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FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500

Portability
60
Imaging
33
Features
50
Overall
39
FujiFilm FinePix HS10 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S9500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
42
Features
37
Overall
40

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Key Specs

FujiFilm HS10
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 666g - 131 x 91 x 126mm
  • Introduced July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix HS11
Nikon S9500
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-550mm (F) lens
  • 205g - 110 x 60 x 31mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon S9300
  • Renewed by Nikon S9700
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FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Overview

In this write-up, we are comparing the FujiFilm HS10 versus Nikon S9500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the HS10 (10MP) and S9500 (18MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HS10 was released 3 years before the S9500 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the FujiFilm HS10 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon S9500 being a Compact camera.

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise summary of how the HS10 matches up vs the S9500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm HS10 over the Nikon S9500

 HS10 S9500 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Nikon S9500 over the FujiFilm HS10

 S9500 HS10 
LaunchedJanuary 2013July 2010More modern by 31 months
Display resolution614k230kSharper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm HS10 and Nikon S9500

 HS10 S9500 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera, you have to factor in its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm HS10 offers physical measurements of 131mm x 91mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0") and a weight of 666 grams (1.47 lbs) whilst the Nikon S9500 has measurements of 110mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs).

Check out the FujiFilm HS10 versus Nikon S9500 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the HS10 vs the S9500.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the HS10 and S9500 is 60 and 92 respectively.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very difficult to picture the gap between sensor sizes simply by going over a spec sheet. The picture here should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the HS10 and S9500.

As you can see, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should expect to see the Nikon S9500 to offer more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images far more aggressively. The more aged HS10 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with FujiFilm HS10
Portrait photography with Nikon S9500
39
manual focus
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
31
decent megapixels (18MP)
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 Street photography details
Nikon S9500 Street photography details
54
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (666g)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (205 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with FujiFilm HS10
Sports photography with Nikon S9500
41
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking autofocus
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
42
excellent zoom range (25-550mm 22.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (18MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (230 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 Travel photography factors
Nikon S9500 Travel photography factors
45
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (666 grams)
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than average (205 grams)
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
long zoom (550mm)
good max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse mode
not so great battery power (230 per charge)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm HS10
Landscape photography with Nikon S9500
44
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no Timelapse mode
46
reasonably wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
not so great battery power (230 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 Vlogging information
Nikon S9500 Vlogging information
23
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (666g)
36
reasonably wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average (205 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone jack
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FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon S9500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm HS10 and Nikon S9500
 FujiFilm FinePix HS10Nikon Coolpix S9500
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model FujiFilm FinePix HS10 Nikon Coolpix S9500
Also Known as FinePix HS11 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-07-06 2013-01-29
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 99
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-550mm (22.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.6 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 614 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - OLED monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 7.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.10 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 666 grams (1.47 lbs) 205 grams (0.45 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 91 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0") 110 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 230 photos
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $900 $230