Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 16.2MP 2/3"-type CMOS sensor
  • 10 frames per second continuous shooting (up to 120 FPS at 640x480)
  • 24-1200mm F2.8-6.5 equivalent lens (50x optical zoom)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • ISO 100-12,800
  • 1080/60i HD video (MOV/H.264)
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 460,000 dots
  • 360-degree motion panorama
  • PSAM + scene modes
  • Electronic viewfinder with 201,000 dots
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Uses 4 AA batteries for power
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer and geotagging

Product Description

The new FinePix S9400W features a 16MP CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800, and delivers rapid focusing speeds and beautiful high resolution images. The camera also gives users a bright F2.9-6.5 lens that offers an 50x optical zoom 24-1200mm optical range that can be boosted to a 100x magnification with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology and down to 1cm in Super Macro mode for extraordinary close up images.

Wi-Fi 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 to send images from the S9400W to their device.


Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2432 x 2432, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 12800
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–1200 mm
Optical zoom 50×
Maximum aperture F2.9 - F6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (2X)
Manual focus No
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 97%
Viewfinder resolution 201,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.00 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
Continuous drive 10 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format H.264
Microphone None
Speaker Stereo
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included 38MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery AA
Battery description 4 x AA batteries alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH
Battery Life (CIPA) 500
Weight (inc. batteries) 670 g (1.48 lb / 23.63 oz)
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 116 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.57)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

Questions & Answers


RE; Fujifilm S9400W

Video Slo-Mo? Variable?   Shoots Raw

RCCAdjunct asked
20 days ago


Yet another Fuji with a different model name but like their others..S4800, S6800, S8200, S8300, S8350, S8400W, S8450, S8500, S8600, S9200, S9400W, SL1000, and S1. All share the same sensor with lens that run from 30x to 50x optical. Must be done for marketing purposes as certain models are store specific to some big box stores like Target and others. No raw. Continue Reading

Sactojim answered
20 days ago


Sony RX100II w/super zoom equiv? 2014 superzoom cameras

1) I was considering the RX100II but I really want more zoom. 700mm or more preferred. Considering 2013 and new 2014 cameras what might be as close to the Sony but with superzoom.   The RX100II with a superzoom would be a slam dunk end of story buy it now deal for me.  Yes I know I want it all..   your right. I would be willing the pay the price for that. Panasoncics Lumix TZ40 for its size and features s the closet camera I come up with.   I think they have come out with a TZ55 and TZ60 too but don't have all the specs. 2) Bridge Superzoom Cameras, Want at least 30x min (preference at least 1000mm) WiFi/nfc. maybe GPS Good auto focus in low light.  The Cannon SX50 is interesting but Fujifilm introduced the S9400W which looks too. Should I hang in there and wait for all the mfg to introduce their 2014 models? Thanks Ken

Ken asked
2 months ago


The RX100 uses a 1" type sensor whereas most Super zooms use a 1/2.3" sensor. Lens size is proportional to sensor size in these cases. So if they did make something like an RX100 with a 700 mm (ff equivalent) zoom it would be rather large. The reason Super zooms are able to do that is because they use tiny sensors that allow for a smaller lens. -- Good luck and happy shooting! Continue Reading

thebustos answered
2 months ago

I wouldn't wait for a 700 mm equivalent RX100. Check out the Sony RX10 to get an idea of the zoom range possible with the 1" sensor and that size camera. Continue Reading

olliess answered
2 months ago

You can alter the default colour in the menu and once adjusted the camera remembers the setting. You can also set all kinds of parameters and save them all to a custom mode directly accessible by the main mode dial. Have a look at Graham Houghton's Youtube videos on this camera for everything you could ever need to know, including lots of general photos and videos taken by the camera itself in various settings. Continue Reading

Aberaeron answered
2 months ago

Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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