As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S9500 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, compacts and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S9500's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4200 and the FinePix S2600HD) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L820 and the Coolpix S4300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S9500 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has more storage slots (2 vs 1), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (large (128×93×129 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the S9500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S4200 and S9500

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S9500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L820 and S9500

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S2600HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2600HD
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S2600HD (vs the S9500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Large (128×93×129 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S2600HD (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S2600HD and S9500

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S9500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and S9500

  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
7 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the S9500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and S9500

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
1 year newer
$1,199

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the S9500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the S9500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and S9500

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D
4 years newer
$332 (body only)
$598 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Significant advantages of the 550D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 550D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 550D and S9500

  • None found

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D
2 years newer
$266 (body only)
$319 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1000D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000D and S9500

  • None found

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years newer
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D60 and S9500

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A390 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A390 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A390 and S9500

  • None found

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
5 years newer
$425 (body only)
$532 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 600D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 600D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 600D and S9500

  • None found

Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D
1 year newer
$826 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 400D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 400D (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 400D and S9500

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A850 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A850 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A850 and S9500

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S9500 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (digital vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (large (128×93×129 mm) vs super compact (96×59×21 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
6 years newer
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the S9500)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Large (128×93×129 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4300 and S9500

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S9500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (digital vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (large (128×93×129 mm) vs compact (96×60×31 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift).

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
5 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S9500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Large (128×93×129 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S9100 and S9500

  • None found

Olympus mju 9000

Olympus mju 9000
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the 9000 (vs the S9500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×60×31 mm) vs Large (128×93×129 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the S9500)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 9000 and S9500

  • None found