• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S4500 advantages over Fujifilm S9800

  • Less expensive
    $260 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Fujifilm S9800 advantages over Fujifilm S4500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S3200

Fujifilm S4500
Fujifilm S3200
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $191
  • 1/2.3 inch
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S3200
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $191
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm S4000

Fujifilm S4500
Fujifilm S4000
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S4000
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm S4200

Fujifilm S4500
Fujifilm S4200
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S4200
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Fujifilm S4500
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Fujifilm S4500
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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