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Fujifilm FinePix S8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S8500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and price are generally positive. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and screen get critical reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, zoom, portability, price, image quality

focus, reliability, screen, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and glare. The usability and zoom are also appreciated. Many are critical about the screen and reliability. Comments are divided on the durability.

portability, zoom, usability, glare, design

focus, reliability, screen

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera - Black (16.2 MP, 46x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDFujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera - Black (16.2 MP, 46x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and zoom. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the screen and focus. There are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, performance

portability, reliability, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix 16MP Digital Camera with 46x Optical Zoom (S8500)Fujifilm FinePix 16MP Digital Camera with 46x Optical Zoom (S8500)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the zoom. Many are critical about the usability and portability.

zoom

portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm Finepix S8200 with 16MP and 40x Wide Angle Optical ZoomFujifilm Finepix S8200 with 16MP and 40x Wide Angle Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is an ultra-zoom digital compact camera with a huge 46x optical zoom lens that starts from 24mm and reaches 1104mm at maximum telephoto. It also has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, Full 1080p HD video at 60fps, a 1cm...

Despite our original reservations about fudging the line between superzoom and bridge, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 works quite well. It gives the best features of a bridge camera such as manual control, its size, sturdiness and large zoom with two...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

 

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a superb choice if you want an advanced camera with a compact, fixed lens body. With a 46x optical zoom lens, you really don?t have to bother to change the lens every now and then depending on your shot and a good...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (amazon.in)

The best camera which I have come across. Must have for photography enthusiastic people.

 

Pros; 1. Best picture quality with minimum photo enhancing software. 2. Super zoom @46X. 3. Powerful flash, works good in dark. 4. Perfect electronics viewfinder which saves battery. Cons; 1. More weight due to big optical lenses. 2. Slow auto focus....

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Five Stars

 

this is a good camera i used last 04 months. delivery is good packing is good.

Consumer review (amazon.in)

minimagic

 

I am fully satisfied with the performance as compared to the size and price of the camera that too at 16 megapixel.Even at zoom level I have good photos without tripod. First photo is a normal landscape view and another is showing zoomed out photo of...

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Best Bridge Camera with 46X optical zoom on a BSI-CMOS sensor

 

I will let the pictures do the talking about the quality of this camera. The pictures posted here are clicked by my niece who is 11 years old. In case pictures are not visible here for any reasons, then you may check them at...

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Best camera at this price range

 

One of the best Point-N-Shoot camera. At the same price range, no camera of Canon, Nikon or Sony would compete with it. Image stabiliser is superb. Even at 30x zoom, you can take a good picture handheld. Picture quality is superb. Middle tone are very...

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Great Camera for the price

 

Great Camera for bird photography. Has a bit too many options, takes a long time to get used to them. At low ISO settings the images are great. Above ISO 400 its best to avoid. Hence low light with long zoom is not the best option. Otherwise a great...

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Good Camera. Worh the Purchase.

 

I bought the camera on 20th April 2015. I am posting this review after a month of usage. I bought the camera to understand the basics of photography. And I am happy to say that the Camera its doing it pretty well. I have now started going to manual...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):300
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:4
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Shade / Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Field of view:97

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed
Flash range (tele):98.4 - 141.7
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 275.6

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:256
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Face detection
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):3.50 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.45 - ∞
Focus:TTL
Macro focusing range (tele):3.2 - ∞
Smile detection: Yes
Super Macro focusing range:0.01 - 1.00

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.169 - 7.8
Lens structure:17/12
Lens structure (elements/groups):17/12
Maximum aperture number:6.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.5
Minimum aperture number:2.9
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:46

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE, Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Bridge camera
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2304 x 1728,3264 x 1840,3264 x 2448,3456 x 3456,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1700
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 120,320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical / Electronic
Viewfinder screen size:0.2
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.57
Height:3.42
Weight:20.4
Weight (including battery):23.6
Width:4.84