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Fujifilm S4900 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 14MP 30x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are average
Easy to use
Poor support
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

S4900 owners on average rated this camera 73 out of 100.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,671 user and expert reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Brian J. wrote “HAVING OWNED AN s5000 SINCE 2003 WHICH FINALLY GAVE UP THE GHOST RECENTLY, i WAS DELIGHTED TO USE THE s4900”. One owner who purchased the Fujifilm S4900 reckoned that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Brian J. mentioned on Amazon “Size of viewing screen easier handling and moreflexible options”.


Good Quality Pictures

Three people reckoned that the Fujifilm S4900 was able to produce good images. Caspar wrote in their review of the Fujifilm S4900 on Amazon three years ago “And learn how to use it to get the ultimate photos.”. Caspar also mentioned “Occasionally i get a good photo out of it” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who bought the product considered that it had a good screen.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person considered that it was good value for money. Caspar scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Good value for money and seems to be quality”.


Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm S4900 has a fairly big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

We compared this camera to all the other 30x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the SL300, and the HS30 (£317.00) both from Fujifilm or the Canon SX500 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ365 (36x), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 (£239.99) (36x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 6.7 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S4900 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

There are a number of alternative 6.7x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the AX600, the SL260, or the FinePix JX500 all from Fujifilm.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the FinePix JX660 (7.2x and higher rated), or the JX650 (7.2x and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm. The Fujifilm S4900 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. With a maximum aperture number of 20, the Fujifilm S4900 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Fujifilm S4900 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S4900 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K, or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S4900 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This Fujifilm camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1536 and 2048 x 1360 and 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S4900 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

A 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm S4900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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 Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Fujifilm S4900 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm S4900 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Fujifilm S4900 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature histogram.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have maximum memory card sizes of between 4GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Fujifilm S4900 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm S4900 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm S4900 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm S4900 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm S4900 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm S4900 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 common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This digital 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). Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Support

Poor Support

One person thought the Fujifilm S4900 did not have good technical guidance.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 448 grams, the Fujifilm S4900 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 448g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S4400.

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Display

Very Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%. The Fujifilm S4900 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm S4900 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Leica T (£359.00) (3.7"), or the Samsung EK-GC100 (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the S4900 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04547410245479

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