Olympus 9000 overview
Olympus 9000 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on May of 2009. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3968 x 2976. It is also known as "mju 9000" in other markets.
The 9000 comes in at #207 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #1123 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus 9000 Gallery
You can view the 9000 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus 9000 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus 9000 based on things which are often viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Olympus 9000 Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor on the Olympus 9000 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3968 x 2976 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 50 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the 9000's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The 9000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus 9000 dimensions
Olympus 9000 weighs in at 0.50 lbs (225 gr / 7.94 ounces) & has external size of 96mm x 60mm x 31mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Olympus 9000 is heavier compared to its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a picture of the Olympus 9000 alongside a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the 9000.
Olympus 9000 Lens information
The 9000 has a fixed lens giving a focal range of 28-280mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant nevertheless it would certainly be useful in a few cases.
At it's widest 28mm, it has an aperture of f3.2 which will be somewhat sluggish and not the best for low light circumstances and you will probably find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also have to up your ISO setting which results in noisy shots. On the long end, 280mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Olympus 9000 Connectivity
The 9000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send images and in some cases change settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Olympus 9000 Video information
The maximum video resolution on the Olympus 9000 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low for today's standards. You should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably best to consider a different model if you want decent audio for your videos.
Olympus 9000 Weather Sealing
Olympus 9000 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions might ruin the camera.
Olympus 9000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus 9000 has a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Olympus 9000 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Olympus 9000 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus 9000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus 9000 has just built-in flash with missing external flash ability.
Olympus 9000 Autofocusing information
Olympus 9000 has only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Olympus 9000 has no manual focus. Manual focus can be good for low light occasions or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Olympus 9000 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Olympus 9000 for varying types of photography
The following illustration presents a summation of the Olympus 9000 for varying types of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus 9000 as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus 9000 gets a points tally of 21 which is bad, and means the camera is just not suitable to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the option to utilize external lighting.
Olympus 9000 Street photography factors
With a modest score of 54, the Olympus 9000 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus 9000 Sports photography advice
A bad sports photography points total of 28 suggests the Olympus 9000 is just not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 9000 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is extremely crucial when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Olympus 9000 gets a average 59 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to buy for your holidays.
Olympus 9000 Landscape photography info
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus 9000 and it's bad grade of 32 as a landscape camera is just not suitable within the current market.
Olympus 9000 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus 9000 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad rating of 27.
Olympus 9000 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the 9000, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the 9000 compared to it's highest scoring competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may see as alternative options. To see a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.