Reviews and Problems with Olympus mju 9000 / stylus 9000 / µ-9000
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
3 October 2009
Conclusion: Olympus Mju 9000 digital compact camera Olympus throws in the Mju 9000 to try and seize the much-desired title of most popular Megazoom camera. This segment has been in the limelight for the last few years now, not in the last place because of the innovative advancements that Panasonic has achieved...
Conclusion: During the past couple of months or so we have used all the cameras in this text extensively and it has become clear that in terms of image quality the difference between the best and the worst in class is rather small.
Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus 9000 aka Mju 9000 is a really small 12 megapixel camera featuring a big 10X optical zoom lens. It’s the smallest “super-zoom compact” camera you can get at the moment, and it fits nicely into most pockets.
Pros: 10X optical zoom lens; this is the smallest super-zoom compact camera, Very usable LCD screen in low/bright light; backlit buttons, Easy to use Intelligent Auto mode and picture taking help tooltips, Perfect Shot Preview, Shadow Adjustment and playback editing tools, Decent image quality below IS...
Cons: No manual controls, Poor ergonomics: tiny controls, small zoom controller and no right grip, Battery life is a tad below average, Poor low-light performance; no long exposure mode, Paltry frame rate for burst mode, So-so movie mode, no HD capability; can’t use zoom or image stabilization while re...
Printer Test: Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and Epson Stylus Photo 1400
16 December 2008
Excerpt: Great photos deserve to be admired -- and not as tiny snapshots. They should be at least 13x19 inches. Pigment printers can be pricey, so check out two dye-based alternatives from Canon and Epson. Canon PIXMA Pro9000
Conclusion: Picture quality is not perfect, but the flaws only become noticeable if you are planning to make larger prints. The Olympus MJU 9000 is certainly a very handy size for a camera offering this much zoom.
Pros: Ease of use - smaller size for longer zoom
Cons: Purple tinge to some photos - photos could be a degree sharper
Excerpt: This 12-megapixel camera has a 28-280mm (film-equivalent) lens. Image stabilisation is by sensor shift. The 67mm LCD screen has good resolution, contrast and colour. Construction is rugged and attractive. Control buttons are small and will be tricky for thick-fingered users.
Summary: There is plenty to like about the Olympus Mju 9000: it has a great zoom lens, useful in-camera editing functions and panorama stitching. You might have to play around with it in order to get the best image quality, but it can take clear and vibrant photos.
Pros: 10x optical zoom, illuminated control buttons, great super-macro mode
Cons: Auto modes tend to over-expose shots on bright days, possible to install battery the wrong way around, soft images, uses xD cards instead of SD, sluggish performance
Conclusion: So what's the final feeling? Well the Olympus offers a good zoom and some nice features, however we weren't overly impressed with the image quality or the button layout on the rear of the camera.
Pros: 10x zoom, some nice features
Cons: Images felt washed out, fiddly button layout on back