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Fujifilm FinePix S6800
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Fujifilm FinePix S6800 Digital Camera

16.2MP 30x CMOS Feb 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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25 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 80%.

Good Quality Lens

A few Fujifilm FinePix S6800 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Artemis wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix S6800 review “Super zoom, panorama, burst mode, high speed are all extras” . Richard Bell mentioned “I've enjoyed using the 30x zoom and the macro for bird, flower” in his review of this digital camera.

Several people who purchased it thought it had a good lens. Two years ago Artemis said “Lens flares are superb - no readout lines, just great flares” in their review and scored it very highly. Also two years ago Richard Bell mentioned on Amazon “Which has an automatic lens cap so that I can't get confused” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Exposure Control

Several Fujifilm FinePix S6800 reviewers agreed that it had good exposure controls. Richard Bell mentioned two years ago “The hand grip makes it easy to hold.I've found the exposure compensation button useful for difficult lighting situations, such as photographing against the light.” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Fujifilm bridge cameras have good ratings as do all cameras produced by Fujifilm.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Richard Bell mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 two years ago “As I understand it, this camera has only two aperture settings and you're expected to change exposure time” and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 80 out of 100.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. S. Carrier rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Apart from batters we find it a good solid camera, clear photos, good zoom, just wish it had spare lens cover”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The FinePix S6800 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S6800 also support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Samsung NX30 ($399.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S6800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S6800.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S6800 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($799.95), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S6800 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the FinePix S6800 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8200, or the Sony DSC-HX100V.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) (16.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Four Supported Batteries

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec only have between one and three supported batteries, however the FinePix S6800 has four supported batteries.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years is 36fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S6800 that we have assessed, the FinePix S6800's JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S6800. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S6800 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S6800.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the FinePix S6800 is more than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Black&White", "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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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 bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S6800 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This Fujifilm camera also support video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a TFT display which is better than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most cameras of a similar spec and age to it have an LCD display. 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the FinePix S6800 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S6800.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 64, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S6800. Bridge 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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14 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Some people who purchased it mentioned that it was not good quality. Jacko7542 said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The picture quality is poor and it's far too complicated”. Steve mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 on Amazon “Not very well made and I am expecting it to break again”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Richard Bell mentioned “The lens makes it a rather chunky camera” but despite that he gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S6800, the FinePix S6800 does not support video recording.

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

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony or the Samsung NX200.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S6800 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX30 ($399.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 ($448.00) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The smallest digital zoom of bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800 is 2x and the biggest is 500x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S8200, or the X-S1 both from Fujifilm.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix S6800. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S6800 is 98%. The FinePix S6800 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Shutter priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of this type and age is 39GB. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S6800, the maximum memory card size of the FinePix S6800 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 8 seconds, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this age and spec is 2s, the longest is 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The FinePix S6800 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S6800.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the FinePix S6800 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S6800.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Lumix DMC-FZ200, or the Lumix DMC-FZ72 both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the FinePix S6800 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S6800.

We compared all the other 30x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS, and the Sony DSC-HX200 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H300 (35x), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($183.33) (36x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 430 grams, the FinePix S6800 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the FinePix S4200 ($558.78) (448g), or the FinePix S4500 (448g) both from Fujifilm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix S6800 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (CCD and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
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 Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
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
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
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

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Victoria
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant camera very fast delivery and very happy with purchase thankyou.

I bought this camera recently from PC World for.

Bought this a couple of weeks ago. The picture quality is poor and it's far too complicated. Maybe Fuji should have concentrated more on the basic lens quality and less on the gimmicks. Would NOT... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by Artemis

I will assume people know what they are looking for, and will concentrate on what is outstanding here. I have previously owned Fujifilm S5600, S2000HD.

You can lock focus when video... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Richard Bell "wildlife Illustrator"

I've enjoyed using the 30x zoom and the macro for bird, flower and insect photography. The lens makes it a rather chunky camera but the hand grip makes it easy to hold.
I've found the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2014 by S. Carrier

We bought this camera last year. apart from batters we find it a good solid camera, clear photos, good zoom, just wish it had spare lens cover. would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed 21 November 2013 by Steve

Bought the camera but within 6 months the off/on button broke and it had to be returned to the manufacturer at my expense. Also, you have to consider the cost of the 4 batteries which need regular... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2013 by JEFFREY G.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera for wife to use on trip to Europe. used it for three weeks then had to send it in for warranty repair. good thing we had our old cannon for her to take...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm finepixs6800, fujifilm finepixs6800r, fujifilm finepixs6800w, fujifilm finepixs6800b, fujifilm finepixs6800re, fujifilm finepixs6800wh, fujifilm finepixs6800bl, fujifilm finepixs6800red, fujifilm finepixs6800whi, fujifilm finepixs6800bla, fujifilm finepixs6800whit, fujifilm finepixs6800blac, fujifilm finepixs6800white, fujifilm finepixs6800black
Barcodes 00074101021011, 00132017736426, 00163120832279, 00547410233995, 04547410233995
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