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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200

Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1104mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Revealed January 2013
Fujifilm S9200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Revealed January 2014
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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are designed by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S8500 (16MP) and the Fujifilm S9200 (16MP) is very close and they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8500 was revealed 12 months before the Fujifilm S9200 so they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the Fujifilm S8500 grades against the Fujifilm S9200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8500 over the Fujifilm S9200

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm S9200 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9200 over the Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm S9200 Fujifilm S8500 
RevealedJanuary 2014January 2013More modern by 12 months

Common features in the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm S9200

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm S9200 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S8500 offers outer dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Fujifilm S9200 has measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") and a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have at that time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S8500 versus the Fujifilm S9200.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm S9200 is 61 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to visualise the difference in sensor sizes simply by researching a spec sheet. The image below may offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm S9200.

As you can see, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical MP so you can expect comparable quality of photos although you may want to consider the age of the cameras into account. The more aged Fujifilm S8500 will be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm S9200 Portrait photography information
32
good MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
37
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Street photography details
Fujifilm S9200 Street photography details
41
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than average in class (670 grams)
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
heavier than average (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm S9200 Sports photography advice
53
incredible zoom range (24-1104mm 46.0 x zoom)
max shutter speed is good (1/7,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
56
great zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery (500 CIPA)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Travel photography features
Fujifilm S9200 Travel photography features
52
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (1104mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (670 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
54
better than average battery (500 shots)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (670 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9200
42
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
45
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (500 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Vlogging info
Fujifilm S9200 Vlogging info
24
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
heavier than average in class (670 grams)
26
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic jack
heavier than average (670 grams)
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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm S9200
 Fujifilm FinePix S8500Fujifilm FinePix S9200
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Fujifilm FinePix S9200
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2014-01-06
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1104mm (46.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 0cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 200k dot 201k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/7000 seconds 1/1700 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 7.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 grams (1.48 pounds) 670 grams (1.48 pounds)
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
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 - 500 photos
Style of battery - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $500 $300