Fujifilm S9400W

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W 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
  • Launched January 2014
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Fujifilm S9400W summary

Fujifilm S9400W is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on January of 2014. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The Fujifilm S9400W is placed #113 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #654 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.

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Below is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm S9400W family

The Fujifilm S9400W is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.

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Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W24-1200mm
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Fujifilm S9400W Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S9400W based on factors that are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
features face detect focus
features tracking focus
great battery life (500 per charge)
has HDMI port
image stabilization (Optical)
long reach (1200mm)
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
megapixel count good (16MP)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
very good minimum ISO (100)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW support
does not contain selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual focus
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
missing headphone port
missing microphone port
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than others (670g)
no external flash support
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Fujifilm S9400W Sensor information

The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm S9400W is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.

The picture below illustrates the Fujifilm S9400W's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm S9400W sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S9400W dimensions

Fujifilm S9400W is 1.48 pounds (670g / 23.63 oz) & has outside size of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Fujifilm S9400W is weightier as compared with other competitors.

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Below is a visual of the Fujifilm S9400W with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm S9400W.

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S9400W Lens information

The Fujifilm S9400W is equipped with a fixed lens having a focal range of 24-1200mm making it a 50.0 x zoom which is perfect and will enable you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f2.9 and that is quite sluggish and not ideal for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will also need to boost your ISO giving you noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 1200mm is superb zoom and comes at f6.5 which is very slow and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S9400W Connectivity

The Fujifilm S9400W has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and oftentimes change settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S9400W Video information

The highest possible video resolution on the Fujifilm S9400W is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance for quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The body does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to buy another camera in case you require good sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm S9400W Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing on the Fujifilm S9400W so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.

Fujifilm S9400W Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S9400W houses a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs for Fujifilm S9400W are the following:

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

For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be very valuable.

Fujifilm S9400W Shutter information

Fujifilm S9400W continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1700s.

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Fujifilm S9400W Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm S9400W features just inbuilt flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm S9400W Autofocus information

Fujifilm S9400W features only Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is handy for people photography.

It also comes with Tracking AF for moving things. Fujifilm S9400W has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good for low light or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.

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Fujifilm S9400W Battery life

The battery life (4 x AA) on the Fujifilm S9400W is made to last for 500 photos as per the CIPA measurements which is above standard when compared to its category. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life for this category of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm S9400W for specific categories of photography

The following graph indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm S9400W for specific categories of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section below.

Fujifilm S9400W Portrait photography features

The Fujifilm S9400W receives a score of 37 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not good to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the option to use off-camera flash.

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good resolution (16MP)
features face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Fujifilm S9400W Street photography details

Having a terrible rating of 41, the Fujifilm S9400W is just not good to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (670g)

Fujifilm S9400W as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography points tally of 55 means the Fujifilm S9400W is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
great battery life (500 CIPA)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus

Travel photography with Fujifilm S9400W

Size is really critical when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm S9400W gets a average 54 as a travel camera which is relatively adequate to buy for your trips.

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great battery power (500 shots)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (670g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm S9400W Landscape photography info

For those who are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm S9400W with it's terrible grade of 44 as a landscape camera is just not good in the current marketplace.

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pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
great battery life (500 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function

Fujifilm S9400W as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Fujifilm S9400W is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 26.

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fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
missing mic port
heavier than competitors (670g)

Fujifilm S9400W Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the Fujifilm S9400W, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart listed below provides you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm S9400W compared to it's highest ranked competitors listed above.

There are more cameras you may check out as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inch
Resolution of display
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display tech
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
201 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
8 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/1700 secs
Continuous shutter speed
10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
7.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
670g (1.48 lb)
Physical dimensions
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Battery life
500 photos
Style of battery
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Retail price