Fujifilm FinePix S9800 vs Nikon Coolpix L840

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Fujifilm FinePix S9800
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

0.029999999999998MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a total megapixel count of 16.79MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 16.76MP digital camera (0.029999999999998MP less).
24% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 38x optical zoom digital camera (12x smaller). 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 minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 2.9 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (3).
29% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 345mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (855mm).
6,400 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s shorter). Read more

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

18MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has an internal memory of 38MB, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 20MB internal memory digital camera (18MB smaller).
8 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (22.5mm).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (921,000 pixels).
39g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a weight of 538g, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 577g digital camera (39g heavier). 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.

Shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 78.3mm tall. That's 8.6mm shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (78.3mm).
20.2mm thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 96mm deep digital camera. That's 20.2mm thinner than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (96mm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 113.5mm wide digital camera. That's 9.1mm narrower than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (113.5mm).
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix L840 ranks No. 27423 by number of sales, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 ranks No. 68908.
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85% based on 70 reviews, however the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is 82% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
1.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
7% heavier Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 577g digital camera. That's 39g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (538g). 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.

Marginally taller Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is an 86.9mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 78.3mm tall digital camera (8.6mm shorter).
18% thicker Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a depth of 116.2mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 96mm deep digital camera (20.2mm thinner).
9.1mm wider Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has a width of 122.6mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 113.5mm wide digital camera (9.1mm narrower).
Worse selling
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 ranks No. 68908 by sales volume, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 ranks No. 27423.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has an average user rating of 82%, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average user rating of 85% (based on 70 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (16MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 0.029999999999998MP less than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (16.76MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 38x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (38x). 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.

Marginally larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum aperture of 3, however the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 2.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
345mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length of 855mm, but the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (345mm longer).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (6,400).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (125).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 4s shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (4s). Read more

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

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 20MB internal memory digital camera. That's 18MB smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (20MB).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP
BEST
16MP
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
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 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
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP
BEST
16.76MP
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
38x
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.9
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm
BEST
855mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4 - 152
Lens Structure
17/12 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ / 3.5 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - 7.0 0.01 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
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
 125
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 125
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
4s
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.4 - 7 0.5 - 6.9
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 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
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
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
38MB
BEST
20MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Pet
 Moon
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Pet
 Moon
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g 538g
BEST
Height
86.9mm 78.3mm
BEST
Depth
116.2mm 96mm
BEST
Width
122.6mm 113.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
670g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4 4
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Printed User Guide
 Printed user guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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