Fujifilm S9900w

Fujifilm S9900w 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
  • Introduced January 2015
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm S9900w overview

Fujifilm S9900w is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on January of 2015. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The Fujifilm S9900w is positioned #53 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #518 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to try out our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Fujifilm S9900w family

The Fujifilm S9900w is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list below.

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Fujifilm S9900w Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S9900w based on features that are generally viewed as important in a camera.

amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with HDMI support
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good min ISO (100)
good sized screen (3 inch)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
provides face detect autofocus
provides tracking focus
very long reach (1200mm)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW files
lack of headphone jack
lack of microphone jack
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
more heavy than competition in class (670g)
no external flash support
no moving screen
pixelated screen (460 thousand dot)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm S9900w Sensor specs

The sensor spec in the Fujifilm S9900w is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.

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

The image below displays the Fujifilm S9900w's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm S9900w sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S9900w dimensions

Fujifilm S9900w is 1.48 lb (670 grams / 23.63 oz) and features external size of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Fujifilm S9900w is more heavy than other rivals.

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Listed below is a photo of the Fujifilm S9900w with a soda to help you have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm S9900w dimensions scale

The top view below will show the button design on the Fujifilm S9900w.

Fujifilm S9900w topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S9900w Lens details

The Fujifilm S9900w houses a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-1200mm making it a 50.0 x zoom which is perfect and will allow you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.9 making it quite sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also have to up your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. At the long end, 1200mm is exceptional zoom and comes to f6.5 making it really sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S9900w Connectivity

The Fujifilm S9900w has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S9900w Video details

The maximum video resolution in the Fujifilm S9900w is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance for quality and file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look into a different camera in case you need decent sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm S9900w Weather Sealing

Fujifilm S9900w doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.

Fujifilm S9900w Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S9900w is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos when necessary. Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm S9900w are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 920 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 97%

Viewfinders are pretty useful for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm S9900w Shutter details

Fujifilm S9900w continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1700s.

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Fujifilm S9900w Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm S9900w has got just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.

Fujifilm S9900w Autofocus details

Fujifilm S9900w has got only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be handy for portraits.

It also features Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Fujifilm S9900w includes manual focusing when required for low light occasions or you need to have more exact control on focusing.

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Fujifilm S9900w Battery life

The battery (4 x AA) in the Fujifilm S9900w is fashioned to last for 300 shutters with respect to the CIPA specifications which is similar to its rivals. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life for this class of cameras.

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Fujifilm S9900w for different forms of photography

The following chart provides a overview of the Fujifilm S9900w for different forms of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.

Fujifilm S9900w Portrait photography information

The Fujifilm S9900w receives a rating of 44 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the ability to use off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Fujifilm S9900w Street photography details

With a subpar points total of 41, the Fujifilm S9900w is not really suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than others in class (670 grams)

Sports photography with Fujifilm S9900w

A decent sports photography points total of 53 means the Fujifilm S9900w is relatively suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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great zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm S9900w as a Travel photography camera

Size is extremely crucial in picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm S9900w gets a very good 61 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice for your travels.

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megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
heavier than others (670 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm S9900w Landscape photography highlights

If you find yourself looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S9900w with it's moderate score of 50 as a landscape camera is fairly appropriate within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

Fujifilm S9900w Vlogging info

A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Fujifilm S9900w is reasonably adequate for vlogging as it delivers a modest score of 57.

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relatively wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have mic support
heavier than competitors (670g)

Fujifilm S9900w Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm S9900w, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line chart followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm S9900w vs it's highest ranked competitors mentioned above.

Following are several cameras you might view as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm S9900w
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inch
Display resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
920 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
670 gr (1.48 lb)
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Battery life
300 photos
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Price at launch