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Fujifilm FinePix S8500
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Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 46x CMOS Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
40x Optical Zoom(24mm-960mm) And Powerful Optical Image Stabilization- Capable of super-macro image at ranges as close as 1cm.- Lens shift image stabilization ensures that even hand-held shots are... More
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this Fujifilm digital camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 162 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 84 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers agreed that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Dan White mentioned in his review “The view finder is useful for this”. Diane M. Johnson mentioned on Amazon “The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking”. Eman mentioned “It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 concluded that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The LCD display screen is bright and easy to read” in their review of this digital camera. Grandpa mentioned on Amazon “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” in their review of this digital camera. In November last year Walter wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera works well, good pictures and screen”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner said in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. Nlee the Engineer scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The Canon SX50 has an EVF and offers a longer zoom range (50X vs”.

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Good Video Capture

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. B-Side wrote on Amazon “Orange) panorama and 3D! Shoots great HD video and up to 480 frames per second for great super slo mo video - although at that rate there is no audio”. Two years ago Cat wrote “My Canon does great videos without the zoom motor sound” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Ejk mentioned on Amazon “After that, I had several camcorders because I enjoy video” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The 44X zoom is wonderful” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 very highly. Andrew Frost mentioned “Obviously with extra long zoom the camera has to be steadied” . Bb mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Nice long zoom lens to take long distance”.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners agreed that the product had a good autofocus. Andrew B. wrote in November last year “The camera has major issues with auto focus and with there was a manual setting because of this” in his review of this digital camera. Andrew Frost mentioned three years ago “It is also necessary to ensure the focus is on the object you want to photograph.I have had lots of cameras over nearly 50 years” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and scored it 5 stars. Chuck wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “The focusing was ok.” but despite that he rated this digital camera 3 stars.

Eight Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Andrew Frost wrote on Amazon three years ago “I wanted a good lens that would work really well” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Eman mentioned on Amazon “Its 40X lens is fantastic” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. In November last year Pierre mentioned on Amazon “The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily”.

A few people thought the product had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Grandpa gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It is supposed to make image stabilization even better”. Leslie Fisher wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “Image stabilisation was good” nonetheless he scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 1 stars. Two years ago U2canwrite rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Its image stabilization feature is helpful” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers thought it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “When I used the correct mode setting the pictures are very good”. Andrew B. said on Amazon in November last year “Had hoped it would take decent enough pictures” but even so he only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Andrew Frost mentioned “The lens and quality of photos are both excellent” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Anthony Manganaro wrote on Amazon “Wanted a camera that would take high resolution photos and have a powerful optical zoom feature without breaking the bank” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and rated the product 5 stars. Dockingdr said “Still trying to get used to the autofocus on the "SLR", can be a pain depending on what you are shooting” . Jac wrote on Amazon “The colors look ok and the resolution is decent” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and rated it as excellent.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. Maciek Fulton said on Amazon “The camera lacks good quality low light abilities” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Three years ago Thomas rated this digital camera 5 stars and he said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “I am very pleased at its flash-less low light results”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. John W. Cecil said in his review on Amazon “The CMOS sensor allows very good sensitivity while color fringing”. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “It also has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, Full 1080p HD video at 60fps”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner considered that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Grm228 wrote “I first used it while sailing on a schooner in Gloucester MA and was amazed at the clarity of the pictures including full zoom” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. Anthony Manganaro gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he said “The camera does a very nice job”. Brian Clark scored the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “You can really get high quality photo's at a distance”. Brian Clark also mentioned “You can take good quality video with this camera as well”.

Good Technical Features

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had good features. Two years ago Afterhours wrote “In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features” in their review of this digital camera although they only rated it 2 stars. B-Side said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “It has an incredible zoom, great lens sharpness, fantastic extra features like black”. Brian Clark mentioned on Amazon “Pros - This camera has a ton of features which help you view scenery at different settings” in his review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder is great to use” in their review of this digital camera. Cat Mom gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact”. Charmin said “This camera is easy to use and user friendly” and rated the product as excellent.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote “The Macro and Flash settings are excellent” in their review. Two years ago Grandpa mentioned “It was easy to change settings” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Three years ago Karen Ford wrote “The menu is easy to navigate” in her Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

Some people who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Grandpa rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “I had a great experience with it, so I was comfortable with the decision”. Maciek Fulton mentioned “It is impossible to hold the camera still for that long with out a tripod”. Nlee the Engineer said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “It helps to hold the camera steady when shooting at super zoom” and scored the product 5 stars.

Several people thought this digital camera had a good experience. Cat Mom said on Amazon three years ago “Make sure you fill out the registration card with Fugi for excellent warranty experience”. Gobucks said “I did lots of research before choosing this model, assuming I'd have just as positive of an experience” . Ralph Pru said on Amazon three years ago “It certainly doesn't match my experience”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Three years ago D. Baxley wrote on Amazon “Stable shooting, leaning on top of a post, or car hood (how has time to set up a clunky tripod? The images once stable are great” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

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Nice Design

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who bought it considered that it was good looking. Afterhours wrote on Amazon two years ago “I have an HTC One which is a phone with a pretty decent” in their review nonetheless they only gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 2 stars. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Takes beautiful pictures from the wide angle to the longest telephoto with it's impressive lens”. Bb said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Wifi to transfer your pictures is pretty easy to do” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Nlee the Engineer gave it an excellent review and wrote “I prefer this design because I can use a set of in it” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. One customer who purchased it concluded that it was ergonomic. Dragoslav T. Marcovich mentioned “It is ergonomic, for super sharp pictures (maximum pixels) above X20 one needs a tripod or a 'bean bag”.

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Robust

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who bought it concluded that it was well made. Brian Clark scored it 4 stars and he said “Overall, if you want a solid camera that can take very clear pictures, this a good choice, I'm having a blast with this camera”. C. Parks wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “It appears to be well made, as are the other FinePixs I have had” although they rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 2 stars. Dockingdr wrote two years ago “Easy to use, brilliant zoom and macro, great colour tones, nice extra features and built in filters” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Adam J. Sacks wrote on Amazon in November this year “Sturdy, durable design” in his review of this digital camera. Jac rated the product as very good and wrote on Amazon “A neck strap (this one is actually very sturdy) EXTERIOR”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who bought it mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. One person thought it was reliable. Three years ago P. J. Long mentioned in their review “Trustworthy, company.”.

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Good Size

Nine customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Adam J. Sacks said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon this year “Perfect for non-professional compact travel”. Cat Mom mentioned on Amazon “What it can do in a compact camera all in one” in their review. Darren Hayes wrote “This is a digital bridge camera, so half way between compact and DSLR.”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Cat Mom wrote “Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy” in their review. Diane M. Johnson wrote in her review of this digital camera “Not as heavy as it appears, in fact” . Jo Mo wrote “Not too heavy and feels great in the hand” in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

Two Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good physically. Hillbilly John mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “There are a couple of physical improvements that would be beneficial, first is the lens cap” . Nlee the Engineer scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “The zoom lens of the S8200 is physically much longer than that of the S5”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was tight. One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good height. Fatah said on Amazon “The jar was exactly the same height in both shots” in their review.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a squeeze to fit in. Hillbilly John gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “It is a squeeze type that snaps into a grove in the lens housing.” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

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Good Battery Life

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 said that it had a good battery life. Brian Clark mentioned on Amazon “It really doesn't take that long to completely drain the battery”. Cat Mom mentioned “This camera has excellent reviews on battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Dan the Man mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery compartment seemed good and tight”.

Good Connectivity

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Richard Sensale wrote in his review on Amazon “So the USB sounded like a good alternative”.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Chuck said two years ago “The Wifi worked well and it handled Wifi Access points properly(unlike the Canon SX510” but in spite of that he rated it 60 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had email functionality.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Fezz wrote “Play back VID through its built in HDMI mini "c" port to the TV with out draining batteries” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Brian Clark said in his review of this digital camera “Cons - there is a loud noise when you zoom in - The biggest con is the amount of battery juice that is taken out of the camera after usage”. Chuck said on Amazon two years ago “I got a serious motor noise that was loud enough to completely overrun any normal audio I happened to be recording” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review however despite that he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. William Haas said on Amazon also two years ago “The extended zoom is noise free” in his review.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners said in their reviews that the product was quiet. D. Baxley said on Amazon “It is quiet as can be” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Ken scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Telephoto lens at 40X, silent operation option, continuos shooting” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Three years ago Steve Sleightholm said “In addition - the zoom feature is extremely fast and quiet” and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Support

Two Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who purchased the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. D. Baxley wrote “I do not have the fancy equipment to test these thing, only my own physical attributes, as weak as they are, help me make the choices I make” in their review of this digital camera.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Fujifilm has good average reviews for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Flash

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good flash.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00), and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94) is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix P600 ($399.99).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The FinePix S8500 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94).

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P600 ($399.99).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00), and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix P600 ($399.99).

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256 Auto Focus Points

256 auto focus points

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 256 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500 only have between 9 and 255 auto focus points.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Fujifilm camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a higher still image resolution than most bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Fujifilm camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it have a 3264 x 2448 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 11520 x 1088 and 5760 x 1088 and 3840 x 1088.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that came out more than a year ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support video resolutions of 320 x 120 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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 amongst all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the FinePix S8500 is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8500. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face detection" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500 range from 2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture is 4.4. At only 2.9, the FinePix S8500 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix S8500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500 do support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Coolpix P900 ($408.02), or the Coolpix P610 ($390.00) both from Nikon or the Olympus Stylus 1 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The FinePix S8500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8500 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S8500 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Coolpix P900 ($408.02), or the Coolpix P610 ($390.00) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The FinePix S8500 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 33x, and the average digital zoom is 7.1x.

If this bridge camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00) (4x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94) (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8500. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the FinePix S8500 has one of the narrower field of view amongst cameras of this age. The narrowest field of view of cameras of this age and spec is 97%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago is 21s. The FinePix S8500 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 8 seconds) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released one year ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 460,000 pixels, the FinePix S8500 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The display resolutions of similar spec cameras that were released one year ago range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 670,000 pixels.

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Thick

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is one of the thicker bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago (116.2 millimeters) amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500 the depths range from 42mm to 170mm, and the average depth is 99mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix S8500.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix S8500 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix S8500 has a relatively average optical zoom (46 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500.

If this Fujifilm camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94) (50x), or the Nikon Coolpix P610 ($390.00) (60x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00), or the Lumix DMC-GH3 ($339.00) both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus 1.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P600 ($399.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The FinePix S8500 has a pretty standard weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix S8500 has a fairly standard megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($69.94), and the Nikon Coolpix P610 ($390.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
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
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(1)
9 January 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is an ultra-zoom digital compact camera with a huge 46x optical zoom lens that starts from 24mm and reaches 1104mm at maximum telephoto. It also has a 16 megapixel... Read more…

User Reviews

(127)
Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Adam J. Sacks
(Verified Purchase)

Have received many compliments on this camera. Perfect for non-professional compact travel. Sturdy, durable design and the use of batteries simplifies operation. Very user friendly and has all of... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2016 by Stephen John Harris
(Verified Purchase)

Ok, so I am no photographer, I just like taking photos. This camera may change that. Received this morning and I took it to the local Rspb sanctuary to give it a whirl. It is so easy to use in... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by WV Ladyboz "Mary"
(Verified Purchase)

After using this camera for two years, I decided to write a review. After have a professional check my camera I found that I am not to blame for fuzzy, blurry and distorted pictures. I thought it... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2015 by Flysunshine
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is doing a great job for me. I have been able to get very far away photos of elk with this that comes out very clear. I am very impressed with this camera. The colors of the photos are... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Michael K. Hummel
(Verified Purchase)

Right at 10,000 pictures. This is the best Fuji Film camera we have ever owned. This is our 4th. You may be thinking, why 4. Well we have kids and take care of other people's kids. We take on... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm s8500, fujifilm s8500b, fujifilm s8500bl, fujifilm s8500bla, fujifilm s8500blac, fujifilm s8500black
Barcodes 00547410243161, 04547410243161

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