Fujifilm S9900w Review

Overall 38
Imaging 11
Features 42
Size 70
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 123 x 87 x 116 mm
  • Weight: 670 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm S9900w Summary

This review is devoted to S9900w that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 14, 2015. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #166 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 38/100 and it takes a rank of #1031 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm S9900w Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm S9900w review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm S9900w With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm S9900w. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm S9900w

Fujifilm S9900w has the following external dimensions 123 x 123 x 116 mm (48.43 x 34.25 x 45.67″) with the weight of 670 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm S9900w, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm S9900w is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 116mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm S9900w with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm S9900w is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm S9900w compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm S9900w — 300 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm S9900w — 116 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Fujifilm S9900w — 670 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm S9900w comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm S9900w comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm S9900w Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm S9900w boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm S9900w has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm S9900w. However, if you are looking specifically for a SLR-like (bridge) camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm S9900w features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm S9900w is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm S9900w with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm S9900w

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S9900w is equipped with a Fixed 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Fujifilm S9900w’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 97 and a resolution of 920k dots.

97% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm S9900w are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/1700 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, S9900w comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/1700 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, S9900w unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, S9900w has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm S9900w, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm S9900w allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm S9900w provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm S9900w is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm S9900w is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, S9900w is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect S9900w with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm S9900w provides a shooting life of 300, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Fujifilm S9900w is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Fujifilm S9900w for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm S9900w’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm S9900w’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the S9900w to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm S9900w for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm S9900w performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 51. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm S9900w can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm S9900w for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm S9900w performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm S9900w can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (123 x 87 x 116 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm S9900w for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm S9900w performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 85. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm S9900w can be called a 85 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (123 x 87 x 116 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1700s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (300 shots)

Fujifilm S9900w for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm S9900w performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm S9900w can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (670 g)
  • Big size (123 x 87 x 116 mm)

Fujifilm S9900w for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm S9900w performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 40. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm S9900w can be called a 40 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm S9900w Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model S9900w
Announced Jan 14, 2015
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 7
Screen
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 920k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 97%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1700 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 670 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116 mm
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type 300 shots
Battery Model 4 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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