Fujifilm Finepix S9500 Zoom

(Fujifilm Finepix S9000 Zoom in the USA)

Review Date: November 28th 2005

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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links


Effective pixels 9.0 million effective pixels
CCD sensor 1/1.6 inch Super CCD HR
Number of total pixels: 9.24 million
Number of recorded pixels Still image: 3,488 x 2,616 (9.12 million) / 3,696 x 2,464 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames per second with monaural sound. Direct storage to media.
Storage media xD-Picture Card™ , CompactFlash™, Microdrive™
File format Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
(Design Rule for Camera File System compliant / DPOF compatible)
Lens Fujinon 10.7x optical zoom lens, F2.8 - F4.9
Focal length F=6.2mm – 66.7mm (equivalent to 28-300mm on a 35mm camera)
Focus Auto focus, continuous AF, manual focus
AF system: TTL contrast-type
AF frame selection: AF (centre), AF (multi), AF (area)
AF assist illuminator
Focal range Normal:
Wide-angle: approx 50cm to infinity (in high-speed shooting mode; approx 2m to infinity)
Telephoto: approx 2m to infinity (in high-speed shooting mode; approx 4m to infinity)
Wide-angle: approx 10cm to 3m
Telephoto: approx 90cm to 3m
Super Macro:
Approx 1 cm to 1m (wide-angle only)
Shutter speed 1/4 sec. to 1/4,000 sec. depending on shooting mode
Aperture (wide-angle) F2.8 – F11 (1/3 EV steps) Manual/Auto selectable
Sensitivity Auto / equivalent to ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Exposure control Program AE (Auto, P,  Anti-Blur, Natural Light, Night, Portrait, Landscape), shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure
Exposure compensation -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV-step increments (P, S, A)
Light metering TTL 256-zone metering Multi, Spot, Average
White balance Automatic scene recognition/Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent/Custom white balance (2 types))
LCD monitor 1.8", aspect ratio 4:3, approx. 118,000 pixel low temperature polysilicon TFT. Approx. 100% coverage
Viewfinder 0.44", 235,000 pixels, LCD viewfinder. Approx. 100% coverage.
Flash Auto flash
Effective range:
Wide angle approx. 30cm – 5.6m
Telephoto approx. 60cm – 3m
Flash Mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro., Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
Self-timer Approx 2 / 10 sec.
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB 2.0 High Speed
Flash synchronising terminal Hotshoe or synchronising terminal
Power source options 4 x AA-size Alkaline batteries
4 x AA-size NiMH batteries (not included, sold separately)
AC Power Adaptor AC-5VX (not included, sold separately)
Dimensions 128.0 (W) x 93 (H) x 129.0 (D) mm (excluding accessories or attachments)
Weight Approx. 645g (excluding batteries and media)
Camera functions  
Photography functions High-speed shooting, best framing, post shot assist window, frame no. memory
Digital zoom Approx. 2x (10.7x optical zoom lens used together; max zoom scale 21.4x)
Colour modes B&W / Chrome / Standard
Playback Trimming, image rotate, automatic playback, multi-frame playback, sorting by date, voice memo
PictBridge Compatible
Accessories included
  • 16MB xD-Picture Card™
  • 4 x AA-type Alkaline batteries
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB cable
  • A/V cable
  • Lens cap
  • Lens cap holder
  • Lens hood
  • Owner's manual
  • CD-ROM containing:
    • USB driver
    • FinePix Viewer
    • ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix
    • RAW file converter LE
Optional accessories
  • xD-Picture Card™
  • AC power adaptor (AC-5VX)
  • PC card adaptor (DPC-AD)
  • CompactFlash™ Card Adaptor (DPC-CF)
  • USB Pen Drive/xD-Picture Card™ Reader (DPC-UD1)
  • Worldwide travel charger (includes 4 x 1800mAh AA-type batteries)
  • Premium leather case

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Introduction / Price
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Page 4
Page 5
Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

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