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Fujifilm FinePix S9400
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Fujifilm FinePix S9400 Digital Camera

16.2MP 50x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- FUJINON 50x Optical Zoom (24 - 1200mm)* & Super Macro.- 16 million pixels CMOS sensor.- New Full HD Movie (1080i / 60 fps) with 5-Axis Image Stabilization.- Electronic Viewfinder.- Wireless... More
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19 Reasons For

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

Fujifilm has good average reviews for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S9400 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Samsung NX30 ($557.28), and the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS ($299.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The FinePix S9400 has a fairly big optical zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S9400. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S9400 have optical zooms of between 4x and 65x.

There are a number of other 50x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the FinePix S9200 ($249.99), or the FinePix S1 ($535.91) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (65x).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the FinePix S9400 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S9400 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S9400.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S9400 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S9400.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($797.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony RX10 ($849.99) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on cameras of this age and type. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9400 have maximum focal lengths of between 100mm and 1,600mm. At 1,200 millimeter, the FinePix S9400 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S9400 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and spec. Most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1728 x 1728, 11520 x 1080, 5760 x 1624, 5760 x 1080 and 3840 x 1624 and 3840 x 1080.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is a camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S9400 take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S9400 is 2.7 and the smallest is 20. The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (19) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S9400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S9400.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The FinePix S9400 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S9400 the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 28mm. At only 24 millimeters, the FinePix S9400 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S9400.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9400 do not support video recording. The FinePix S9400 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The FinePix S9400 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S9400 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony or the Samsung NX200 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S9400 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the FinePix S9400 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 ($449.99) all from Sony.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S9400 is 2x and the biggest is 500x. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the digital zoom of the FinePix S9400 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX30 ($557.28).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($797.99) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix S9400 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S9400. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the FinePix S9400 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S9400. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have field of view of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 98%.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S9400. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the FinePix S9400 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000.

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Only Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix S9400 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Fujifilm camera. The white balance modes Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The FinePix S9400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9400.

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Only 1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The FinePix S9400 has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this camera have a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@60fps and 640x480@30fps.

This digital camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@60fps) is actually the best resolution at capture speeds across all cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S9400.

The worst resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920x1080@30fps.

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Very Tall

Bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S9400 have heights of between 52mm and 120mm. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the height of the Fujifilm FinePix S9400 of 116.2 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S9400 is 93, and the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 400. At 400, the FinePix S9400 has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S9400.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S9400

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this bridge camera digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix S9400 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9400.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), and the Lumix DMC-FZ62 both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The FinePix S9400 has a pretty standard weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 577g digital cameras currently available including the FinePix S8200 ($329.95), or the FinePix S9200 ($249.99) both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix S9400 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S9400.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 ($249.99), or the Sony DSC-HX100V.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($797.99) (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) ($1,150.00) (20.1MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix S9400 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX510 HS ($299.95) both from Canon.

If the sensor type of this Fujifilm digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (CCD), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

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Big zoom power offers a wealth of framing opportunities, very affordable pricing, good build and handling, manual features alongside the fully automatic
Affordable price
Massive zoom reach
Stereo
Viel Zoom
Smallish sensor, no rechargeable lithium ion battery supplied with this model, small and pokey viewfinder
LCD screen is fixed, results no match for the DSLR it resembles, no Raw shooting
Small, lowres EVF
Fixed LCD screen
Small sensor

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s9400w, fujifilm s9400, fujifilm s9450, fujifilm s9400w, fujifilm s9450w
Barcodes 00000016408254, 00074101023992, 00649906097679, 04547410262681

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