Fujifilm S9800 summary
Fujifilm S9800 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially revealed on January of 2015. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S9800 is scored #91 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #561 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Fujifilm S9800 history
The Fujifilm S9800 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list below.
Fujifilm S9800 Gallery
You can look at the S9800 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm S9800 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm S9800 based on aspects that are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S9800 Sensor information
The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm S9800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the S9800's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The S9800 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S9800 dimensions
Fujifilm S9800 weighs in at 1.48 lbs (670 gr / 23.63 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Fujifilm S9800 is more heavy as compared to various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Fujifilm S9800 alongside a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the S9800.
Fujifilm S9800 Lens information
The S9800 includes an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 24-1200mm giving it a 50.0 x zoom which is great and could make it easier to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.9 which is quite sluggish and not great for low light situations and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to up your ISO which causes noisy shots. With the long end, 1200mm is brilliant zoom and comes to f6.5 making it fairly sluggish and you might have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S9800 Connectivity
The S9800 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer files and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Fujifilm S9800 Video information
The max video quality in the Fujifilm S9800 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for video quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone or headphone socket so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably best to get an alternative camera if you need good sound for your videos.
Fujifilm S9800 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Fujifilm S9800 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Fujifilm S9800 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S9800 has got a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
It features a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and even group shots when necessary. Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm S9800 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 920 thousand dots
- Coverage 97%
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Fujifilm S9800 Shutter information
Fujifilm S9800 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1700 sec.
Fujifilm S9800 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm S9800 comes with just built-in flash without external flash support.
Fujifilm S9800 Autofocusing information
Fujifilm S9800 comes with only Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be handy for taking portraits of people.
It also boasts Tracking AF for subjects that move. Fujifilm S9800 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good for low light situations or you need more precise control on focus.
Fujifilm S9800 Battery life
The battery pack (4 x AA) in the Fujifilm S9800 is fashioned to last for 300 photos according to the CIPA benchmarks making it similar to it's competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm S9800 for varying categories of photography
The following graph indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm S9800 for varying categories of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm S9800 Portrait photography highlights
The Fujifilm S9800 gets a points tally of 38 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not very good for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the ability to use off-camera flash.
Fujifilm S9800 as a Street photography camera
Getting a really bad score of 42, the Fujifilm S9800 is just not very good for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm S9800 Sports photography details
A modest sports photography points total of 54 means the Fujifilm S9800 is fairly adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm S9800 Travel photography information
Size is very crucial when choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm S9800 gets a reasonable 57 as a travelling camera which is relatively suited to buy for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9800
If you find yourself planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S9800 at it's really bad rating of 42 for a landscape camera is just not very good in the current marketplace.
Fujifilm S9800 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm S9800 is fairly adequate as a vlog camera as it comes to a decent rating of 57.
Fujifilm S9800 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the S9800, here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart listed below shows you a summary of the S9800 versus it's top rated competitors mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may look at as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.