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Fujifilm S8500

Fujifilm S8500
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Fujifilm S8500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Fujifilm S8500 number 685 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
163 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 163 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, superior technical features and that it is reasonably priced. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The S8500 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
40x optical zoom(24mm-960mm) and powerful optical image stabilization
16M BSI-CMOS high image quality and fast autofocus, quick response
FULL HD MOVIE with stereo sound (1080i/60fps)
High performance shooting function
Easy upload and searching

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

67
Portrait Photography
Good
56
Landscape Photography
Average
44
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
71
Sports Photography
Very Good
89
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Fujifilm S8500 Video Reviews

How Big is the Fujifilm S8500?

The Fujifilm S8500 is 122.6mm wide and 86.9mm tall. It is 116.2mm deep and weighs 577g.

Fujifilm S8500 front dimensions
Fujifilm S8500 size in context

Fujifilm S8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The writer at website PhotographyBlog.com concluded that they would endorse this Fujifilm digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Fujifilm digital camera is 84 out of 100 based on 162 owner reviews. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers said in their reviews that it was noisy.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

19 people considered that it was easy to use, five customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • Some of them could be a little easier to use or explained better.
  • Ok shots, lots of settings, TERRIBLE zoom noise on movies…
    Chuck (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Obviously this camera has more settings to deal with focus, lighting, etc…
  • The camera is easy to use…
    Jim (Amazon) - August 2013
  • The different modes and settings are intuitive and easily accessed…
    Jim (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Color quality is exceptional and it is extremely easy to use in auto mode (haven't had a lot of time to try all the features…
  • A very small negative point (but interferes with the ease of use) is the lens cap placement…
  • The camera got easier to use and my photos got better…
    Ejk (Amazon) - May 2015
  • This camera is easy to use and user friendly…
  • The other great thing is the placement of all the controls is good and fits my grip well…

Customers Report Great Technical Features

15 people wrote that the Fujifilm S8500 had good features.

  • It gives the best features of a bridge camera such as manual control, its size, sturdiness…
  • It counted down slower so it never hit zero for the 32 gig chip have not done anything with the special bells and whistles…
    Fezz (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Pros - This camera has a ton of features which help you view scenery at different settings…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features…
  • High value features in an affordable camera…
  • Great size, really cool features, easy to operate…
    Elvis 57 (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Great buy! Lots of great features!
  • Impressive features and a good value compared to similar competing models…
  • It has a very high learning curve for anyone interested in using it's many advanced features…
    Fred (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Awesome features!

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

20 owners mentioned that the Fujifilm S8500 was good value for money.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,007 expert and user reviews (including 2,718 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was well made and two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people who bought the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

  • Best feature is a real viewfinder, not just the LED screens which go virtually BLACK on a sunny day…
    Particular1 (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The viewfinder makes it easy to take photos even in very bright days…
    Lucy (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The view finder is useful for this…
  • The build quality is great and the viewfinder is not 1/2 bad…
  • 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…
    Grandpa (Amazon) - March 2014
  • The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking…
  • It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder…
    Eman (Amazon) - July 2013
  • The electronic viewfinder is great to use…

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners agreed that the product was compact.

  • It is a squeeze type that snaps into a grove in the lens housing.
  • Make sure you play with the camera and you will be an excellent picture taker and pleased with this camera and what it can do in a compact camera all in one…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

17 people said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

  • You can take good quality video with this camera as well…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • You can really get high quality photo's at a distance…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • To me the price is right, quality is good…
    Ken (Amazon) - September 2013
  • In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features…
  • Bad Design, Lousy Quality, Buggy…
  • Color quality is exceptional and it is extremely easy to use in auto mode (haven't had a lot of time to try all the features…
  • , its built quality is good…
    JAC (Amazon) - May 2014
  • The photo quality is pretty decent…
    Pierre (Amazon) - June 2015
  • The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily…
    Pierre (Amazon) - June 2015
  • It is an easy camera to master, however the poor image quality is not to my liking…
    GooseFlats (Amazon) - August 2014

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Six owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

53 owners said that it was able to produce good images, two people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution but however 12 owners wrote in their review that the product took poor quality photos.. 10 customers considered that this digital camera was not able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

20 customers concluded that the product had a good zoom, four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and four customers concluded that it had a good autofocus. three people considered that the Fujifilm S8500 had a good image stabiliser.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2013.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Fujifilm S8500's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 64% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm S8500's optical zoom of 46x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 79% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S8500 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Fujifilm S8500 of 2.9 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Fujifilm S8500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm S8500 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Fujifilm S8500's weight of 577g is heavier than 87% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Fujifilm S8500 of 6.5 is in the largest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Fujifilm S8500 of 1,100mm is very long compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 99% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Fujifilm S8500 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm S8500's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The field of view of the Fujifilm S8500 of only 97% is narrower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the narrowest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The field of views of digital cameras range from 92% to 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Fujifilm S8500 features smile detection, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Fujifilm S8500 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm S8500's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm S8500 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

fujifilm s8500black

Barcodes:

00547410243161, 04547410243161

Frequently Asked Questions About the Fujifilm S8500

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