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Fujifilm FinePix S8650 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 36x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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Fujifilm Finepix S8650 Review

10 Reasons For

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Fujifilm bridge cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Fujifilm is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Fujifilm FinePix S8650 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L310[plb_1716915_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix S8650 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix S8650 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the FinePix S8650 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports sd, sdhc and sdxc memory cards, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The weights of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8650 range from 100g to 910g. With a weight of only 380 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 is one of the lighter similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst bridge cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price] (380g).

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the FinePix S8650 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats Linear PCM monaural are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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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 this spec and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix S8650 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 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 video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S8650 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S8650, the minimum focal length of the FinePix S8650 of only 4.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. The shortest minimum focal length of bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix S8650 is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix S8650 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S8650 do support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The FinePix S8650 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8650 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8650 do not support WiFi connectivity. The FinePix S8650 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix S8650 do not have a GPS. The FinePix S8650 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price], or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] all from Sony.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 16x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 500x. The FinePix S8650 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8650.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (4x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S8650 is 6.7. At only 2.9, the FinePix S8650 has a very big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Has One White Balance Mode

The FinePix S8650 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes shade,fine,Automatic scene recognition,Fluorescent light (Daylight),Fluorescent light (Warm white),Fluorescent light (Cool white),Incandescent light,Custom are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Fujifilm FinePix S8650 is a digital camera that takes 250 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 100mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length is 730mm. At only 162 millimeters, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S8650.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The FinePix S8650 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 16 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S8650 is 12MP and the most is 22MP.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The Fujifilm FinePix S8650 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes manual,shutter priority,Programmed AE are also found on this camera.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

When compared to other cameras of this age and spec, the FinePix S8650's minimum aperture of 19 is one of the largest. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8650 the minimum apertures range from 2.5 to 19.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8650

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix S8650 has a fairly average optical zoom (36 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8650.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8650.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Pentax X5[plb_1456635_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Other Features
Audio Recording Format
Auto Focus
Lens Cap Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by GRAHAM CHADWICK
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Great value and excellent service. Very satisfied...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Firth Froth
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Excellent but heavy on the batteries. very easy to use.

Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Very pleased with camera.Just what I have been looking for.

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Camera arrived promptly and well packaged. it had been accurately described and I was well pleased with the product...

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Wonderful camera no faults with it at all would recomend it to anyone but it lost 2 stars because when I got it I saw on Amazon the price to £99.98 so be carefu...

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Ms Elaine Anderson
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I just love this camera, takes brilliant photos and easy to use.

Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Andrew proctor
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Really good camera and quick delivery...

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Mr. T. Delaney
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Very good...

Reviewed 21 May 2016 by Annabelle
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Love love love this camera, am still figuring out all the features, as I am a bit of a technophobe. Clear sharp photos, and quite user friendly. Would definitely recommend this camera.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
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This camera is really bloody good! It has a brilliant zoom! Best Feature: Super Macro setting! I've taken so really clear and rad photos with this setting! A not so good feature: The lens cap does... Read more…

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