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Fujifilm S9800 Digital Camera

16.2MP 50x CMOS Feb 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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20 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Fujifilm camera is 82% based on 18 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. In December this year Teebee wrote “Excellent except at full zoom!”. Teebee also said “It does shake a bit on full zoom”. Teebee also said “It's fine on slightly less than full zoom”.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Dave said “Great camera and very easy to use” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. This year Lorraine Wilmot said “Easy to use, great zoom on it, so pleased with the photo's I've taken with it so far”. Nigel mentioned on Amazon “I get more fun from my S4500 as its quicker to use, ask me again in six months”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Miss Tracy Leybourne said “Bought for my 12 year old who is showing a good interest in photography” in her review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Nigel said on Amazon “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 wrote “The pictures are as good when you get it focused”.

Good Product Quality

Two Fujifilm FinePix S9800 owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Martinr mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The pictures that I took are of good quality”. Teebee said in their Fujifilm FinePix S9800 review on Amazon “Is a quality build”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer considered that the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 had a good viewfinder.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. Navanski said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 on Amazon a few weeks ago “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 Reviews for Its Cameras

Bridge camera digital cameras produced by Fujifilm have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Fujifilm also has good reviews across its entire range.

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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 S9800 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price], or the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the S9800, the Fujifilm S9800 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The white balances "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm S9800 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728 and 2304 x 1536 and 1728 x 1728.

A 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1920 x 1080.

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Features Six Flash Modess

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Fujifilm digital camera. The flash modess Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 5.5 to 6.6. With a maximum aperture number of 6.5, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm S9800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264|MOV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Two Light Meterings

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

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the S9800 is 2.7 and the largest is 3.5. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.9, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was not able to connect to the internet. In December Big John gave it a rating of 1 stars and wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 “I noticed that someone posting on the internet had that same problem too”.

One customer thought it was not wifi compatible. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Costs about $20 less because it does not include built-in Wi-Fi” in their Fujifilm FinePix S9800 review.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Two customers mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. In December last year Nigel wrote on Amazon “To be honest its a bit heavier and on zoom there is a lot of camera shake issues”. This year Teebee wrote “Seems quite heavy” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 although they gave the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 a very good review score.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S9800 do not support Full HD video. The Fujifilm S9800 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the S9800 support wi-Fi, however the Fujifilm S9800 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago are not waterproof. The Fujifilm S9800 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Fujifilm S9800 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Fujifilm S9800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Coolpix P610[pl_2751362_price], or the Coolpix P900[pl_2778224_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Fujifilm S9800 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S9800 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P900[plb_2778224_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the S9800. The smallest digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S9800 is 2x, the biggest is 33x, and the average digital zoom is 8.6x.

If this bridge camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Fujifilm S9800 has a quite narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the S9800. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the S9800 the field of views range from 97% to 100%.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of this age and type have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 30s. At only 8 seconds, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the S9800 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Fujifilm S9800 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 460,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Fujifilm S9800 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst cameras of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S9800 is 0.33", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5".

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm S9800

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm S9800 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the S9800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S9800 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S9800.

Other 50x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the NX30[pl_2169297_price], or the NX30[pl_2169297_price] both from Samsung or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 577 grams, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S9800.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price] (577g).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Fujifilm S9800 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (20MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Software CD
Technical Details
Printed User Guide

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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