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Fujifilm FinePix S6800
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Fujifilm FinePix S6800 Digital Camera

16.2MP 30x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
30x Optical Zoom(24mm-720mm) And Powerful Optical Image Stabilization- Capable of super-macro image at ranges as close as 2cm.- Sensor shift image stabilization ensures that even hand-held shots... More
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26 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 80% based on 15 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few Fujifilm FinePix S6800 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Artemis wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix S6800 review “Super zoom, panorama, burst mode, high speed are all extras” . Richard Bell mentioned “I've enjoyed using the 30x zoom and the macro for bird, flower” in his review of this digital camera.

Several people who purchased it thought it had a good lens. Two years ago Artemis said “Lens flares are superb - no readout lines, just great flares” in their review and scored it very highly. Also two years ago Richard Bell mentioned on Amazon “Which has an automatic lens cap so that I can't get confused” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Exposure Control

Several Fujifilm FinePix S6800 reviewers agreed that it had good exposure controls. Richard Bell mentioned two years ago “The hand grip makes it easy to hold.I've found the exposure compensation button useful for difficult lighting situations, such as photographing against the light.” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800.

Good Brand

On average Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras built by Fujifilm.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Richard Bell mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 two years ago “As I understand it, this camera has only two aperture settings and you're expected to change exposure time” and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 80 out of 100.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. S. Carrier rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Apart from batters we find it a good solid camera, clear photos, good zoom, just wish it had spare lens cover”.

Supports Full HD Video

The FinePix S6800 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S6800 also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S6800 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S6800 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix L120, and the Coolpix L830 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S6800 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S6800 also have an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L120, or the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S6800 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP. The FinePix S6800 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S8200, or the Sony DSC-HX100V which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S1 (£179.00) (16.4MP and higher rated).

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Four Supported Batteries

The FinePix S6800 is a four supported battery camera.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S6800 is 36fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 120fps. At 60 frames per second, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S6800.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the FinePix S6800 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S6800 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S6800 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 320 x 120 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S6800. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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TFT Display

The FinePix S6800 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of power sources than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed (only 64) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S6800. The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 95.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Some people who purchased it mentioned that it was not good quality. Jacko7542 said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The picture quality is poor and it's far too complicated”. Steve mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 on Amazon “Not very well made and I am expecting it to break again”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Richard Bell mentioned “The lens makes it a rather chunky camera” but despite that he gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix S6800 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S6800 also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S6800, the FinePix S6800 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX30.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S6800, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 does not have a GPS. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S6800 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 (£282.99) all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S6800 are not waterproof. The FinePix S6800 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a quite small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S6800. The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2x to 130x.

There are a number of other 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S8200, or the X-S1 (£449.00) both from Fujifilm.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S6800 range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has one of the narrower field of view (only 97 percent) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S6800. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S6800. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Shutter priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix S6800 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S6800 is 8GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix S6800 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S6800 have minimum apertures of between 2.6 and 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. With a minimum aperture of 3.1, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S6800.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix S6800 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120, or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX100V.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L830 (34x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including the Coolpix P600 (£204.99), or the Coolpix L120 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£209.00) which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The FinePix S6800 has a pretty average weight (430 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S6800.

Alternative 430g cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200 which has better reviews.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 (£153.00) (448g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and type. This Fujifilm digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, and the Olympus Stylus 1 (£409.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix L120 (CCD), or the Coolpix L310 (CCD) both from Nikon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£149.00) (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Special Features

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Victoria
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant camera very fast delivery and very happy with purchase thankyou.

I bought this camera recently from PC World for.

Bought this a couple of weeks ago. The picture quality is poor and it's far too complicated. Maybe Fuji should have concentrated more on the basic lens quality and less on the gimmicks. Would NOT... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by Artemis

I will assume people know what they are looking for, and will concentrate on what is outstanding here. I have previously owned Fujifilm S5600, S2000HD.

You can lock focus when video... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Richard Bell "wildlife Illustrator"

I've enjoyed using the 30x zoom and the macro for bird, flower and insect photography. The lens makes it a rather chunky camera but the hand grip makes it easy to hold.
I've found the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2014 by S. Carrier

We bought this camera last year. apart from batters we find it a good solid camera, clear photos, good zoom, just wish it had spare lens cover. would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed 21 November 2013 by Steve

Bought the camera but within 6 months the off/on button broke and it had to be returned to the manufacturer at my expense. Also, you have to consider the cost of the 4 batteries which need regular... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2013 by JEFFREY G.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for wife to use on trip to Europe. used it for three weeks then had to send it in for warranty repair. good thing we had our old cannon for her to take...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm finepixs6800, fujifilm finepixs6800r, fujifilm finepixs6800w, fujifilm finepixs6800b, fujifilm finepixs6800re, fujifilm finepixs6800wh, fujifilm finepixs6800bl, fujifilm finepixs6800red, fujifilm finepixs6800whi, fujifilm finepixs6800bla, fujifilm finepixs6800whit, fujifilm finepixs6800blac, fujifilm finepixs6800white, fujifilm finepixs6800black
Barcodes 00074101021011, 00132017736426, 00163120832279, 00547410233995, 04547410233995

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