Fujifilm S9200

 
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 front
 
  • 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
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
61
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
42

Fujifilm S9200 overview

Fujifilm S9200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first released on January of 2014. The camera includes a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The S9200 comes in at #108 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #604 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personal criteria.

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Fujifilm S9200 family

The Fujifilm S9200 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all earlier and most recent models along with important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-S9800 front thumbnailFujifilm S9800
S9200 vs S9800
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
Fujifilm-S9900w front thumbnailFujifilm S9900w
S9200 vs S9900w
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
S9200 vs S1
24-1200mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S920024-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
S9200 vs S9400W
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
S9200 vs S8600
25-900mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W
S9200 vs S8400W
24-1056mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4800 front thumbnailFujifilm S4800
S9200 vs S4800
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8300 front thumbnailFujifilm S8300
S9200 vs S8300
24-1008mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8200 front thumbnailFujifilm S8200
S9200 vs S8200
24-960mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8500 front thumbnailFujifilm S8500
S9200 vs S8500
24-1104mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-SL1000 front thumbnailFujifilm SL1000
S9200 vs SL1000
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4500 front thumbnailFujifilm S4500
S9200 vs S4500
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4200 front thumbnailFujifilm S4200
S9200 vs S4200
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-SL240 front thumbnailFujifilm SL240
S9200 vs SL240
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-SL300 front thumbnailFujifilm SL300
S9200 vs SL300
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S9200 vs S3200
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S9200 vs S4000
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S9200 vs S2950
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S9200 vs S2500HD
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S9200 vs S1600
28-420mm
F4.0-4.8
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD
S9200 vs S2800HD
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S9200 vs S1800
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1500 front thumbnailFujifilm S1500
S9200 vs S1500
33-396mm
F2.8-5.0
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8100fd front thumbnailFujifilm S8100fd
S9200 vs S8100fd
27-486mm
F2.8-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-S2000HD front thumbnailFujifilm S2000HD
S9200 vs S2000HD
28-414mm
F3.5-5.4
10MP1/2.3"2009

Fujifilm S9200 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm S9200 based on aspects which are typically seen as essential in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with HDMI socket
fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
great battery power (500 CIPA)
has built in flash
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
supports tracking focus
very long zoom (1200mm)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
heavier than competition (670g)
lack of manual focus
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
no headphone socket
no mic socket
no phase detect auto focus
no RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dots)
screen is fixed
slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm S9200 Sensor specifications

The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm S9200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the S9200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The S9200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S9200 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S9200 dimensions

Fujifilm S9200 weighs around 1.48 pounds (670g / 23.63 oz) and the volume of the camera is 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Fujifilm S9200 is weightier in comparison with various rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Fujifilm S9200 next to a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S9200 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the S9200.

Fujifilm FinePix S9200 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S9200 Lens specifications

The S9200 has got a built in lens and it has a focal range of 24-1200mm making it a 50.0 x zoom which is great and is going to let you zoom all the way in.

At the widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.9 and that is somewhat slow and not the best in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase the ISO setting which causes noisy pictures. On the tele end, 1200mm is amazing zoom and comes with f6.5 making it quite sluggish and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S9200 Connectivity

The S9200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send photos and usually alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Many applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S9200 Video specifications

The highest video quality in the Fujifilm S9200 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality provides a good balance between quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have got little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to buy another model if you need good audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm S9200 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm S9200 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm S9200 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S9200 includes a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

Fujifilm FinePix S9200 screen and viewfinder Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm S9200 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 201 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 97%

In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.

Fujifilm S9200 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm S9200 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1700s.

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Fujifilm S9200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm S9200 includes only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.

Fujifilm S9200 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm S9200 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which makes it helpful for people photography.

It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Fujifilm S9200 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light situations or you require more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm S9200 Battery life

The battery power (4 x AA) for the Fujifilm S9200 is designed to last for 500 photos based on the CIPA specifications which is higher than average when compared to its class. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest (600) battery life within this class of cameras.

Below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm S9200 for specific forms of photography

The following diagram displays a summation of the Fujifilm S9200 for specific forms of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm S9200 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm S9200 has a points total of 38 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not really suitable for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the capability to utilize off-camera flash.

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resolution is good (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm S9200 Street photography details

Having a dreadful rating of 42, the Fujifilm S9200 is not really suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competition in class (670g)

Fujifilm S9200 Sports photography advice

A moderate sports photography points total of 56 indicates the Fujifilm S9200 is fairly acceptable for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery life (500 CIPA)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

Fujifilm S9200 Travel photography features

Weight is pretty crucial when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm S9200 gets a average 55 as a travelling camera which is fairly adequate to buy for your travels.

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better than average battery life (500 shots)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (670g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm S9200 Landscape photography advice

For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S9200 with it's dreadful rating of 45 for a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current marketplace.

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rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
great battery (500 per charge)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse function

Fujifilm S9200 Vlogging features

A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm S9200 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful score of 26.

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fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
no external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (670g)

Fujifilm S9200 Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the S9200, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram underneath offers you a summary of the S9200 compared to it's highest scoring competitors shown above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix S9200
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2014-01-06
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
12800
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Resolution of display
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
201 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
97%
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1700 secs
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
7.00 m
Flash options
Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
670g (1.48 lb)
Physical dimensions
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Other
Battery life
500 pictures
Battery type
AA
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
One
Retail pricing
$300