Sub-$400 camera with RAW file support, Natural Light mode
Consumer Electronics Net
6 September 2006
Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix E900 ($399 list) is a 9 megapixel digital camera aimed at those who want a little more than what a typical point and shoot digital camera offers. The camera is not one of the popular credit card sized models that you can slip in your pocket, nor is it big like an SLR-type model. Rather, the E900 is somewhere in between.
Excerpt: This compact model, with a 5.08 cm display (2 inch) of 115.000 pixels (quite smallâ€¦) appears to have problems while focusing in dark light and in tele mode. But the good thing about it itâ€™s the multitude of functions and semiautomatic programs, even a manual exposure mode. Thru rapid access, in automatic mode you can change the diaphragm parameters. This camera not only uses the JPEG format, but also RAW (by the way, it used an XD card). Maximum ISO is 800.
Excerpt: The FinePix E900 is Fujifilm's flagship "E"-series digital camera and features 9 megapixel resolution, a 4X optical zoom, a 2-inch LCD screen, and full manual controls. Fujifilm touts the FinePix E900 as the perfect weekend camera for professional shooters who want maximum creative control, but don't want to carry lots of bulky equipment.
Pros: Very good photo quality, Full manual controls, Useful Natural Light mode, 4X zoom, RAW format
Cons: Sluggish AF lock, Poor low light focusing, Chromatic aberration is above average in large aperture wide-angle shots
Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix E900 ($499) is a midsized digital camera with a 9 Megapixel SuperCCD HR sensor -- yes, you read that right: 9 Megapixel. The E900 uses the same sensor as its big brother (the FinePix S9000), though it doesn't offer the ISO 1600 and anti-shake functions as that camera.
Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Good high ISO performance for a non-SLR camera, Full manual controls, Fast startup, focusing, shot-to-shot speeds (assuming you're not using RAW mode), Useful Natural Light mode, Nice movie mode, Support for conversion lenses, Rechargeable batteries included, USB 2.0 High Speed support
Cons: Sluggish performance in some areas: RAW recording, playback mode, Fuzzy details in some photos (things like grass, leaves, hair), Some redeye, No AF-assist lamp; poor low light focusing, Lens locked at wide-angle in macro mode, LCD can be difficult to see in low light; screen is low resolution as well, Camera offers RAW mode, but no software to do anything with it; RAW option is buried in setup menu, No focus distance or center-frame enlargement on LCD in manual focus...
Excerpt: Physical Views The E900 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The FinePix E900 and the very compact Casio EX-Z750 . Continue to Features & Controls FinePix E900 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR Total pixels: 9.24 Million Pixels Number of Effective Pixels 9.0 Million Pixels Number of Recorded Pixels 9.12 Million Pixels Total Pixels 9.24 Million Pixels Aspect Ratios 4:3 Image Processing Type Real Image Processor - RP (Real Photo) Processor File formats...
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix E900 Zoom is one
of the new generation of Fujifilm digital cameras
with the 5th Generation SuperCCD HR image sensor
with low-light capability. With 4x optical zoom and 9.0MP resolution, the
Fujifilm E900 provides very good to excellent
image quality. Similar to the Fujifilm E550, noise
is low at ISO 80 and ISO 100.
Summary: First announced back in July 2005, the FujiFilm Finepix E900
hasn't really set the world on fire, despite offering one
of the highest megapixel counts around. It's not been at the
top of the PhotographyBLOG review list, but having tested
the camera, I'm beginning to regret not taking a look earlier.
The FujiFilm Finepix E900 is simply one of the best compact
digital cameras that I have reviewed.