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Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Digital Camera

16.2MP 50x CMOS Feb 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
With Super-Macro Mode capturing subjects as close as 1cm from the lens,the FinePix S9900W, S9800 seamlessly covers an enormous focal range with no need to ever change lenses. The FinePix S9900W,... More
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18 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 82%.

Good Quality Lens

A few Fujifilm FinePix S9800 owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. This month Teebee wrote “Excellent except at full zoom!” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800. Teebee also mentioned “It does shake a bit on full zoom”. Teebee also wrote “It's fine on slightly less than full zoom”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. A few weeks ago Miss Tracy Leybourne gave the product an excellent review score and she mentioned “Bought for my 12 year old who is showing a good interest in photography”. Nigel mentioned in his review of this digital camera “First of all i must start by telling you why i bought this camera, I have had a finepix S4500 and love it ! Great pictures and it is aim”. Nigel also mentioned “The pictures are as good when you get it focused”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Dave gave the product an excellent review score and he said “Great camera and very easy to use”. Lorraine Wilmot said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Easy to use, great zoom on it, so pleased with the photo's I've taken with it so far” in her Fujifilm FinePix S9800 review. In November last year Nigel mentioned “I get more fun from my S4500 as its quicker to use, ask me again in six months” however despite that he rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Martinr said on Amazon “The pictures that I took are of good quality” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Teebee wrote this year “Is a quality build”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

One Fujifilm FinePix S9800 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Navanski mentioned “He liked the fact that there is an EVF which most people find more convenient than the LCD screen”.

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Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 3,935 expert and user reviews for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically for its bridge cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 supports Full HD video. Most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago also support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper; or the Coolpix L840 ($169.99), or the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper; or the Coolpix L840 ($169.99), or the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the FinePix S9800 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Coolpix L840 ($169.99), and the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has more supported batteries than most of the bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera is a four supported battery digital camera compared to most of the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S9800 which only have between one and three supported batteries.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix S9800 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S9800. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S9800 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 3264 x 2448 still image resolution. This Fujifilm camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1728.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum apertures range from 2 to 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.4. The FinePix S9800 has a fairly small maximum aperture (6.5) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S9800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Fujifilm camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that came out more than a year ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix S9800 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S9800. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S9800. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face detection" are also featured on this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not able to connect to the internet. Big John scored the product 1 stars and said “I noticed that someone posting on the internet had that same problem too” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was not wifi compatible. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Costs about $20 less because it does not include built-in Wi-Fi”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Nigel said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon in November last year “To be honest its a bit heavier and on zoom there is a lot of camera shake issues”. Teebee wrote in November “Seems quite heavy” although they still gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S9800 support WiFi connectivity, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Coolpix L840 ($169.99), or the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix S9800 does not support video recording. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S9800 also do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S9800 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S9800 are not 3D compatible. The FinePix S9800 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S9800 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S9800 the digital zooms range from 2x to 33x, and the average digital zoom is 7.1x.

There are a number of alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year the field of view range from 97% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 97 percent, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has one of the narrower field of view amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Only Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S9800. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 8 seconds, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The maximum camera shutter speeds of bridge cameras that were released one year ago range from 4s to 60s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 460,000 pixels, the FinePix S9800 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S9800. Bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S9800 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S9800

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Coolpix P600 ($89.70), or the Coolpix L840 ($169.99) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix S9800 has a relatively standard optical zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Other 50x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital 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 all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix P600 ($89.70), the Coolpix L840 ($169.99), and the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) all from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB2200F (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The FinePix S9800 has a pretty typical weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

We compared this camera to all the other 577g digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Coolpix L840 ($169.99) (538g), or the Coolpix P600 ($89.70) (565g) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix S9800 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S9800.

We compared all the other 16.2MP cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W ($298.30) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Coolpix P600 ($89.70), or the Coolpix L840 ($169.99) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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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)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
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
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Software CD
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

15 January 2015

Power comes from four AA batteries, and Fuji rates the S9800 as good for 300 shots on a charge with a set of alkaline disposables or up to 700 shots with lithium AA batteries.The Fuji FinePix... Read more…

14 January 2015

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is one of two new S-series cameras for early 2015. The S9800, featured here, boasts almost all of the same features as the S9900W, but costs about $20 less because it... Read more…

User Reviews

(18)
Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Heppb

Excellent camera, very good value for money. First time we've had a digital camera in years and this one doesn't disappoint. Would highly recommend this product for ease of use and value for money...

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Caladium Gal
(Verified Purchase)

I had never tried a Fuji digital before but did so because it still takes AA batteries, which I was looking for since I was going on a camping trip. I didn't like it. Did not like the MENU... Read more…

Poor Image Quality
Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Phil Parfitt
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic value for money. Was a birthday pressie for my partner and I am very jealous.

Reviewed 5 July 2016 by Navanski
(Verified Purchase)

This camera was a gift for my son. He wanted a camera to use to take photos of planes at the airport. The large zoom means that even at a distance he can a shot which fills the frame easily. He... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by John
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent...

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