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Fujifilm FinePix S4800
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Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Digital Camera

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16MP 30x CCD Apr 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
30x Optical Zoom (24mm-720mm) And Powerful Optical Image Stabilization - Capable of super-macro image at ranges as close as 2cm.- Sensor shift image stabilization ensures that even hand-held shots... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com said that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “In this review, we'll find out if the stabiliser is powerful” in their Fujifilm FinePix S4800 review. One Fujifilm FinePix S4800 reviewer thought this digital camera had a good lens.

One Fujifilm FinePix S4800 owner reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

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Good Support

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S4800 owners who bought the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 considered that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Want a versatile camera that has plenty of zoom and full manual controls” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Fujifilm FinePix S4800 is an ultra-zoom digital compact camera sporting a 30x Super EBC Fujinon optical zoom lens, full manual controls”.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Bridge cameras manufactured by Fujifilm have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Fujifilm also has good reviews across its entire range.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras that were released more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The FinePix S4800 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S4800 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Samsung NX200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S4800, the FinePix S4800 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S4800 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX30 ($557.28), the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S4800 have digital zooms of between 2x and 500x, and the average digital zoom is 16x. With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) (126x).

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Light

The average weight of cameras of this type and age is 500g, and the weights range from 100g to 910g. The FinePix S4800 is one of the lighter digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S4800 (only 426 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 (437g).

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on cameras of this age and spec. 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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Four Supported Batteries

The FinePix S4800 has more supported batteries than most of the digital cameras of this age and type. Most of the cameras that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three supported batteries, however this Fujifilm camera has four supported batteries.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of cameras of this age and type is 240x, and the combined zoom range from 25x to 3,600x. With a combined zoom of 216 times zoom factor, the FinePix S4800 has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the FinePix S4800 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S4800. The photo effects "Black&White", "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S4800 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The FinePix S4800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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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 the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a comparable age and type to 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 were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 is 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 similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm camera also supports a video resolution 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 worst video resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The FinePix S4800 has a greater number of light metering modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S4800.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm FinePix S4800 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix S4800 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S4800.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 64, the FinePix S4800 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S4800. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum ISO speed of between 64 and 400, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S4800 support Full HD video, however the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix S4800 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Fujifilm FinePix S4800 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix S4800 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider including the Samsung NX30 ($557.28) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S4800 are not waterproof. The FinePix S4800 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S4800, the FinePix S4800 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX100V which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix S4800 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S4800. The flash modes "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 FinePix S4800 has a quite narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S4800. Across all the bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S4800 the field of view range from 95% to 100%.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S4800 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 39GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix S4800 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S4800.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix S4800 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S4800 have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The FinePix S4800 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 8 seconds) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S4800. The maximum camera shutter speeds of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2s to 120s.

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Only Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix S4800 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.1, the FinePix S4800 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S4800 the minimum apertures range from 2.5 to 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the Lumix DMC-FZ62 both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the FinePix S4800 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S4800.

We compared all the other 30x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is also worth considering.

If this bridge camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S4800.

Other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30.

If this Fujifilm digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ62 (16.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (16.1MP) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(4)
27 January 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Fujifilm FinePix S4800 is an ultra-zoom digital compact camera sporting a 30x Super EBC Fujinon optical zoom lens, full manual controls, a 16 megapixel sensor and sensor shift stabilisation.... Read more…

28 June 2013

The Fujifilm FinePix S4800 will appeal to those who are on a budget, but want a versatile camera that has plenty of zoom and full manual controls. This is ideal for those who want to test their...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 30x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz...

27 December 2013

Kompaktkameras gibt es viele. Zu Preisen unter 50 bis weit über 500 Euro...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm s4800, fujifilm s4800r, fujifilm s4800w, fujifilm s4800re, fujifilm s4800wh, fujifilm s4800red, fujifilm s4800whi, fujifilm s4800whit, fujifilm s4800white
Barcodes 04547410234213, 04547410234237, 04547410234251

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