Fujifilm FinePix S9900W vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Fujifilm FinePix S9900W
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x bigger than the Sony DSC-WX500 (30xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX500 (6.4).
0.6 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W has a minimum aperture of 2.9, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
Cheaper by $31
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is $31.10 cheaper than the Sony DSC-WX500.
9 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is only a 16.2MPMP digital camera (2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
461 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is only a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 209gg digital camera. That's 368g lighter than the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W (209gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is an 86.9mmmm tall digital camera (28.8mm taller).
21% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a width of 101.6mmmm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 122.6mmmm wide digital camera (21mm wider).
One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 11 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-WX500 has an average review score of 77%, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W has an average rating of 66% (based on 7 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 46 user reviews, the Sony DSC-WX500 has an average review score of 83%, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W has an average rating of 80% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 16.2MPMP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX500 (18.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-WX500 (80).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX500 (921,600 pixels pixels).
368g heavier Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W has a weight of 577gg, however the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 209gg digital camera (368g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

34% taller Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W has a height of 86.9mmmm. That's 28.8mm taller than the Sony DSC-WX500 (58.1mmmm).
Wider Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is 122.6mmmm wide. That's 21mm wider than the Sony DSC-WX500 (101.6mmmm).
Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-WX500 only takes 400 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by one month
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is one month older than the Sony DSC-WX500.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is only 66%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 77% (based on 11 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 83% (based on 46 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
20x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has an optical zoom of 30xx, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (20x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a maximum aperture of 6.4, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 larger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W (3.5).
$31 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX500 is more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W by $31.10.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 21 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
2x
BEST
120x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture
2.9
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.1 - 123
Lens
 High power zoom
 High power zoom
Lens Structure
17/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ / 3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - 7.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
2.5 - 3.6 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.4 - 7 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
38MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g 209g
BEST
Height
86.9mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
116.2mm
BEST
35.5mm
Width
122.6mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
670g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.33h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 400 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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