We haven't had a chance to review the Stylus-9000, but we did have some hands-on time with its sibling, the 7X-optical-zoom Olympus Stylus-7000.
The Stylus-9000 and the Stylus-7000 have many of the same basic specs, but with two key differences: The Stylus-9000 has a 10X optical zoom (versus the Stylus-7000's 7X optical zoom) and a 2.7-inch LCD screen (in contrast to the Stylus-7000's 3-inch LCD).
Reviewer Ben Long tabbed the Stylus-7000 as a good pick for creative snapshooters. It has sophisticated shooting controls (spot metering and shadow adjustment) plus in-camera editing options, and its distinctive features include in-camera panoramas, beautified portraits, HD output, slideshow presentation, and reasonable low-light performance.
Stylus-9000 optical zoom: 10X (28mm to 280mm)
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Full review of the Olympus Stylus-7000