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Fujifilm FinePix S8500
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Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 46x CMOS Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
40x Optical Zoom(24mm-960mm) And Powerful Optical Image Stabilization- Capable of super-macro image at ranges as close as 1cm.- Lens shift image stabilization ensures that even hand-held shots are... More
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Fujifilm camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who said that this digital camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this bridge camera camera 80 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this Fujifilm camera is 84% based on 162 owner reviews.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Dan White scored the product very highly and he said “The view finder is useful for this” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Three years ago Diane M. Johnson wrote in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking”. Eman gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

Some customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The LCD display screen is bright and easy to read”. In the same month Grandpa mentioned “That will be a real asset when we are on travel, as a 10" tablet screen is much better than the camera's 3" display for reviewing the day's photos”. Walter said in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review in December last year “The camera works well, good pictures and screen” .

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner thought this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Nlee the Engineer mentioned on Amazon “The Canon SX50 has an EVF and offers a longer zoom range (50X vs” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

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Good Video Capture

Fifteen people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. B-Side said in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “Orange) panorama and 3D! Shoots great HD video and up to 480 frames per second for great super slo mo video - although at that rate there is no audio”. Cat wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “My Canon does great videos without the zoom motor sound”. Ejk scored it very highly and said on Amazon “After that, I had several camcorders because I enjoy video” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Fifty-nine Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer wrote “The 44X zoom is wonderful” and scored it very highly. Andrew Frost said in his review on Amazon “Obviously with extra long zoom the camera has to be steadied”. Bb said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “Nice long zoom lens to take long distance”.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good autofocus. Andrew B. mentioned on Amazon “The camera has major issues with auto focus and with there was a manual setting because of this” yet he scored this digital camera 2 stars. Andrew Frost said on Amazon “It is also necessary to ensure the focus is on the object you want to photograph.I have had lots of cameras over nearly 50 years” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Chuck said on Amazon “The focusing was ok.” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 but despite that he gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers thought it had a good lens. Andrew Frost said in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “I wanted a good lens that would work really well” and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 very highly. Eman said in their review of this digital camera “Its 40X lens is fantastic” and rated it 5 stars. Pierre said “The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily” in his review of this digital camera.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Grandpa said in their review on Amazon two years ago “It is supposed to make image stabilization even better”. Leslie Fisher mentioned on Amazon “Image stabilisation was good” in his review although he only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. U2canwrite mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 two years ago “Its image stabilization feature is helpful” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “When I used the correct mode setting the pictures are very good” and scored it 5 stars. Andrew B. said in his review on Amazon “Had hoped it would take decent enough pictures” but in spite of that he gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 40 out of 100. Andrew Frost mentioned in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon three years ago “The lens and quality of photos are both excellent”.

A few people who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Anthony Manganaro wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “Wanted a camera that would take high resolution photos and have a powerful optical zoom feature without breaking the bank”. Two years ago Dockingdr mentioned on Amazon “Still trying to get used to the autofocus on the "SLR", can be a pain depending on what you are shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Jac gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The colors look ok and the resolution is decent”.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Maciek Fulton gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The camera lacks good quality low light abilities” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Thomas wrote in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “I am very pleased at its flash-less low light results” .

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers concluded that it had a good image sensor. John W. Cecil rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “The CMOS sensor allows very good sensitivity while color fringing”. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “It also has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, Full 1080p HD video at 60fps” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Grm228 wrote in their review two years ago “I first used it while sailing on a schooner in Gloucester MA and was amazed at the clarity of the pictures including full zoom”.

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Robust

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Brian Clark mentioned on Amazon “Overall, if you want a solid camera that can take very clear pictures, this a good choice, I'm having a blast with this camera”. C. Parks wrote “It appears to be well made, as are the other FinePixs I have had” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated it 40 out of 100. Dockingdr wrote on Amazon “Easy to use, brilliant zoom and macro, great colour tones, nice extra features and built in filters” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Jac wrote “A neck strap (this one is actually very sturdy) EXTERIOR” in their review and scored the product very highly. One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. P. J. Long said “Trustworthy, company.” and gave the product an excellent review.

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Nice Design

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners considered that it was good looking. Afterhours mentioned on Amazon “I have an HTC One which is a phone with a pretty decent”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Takes beautiful pictures from the wide angle to the longest telephoto with it's impressive lens” in their review. Bb scored the product 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Wifi to transfer your pictures is pretty easy to do”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was a good design. This year Adam J. Sacks rated this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Sturdy, durable design and the use of batteries simplifies operation” in his review. Nlee the Engineer wrote on Amazon “I prefer this design because I can use a set of in it”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Dragoslav T. Marcovich said in their review “It is ergonomic, for super sharp pictures (maximum pixels) above X20 one needs a tripod or a 'bean bag”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners considered that the product was good value for money. Ariel Hernandez mentioned “All its a great camera for the price” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. B-Side rated the product as excellent and said “In my opinion the S8300 features and price make it the best one” in their review of this digital camera. Cat Mom wrote on Amazon “I found the most affordable and easy accessible batteries”.

A number of people thought it was a bargain for the price. Bb wrote on Amazon “Certainly not a deal breaker” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Edgar F. Garner scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 very highly and he wrote “Want a great camera and a good deal, buy Fuji”. Two years ago Elvis 57 mentioned on Amazon “Don't waste your money on this cheap camera!” in their review.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Fallingleaves mentioned “I need a new tripod though, as the inexpensive one I got with a pack I bought broke” in their review of this digital camera. Lauren gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote two years ago “Can't afford something super expensive this is route to go” in his review. Sportyrider said on Amazon “I highly recommend this camera for anyone who is looking for an inexpensive point and shoot camera”.

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Good Size

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. Adam J. Sacks he wrote “Perfect for non-professional compact travel” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Three years ago Cat Mom wrote on Amazon “What it can do in a compact camera all in one” and gave it an excellent review score. Darren Hayes mentioned on Amazon “This is a digital bridge camera, so half way between compact and DSLR.” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 very highly.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who bought it thought it was heavy and bulky. Cat Mom said “Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy” in their review of this digital camera. Diane M. Johnson mentioned on Amazon “Not as heavy as it appears, in fact” in her review. Jo Mo wrote in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Not too heavy and feels great in the hand” and rated it as excellent.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good physically. Hillbilly John wrote “There are a couple of physical improvements that would be beneficial, first is the lens cap” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 80 out of 100. Nlee the Engineer rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “The zoom lens of the S8200 is physically much longer than that of the S5” in their review.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who reviewed it thought it was tight. One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner thought this digital camera was a good height. Fatah mentioned on Amazon “The jar was exactly the same height in both shots” in their review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a squeeze to fit in. Hillbilly John wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “It is a squeeze type that snaps into a grove in the lens housing.”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Anthony Manganaro mentioned in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “The camera does a very nice job”. Brian Clark scored the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “You can really get high quality photo's at a distance” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Brian Clark also mentioned “You can take good quality video with this camera as well”.

Good Technical Features

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had good features. Afterhours mentioned on Amazon “In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features”. Two years ago B-Side wrote “It has an incredible zoom, great lens sharpness, fantastic extra features like black”. Also two years ago Bowie Man Dan scored it 5 stars and said in their review “High value features in an affordable camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is great to use” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Cat Mom gave it a very good review score and wrote “Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Charmin mentioned on Amazon “This camera is easy to use and user friendly”.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Afterhours said “Obviously this camera has more settings to deal with focus, lighting, etc” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer said in their review “The Macro and Flash settings are excellent”. Grandpa wrote two years ago “It was easy to change settings” and scored the product 5 stars.

Five customers wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Grandpa mentioned “I had a great experience with it, so I was comfortable with the decision”. Maciek Fulton said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is impossible to hold the camera still for that long with out a tripod” and rated it 80 out of 100. Nlee the Engineer gave it a very good review and mentioned “It helps to hold the camera steady when shooting at super zoom” in their review.

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good experience. Cat Mom said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Make sure you fill out the registration card with Fugi for excellent warranty experience” and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 5 stars. Gobucks said on Amazon “I did lots of research before choosing this model, assuming I'd have just as positive of an experience” yet they rated it 2 stars. Ralph Pru mentioned “It certainly doesn't match my experience”.

One customer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Three years ago D. Baxley wrote on Amazon “Stable shooting, leaning on top of a post, or car hood (how has time to set up a clunky tripod? The images once stable are great” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers concluded that it had a good battery life. Brian Clark wrote in his review “It really doesn't take that long to completely drain the battery”. Cat Mom said on Amazon “This camera has excellent reviews on battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Dan the Man said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery compartment seemed good and tight” but in spite of that he rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Richard Sensale wrote in his review on Amazon “So the USB sounded like a good alternative” nonetheless he only scored this digital camera 1 stars.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was wifi compatible. Chuck wrote “The Wifi worked well and it handled Wifi Access points properly(unlike the Canon SX510” in his review of this digital camera.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who purchased it considered that it had email functionality.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago Fezz wrote “Play back VID through its built in HDMI mini "c" port to the TV with out draining batteries” in their review and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a rating of 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers who bought it agreed that it was noisy. Brian Clark mentioned in his review on Amazon “Cons - there is a loud noise when you zoom in - The biggest con is the amount of battery juice that is taken out of the camera after usage”. Chuck wrote in his review “I got a serious motor noise that was loud enough to completely overrun any normal audio I happened to be recording” . William Haas gave the product a score of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The extended zoom is noise free” in his review.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Three years ago D. Baxley wrote on Amazon “It is quiet as can be” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Ken wrote “Telephoto lens at 40X, silent operation option, continuos shooting” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Steve Sleightholm said “In addition - the zoom feature is extremely fast and quiet” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and gave this digital camera a very good rating.

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Good Support

Two Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago D. Baxley wrote on Amazon “I do not have the fancy equipment to test these thing, only my own physical attributes, as weak as they are, help me make the choices I make” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Fujifilm.

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Good Flash

One customer concluded that it had a good flash.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 supports Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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256 Auto Focus Points

256 auto focus points

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 256 auto focus point camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S8500 only have between 9 and 255 auto focus points.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S8500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most cameras of this type and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 11520 x 1088 and 5760 x 1088 and 3840 x 1088.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S8500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8500. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This Fujifilm camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 120 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the FinePix S8500 is more than most cameras that came out more than a year ago. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8500. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 3. At only 2.9, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500.

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12 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £36.01

The FinePix S8500 has increased in price by £36.01 in the last 56 days.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age support WiFi connectivity, however the FinePix S8500 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S8500 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S8500 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The FinePix S8500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix S8500 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S8500 the digital zooms range from 2x to 33x, and the average digital zoom is 8x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8500. 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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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the FinePix S8500 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500. The narrowest field of view of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S8500 is 97% and the widest is 100%.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Fujifilm camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 32s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 8 seconds, the FinePix S8500 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 460,000 pixels, the FinePix S8500 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8500 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This bridge camera camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8500.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 46 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S8500.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (50x and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. 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 PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price], or the PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a fairly typical weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix S8500 has a relatively average megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8500.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
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
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

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Expert Reviews

(1)
9 January 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

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... Read more…

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Adam J. Sacks
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Have received many compliments on this camera. Perfect for non-professional compact travel. Sturdy, durable design and the use of batteries simplifies operation. Very user friendly and has all of... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2016 by Stephen John Harris
(Verified Purchase)

Ok, so I am no photographer, I just like taking photos. This camera may change that. Received this morning and I took it to the local Rspb sanctuary to give it a whirl. It is so easy to use in... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by WV Ladyboz "Mary"
(Verified Purchase)

After using this camera for two years, I decided to write a review. After have a professional check my camera I found that I am not to blame for fuzzy, blurry and distorted pictures. I thought it... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2015 by Flysunshine
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is doing a great job for me. I have been able to get very far away photos of elk with this that comes out very clear. I am very impressed with this camera. The colors of the photos are... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Michael K. Hummel
(Verified Purchase)

Right at 10,000 pictures. This is the best Fuji Film camera we have ever owned. This is our 4th. You may be thinking, why 4. Well we have kids and take care of other people's kids. We take on... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm s8500, fujifilm s8500b, fujifilm s8500bl, fujifilm s8500bla, fujifilm s8500blac, fujifilm s8500black
Barcodes 00547410243161, 04547410243161

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