Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Digital Camera

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Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Digital Camera Pairing a far-reaching zoom lens with a versatile imaging system, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Digital Camera features a 16.2 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor with an included 50x optical zoom lens. The lens overlays wide-angle thru super-telephoto ranges with a 35mm equivalent 24-1200mm focal length perspective, and 5-axis image stabilization assists in minimizing the display of camera shake to create sharper, clearer images. Both high-resolution still photography and full HD video recording is available, while a top sensitivity of ISO 12800 takes advantage of working in difficult lighting environments. A continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second is available, while the processing capabilities of the S9800 also preserve quick handling performance all through the camera system.

Both a 920k-dot electronic viewfinder along with a 3.0" 460k-dot rear LCD screen are standard for monitoring and image playback, along with wrangling the menu system for administering creative Advanced Filters, using the HDR function, or creating in-camera 360° panoramic pictures.

16.2 MP BSI-CMOS Sensor

A 16.2 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor produces high-resolution stills and full HD 1080i/60 video, as well as contributes to notable sensitivity to ISO 12800 and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps. Additionally, the sensor pairs with an image processor to realize quick performance throughout the camera system, including a 1 second start-up time, 0.15 second autofocus time, and a 0.6 second shooting interval time.

Fujinon 50x Optical Zoom Lens

Covering wide-angle to super-telephoto perspectives, the Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens provides an equivalent focal length range of 24-1200mm to suit working in nearly any environment. Intelligent Digital Zoom can be used to effectively double this range to 100x, with minimal image quality degradation, to benefit working with very distant subjects. For working with very close subject matter, a Super Macro mode permits focusing as closely as 0.4" away.

Five-axis image stabilization combines both two-axis optical (pitch and yaw) and three-axis digital (roll, vertical shift, and horizontal shift) image stabilization systems, and helps to compensate for camera shake across all pertinent axes. This helps to realize sharper, clear imagery when shooting stills at slower shutter speeds or just maintain a steady frame when recording video on the move.

Body Design

Inspired by the traditional form factor of a DSLR, this point-and-shoot features a large ergonomic grip to better support working with the long zoom lens. At the side of the lens, a lever is used to easily adjust the zoom position with your left hand while your right hand can be used to configure other camera settings. Additionally, both a 920k-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor are available for monitoring and image review.

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4:3 (3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536), 3:2 (4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2304 x 1536), 16:9 (4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1840, 1920 x 1080), 1:1 (3456 x 3546, 2432 x 2432, 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  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 241200 mm  
Optical zoom 50  
Maximum aperture F2.9 - F6.5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75)  
Macro focus range 7 cm (2.76)  
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 920,000  
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 (with Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro  
Continuous drive 10.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)  
Format H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 38MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description 4 x AA (alkaline, lithium, NiMH)  
Battery Life (CIPA) 300  
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 S9800 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5