Fujifilm has announced two new 9-megapixel fixed-lens digicams, the Finepix S9000 and the Finepix E900. Both feature Fujifilm's new Real Photo image processing technology which provides significantly improved high-ISO image quality, according to the company.
Reviews that we have seen of two earlier models with the Real Photo technology (the Finepix F10 and Finepix Z1) have tended to support Fujifilm's claims about high-ISO performance. That, combined with their high resolutions and more advanced features, might make these two new models worth a look for advanced photographers seeking a capable point-and-shoot style camera.
The S9000 features SLR styling and a 28-300mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens with manual zoom and focus rings, as well as a maximum ISO sensitivity of 1600. It will be available in September, 2005 for a suggested price of US$699 in the U.S.
The E900 is a more compact, traditional digicam design, and its maximum ISO is 800. It will be available in October, 2005 for a suggested price of US$499 in the U.S.
Both cameras can record images in RAW format.