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Fujifilm FinePix S8300
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Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Digital Camera

16MP 42x CMOS Nov 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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15 Reasons For

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 4,245 expert and user reviews for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically for its bridge cameras.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix S8300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S8300 also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the motion JPEG frame rate of the FinePix S8300 of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. The average motion JPEG frame rate of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago is 39fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 240fps.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008 millimeter, the FinePix S8300 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The FinePix S8300 has a higher still image resolution than most bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448 and 3264 x 1840 and 2304 x 1728.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8300 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S8300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support video resolutionss 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Fujifilm FinePix S8300 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8300.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The FinePix S8300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Fujifilm camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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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 typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features One Light Metering

The Fujifilm FinePix S8300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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TFT Display

The FinePix S8300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8300.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The FinePix S8300 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8300.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the FinePix S8300 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix S8300 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8300 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The FinePix S8300 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The FinePix S8300 is not 3D. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S8300 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8300 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8300 the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Fujifilm FinePix S8300 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S8300. The flash modess "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix S8300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent L, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the FinePix S8300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8300.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix S8300 has a pretty typical optical zoom (42 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8300.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The FinePix S8300 has a pretty typical weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8300.

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Average Megapixel

The FinePix S8300 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8300.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm s8000, fujifilm s8000s, fujifilm s8000se, fujifilm s8000ser, fujifilm s8000seri, fujifilm s8000serie, fujifilm s8000series
Barcodes 00074101020458, 04547410233728
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