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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 Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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38 Reasons For

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Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

FinePix S8500 owners on average rated this camera 84 out of 100.

Nice Design

Ten Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reckoned that it was good looking. Afterhours mentioned on Amazon “I have an HTC One which is a phone with a pretty decent”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Takes beautiful pictures from the wide angle to the longest telephoto with it's impressive lens”. Bb said in their review of this digital camera “Wifi to transfer your pictures is pretty easy to do”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers reckoned that the product was a good design. Adam J. Sacks rated this digital camera as excellent and he said “Sturdy, durable design and the use of batteries simplifies operation” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Nlee the Engineer mentioned in their review “I prefer this design because I can use a set of in it”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Dragoslav T. Marcovich said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “It is ergonomic, for super sharp pictures (maximum pixels) above X20 one needs a tripod or a 'bean bag” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Afterhours wrote on Amazon “In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features” in their review. Anthony Manganaro scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 5 stars and he said three years ago “The camera does a very nice job” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Brian Clark mentioned on Amazon “You can really get high quality photo's at a distance”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had a good viewfinder. Dan White wrote “The view finder is useful for this” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Diane M. Johnson said in her Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking”. Eman mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder” .

Several customers who bought the product thought it had a good screen. Amazon Customer gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “The LCD display screen is bright and easy to read” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Grandpa gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “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 wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera works well, good pictures and screen”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had an electronic viewfinder. Nlee the Engineer gave it a very good review and wrote “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 Quality Pictures

Several people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Three years ago Amazon Customer rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “When I used the correct mode setting the pictures are very good”. Andrew B. said “Had hoped it would take decent enough pictures” in his review of this digital camera. Andrew Frost gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “The lens and quality of photos are both excellent” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

Twelve people thought the product had a good picture resolution. Three 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 mentioned “The colors look ok and the resolution is decent” . Jac also said “You notice it has a very low resolution”.

A few people concluded that this digital camera was good in low light. Maciek Fulton wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The camera lacks good quality low light abilities” . Thomas wrote on Amazon “I am very pleased at its flash-less low light results”.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Four years ago John W. Cecil said in his review “The CMOS sensor allows very good sensitivity while color fringing” and scored it 5 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “It also has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, Full 1080p HD video at 60fps” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Three years ago Grm228 wrote in their review on Amazon “I first used it while sailing on a schooner in Gloucester MA and was amazed at the clarity of the pictures including full zoom” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Video Capture

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. B-Side said in their 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”. Three years ago Brian Clark scored the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “You can take good quality video with this camera as well” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Cat wrote on Amazon “My Canon does great videos without the zoom motor sound” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The 44X zoom is wonderful” in their review. Andrew Frost said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Obviously with extra long zoom the camera has to be steadied”. Anthony Manganaro mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Have a powerful optical zoom feature without breaking the bank” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

A number of customers considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Andrew B. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The camera has major issues with auto focus and with there was a manual setting because of this” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Andrew Frost mentioned in his review “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” . Chuck said on Amazon “The focusing was ok.”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Andrew Frost said “I wanted a good lens that would work really well”. Eman mentioned on Amazon “Its 40X lens is fantastic”. Pierre wrote “The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Grandpa rated it 5 stars and said in their review “It is supposed to make image stabilization even better”. Leslie Fisher wrote on Amazon “Image stabilisation was good” but despite that he only rated this digital camera 1 stars. U2canwrite mentioned “Its image stabilization feature is helpful”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 mentioned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is great to use” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Charmin said “This camera is easy to use and user friendly” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Chuck mentioned on Amazon “Anything above ISO400 showed some some noise, which was a bit disappointing(this is where the Auto(400) comes in handy”.

Eight people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Amazon Customer gave it a very good review and said in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “The Macro and Flash settings are excellent”. Grandpa rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 as excellent and mentioned “It was easy to change settings”. Four years ago Karen Ford said “The menu is easy to navigate”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was comfortable and easy to hold. Grandpa wrote “I had a great experience with it, so I was comfortable with the decision”. Maciek Fulton mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review four years ago “It is impossible to hold the camera still for that long with out a tripod” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Nlee the Engineer said on Amazon “It helps to hold the camera steady when shooting at super zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated it as very good.

Three Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Cat Mom wrote “Make sure you fill out the registration card with Fugi for excellent warranty experience” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and rated it as very good. Gobucks wrote on Amazon “I did lots of research before choosing this model, assuming I'd have just as positive of an experience”. Ralph Pru said on Amazon four years ago “It certainly doesn't match my experience” in his review of this digital camera.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 wrote that it was easy to setup. D. Baxley mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “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” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reckoned that it was compact. Adam J. Sacks said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Perfect for non-professional compact travel”. Four years ago Cat Mom scored it 5 stars and wrote “Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Cat Mom also wrote “What it can do in a compact camera all in one”.

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Cat Mom wrote four years ago “Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 5 stars. Also four years ago Diane M. Johnson mentioned in her Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “Not as heavy as it appears, in fact” and rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 as excellent. Jo Mo mentioned in her Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “Not too heavy and feels great in the hand”.

Some people said that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was good physically. Hillbilly John gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned “There are a couple of physical improvements that would be beneficial, first is the lens cap”. Nlee the Engineer wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “The zoom lens of the S8200 is physically much longer than that of the S5” and rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 5 stars.

One customer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was tight. Dan the Man said “The battery compartment seemed good and tight”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good height. Fatah mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The jar was exactly the same height in both shots” in their review but even so they gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Ariel Hernandez said “All its a great camera for the price” in his review of this digital camera. B-Side mentioned “In my opinion the S8300 features and price make it the best one” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and scored it very highly. Bowie Man Dan mentioned “High value features in an affordable camera” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and scored the product very highly.

Fourteen people thought it was a bargain for the price. Afterhours said “Obviously this camera has more settings to deal with focus, lighting, etc” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 however they gave it a score of 2 stars. Three years ago Bb scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Certainly not a deal breaker” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Also three years ago Edgar F. Garner rated the product as excellent and he wrote in his review “Want a great camera and a good deal, buy Fuji”.

Some customers said in their reviews that it was cheap. Fallingleaves mentioned on Amazon “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 mentioned three years ago “Can't afford something super expensive this is route to go” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Sportyrider mentioned on Amazon “I highly recommend this camera for anyone who is looking for an inexpensive point and shoot camera” in their review.

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Robust

Eleven people who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Brian Clark gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “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 four years ago “It appears to be well made, as are the other FinePixs I have had” . Three years ago Dockingdr scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Easy to use, brilliant zoom and macro, great colour tones, nice extra features and built in filters”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote that it was strong and durable. Jac mentioned “A neck strap (this one is actually very sturdy) EXTERIOR” . One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. P. J. Long gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Trustworthy, company.”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features. B-Side said in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon three years ago “It has an incredible zoom, great lens sharpness, fantastic extra features like black” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In the same month Brian Clark mentioned on Amazon “Pros - This camera has a ton of features which help you view scenery at different settings” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Cat Mom said on Amazon “Play with camera to learn advanced features” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Battery Life

Several people who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Brian Clark rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned “It really doesn't take that long to completely drain the battery” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Cat Mom wrote on Amazon “This camera has excellent reviews on battery life” in their review. Fdo Shopper mentioned on Amazon “Battery Life - Both have excellent battery life” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Connectivity

Two people reckoned that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Richard Sensale mentioned on Amazon “So the USB sounded like a good alternative” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 but despite that he scored it 20 out of 100.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Chuck mentioned on Amazon “The Wifi worked well and it handled Wifi Access points properly(unlike the Canon SX510” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 however he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had email functionality. One person concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Fezz said four years ago “Play back VID through its built in HDMI mini "c" port to the TV with out draining batteries” and scored it 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was noisy. Three years ago Brian Clark scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote 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 mentioned “I got a serious motor noise that was loud enough to completely overrun any normal audio I happened to be recording” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. William Haas said on Amazon “The extended zoom is noise free” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was quiet. D. Baxley wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is quiet as can be” and rated it 4 stars. Ken wrote on Amazon “Telephoto lens at 40X, silent operation option, continuos shooting” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Steve Sleightholm rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 5 stars and he wrote in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “In addition - the zoom feature is extremely fast and quiet”.

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Good Support

A number of customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance. 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 review.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Fujifilm has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Flash

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who bought the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 considered that it had a good flash.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S8500 the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a quite big optical zoom (46 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this bridge camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] (50x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (50x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The FinePix S8500 is a four number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S8500 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8500 is 100mm and the longest is 1,600mm. The FinePix S8500 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (1,104 millimeter) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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256 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

256 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The FinePix S8500 has more auto Focus (AF) pointss than most of the cameras of this age and spec. Most of the cameras of this age and spec 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 S8500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S8500. The white balances "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The FinePix S8500 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have still image resolution(s)s 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. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras that came out more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 26,000. The FinePix S8500 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The FinePix S8500 has a quite small maximum aperture number (6.5) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 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 digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. This digital camera also support video resolutionss 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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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 typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the FinePix S8500 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability. The FinePix S8500 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The FinePix S8500 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S8500, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is not waterproof. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8500 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The FinePix S8500 has a very small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S8500. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500 is 2x and the biggest is 500x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S8500. The flash modess "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 narrowest field of view of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 95% and the widest is 100%. The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Fujifilm 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 were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500 range from 64 to 400. The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix S8500 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8500.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think a cheaper camera such as the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a better rated camera such as the S1[pl_2145007_price], and the S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm are also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 577 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8500.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (470g and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel

The FinePix S8500 has a fairly typical megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for 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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
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
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
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)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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…

User Reviews

(127)
Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Adam J. Sacks
(Verified Purchase)

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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