Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Preview

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is one of two new S-series cameras for early 2015. The S9800, featured here, boasts almost all of the same features as the S9900W, but costs about $20 less because it does not include built-in Wi-Fi. To transfer images off of the S9800, you will need to connect it to a PC via USB, or use an SD card reader.

The S9800 features a 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor with a wide 100-12800 ISO range. The 50x optical zoom lens has a maximum aperture of F/2.9 in its widest angle, and F/6.5 at full telephoto. Intelligent Digital Zoom increases range to 100x zoom, while Super Macro mode can find focus as close as 1cm. 5-Axis Image Stabilization, a combination of 2-axis optical image stabilization and 3-axis electronic, will help keep your photos and Full 1080p HD videos shake-free, despite the long reaching zoom.

The S9800 also offers quick performance, whether it be starting up in one second or 10 frames-per-second Continuous Shooting. Motion Panorama 360°, High-Dynamic Range capture, and 11 Advanced Filter effects round out the feature set, allowing you to experiment with all sorts of image combinations.

Fujifilm FinePix S9800 Features:
  • 16.2MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • 50x optical zoom
  • F/2.9-6.5
  • 24-1200mm
  • 100x Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 1cm Super Macro Mode
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 2-axis optical stabilization + 3-axis electronic stabilization
  • 3.0" LCD display (920K dot)
  • 200K dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 10fps Continuous Shooting
  • 1.0 second start-up
  • 0.15 second AF
  • 0.6 second shooting interval
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • 11 Advanced Filter effects
  • Motion Panorama 360°
  • HDR (High-Dynamic Range) capture

The Fujifilm FinePix S9800 will be available in March (2015) for $329.95.


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