FinePix S9900Wby Fujifilm

  • FinePix S9900W
  • FinePix S9900W
  • FinePix S9900W
  • FinePix S9900W
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VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
76%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This megazoom model has tremendous reach, with its 50X 24-100 mm zoom lens.
  • The Wi-Fi-enabled S9900W has a slick remote control app for iOS or Android devices so you can control the camera using your smartphone or tablet.
  • The camera uses ubiquitous AA batteries. You won't need to invest in pricey proprietary batteries to keep extra power on hand.

CONS

  • The big lens on this camera means the camera is bulky. You won't be tucking it into a jacket pocket anytime soon.
  • The AA batteries are rated to last for just 300 shots.
  • The lens aperture is reasonably wide open at 24 mm and f/2.9, but it goes to f/6.5 at the maximum.
The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W gets right up close to the action thanks to its 50X optical zoom lens that covers the span from 24 mm to 1200 mm. A range of filters and movie-shooting modes boost creative options. Better still, the remote shooting app lets you control the camera using Wi-Fi and your smartphone or tablet. The Fujifilm S9800 is the same model, just without the Wi-Fi.
NameFinePix S9900WCoolpix S9900PowerShot SX410 ISPowerShot SX610 HS
ManufacturerFujifilmNikonCanonCanon
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List Price$350$350$280$250
83%

The Fujifilm S9900W has quite a few surprises for a camera often found for less than $300. It packs in a 50x zoom, yet certainly doesn't sac…

The Fujifilm S9900W has quite a few surprises for a camera often found for less than $300. It packs in a 50x zoom, yet certainly doesn't sacrifice speed with a 10 fps burst mode. The body is well-designed and images are solid (just keep the ISO low).

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82%

Does not have manual focus function, and it takes the auto focus a few tries sometimes. Zoom is reasonably smooth and about as long a lens a…

Does not have manual focus function, and it takes the auto focus a few tries sometimes. Zoom is reasonably smooth and about as long a lens as you could expect in a bridge camera.

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80%

The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is one of the cheapest ultra zoom bridge cameras available with built in Wi-Fi and EVF. This makes it apealing p…

The Fujifilm FinePix S9900W is one of the cheapest ultra zoom bridge cameras available with built in Wi-Fi and EVF. This makes it apealing particularly for those people who might be on a tight budget, and if you want a cheaper version, then the S9800 is available without Wi-Fi.

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60%

However, despite the hulking size and the illusion of high performance, the S9900W uses a small sensor. That doesn’t mean it’s a terrible ca…

However, despite the hulking size and the illusion of high performance, the S9900W uses a small sensor. That doesn’t mean it’s a terrible camera: There are buyers who want an affordable model with a fixed, long zoom and a DSLR-like feel, without actually buying a DSLR.

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Fans of close-up photography will appreciate the Super Macro mode which allows the camera to focus down to a mere 1cm, while capturing very …

Fans of close-up photography will appreciate the Super Macro mode which allows the camera to focus down to a mere 1cm, while capturing very far-off subjects will benefit from up to 2x magnification (100x total) with Fuji's Intelligent Digital Zoom.

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The star of the show, of course, is the powerful 50x zoom lens, which gets you up close to far-off subjects, and it performs well at shootin…

The star of the show, of course, is the powerful 50x zoom lens, which gets you up close to far-off subjects, and it performs well at shooting macro. However, images lack sharp details overall, autofocus can be unreliable, and burst modes fatigue after 10 frames.

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