Fujifilm FinePix S9000 9MP Digital Camera with 10.7x Wide Optical Zoom

The SLR-styled FinePix S9000 digital camera, the world's first nine MegaPixel model for advanced amateur photographers.

Advanced digital photographers have been eagerly awaiting this addition to Fujifilm's popular S-series line. The FinePix S9000 digital camera boasts 9.0 effective MegaPixels that capture up to 3,488 x 2,616 recorded pixels (9.12 million) - the highest resolution of any consumer-grade camera on the market.

While these record-breaking numbers are impressive alone, Fujifilm understands there is more to a great digital picture than resolution. It is this understanding, along with its rich history of photographic excellence, which drove Fujifilm to incorporate its groundbreaking Real Photo Technology into the FinePix S9000.

The company's latest innovation matches the nine MegaPixel, 5th Generation Super CCD HR sensor, with a super-sharp Fujinon lens and the RP Processor technology found currently in the critically-acclaimed FinePix F10 digital camera.

A hallmark of Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology is its ability to reduce the amount of graininess or "noise" in digital pictures. This noise is often apparent in high-resolution photos, particularly those shot at high ISO-equivalent sensitivities.

With Real Photo Technology, the FinePix S9000 can take pictures at ISO 1600, at full resolution. Other benefits of Real Photo Technology include speed of operation (the FinePix S9000 has a high-speed start-up time of only 0.8 second with shutter lag down to 1/100 second) and longer battery life.

The unmatched resolution of the FinePix S9000 will garner the most attention. However for those in the know, the most impressive feature of this camera will be its low noise processing.

High resolution photos suitable for sizable enlargements have often come at the expense of noise, particularly in this style of camera.

While the noise may not be completely eliminated, especially at the highest ISO settings, the amount will be far less than what shooters have come to expect at this level of resolution.
In addition to offering low noise processing, the FinePix S9000 is equipped with a bevy of features that will appeal to the photo hobbyist.

One of those features is a world-class Fujinon 10.7x wide-angle optical zoom lens that is the equivalent of having a 28-300mm zoom on a 35mm camera.

This zoom range is ideal for a wide variety of shooting situations & thus makes the purchase of additional lenses unnecessary.

Framing pictures through the FinePix S9000's LCD as well as its video features should be of particular interest to many advanced amateur digital photographers who want all the controls of a digital SLR camera but are hesitant to lose some of the convenient & useful features commonly found in point-and-shoot cameras.

An all-in-one camera S9000 offers the photographic controls of a DSLR & the movie mode & LCD framing capabilities of the point & shoots.

9.0 effective MegaPixels that capture up to 3,488 x 2,616 recorded pixels
Other features appealing to the photo hobbyist include:
Mode dial with multiple settings, including Anti-Blur that automatically adjust the camera's ISO settings to combat camera shake and blur and Natural Light for more natural looking photos, particularly in low light
Super Macro Mode for pictures up to 0.4-inches
Hot shoe and Synchronizing terminal for external flash
Live histogram exposure setting checks prior to shooting
In-camera highlight warning function that alerts the user to overexposed areas of just-taken pictures
Strong auto-focus assist illuminator for quicker focusing in low light
Tilting LCD for high and low-angle shooting
Adjustable LCD and electronic viewfinder frame rates of 30 frames-per-second or 60 frames-per-second for smoother viewing
Dual media slot accepts xD Picture card and CompactFlash/Microdrive


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Specifications
Image sensor 1/1.6-inch super CCD HR Number of total Pixels: 9.24 million pixels
Number of Effective Pixels 9.0 Million Pixels
Number of Recorded Pixels 9.12 million
Image Processing Type RP (Real Photo) Processor
Lens Fujinon (13 elements in 10 groups)
Lens Focal Length (Rated) :(35mm Equiv.) 6.2mm/66.7mm / 28mm - 300 mm on 35mm equivalent
Aperture Range:F2.8 to F11; 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
Digital Zoom xx Fixed
Optical zoom 10.7x Wide (28- 300mm)
Total Zoom 21.4x
Optical viewfinder NO.
Electronic TTL Viewfinder (EVF), 0.44 inch, 235000 Pixels with 100% Coverage
Low Light AF Assist Illuminator
LCD monitor Tilting 1.8" TFT (118,000 pixels)
100% coverage
aspect ratio 4:3
LCD Low Light Gain-up Brightness Mode
Image Rotation playback mode available
Focus method Mode: Auto focus, Continuous AF, Manual focus
AF system: TTL Contrast-type
AF frame selection: AF (Center), AF (Multi), AF (Area)
 
Focusing range Normal Wide-angle: approx. 50 cm (1.6 ft.) to infinity (In High-speed shooting mode: approx. 2 m (6.6 ft.) to infinity
Telephoto: approx. 2 m (6.6 ft.) to infinity (In High-speed shooting mode: approx. 4 m (13.1 ft.) to infinity)
Macro - Close-up Approx. 1 cm to 1 m (0.4 in. to 3.3 ft. wide-angle only)
Super Macro - Close-up Wide angle: Approx. 0.1m/0.3ft. to 2m/6.6ft., Telephoto: Approx. 0.9m/3.0ft. to 2m/6.6ft.
Shutter speeds 30 Sec. - 1/4000 Sec
Shutter Release Control Press half way to set focus, all the way to release the shutter. Threaded for standard cable release.
Exposure control method Auto/Manual /Programmed AE, Aperture or Shutter Priority AE / 5 Preprogrammed Scene Types (SP): Anti-Blur, Natural Light, Night, Portrait, Landscape
Light Metering (Photometry) TTL 256-zones metering (Multi, Spot, Multi)
Continuous shooting Top or Final 4-frame continuous shooting
Long-period continuous shooting (up to40 frames)
Frame to Frame Intervals: Max 1.5 frames/sec
Shutter Lag Time Shutter Lag 10ms(with AE/AF locked)
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed) Auto, ISO equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
White balance Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom (Custom calibrated with ambient or flash lighting)
Built-in flash operating modes Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Sync, Red Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
Flash range Effective range:
Wide angle / 0.3 m to 4.0 m / 1.0 ft to 13.1 ft;
Telephoto / 0.8 m to 4.0 m / 2.6 ft to 13.1 ft
Effective range: Wide-angle: approx. 30 cm-5.6m (1.0 ft.-18.4 ft.); Telephoto: approx. 60cm-3m (2.0 ft.-9.8 ft.)
Terminals for external flash External Hot Shoe, Synchronizing terminal
Storage media xD Picture Card , CF Card and Microdrive Dual Slot
Image recording format Still image: DCF-compliant, Compressed: Exif ver.2.2 JPEG, DPOF-compatible, Uncompressed: CCD-RAW (RAF) (Design rule for Camera File System compliant DPOF compatible) Movie: AVI format, Motion JPEG Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
Image-quality modes Fine/Normal
Movie Recording Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included): At 640x480: 13 sec
At 320x240: 26 sec
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels 30fps / 320x240 pixels 30fps w/ monaural sound
A series of continuous images can be recorded up to available recording time per media.
Audio Audio Recording Mode up to 30 Sec Audio Voice Memo
Interface Camera Terminals USB 1.1 & 2.0 compatible interface (2.0 Hi-speed), 5 volt power-input socket, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)
Printing interface PictBridge, DPOF, and EXIF Print 2.2 Compatible
Power Source Four AA alkaline batteries included, or 4 optional Fujifilm AA NiMH rechargeable battery packs (sold separately), and Fujifilm AC-5V AC adapter (sold separately)
Pictures / Battery Charge (CIPA Standard) Approx. 140 frames (When using alkaline batteries supplied with the camera, xD-Picture Card)
Video Output Video-out (NTSC/PAL)
Dimensions 5.0" W x 3.7" H x 5.1" D
Weight 22.8oz (excluding accessories, batteries, xD-Picture Card or CF/Microdrive)
System requirements Factory installed USB port IBM PC/AT compatible computer CPU Pentium, 200MHz or higher Windows 98, 98SE, 2000Pro., Me, XP HE/Pro RAM of 256MB or more (Windows XP: 128MB or more) 450MB of free hard
Macintosh computer CPU of Power PC Mac OSX 10.2.8 to 10.3.7 RAM of 256MB or more 400MB of free hard disk space CD-ROM drive
Special features Playback: Trimming, Image rotate, Automatic playback, Single/Multi- frame playback, sorting by date
Histogram: Real time Histogram Mode
Other Features Auto Bracketing, Voice Memo (30Sec.), Self-timer: approx 10 sec./2 sec., World Time, 7 Language menu interface, Tripod socket