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Olympus µ 9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and value for money are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good views. There are some negative views about the manual image adjustments and features. Comments about the memory and storage are different.

portability, usability, image quality, value for money, screen

viewfinder, focus, features, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 9000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Stylus-9000 Digital Camera First Impression Review


We enjoyed shooting with the Olympus SP-570UZ ultra-zoom,with its 20x telephoto power (see review here), and our take on a pre-production version of the 590UZ (see First Impression here) was positive as well. Still, there's no denying that these...

The Olympus Stylus-9000 fits in a category that seems to be gaining favor: mid-range zooms that go well beyond the typical 3x-5x range of traditional point-and-shoots. We recently reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS, which offers a 10x zoom in a...

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9000 ES/9000 ta


This website, Claudio Meira and Agoraquest, LLC is not tided in any form to the Sony Corporation (

slick design lots of hookups and why not sony ES name tag

remote ,EQ settings ,freq settings and the extra wires for the preamp and amp hookup

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Olympus Stylus-9000


You can even make your mother-in-law look good with the Stylus-9000.

In the saturated field of digital cameras, Olympus has been carving itself a respectable niche, powered by well-built, easy-to-use cameras with nice features and good looks. The Stylus-9000 is a great-looking 12-megapixel camera that offers a lot of...


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Olympus Stylus-9000 Review


The Olympus Stylus-9000 fits comfortably into the compact high-zoom class that we've come to know and love.

Reliable auto exposure ; Great zoom power ; Good color reproduction

Poor at high ISO ; Uses xD memory card ; Few manual controls

There is a lot to like about the Stylus-9000, including ease of use, the zoom power, iAuto function and quick AF. There are also some things that are less desirable, including little to no manual control over exposure settings, poor performance at high...

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Olympus Stylus 9000


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Olympus Stylus 9000


I purchased this model a little over a week ago, and have a bit over 200 shots with it thus far. It is a very sturdy feeling little camera, the battery/card door and latch are small but strong/positive. Selection dial small, but quite positive. Start...

Softish images. No other complaints

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 9000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Olympus µ 9000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, usability, image quality, performance

features, shutter

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus 9000 12 MP Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Olympus Stylus 9000 12 MP Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Olympus Stylus 9000 12MP 2.7 LCD Digital Camera (Black) Sensible Mega Bundle

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Super Duper!


The camera is great, a bit heavier than my other Olympus but the zoom power makes up for it!

design, features, Large Display Screen, Optical Zoom, picture quality, Portability/Compact, user friendly, value for money, can see display in strong sunlight

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My old 3 MP Olympus was superior in many ways. :/ It had none of the issues mentioned above. This thing hasn't been worth the money so far... Perhaps some more practice with the settings...

Sleek looking ; Nice LCD ; Nice effect options

I coluldn't agree more with some of the current reviews ; slow response times ; Auto focus is terrible. Camera can't tell what to focus on ; Low light pictures look bad ; Tons of noise on any photos not taken with a flash or in direct sunlight

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Great Camera!!


I love this camera, takes beautiful pictures and has lot's of cool features. My favorite feature is the Macro setting. You can take very proffesinal looking shots with this. The clarity of the pictures is awesome! I don't agree with the other reviewer...

Product Specifications

The big zoom that fits in your pocket. Get ready. The Stylus 9000 will blow you away. Its pocket-friendly body hides an amazing 10x wide-angle optical zoom, so you can take impressive shots in a flash. Not to mention advanced technology features like dual image stabilization. The Stylus 9000 is the camera that does it all.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-50B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Beach/snow / Beauty / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.9
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None