Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Conpact Digital

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Looks and Handles Very Much
Like a DSLR Camera

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Conpact Digital The Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Digital Camera is a bridge-style point-and-shoot featuring a 16.2 Mp 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor that is capable of producing high-resolution stills and full HD 1080i movies with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. High speed performance is afforded throughout the system, enabling fast continuous shooting up to 10 full resolution frames per second as well as an auto focusing speed of 0.3 seconds, a startup time of 1 second, and a shooting interval time of 0.5 seconds.

The built-in Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-1200mm, covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives to suit working in nearly any shooting scenario. Lens-shift type image stabilization helps to maintain sharp imagery throughout the zoom range by compensating for the effects of camera shake and, when recording movies, a dedicated 5-axis image stabilization system can be employed to further eliminate the appearance of motion for crisp, clear recordings.

Both a rear 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor and 200k-dot electronic viewfinder are available for monitoring and image review. The LCD monitor provides a large, bright area ideal for scrolling through imagery while the electronic viewfinder provides eye-level viewing capabilities and an additional point of contact between yourself and the camera for greater shooting stability.

Amongst other features and imaging modes available, SR AUTO (Automatic Scene Recognition) can automatically determine the scene type you are working in and choose from one of six pre-determined sets of exposure profiles to optimize your results. Ten different Advanced Filters are also available to further enhance the look and feel of your photographs. Additionally, the S9400W features built-in wireless connectivity to enable direct transferring of images between the camera and iOS or Android devices for instant sharing online. The wireless ability also provides the option to automatically backup imagery to your home PC via the included software.

Fujinon 50x Optical Zoom Lens

    A super-long 50x optical zoom lens is integrated into the FinePix S9400W's design, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-1200mm. This lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.9-6.5 and utilizes lens-shift type optical image stabilization to counter the effects of camera shake that become more apparent when working with longer focal lengths and in Super Macro mode. Aspherical and ED lens elements are incorporated into the lens construction to reduce aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range. For even greater reach, Intelligent Digital Zoom is available and can effectively double the zoom magnification to 100x with minimal loss in image quality.
16.2 Mp BSI CMOS Sensor and Full HD Video
    The 16 megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor is able to deliver high resolution imagery with tremendous quality and notable low-light performance to ISO 12800. High speed shooting capabilities up to 10 full resolution frames per second are available as well as a fast 1 second startup time, 0.5 second shooting interval time, and a 0.3 second focusing time.

    Accessible through a dedicated Movie Recording Button, the sensor also lends itself to producing full HD 1080i videos in the H.264 format with the added benefit of 5-axis image stabilization to ensure smooth playback and motion rendering. Full 50x zoom, scene recognition mode, and still image capture capabilities are available during recording as well as the ability to record high speed movies up to 480 fps. Sound is recorded via a built-in stereo microphone and an integrated wind noise filter helps to deliver clean recorded audio. Video playback is possible on an HDTV directly from the camera.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for instant sharing of images directly to an Android or iOS mobile device, and is easily accessible via a dedicated Wi-Fi button on the back of the camera. When used in combination with the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app, you can browse the image contents from the memory card within the camera and transfer photos and movies directly to a mobile device or PC or upload straight to social networking and image sharing sites. 3.0" LCD Monitor and Electronic Viewfinder The S9400W is equipped with both a rear 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor and an eye-level electronic viewfinder for monitoring and reviewing imagery. The electronic viewfinder has a 200k-dot resolution and a built-in eye sensor to deactivate the larger LCD monitor during use. The EVF enables eye-level shooting, which provides an additional point of contact to better aid in steadying your camera while shooting.
Other Camera Features
  • SR AUTO can automatically apply one of six scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, or Backlit Portrait) to your image to optimize camera settings to best expose for the type of scenario you are photographing in.
  • The inclusion of a slide-lever zoom control, one-touch movie record button, and ergonomic camera grip give this camera an immense amount of efficiency through physical design.
  • Manual exposure modes (P/A/S/M) are available to give you more creative control over the exposure settings. SR AUTO, AUTO, Scene Position, Motion Panorama, Advanced Mode, and Custom settings are also selectable via the top dial.
  • Scene Position modes are selectable modes that can be used to ensure the camera is correctly exposing for the type of subject matter you are photographing. Modes include: Portrait, Baby Mode, Smile & Shoot, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
  • 10 Advanced Filters are incorporated to further enhance the aesthetic quality of imagery, including: Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple), High-Key, Low-Key, Dynamic Tone, Fisheye, Soft Focus, and Cross Screen.
  • Motion Panorama 360 allows you to record expansive views up to 360 wide in a seamless, sweeping manner.
  • Dynamic Range (HDR) uses multi frame technology to capture three consecutive images of the same scene (one over-exposed, one under-exposed, and one normally-exposed) and combines the three into a single image in order to garner more highlight and shadow detail than is possible with a single exposure.
  • Zoom bracketing mode records three sequential images to be taken at varying magnifications to provide you with different compositions of the same subject.
  • Natural Light & with Flash automatically records two images (one with flash, one without) for those instances where you can't decide the better way to photograph in darker situations.
  • Face Tracking Autofocus couples with Face Detection in order to optimize and maintain sharp focus on subjects' faces, even while moving or when working in difficult lighting conditions.
  • Face Detection optimizes photographs of people by detecting and biasing exposure and focus settings on up to 10 faces present within the scene. This feature also helps to reduce red-eye in flash-lit subjects.
  • Built-in social networking allows you to pre-tag and label images and video in-camera prior to offloading the imagery to your computer. Once tagged and delegated to the social platform of your choice, the images will be automatically uploaded once you connect the camera to your computer.
  • Micro Thumbnail View enables you to see up to 100 pictures on the rear LCD at a time, presented in a 10 x 10 gridded array of micro thumbnails. This allows you to quickly select the desired image from a vast image library.

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 100 - 12800  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 241200 mm  
Optical zoom 50  
Maximum aperture F2.9 - F6.5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (2X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75)  
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 97%  
Viewfinder resolution 201,000  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 7.00 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro  
Continuous drive 10.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 2 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)  
Format H.264  
Microphone None  
Speaker Stereo  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 38MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery AA  
Battery description 4 x AA batteries alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH  
Battery Life (CIPA) 500  
Weight (inc. batteries) 670 g (1.48 lb / 23.63 oz)  
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.57)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Conpact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5