Close
Share on
Fujifilm FinePix S8600
Fujifilm FinePix S8600
26 Images + 20 Videos

Loading image...

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Digital Camera

£132.99
Bridge Camera 16MP 36x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Robust
Good features
86 Reviews
eBay £132.99 Go to Store
See All 2 Prices from 1 Store | £132.99 - £172.40 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 83 out of 100 on average. 51 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 71% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,047 owner and expert reviews (including 1,137 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 94% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Features

Three owners said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 had good features. Website Newegg.com said “Fastest Android tablet with all the bells and whistles”. They also mentioned “The dock features a full QWERTY keyboard, fairly decent” in their review.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Fujifilm camera has been on the market since July 2014.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm S2980 (£113.84), or the Olympus SZ-14 (£104.99) both of which have better reviews; or the Samsung WB2100 (£135) which is cheaper.

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Price

Good Value for Money

Six owners considered that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com wrote “Easy to use, good price”. Red said “Its a good price and lots of features.” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600. Damien Cunningham mentioned “Any drawbacks are of insignificant value and related only to personal preferences” .


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8600 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) which has better reviews; or the Samsung WB50F (£132.87), or the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) both of which are cheaper.

What is a built-in flash? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The FinePix S8600 has a quite big optical zoom (36 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (42x) which also has a higher rating.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this Fujifilm digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (4x and higher rated).

What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 900 millimeters, the FinePix S8600 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,500mm.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The FinePix S8600 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (19) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 2.5 to 38.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of cameras of this age and spec range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 380 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is one of the heavier medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Samsung WB2100 (£135) (503g and cheaper), or the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) (485g and cheaper).

What does "weight" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix S8600 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) which has better reviews; or the Samsung WB50F (£132.87), or the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) both of which are cheaper.

What is an image stabilizer? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99), and the Nikon L820 (£143.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (£151.49) (16.4MP and higher rated); or the Samsung WB50F (£132.87) (16.2MP and cheaper).

What does "megapixel" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI.

What is an HDMI? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The FinePix S8600 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S8600 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

What does "video resolutions" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Design

Robust

Three owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was well made. Mrs. Ca Ferguson gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “Cracking camera, well worth the money with loads of additional features built in” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Robert King wrote on expert review site Amazon “The camera is of a reasonable build quality” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Quality

Nine people who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 “Slim, solid, quality build” although they rated the product 1 stars out of 5. They also said “Good Image Quality” in their review. And also wrote “GREAT GRAPHICS quality”.

Good Looking

Ten customers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com said “Great display, light weight, good looking, fast”. They also wrote “Nice looking tablet” in their review. And also mentioned “Where to begin Its thin, light, fast, has a beautiful screen”.

Two customers reckoned that it was smooth. Website Newegg.com said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 “Smooth screen transition”. Kirby B. wrote on expert website Newegg.com “This tablet is so fast, smooth” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Website Newegg.com wrote “Nice look of the design” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

Nine customers considered that the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 was easy to use. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera “Speed, light weight, easy to use, zoom on video integrated into system” although they scored it 20 out of 100. They also mentioned “Fun to use” in their review. J Etherton-Scott said “Brilliant camera easy to use great photos” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.


Power

Good Battery Life

Seven owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Website Newegg.com wrote “Great battery life for the amount of power it packs 13 hours of video playback”. They also said “The battery life is awesome” in their review. And also wrote “Very fast and smooth, long battery life, excellent design”.


Good for Video Recording

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Probably a large volume of movies” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8600 review however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars out of 5. They also said “Fast and furious in games, movies and more” in their review. Setryyk wrote on expert review site Walmart.com two years ago “It can only record 9 minutes of good video” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 20 out of 100.

Able to Produce Good Images

Thirteen owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Website Newegg.com wrote “If you are in the mood for a bright and vivid display (Movies Games Pictures Web Browsing Everything) the feature” . They also mentioned “The picture looks really good” in their review. Laurence R. said on expert review site Amazon “Wouldn't get it again overall, picture quality varies from brilliant to a”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Website Newegg.com wrote “The resolution is crystal clear” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Wonderfully thin, Crisp and Vivid screen (no bleeding or dead pixels on mine” in their review.

Read more Less

Good Quality Lens

Seven people agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 had a good zoom. Red wrote on expert review site Amazon “The zoom works well”. Two years ago Stacy P said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Though it still works just fine, we decided to upgrade to a newer model for the improved zoom and video quality”. Robert King wrote “It has an impressive zoom range” however despite that he rated it 40 out of 100.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Robert King wrote on expert website Amazon “It has a reasonable image stabilisation system” however despite that he only rated this digital camera 40 out of 100.

Read more Less

Good Screen

Eighteen customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice display when it works”. They also mentioned “Gorilla glass Screen clear and bright” in their review. And also said “Outdoor screen settings”.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00074101023848, 00741010238488, 04547410262957, 04547410262988, 04547410263015, 07350053452343

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm FinePix S8600 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Sony DSC-HX400

Sony
DSC-HX400

£ 282.99
Vastly bigger digital zoom
User reviews are a bit better
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed
£150 More Expensive
Leica V-Lux

Leica
V-Lux

£ 879.00
User reviews are appreciably better
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed
18,600 higher maximum ISO speed
£746 More Expensive
Better user reviews
Longer maximum camera shutter speed
75% higher maximum ISO speed
£446 More Expensive
Kodak Pixpro AZ421

Kodak
Pixpro AZ421

£ 158.38
Considerably better user reviews
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed
50% bigger digital zoom
£25 More Expensive
50% bigger digital zoom
47% longer maximum camera shutter speed
Newer by seven months
£32 More Expensive
Kodak Pixpro AZ651

Kodak
Pixpro AZ651

£ 269.99
Slightly better user reviews
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed
50% bigger digital zoom
£137 More Expensive
Feedback