Fujifilm FinePix S9400W and S9200

January 6, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | 1 Comment |
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The Fujifilm FinePix S9400W and S9200 bridge cameras both feature a powerful 50x optical zoom lens. Further stand-out features on the two cameras include a new image stabilisation system for movie recording, Full HD video capture and a selection of creative filter effects. The S9400W also offers Wi-Fi connectivity. The Fujifilm FinePix S9400W and S9200 will be on sale from January 2014 for £269.99 and £249.99 respectively.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

 

Fujifilm unveils FinePix S9400W and S9200 featuring ultra-long 50x optical zoom

FUJIFILM is delighted to announce the launch of the FinePix S9400W and S9200 bridge cameras, both of which feature powerful 50x optical zoom lenses for maximum picture taking versatility. Further stand-out features on the two cameras include a new image stabilisation system for movie recording., Full HD video capture and a selection of creative filter effects. The S9400W also offers Wi-Fi connectivity.

Powerful 50x optical zoom

The showpiece of the S9400W/S9200 is undoubtedly the Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens. Newly developed and featuring a bright f/2.9-6.5 maximum aperture setting, the lens offers a huge 24-1200mm (*1) optical range that can be boosted to an incredible 100x magnification with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. This range means no subject is beyond the reach of the cameras; even detailed close-ups are easy with a Super Macro mode that focuses down to just 1cm.

Picture quality is assured thanks to the lens’ optical construction. With both 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements used in the design, aberrations are minimised so users can be confident of high quality results throughout the range. Image sharpness is also enhanced by the lens shift image stabilisation system that reduces the effects of camera shake, especially at the longer zoom settings. Further stability is offered by the positioning of the zoom lever on the side of the lens barrel so the zoom can be controlled with the left hand while the picture is taken with right.

High speed, high quality sensor

The 1/2.3-inch 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in the S9400W/S9200 is back-side illuminated to ensure the best possible results right up to the maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800. Coupled with the rapid focusing speeds, users can be confident of getting great results in double-quick time.

The S9400W/S9200 can start up in just one second, autofocus in as little as 0.3 seconds and then be ready to take another shot in just 0.5 seconds (*2). Those wanting to capture a burst of full resolution images in quick succession can do so using the continuous shooting speed of 10 frames-per-second (maximum 10 frames).

Full HD movies with advanced stabilisation

As well as being a powerful machine for still image capture, the S9400W/S9200 is equally potent when it comes to movie capture. It records movies in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at up to 60 frames-per-second and uses an automatic Movie Scene Recognition function to make sure it selects optimum settings for the best results. Further versatility is provided by the six Advanced Filter functions that allow users to add creative effects to movies, plus there’s a 480 frames-per-second slow motion mode (*3) and a dedicated movie record button so you’ll never miss the action.

To ensure movies have a smooth and professional look and feel, Fujifilm has developed a new 5-Axis Image Stabilisation system that combines two-axis optical and three-axis electronic stabilisation functions to keep unwanted camera movement to a minimum. Movement is tightly controlled whether the camera moves in a vertical, horizontal or rotational direction and even while the camera operator is walking.

After movie footage has been shot, further control is offered with the Movie Trimming and Movie Join functions. The former allows unnecessary parts of the movie to be easily removed while the latter enables the user to combine multiple movies into one file for in-camera editing.

A host of picture taking functions

Like all Fujifilm bridge cameras, the S9400W and S9200 come packed with powerful picture taking functions. 10 Advanced filters are on offer a variety of picture taking effects:

Pop Color emphasises contrast and colour saturation
Toy Camera creates a shaded border as if the picture was taken on a toy camera
Miniature blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a miniature effect
Partial Color retains one colour (choose from red. orange, yellow, green, blue or purple) and turns the rest of the image black & white
High-Key enhances brightness and reduces contrast to lighten tones
Soft Focus creates an overall soft look to the images
Cross Screen creates starbursts on bright objects
Dynamic Tone creates a fantasy effect
Fish-Eye gives a fish-eye effect
Low-Key darkens tones

In addition to these filters, both cameras also offer multi-frame processing that allows users to take two or more shots and then combine them for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image, plus there’s a Motion Panorama 360° mode for create superb 360° panoramic images with a single press of the shutter release.

All images can either be composed and played back using the rear LCD or the built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). With 200k dots, the EVF in both models is exceptionally bright making it easy to check shots even on bright days.

Easy image sharing through wireless connectivity

Available exclusively on the S9400W, wireless connectivity allows users to quickly share photos and movies with smartphones or tablets, without the need for an ID or password. Users simply download the free Fujifilm Camera Application to their device and then use wireless LAN communication to send image from the S9400W.

What’s more, this Wi-Fi connectivity also allows images to be backed up from the camera straight to a computer for worry-free storage.

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W/S9200 key features:

50x optical zoom (24-1200mm (*1))
16.2MP 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS sensor
ISO sensitivity up to 12,800
Continuous shooting at up to 10 frames-per-second
5-Axial Image Stabilisation on movie shooting
Full HD movie capture (1920 x 1080, 60i)
200k dot Electronic Viewfinder
10 Advanced Filter effects
Motion Panorama 360°
High Dynamic Range capture
Powered by AA batteries (approx.. 300 images per set)
Wireless connectivity with smartphones and tablets (S9400W only)

*1: 35mm format equivalent

*2: According to CIPA (Camera & map; Imaging Products Association) standards.

*3: Image size is 320×120.

Specification Charts:

FinePix S9400W

FinePix S9200

Number of effective pixels

16.2 million pixels

16.2 million pixels

Image sensor

1/ 2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.79 million pixels

1/ 2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.79 million pixels

Storage media

Internal memory (approx. 38MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I) memory card *1

Internal memory (approx. 38MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I)  memory card

File format  
      (still image)

JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2 )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2 ) /
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

       (movie)

Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM  Stereo

Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM  Stereo

Number of recorded pixels

L: <4:3>4608 × 3456  <3:2>4608 ×3072 <16:9>4608×2592 <1:1> 3456 x3456
M:<4:3>3264 × 2448 <3:2>3264 × 2176 <16:9>3264×1840 <1:1> 2432 x2432
S:<4:3>2304× 1728 <3:2>2304 × 1536 <16:9>1920×1080 <1:1> 1728 x1728
Motion Panorama
360 Vertical:11520×1624  Horizontal:11520×1080
180 Vertical: 5760x1624    Horizontal:5760 x 1080
120 Vertical:3840×1624  Horizontal:3840×1080

L: <4:3>4608 × 3456  <3:2>4608 ×3072 <16:9>4608×2592 <1:1> 3456 x3456
M:<4:3>3264 × 2448 <3:2>3264 × 2176 <16:9>3264×1840 <1:1> 2432 x2432
S:<4:3>2304× 1728 <3:2>2304 × 1536 <16:9>1920×1080 <1:1> 1728 x1728
Motion Panorama
360 Vertical:11520×1624  Horizontal:11520×1080
180 Vertical: 5760x1624    Horizontal:5760 x 1080
120 Vertical:3840×1624  Horizontal:3840×1080

Lens   

Fujinon 50 x optical zoom lens

Fujinon 50 x optical zoom lens

            focal length

f= 4.3mm - 215mm  equivalent to 24mm- 1200mm  on a 35mm format

f= 4.3mm - 215mm  equivalent to 24 - 1200mm  on a 35mm format

            full-aperture

F2.9(Wide) - F6.5 (Telephoto)

F2.9(Wide) - F6.5 (Telephoto)

            constitution

17 elements in 12 groups
(includes 3 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements)

17 elements in 12 groups
(includes 3 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements)

Digital zoom

Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2.0 × (up to approx. 100 ×, with 50x optical zoom)

Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2.0 × (up to approx. 100 ×, with 50x optical zoom)

Aperture

F 2.9/F 8.4 (Wide)
F 6.5/F 7.8/F 19.0(Telephoto)  with ND filter

F 2.9/F 8.4 (Wide)
F 6.5/F 7.8/F 19.0(Telephoto)  with ND filter

Focus distance
(from lens surface)

Normal:
Wide: Approx. 40 cm to infinity/1.3 ft  to infinity,
Telephoto: Approx. 3.5m to infinity/ 11.4 ft to infinity
Macro:
Wide: Approx. 7cm - 3.0m /2.7 in.-9.8 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 3.5m - 5.0m /11.8 ft - 16.4 ft
Super Macro: Wide:
Approx. 1cm-  1.0m /0.3 in.- 3.2 ft.

Normal:
Wide: Approx. 40 cm to infinity/1.3 ft  to infinity,
Telephoto: Approx. 3.5m to infinity/ 11.4 ft to infinity
Macro:
Wide: Approx. 7cm - 3.0m /2.7 in.-9.8 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 3.5m - 5.0m /11.8 ft - 16.4 ft
Super Macro: Wide:
Approx. 1cm-  1.0m /0.3 in.- 3.2 ft.

Sensitivity

AUTO/AUTO(400)/AUTO(800)/AUTO(1600)/AUTO(3200)
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

AUTO/AUTO(400)/AUTO(800)/AUTO(1600)/AUTO(3200)
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Exposure control

TTL 256-zone metering ; Spot, Multi, Average

TTL 256-zone metering ; Spot, Multi, Average

Exposure mode

Programmed AE,  Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual exposure

Programmed AE,  Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual exposure

Shooting  modes
(Scene Position)

Portrait, Baby, Smile & shoot, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text

Portrait, Baby, Smile & shoot, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text

                              (MODE DIAL)

SR AUTO, AUTO, Adv., SP, Panorama, P, S, A, M, Custom

SR AUTO, AUTO, Adv., SP, Panorama, P, S, A, M, Custom

Image Stabiliser

Lens shift type

Lens shift type

Face detection

Yes

Yes

Exposure compensation

-2.0EV-+2.0EV  1/3EV step

-2.0EV-+2.0EV  1/3EV step

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/1700 sec.
(All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/1700 sec.   with mechanical shutter

(Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/1700 sec.
(All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/1700 sec.   with mechanical shutter

Continuous shooting       (TOP)
 *The frame rate and the recorded number of frames varies with shooting conditions .

H:approx. 10 fps  max. 10 frames
M:approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames
L:approx. 3.0 fps  max.10 frames
SH1: approx.60 fps   max.60 frames  (Max. number of recorded pixels :1080x960)
SH2: approx.120 fps  max.60 frames (Max. number of recorded pixels :640x480)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

H:approx. 10 fps  max. 10 frames
M:approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames
L:approx. 3.0 fps  max.10 frames
SH1: approx.60 fps   max.60 frames  (Max. number of recorded pixels :1080x960)
SH2: approx.120 fps  max.60 frames (Max. number of recorded pixels :640x480)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

                                      (others)

Best Frame capture
approx. 10 fps  10 frames (Size L,M,S)/20 frames(Size S)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

Best Frame capture
approx. 10 fps  10 frames (Size L,M,S)/20 frames(Size S)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

Auto bracketing

AE Bracketing ±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV

AE Bracketing ±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV

Focus    (mode)

Single AF/Continuous AF

Single AF/Continuous AF

(type)

TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available

TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available

(AF frame selection)

Center, Multi, Area, Tracking

Center, Multi, Area, Tracking

White balance

Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom

Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom

Self-timer

10 sec./2 sec. delay

10 sec./2 sec. delay

Flash

Manual pop-up flash (i-Flash)

Manual pop-up flash (i-Flash)

Effective range: (ISO AUTO)
Normal
Wide: approx. 40 cm - 7.0 m/ 1.3 ft. - 22.9 ft.,
Telephoto: approx. 2.5 m - 3.6 m/ 8.2 ft. - 11.8 ft.
Macro
Wide: approx. 30 cm - 3.0 m/ 0.9 ft. - 9.8 ft.,
Telephoto: approx.2.0 m - 3.0 m/ 6.5 ft. - 9.8 ft.

Effective range: (ISO AUTO)
Normal
Wide: approx. 40 cm - 7.0 m/ 1.3 ft. - 22.9 ft.,
Telephoto: approx. 2.5 m - 3.6 m/ 8.2 ft. - 11.8 ft.
Macro
Wide: approx. 30 cm - 3.0 m/ 0.9 ft. - 9.8 ft.,
Telephoto: approx.2.0 m - 3.0 m/ 6.5 ft. - 9.8 ft.

Flash modes

Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

Electronic Viewfinder

0.2-inch., approx. 201K-dot, color LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back

0.2-inch., approx. 201K-dot, color LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back

LCD monitor

3.0-inch, approx. 460K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back

3.0-inch, approx. 460K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back

Movie recording

Full HD 1920x1080 60i  (max 29 min)
HD 1280x 720 60p
640×480 30p
with stereo sound. Wind filter
Optical or digital zoom function can be used.
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

Full HD 1920x1080 60i  (max 29 min)
HD 1280x 720 60p
640×480 30p
with stereo sound. Wind filter
Optical or digital zoom function can be used.
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" or higher.

Photography functions

SR AUTO, High Speed Movie (120/240/480  frames/sec), Adv. mode (Advanced Filter for still image : Toy camera / Miniature/ Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft Focus/ Cross  Screen/ Fish-eye / Partial color, Advanced filter for movie : Toy camera / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Fish-eye / Partial color, Pro Low-Light, HDR, Natural Light & with Flash, Zoom Bracketing,  Instant zoom, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Date stamp

SR AUTO, High Speed Movie (120/240/480  frames/sec), Adv. mode (Advanced Filter for still image : Toy camera / Miniature/ Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft Focus/ Cross  Screen/ Fish-eye / Partial color, Advanced filter for movie : Toy camera / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Fish-eye / Partial color, Pro Low-Light, HDR, Natural Light & with Flash, Zoom Bracketing,  Instant zoom, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Date stamp

Playback functions

Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate,  Histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, Movie edit

Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, Movie edit

Other functions

PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode, Discharge function

PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode, , Discharge function

Wireless transmitter   
      ( standard)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n
(standard wireless protocol)

      (access mode)

Infrastructure

Wireless function

Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / PC Autosave

 (Digital interface)

USB2.0(High-Speed) Multi USB terminal

USB2.0(High-Speed) Multi USB terminal

 (HDMI output)

HDMI Mini connector (Type  C)

HDMI Mini connector (Type  C)

Power supply

4xAA type alkaline batteries (included)
4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately),
4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately)

4xAA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately), 4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately)

Dimensions

122.6 (W) × 86.9 (H) × 116.2(D) mm / 4.8(W)×3.4(H)×4.6(D)in.

122.6 (W) × 86.9 (H) × 116.2(D) mm / 4.8(W)×3.4(H)×4.6(D)in.

Weight

Approx. 670 g /  23.6 oz. (including  batteries and memory card)                  

Approx. 670 g /  23.6 oz. (including  batteries and memory card)                  

Approx. 577 g /  20.3 oz. (excluding , batteries and memory card)                  

Approx. 577 g /  20.3 oz. (excluding , batteries and memory card)                  

Operating Temperature

0℃-40℃ (+32°F - +104°F)

0℃-40℃ (+32°F - +104°F)

Operating Humidity

10%-80% (no condensation)

10%-80% (no condensation)

Battery life for still images*3
(approximate number of frames that can be taken with a fully-charged battery)

Alkaline batteries:                  Approx. 300frames  (AUTO mode)
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx  500 frames  (AUTO mode)
Lithium batteries :                  Approx.  700 frames  (AUTO mode)

Alkaline batteries:                  Approx. 300frames  (AUTO mode)
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx  500 frames  (AUTO mode)
Lithium batteries :                 Approx.  700 frames  (AUTO mode)

Accessories included

4xAA type alkaline batteries
Shoulder strap
USB cable
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
CD-ROM*4
Owner's manual

4xAA type alkaline batteries
Shoulder strap
USB cable
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
CD-ROM*4
Owner's manual

Optional accessories

AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
DC coupler CP-04

AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
DC coupler CP-04

UK AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:

The FinePix S9400W and S9200 will be on sale from January 2014.

The  UK SRPs will be £269.99 and £249.99 respectively.



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#1 UG

Looks to be a very nice superzoom.

3:42 pm - Monday, January 6, 2014