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Fujifilm FinePix S8400
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Fujifilm FinePix S8400 Digital Camera

16.2MP 44x CMOS May 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
44x Zoom Bridge Camera With Wi-Fi The FinePix S8400W has a whole host of features to offer, including its huge 44x optical zoom, BSI-CMOS sensor, fast 0.3 second auto-focus speed and Full HD movie... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Good Connectivity

One Fujifilm FinePix S8400 reviewer said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 was wifi compatible. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 on expert website Imaging Resource.com two years ago “Built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking functionality can communicate either with iOS or Android phones”.

Supports Wi-Fi

The FinePix S8400 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8400 which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 supports video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], and the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] are also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S8400 the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. At 44 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8400 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S8400.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the FinePix S8500[pl_1565844_price] (46x and higher rated), the S1[pl_2145007_price] (50x and higher rated), or the S9200[pl_2145008_price] (50x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8400 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the S1[pl_2145007_price], the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix S8500[pl_1565844_price] all from Fujifilm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the FinePix S8400 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the S1[pl_2145007_price], the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix S8500[pl_1565844_price] all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8400 only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, however the FinePix S8400 has four number of batteries supporteds.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras of this age and type range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the FinePix S8400 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8400.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8400 is 100mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm. The Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,056 millimeter) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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256 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

256 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has more auto Focus (AF) pointss than most of the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8400. Most of the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago only have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however this camera has 256 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8400. The white balances "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The FinePix S8400 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S8400 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The FinePix S8400 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8400. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20. The FinePix S8400 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.5) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The FinePix S8400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S8400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm camera also supports a video resolutions of 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 amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8400.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix S8400 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8400 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The FinePix S8400 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8400 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite). The FinePix S8400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S8400 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8400 has one of the smallest digital zooms amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 2x, the biggest is 500x, and the average digital zoom is 18x.

There are a number of other 2x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] (4x and cheaper) or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix S8400 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The FinePix S8400 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8400. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix S8400 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8400. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this camera.

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Only 300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Fujifilm FinePix S8400 is a camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The FinePix S8400 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8400 is 93.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the FinePix S8400 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8400.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the S4500[pl_1353342_price], or the S4500[pl_1353342_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 577 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Other 577g cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price].

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price] (470g).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.2MP cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] (16.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the FinePix S8500[pl_1565844_price], and the S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Fujifilm camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

Built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking functionality can communicate either with iOS or Android phones and tablets using a free Fujifilm Camera Application, or with PCs via a home router using... Read more…

The lens has the ability to capture macro images just 1cm from your subject
The microphone is weak and the audio sounds weak on the camera during playback

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm s8400, fujifilm s8400w, fujifilm mss175991h01
Barcodes 00000016324446, 00074101022421, 00741010224214, 04547410243734

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