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Fujifilm FinePix S9800
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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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17 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this digital camera is 82 out of 100 based on 18 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reviewers who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good zoom. Teebee scored it very highly and mentioned this month “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”.

Reasonably Priced

Four Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Super value for money”. Big John mentioned in their review of this digital camera in December this year “A decent long zoom at an acceptable price” yet they only rated the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 1 stars. Miss Tracy Leybourne said also in December this year “She loves it, takes fantastic pictures, great price, would definitely recommend”.

Easy to Use

Some Fujifilm FinePix S9800 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Dave wrote on Amazon “Great camera and very easy to use” in his review. Lorraine Wilmot mentioned in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 a few weeks ago “Easy to use, great zoom on it, so pleased with the photo's I've taken with it so far” . Nigel mentioned on Amazon last year “I get more fun from my S4500 as its quicker to use, ask me again in six months” but despite that he only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm FinePix S9800 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. This month Miss Tracy Leybourne mentioned in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 on Amazon “Bought for my 12 year old who is showing a good interest in photography”. Nigel said “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” but in spite of that he only scored it 60 out of 100. Nigel also wrote “The pictures are as good when you get it focused”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good quality. In December last year Martinr said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 “The pictures that I took are of good quality”. Teebee said “Is a quality build” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person reckoned that the product had a good viewfinder.

One person who bought the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Navanski said on Amazon this year “He liked the fact that there is an EVF which most people find more convenient than the LCD screen” but they gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Fujifilm digital cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S9800 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S9800 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the FinePix S9800 supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S9800 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] is also worth considering.

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Four Supported Batteries

The FinePix S9800 is a four supported battery camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix S9800 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S9800. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this 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 cameras of this age and spec. Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Fujifilm camera 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 and 2304 x 1536 and 1728 x 1728.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the FinePix S9800 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix S9800 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Fujifilm digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not able to connect to the internet. Big John gave it a score of 1 stars and wrote in December “I noticed that someone posting on the internet had that same problem too” in their review.

One person concluded that it was not wifi compatible. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams last year “Costs about $20 less because it does not include built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Nigel gave the product a score of 3 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “To be honest its a bit heavier and on zoom there is a lot of camera shake issues” in his review. In December Teebee mentioned “Seems quite heavy” but despite that they scored the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 5 stars.

Recent Price Increase of £19.89

The FinePix S9800 has increased in price by £19.89 in the last 37 days.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix S9800 does not support WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S9800 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 FinePix S9800 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix S9800 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support video recording. The FinePix S9800 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W[plb_2791890_price].

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year is 2x, the biggest is 33x, and the average digital zoom is 8x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The narrowest field of view of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S9800 is 97%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 97 percent, the FinePix S9800 has one of the narrower field of view amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 4s, the longest is 32s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 16s. At only 8 seconds, the FinePix S9800 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 460,000 pixels, the FinePix S9800 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S9800 is 650,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S9800

Released Over a Year Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix S9800 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The FinePix S9800 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 50x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 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 because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price], and the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 577 grams, the FinePix S9800 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S9800.

We compared all the other 577g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] (538g) which also has a higher rating.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price], and the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Auto Focus Assist Beam
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
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
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Printed User Guide
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Software CD
Special Features

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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