Fujifilm FinePix S9800 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

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Fujifilm FinePix S9800
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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x bigger than the Sony DSC-HX90V (30x). 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.

0.6 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a minimum aperture of 2.9, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is only a 16.2MP 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a digital zoom of 120x, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (118x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is only an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (22s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

461,600 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels lower).
2x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218g digital camera. That's 359g lighter than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (218g). 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.

Available from 10 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 17276 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 ranks No. 71796.
User reviews are better
Based on 99 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX90V has an average user review score of 87%, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has an average rating of 82% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX90V (18.2MP). 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 118x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90V (120x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s. That's 22s shorter than the Sony DSC-HX90V (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX90V (921,600 pixels).
359g heavier Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a weight of 577g, however the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218g digital camera (359g 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.

Fewer sellers
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Sony DSC-HX90V is stocked by 13 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is two months older than the Sony DSC-HX90V.
Less popular
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 71796 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V ranks No. 17276.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90V is 87% (based on 99 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
20x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 50x 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.

0.6 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 larger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (3.5).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
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
BEST
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 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 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Structure
17/12 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ / 3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - 7.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 30s
BEST
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
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Push
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g 218g
BEST
Height
86.9mm 58.1mm
Depth
116.2mm 35.4mm
Width
122.6mm 102mm
Weight Including Battery
670g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

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

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Printed User Guide
 Printed user guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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