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Fujifilm FinePix S8600
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Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Digital Camera

16MP 36x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
FUJINON 36x Optical Zoom (25 - 900mm)* & Super Macro FUJINON zoom lenses with fast apertures of f/2.9 to f/6.9 With 14 elements in 10 groups, the lens combines aspherical and ED elements to good... More
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29 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 142 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Fujifilm digital camera is 83%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 had a good zoom. 20 Cent mentioned last year “It has 50x zoom which I have used to good effect photographing ships at sea to see the detail later on my computer” in their review of this digital camera. Philly mentioned “The zoom is great and backed up by the 2x digi zoom you can get really close sharp pictures” and scored the product 4 stars. Red said “The zoom works well” but they gave it a rating of 2 stars.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. One customer concluded that it had a good autofocus. Robert King mentioned in his review of this digital camera two years ago “They are rarely quite in focus and the colours look flat” .

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Robert King mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 “It has a reasonable image stabilisation system”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Christos Kemitzis wrote in their review “It takes good pictures” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Damien Cunningham said in his Fujifilm FinePix S8600 review on Amazon “The black & white pictures are particularly crisp with rich clean shades”. David said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great camera takes lovely pictures, just what I wanted” and scored it very highly.

Easy to Use

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Damien Cunningham mentioned “Thankfully Fuji have stuck with their successful easy to use menu screen which any new user will be proficient with in no time at all” in his review. J Etherton-Scott gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant camera easy to use great photos”. Rob said a few weeks ago “Easy to use in auto mode”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. 20 Cent mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8600 review “The controls and menu are easy to find ones way around so maybe I will experiment later”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Caw1972 rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “Very happy with the quality and the performance of the item” in their review. Damien Cunningham said on Amazon “The video sound and quality is very good though you do lose focus when travelling through the zoom ranges until you settle on your choice” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Laurence R. wrote in his review a few weeks ago “Wouldn't get it again overall, picture quality varies from brilliant to a”.

Good Size

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Robert King said “I purchased this camera after having a few FujiFilm compact cameras in the past” in his review however he only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Robert King also said “A bit more versatile than a compact”.

One customer considered that this digital camera was lightweight. Punkfairy mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and the zoom is very good” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owner concluded that the product was tight. Two years ago Damien Cunningham said on Amazon “Can be switched off in case any of your relatives have lockjaw or bought super tight underpants from ASDA”.

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Robust

Several people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well made. Mrs. Ca Ferguson scored it very highly and mentioned in their review “Cracking camera, well worth the money with loads of additional features built in”. Robert King mentioned on Amazon “The camera is of a reasonable build quality” in his review of this digital camera.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owner considered that it was reliable. Stacy P said “We are very disappointed after having such a good, reliable camera with the previous FinePix version” yet he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewers wrote that the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 had good features. 20 Cent said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 on Amazon “It has a lot of features that I don't expect to ever use”.

Good Video Capture

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Stacy P wrote in his review on Amazon “Though it still works just fine, we decided to upgrade to a newer model for the improved zoom and video quality”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com said in their review “Images and movies are saved on Secure Digital cards, including the higher-capacity SDHC” .

Good Connectivity

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Red wrote “Has great video, very fast USB download, lots of rapid shoot options etc”.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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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Nice Design

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewer considered that the product was good looking. Red wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 in October last year “However - with that said, for more standard photography its pretty good”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 owner considered that the product had a good screen.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price], and the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix S8600 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8600.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that were released 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 other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews.

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Light

The FinePix S8600 is quite light (only 380 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average weight of bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S8600 is 500g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] (448g and cheaper).

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The FinePix S8600 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8600. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the FinePix S8600's maximum aperture of 19 is one of the smallest. The average maximum aperture of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S8600 is 6.7, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 20.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 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 camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix S8600 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm camera 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 bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The FinePix S8600 has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S8600. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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TFT Display

The FinePix S8600 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most bridge cameras that are a similar 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8600.

The worst display amongst similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

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

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16 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Fujifilm FinePix S8600 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not noisy.

Poor Support

Two customers mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Kenofglenlee wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Wrong manual provided”. Red said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 “It has no manual focus and no way to prevent it trying to re-focus on shutter press”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix S8600 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years which support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8600, the FinePix S8600 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S8600 are not 3D compatible. The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8600, the FinePix S8600 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S8600 do not have a GPS. The FinePix S8600 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 16x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8600 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2x digital zoom cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The FinePix S8600 has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1280x720@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 320×240@30fps and 1280×720@30fps and 640x480@30fps. The worst resolution at capture speeds of all digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S8600 is 320x240@25fps and the best is 3840x2160@24fps.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The FinePix S8600 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8600. The flash modes "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S8600. The light exposure modes "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

The FinePix S8600 is a camera that takes 250 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8600 take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S8600 have minimum focal lengths of between 4.5mm and 28mm. At 25 millimeters, the FinePix S8600 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S8600.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix S8600 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8600.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8600 the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels. At only 460,000 pixels, the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix S8600.

Average Screen Size

The FinePix S8600 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S8600.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price], and the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 36 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8600 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (42x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the FinePix S8600 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8600.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode 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
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
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
Packaging Content
Other Features

Expert Reviews

4 February 2014

Images and movies are saved on Secure Digital cards, including the higher-capacity SDHC and SDXC types. Connectivity includes an Mini (Type C) HDMI high-definition video output, and a USB 2.0 High... Read more…

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

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User Reviews

(84)
Reviewed 27 December 2011 by Mark H.
(Verified Purchase)

Really, this machine is all its hyped to be. I know its rolling out slowly, but its worth the wait, trust me...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Cd44
Cd44 would recommend the Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Would like a longer warrenty. Only one year but I have used Fine Pix before with good results. I was a little disappointed with color but you can adjust to have better color. I take pictures in... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by SarahofBorg
SarahofBorg would recommend the Fujifilm FinePix S8600

There were three reasons I bought this camera. The zoom was my first priority, and this is perfectly satisfactory. It's not hard to find a long-zoom camera these days, and any higher zoom than... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2012 by Lee C.
(Verified Purchase)

I personally am tired of "day one" patches/firmware updates. I bought a product that was advertised with certain features and more or less am being told don't worry we are going to fix those... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2012 by James A.
(Verified Purchase)

I spent a long time wondering: 1) if I needed a tablet; 2) if the TFP was the tablet for me. In the end I convinced myself I did need a tablet and that the TFP was the best option for me. I spent... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm p10nc12690, fujifilm p10nc12700, fujifilm p10nc12690a, fujifilm p10nc12700a
Barcodes 00074101023848, 00741010238488, 04547410262957, 04547410262988, 04547410263015, 07350053452343

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