As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S9800's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P900) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.2 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2015 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), has a significantly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 400 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1700 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and FinePix S9800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 670 g
  • Inexpensive: $242.00 vs $615.07

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
similar age
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 50x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and FinePix S9800

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $615.07

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year older
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 0.8 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and FinePix S9800

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 670 g
  • Inexpensive: $139.98 vs $615.07

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1
1 year older
$1,588

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S1 and FinePix S9800

  • Fairly small: Professional size (133×91×110 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Light weight: 680 g vs 670 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 300 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and FinePix S9800

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 670 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $615.07

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
2 years older
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L810 and FinePix S9800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 670 g
  • Inexpensive: $277.47 vs $615.07

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm FinePix S9800 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has way more more zoom (50x vs 25x), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps), has a screen which flips out and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), is older (january 2015 vs may 2016), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1") and is much heavier (670 g vs 182 g).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 182 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the FinePix S9800)

  • Much less zoom: 25x vs 50x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and FinePix S9800

  • None found