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Fujifilm S9800
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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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22 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 18 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 82%.

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”.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Super value for money” and rated the product as excellent. In December this year Big John mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A decent long zoom at an acceptable price” but even so they only scored the product 1 stars. Miss Tracy Leybourne wrote a few weeks ago “She loves it, takes fantastic pictures, great price, would definitely recommend” in her Fujifilm FinePix S9800 review.

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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Good Brand

Bridge cameras produced by Fujifilm have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge 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

The Fujifilm S9800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S9800.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price], and the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which has better reviews.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, however the Fujifilm S9800 has four number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm S9800 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Features Six Flash Modess

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently 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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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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the S9800.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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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 typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm S9800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago. 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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Features Two Light Meterings

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

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.9, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the S9800. Similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 3.5.

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12 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 Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S9800 does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S9800.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm S9800 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P900[plb_2778224_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S9800 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Fujifilm S9800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Coolpix P610[pl_2751362_price], or the Coolpix P900[pl_2778224_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Fujifilm S9800 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the S9800 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P900[plb_2778224_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the S9800, the Fujifilm S9800 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S9800, the Fujifilm S9800 is not 3D.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Cameras of this age and type have digital zooms of between 2x and 33x, and the average digital zoom is 7.9x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S9800.

If this bridge camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] (4x), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the S9800. The narrowest field of view of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the S9800 is 97% and the widest is 100%.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the S9800 range from 4s to 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. The Fujifilm S9800 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 8 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S9800.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the S9800 is 700,000 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm S9800

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Fujifilm released the S9800.

Average Display Diagonal

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

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S9800 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the S9800.

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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.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the NX30[pl_2169297_price], and the NX30[pl_2169297_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Fujifilm camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the PowerShot SX400 IS[pl_2403847_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the PowerShot SX520 HS[pl_2412545_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 577 grams, the Fujifilm S9800 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S9800.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] (441g), or the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price] (577g).

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Average Megapixel

The Fujifilm S9800 has a pretty typical megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If this bridge camera camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (20MP and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_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 age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P610[plb_2751362_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this bridge camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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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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