has so many features that are all so nice. I could write another 5 pages about them and still not be done. Fujifilm has made me a dedicated customer and I think that if you try out this camera you'll love it as well. If you can afford it, I would definitely highly recommend this camera!
By musickid22 - Jan 3, 2006
Fuji s9500 in Denmark
Strengths: Very sharp images in Good light conditions, highly impressive colordynamics
Weakness: A little disapointing macro performance - no AS
I bought this camera only because of the specifications witch on paper is very impressive. The lack of AS wich i have on my old Olympus superZoom is a little problem to me as i would like to make some bird fotography Its not present on the Fuji and that is in some ways a shame, as you will find out that high iso's not will stop you from you from shaking. Dont use higher than 400 iso - use longer...
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I bought this camera only because of the specifications witch on paper is very impressive.
The lack of AS wich i have on my old Olympus superZoom is a little problem to me as i would like to make some bird fotography
Its not present on the Fuji and that is in some ways a shame, as you will find out that high iso's not will stop you from you from shaking.
Dont use higher than 400 iso - use longer shuttertimes and a tripod.
I thought that Fuji would feed my interests in the world of macrofotography and could help me out with the tool of my dreams.
Now i see that i still have to use a macro lens attached to the fuji s9500 frontlens to get the size and distance i need to make great super-macro's.
The hotshoe flashconnector comes in handy, and one of my old flashes made for manual analog cameras is working perfectly with the Fuji s9500.
The overall image quality of this camera is in some ways better than i have ever seen on digital.
Colordynamics - The ability to reproduce skintones etc is of a new world.
By sordahl - Sep 19, 2005
The convenience and power of an SLR without the technical bother.
Strengths: Strengths: Manual and easy-to-reach electronic control. The manual zoom and the "F" key make for quick use of major features.
Weakness: Weaknesses: The AF sometimes takes a long time to work, particularly in low light, even though it has its own light beam to illuminate the (dark) subject.
This is my second digital camera, bought when my Fuji Finepix S602Z Zoom suffered some strokes and died over a three-day period (after only about 70,000 photos). The manual zoom of this camera is much better than the older camera; and there is a quick electronic doubler for electronic amplification. Further, manual zoom allows for independent focus lock and exposure lock without having to let go...
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This is my second digital camera, bought when my Fuji Finepix S602Z Zoom suffered some strokes and died over a three-day period (after only about 70,000 photos).
The manual zoom of this camera is much better than the older camera; and there is a quick electronic doubler for electronic amplification. Further, manual zoom allows for independent focus lock and exposure lock without having to let go of either setting to adjust the zoom control.
There is one feature missing with the S9000, however, and that is the "preview" choice given to save or delete a photo just taken; this allowed getting rid of patently poor shots without ever putting them in memory, such as where someone has his eyes closed, or has escaped from the picture, etc. With the new camera my "preview" choice is only whether to save the photo in the image finder 3 seconds, 1-1/2 seconds, or not at all. My editing must come later. Also, I must wait either 3 or 1-1/2 seconds for the next shot if I want a preview at all. I do want the preview, so I have settled on the 1-1/2-second image display.
Oh, and the LCD viewer, hinged as it is, turns out to be a quite useful feature. One can hold the camera in difficuult circumstances to get unusual angles and not have to compromise to see the shot in the LCD. (I use the eye-level viewer most of the time, however.) Both viewers are virtual TTL, giving another major advantage of an SLR. The image-finder seems to give grainier views than the final product turns out; when shooting at low light with telephoto (as I was the other night at an auto auction), I thought I was getting very grainy stuff, but the appearance on my computer screen is sharp.
The new flash is better than the old; it is farther from the lens and seems to be less severe about making shadows. And I can use the flash at my option with a button -- no menu necessary. Yet when I want the flash the controls are literally right under my thumb.
What with new memory technology, I have put in a 6GB microdrive and 1GB Picture Card which lets me shoot at higher densities than I did with the S602Z. Also, this camera processes higher densities much faster than did the S602Z. And, I'll have much-expanded movie capacity.
My experience with this camera has been about one month and something over 1,000 photos, so I am adapting to the control systems.
Like the macro control on the S602Z, this camera has an easy-to-use button for close and super-close shooting. It seems to work fine, but it also seems I must use it to get focus at distances where the old camera got good focus without use of the macro. Again, a matter of adapting.
The 9 MP are real, and I get high-density pix at low light without compromise.
In sum, I like this camera. I used SLRs for many years, finally setting aside the inconvenience of multiple lenses and putting on a mega-zoom lens which did it all but meant hauling the weight and bulk around. This new camera gives me the power of an SLR without the weight, and the versatility of an SLR without the machinations of multiple lenses; yet it has a solid feel and weight to it which I like. It is a real camera; and since I learned to shoot on a 1952 Zeiss Ikon before the days of automatic anything, I really like the ergonomically-excellent control I get with the S9000. I can access menus easily, and use them readily and intuitively. I can point and shoot if I like, but I can do much, much more, which I like better!
By heres2howe - Jan 25, 2006
LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE AND SLR, BUT...
Strengths: UNTIL CLOSE INSPECTION, THE CAMERA LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE AN SLR. IT HAS A MUCH HIGHER ISO (UP TO 1600) AND 9MP...MORE THAN ANY OTHER IN ITS CLASS.
Weakness: WHILE FUJI HAS ITS OWN VERSION OF COMPENSATION, IT STILL DOES NOT HAVE A TRUE OPTICAL STABILIZED LENS. ALSO THE SUCCESSIVE SHOTS ARE NOT AS FAST AS SOME COMPETITION.
MY KODAK DX 7590 JUST WAS NOT DOING IT FOR ME. SURE IT WAS AN EASY ENOUGH CAMERA TO USE WITH SOME ADVANCE FEATURES...BUT IT HAD ITS SHORTCOMINGS...NO MANUAL FOCUS OR ZOOM, POOR NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC. SO, I WENT HUNTING...TO GET AN SLR OR NOT, THAT WAS THE QUESTION. WHEN LOOKING AT SLR QUALITY OF PHOTOS, NOTHING BEATS THEM, WHATEVER BRAND. HOWEVER, THEY ARE EXPENSIVE AND CANNOT DO MANY OF THE...
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MY KODAK DX 7590 JUST WAS NOT DOING IT FOR ME. SURE IT WAS AN EASY ENOUGH CAMERA TO USE WITH SOME ADVANCE FEATURES...BUT IT HAD ITS SHORTCOMINGS...NO MANUAL FOCUS OR ZOOM, POOR NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC. SO, I WENT HUNTING...TO GET AN SLR OR NOT, THAT WAS THE QUESTION. WHEN LOOKING AT SLR QUALITY OF PHOTOS, NOTHING BEATS THEM, WHATEVER BRAND. HOWEVER, THEY ARE EXPENSIVE AND CANNOT DO MANY OF THE THINGS I LEARNED TO LOVE IN POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS LIKE TAKE MOVIES, SHOOT FROM THE LCD SCREEN IN DIFFICULT POSITIONS, ETC. SO, I LEARNED ABOUT 'BRIDGE CAMERAS'---THOSE CAMERAS THAT FALL SOMEWHERE BETWEEN SLR AND POINT AND SHOOT. REALLY, THERE ARE NOT MANY IN THE HIGHEST CLASS WHERE YOU CAN CONTROL THE LENS AS IF IT WAS AN SLR. I FOUND A KONICA/MINOLTA A2, PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-FZ30 AND THE FUJI S9000. I GOT THE CHOICES DOWN TO THE PANASONIC AND THE FUJI AND FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS, LOOKED AT BOTH. WHILE THEY EACH HAVE THEIR OWN STRENGTHS, THE PANASONIC WITH AN AWESOME LENS WITH STABILIZATION AND THE FUJI WITH ITS MORE TRUE PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT SINCE THEY WERE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PRICE, I WOULD HAVE TO GO WITH THE FUJI. SURE, I LIKED THE PANASONIC LENS AND HAD SEVERAL SD CARDS, BUT, THE FUJI RESEMBLED FEATURE-WISE THE MORE EXPENSIVE SLRS AND USED THE SAME MEDIA, COMPACT FLASH, THAT ALL THE HIGH END SLRS CURRENTLY USE. WHEN LOOKING AT REVIEWS AND SPEAKING WITH PROFESSIONALS, AFTER MUCH DELIBERATIONS, I AM HAPPY WITH THIS CAMERA.
By sokoloff - Jan 23, 2006
My rating is based on what you get...
Strengths: Image Quality, Handling, Extremely low noise at iso 80 & 100. Start up & shot to shot speed is fast. No shutter lag. Great manual zoom ring. Quick focusing most of the time.
Weakness: Useless at iso 1600 (for me), "F" button under utilized
My rating is based on what you get for the price. A DSLR may be a little better but equipped with a comparable lens even the cheapest would cost hundreds more. For all but the most demanding applications the S9000 will do just as well. I have 40+ years as a serious amateur photographer. I have owned 4 SLR Film cameras and an Olympus C4000 Digital. The C4000 takes fine photos but I became...
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My rating is based on what you get for the price. A DSLR may be a little better but equipped with a comparable lens even the cheapest would cost hundreds more. For all but the most demanding applications the S9000 will do just as well. I have 40+ years as a serious amateur photographer. I have owned 4 SLR Film cameras and an Olympus C4000 Digital. The C4000 takes fine photos but I became frustrated with it's limitations (shutter lag, difficult to get at manual settings, slow shot to shot times, limited Zoom) The s9000 solves all those problems. Now when I look at the c4000 photos they look fake next to the s9000.
I have to say this camera is not for everybody. Out of the box the pictures have little in-camera processing and may look a little flat if you're used to a point and shoot. That's because most serious photographers want to do their tweaking out of camera. There are in camera settings that allow you to liven up your pictures but if you are looking for that in your face high contrast saturated color look many point and shoot cameras give out of box you won't get it. If however your looking for natural accurate color rendition look no furthar. For a camera of this price I found noise levels almost non-existant at 80 and 100 iso, very low at iso 200, low at 400 useable at 800 and high at 1600. The controls were easy to use and most of the common settings could be accessed with one button push. There is some softness in the lens at the corners (typical of long zooms) but it was visible only when blown up to huge size on screen (about 2 feet by 3 feet) Do not judge this camera on initial reactions. At first I was dissapointed but after learning the controls and tweaking the settings I can say I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it highly to any serious photographer.
By tbcass - Dec 24, 2005