The SLR-styled FinePix S9000 digital camera, the world's first nine MegaPixel modelfor 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.