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 S9400W is placed #110 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #608 out of 1422 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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Fujifilm S9400W family
The Fujifilm S9400W is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.
Fujifilm S9400W Gallery
You can look at the S9400W from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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 S9400W's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The S9400W sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a visual of the Fujifilm S9400W with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view here will provide the button arrangement on the S9400W.
Fujifilm S9400W Lens information
The 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.
Fujifilm S9400W Connectivity
The 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.
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.
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
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.
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.
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 38 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.
Fujifilm S9400W Street photography details
Having a terrible rating of 42, 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.
Fujifilm S9400W as a Sports photography camera
A decent sports photography points tally of 56 means the Fujifilm S9400W is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm S9400W
Size is really critical when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm S9400W gets a average 55 as a travel camera which is relatively adequate to buy for your trips.
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 45 as a landscape camera is just not good in the current marketplace.
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.
Fujifilm S9400W Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the 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 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.