3" LCD Monitor: The Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
is equipped with a large, 3" LCD monitor with 460,000 dots. Frame coverage
is approximately 97% in shooting mode and 100% in playback mode.
EVF: In addition to the LCD monitor, the S9400W has a 0.2" LCD
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 200,000 dots. Frame coverage is approximately
97% in shooting mode and 100% in playback mode. You can switch between the LCD
monitor and the EVF using the EVF/LCD button on the back panel.
50x Zoom Lens: The S9400W is equipped with an F2.9-6.5 Fujinon lens with a
50x optical zoom. The focal length is 4.3-215mm, which is equivalent to 24-1200mm
in 35mm photography. The Intelligent Digital zoom is approximately 2x, giving
the camera a maximum total zoom of 100x.
Dual Zoom Levers: For your convenience, the camera offers
two zoom levers. One is located around the shutter release button, while another
can be found on the left side of the lens. The side-mounted zoom control lets
you zoom with your left hand while keeping your "trigger" finger on the shutter
release button so you won't miss the shot.
The FinePix S9400W features a 1/2.3-inch, square-pixel CMOS image sensor with
16.79-million total pixels and 16.2-million effective pixels.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera features built-in Wi-Fi that enables
you to wirelessly connect the camera with a smartphone or a PC. Once you have
downloaded the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app to the smartphone, you can take
pictures remotely using the smartphone, upload pictures to the smartphone,
browse and download pictures on the camera, and download location information
from the smartphone. You can also wirelessly save pictures to a computer over a
wireless network, using the free Fujifilm PC AutoSave application.
Note: The Camera Remote app is available from Google
Play for Android smartphones/tablets running Android OS Version 2.2 to 4.4
(Android 4.0 or later can use the Remote Control feature. It is also
available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices
running iOS 5.0 or later.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto
SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. In addition, the camera has an internal memory
of approximately 38 MB that allows you to store a few test shots.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix S9400W records still images in JPEG
format in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios in three sizes each. You can also select how much the image files are
compressed--Fine (low compression) for higher image quality or Normal (high
compression) to increase the number of
pictures that can be stored. The Image Size options are:
|4:3 Aspect Ratio
||3:2 Aspect Ratio
||16:9 Aspect Ratio
||1:1 Aspect Ratio
|L: 4608 x 3456
||L: 4608 x 3072
||L: 4608 x 2592
||L: 3456 x 3456
|M: 3264 x 2448
||M: 3264 x 2176
||M: 3264 x 1840
||M: 2432 x 2432
|S: 2304 x 1728
||S: 2304 x 1536
||S: 1920 x 1080
||S: 1728 x 1728
HD/SD Movies: The S9400W can record high definition
(16:9) and standard definition (4:3) movies in MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
format with Linear PCM stereo audio. High Speed Movies are recorded at a high frame
rate for slow motion playback. The following options are
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (1080i, 60 fps)
HD: 1280 x 720 (720p, 30 fps)
640: 640 x 480 (VGA, 30 fps)
High Speed: 640 x 480 (120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 320 x 120
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted mode dial, you can set the camera to suit your level and
style of photography. The shooting mode choices include:
- SR Auto (Scene Recognition): With this "point and shoot" mode, the camera
automatically adjusts the settings to suit the scene. The following scenes
are selected automatically: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro,
Night Portrait, Backlit Portrait, and Auto.
- Auto: A point and shoot mode recommended for first time users of
- P, S, A, M:
- Program AE: The camera sets the exposure automatically.
- Shutter Priority: You choose the shutter speed, letting the
camera set the aperture for optimal exposure.
- Aperture Priority: You choose the aperture, letting the camera
set the shutter speed for optimal exposure.
- Manual: The Manual mode lets you choose both shutter
speed and aperture.
- Scene Position: You can select a scene suited to the
subject or shooting conditions, and store it for quick access. Available
scenes include: Portrait,
Baby Mode, Smile & Shoot, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset,
Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
- Motion Panorama 360: You can take a series of pictures and join
them together to form a panorama. Use of a tripod is recommended in
composing overlapping shots. Image sizes include:
- 360°: 1624 x 11520 (tall),
11520 x 1080 (wide)
- 100°: 1624 x 5760 (tall), 5760 x 1080 (wide)
- 120°: 1624 x 3840 (tall), 3840 x 1080 (wide)
- Custom Mode: In P, S, A, and M modes, the Custom Set
option in the shooting menu can be used to save current camera and menu
settings. These settings are recalled whenever the mode dial is rotated to C
- Shooting menu: ISO, Image Size, FinePix Color, Image Quality, Photometry, White Balance,
AF mode, Flash, Face Detection, Instant Zoom, and AE Bracketing EV Steps.
- Setup menu: Image Display, IS Mode, Side Zoom
Lever, AF Illuminator, EVF/LCD Mode,
and Intelligent Digital Zoom.
- Other: Shooting mode (P,S,A, or M), continuous shooting mode,
macro mode, exposure compensation,
flash mode, shutter speed, aperture, and indicators/best
Instant Zoom: The Instant Zoom function lets you follow
moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings.
When you activate Instant Zoom, the subject tracked within the selected frame
will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x). You can select a
horizontal or vertical zoom frame.
Intelligent Face Detection: When Face Detection is On,
the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the
focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will
prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits
or self portraits. Intelligent Face Detection also offers a red-eye removal
option for removing the red-eye effects caused by the flash.
Image Stabilization: When shooting in a poorly lit area, any degree
of camera shake can cause blurry pictures. The FinePix S9400W offers Lens
Shift-type Image Stabilization to reduce the effect of the camera
shake and subject blur. Image Stabilization can be enabled continuously or
shooting only (when the
shutter button is pressed halfway). For movies, the camera uses Digital Image
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (Image Size M or S), or 12800 (Image Size
S). Auto ISO Sensitivity lets the
camera determine the ISO setting with a maximum value of 400, 800, 1600, or
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, and Incandescent light. You can
also measure for a white balance setting that best matches the light source.
Exposure Compensation: You
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in the P, S, or A shooting modes only.
FinePix Color: You can enhance the contrast and color
saturation for the images you record, or you can take pictures in Black & White.
Standard contrast/saturation is recommended in most situations. You can switch
to Chrome for vivid contrast and color for shooting flowers or landscapes.
Continuous Shooting: You can take multiple pictures
continuously while the shutter button is held, using the Continuous Shooting (or Burst) mode. The following modes are
- Continuous H: Camera takes up to 10 pictures, at up to 10
- Continuous M: Camera takes up to 10 pictures, at up to
- Continuous L: Camera takes up to 10 pictures, at up to
- SH1: Camera takes up to 60 pictures, max. image size
1080 x 960, at up to
- SH2: Camera takes up to 60 pictures, max. image size
640 x 480, at up to 120 fps.
- Best Frame Capture: The camera shoots a series of
consecutive shots starting before and ending after the shutter release
button is pressed. You can choose a frame rate of 10, 5, or 3 frames per
second. You can also choose 10 or 20 total images, and vary how the frames
are distributed before and after the button is pressed.
- AE Bracketing: Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera
takes three shots, at up to 1.2 fps: one at the metered value for exposure, the second
overexposed and the third underexposed. The amount of over- and
under-exposure can be set to ±1/3EV,
±2/3EV, or ±1EV.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer.
Auto Focus: In most cases, the S9400W uses contrast-detection
TTL (through the lens) Auto Focusing. The camera can be set to focus on
the subject continuously, or when the shutter button is pressed
halfway. You can also select the focus area: Center, Multi, Area, Continuous, or Tracking.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 1.3'
to infinity (wide angle) and 11.4' to infinity (telephoto). In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 2.7" to 9.8' (wide angle), and 11.4' to 16.4'
(telephoto). In Super Macro, the range is 0.3" to 3.2' (wide angle).
Flash Modes: The
FinePix S9400W has a built-in manual pop-up flash with an effective range of 1.3' to
(wide angle), and 8.2' to 11.8' (telephoto). In macro mode, the effective range is
9.8' (wide) and 6.5' to 9.8' (telephoto). Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
Flash Off: You can close the pop-up flash when flash
photography is prohibited, or to capture natural lighting under dim light.
The S9400W uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can
select from three metering modes: Multi, Spot, and Average.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include two-frame side-by-side display (with the previous and next images appearing as
smaller thumbnails), 9-image grid (3 x 3), and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of
Image Search: You can choose to sort your images by date,
face, favorites, scene, type of data, and upload mark.
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. When a movie is displayed, playback will begin automatically. You can
select a Normal slide show that displays a single image at a time, a slide show
that will automatically zoom in on faces selected with Intelligent Face
PhotoBook Assist: You can create a photo album inside the
camera. You can select pictures stored on the memory card to be displayed in the
PhotoBook. Up to 300 pictures can be added to a PhotoBook. PhotoBook can be
viewed in the camera, or copied to a computer using the supplied MyFinePix
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix S9400W is powered by four "AA" batteries. Alkaline, Lithium, and Ni-MH
(Nickel-metal Hydride) batteries can be used, and the type of batteries being
used should be indicated in the camera's menu. Four alkaline batteries are
included. The approximate number of frames that can be taken with fresh or
fully-charged batteries is 300 for alkaline, 500 from Ni-MH, and 700 for
USB-Multi-Connector: The FinePix S9400W features a
proprietary USB port for connecting the supplied USB cable for downloading your
photos to your computer, or to a PictBridge-compatible printer.
HDMI: You can connect the camera to an HDTV via HDMI for viewing
images and videos in HD. An optional HDMI-to-Mini HDMI (Type C) cable is required.
Note: When the camera is connected via HDMI, the USB cable cannot
System Requirements: The
FinePix S9400W comes with a CD-ROM disc containing MyFinePix Studio Ver. 4.2b for
Windows. The Owner's Manual is also included on the disc in multiple languages.
The MyFinePix Studio software can be used to copy pictures to a computer, where
they can be stored, viewed, organized, and printed. For importing pictures or
movies to a Mac, you can use a standard application such as Image Capture. In
order to use the included software, your computer must have one of the following
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)