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Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 46x CMOS Dec 2014
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39 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

Digital camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 162 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 84 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Anthony Manganaro wrote on Amazon “The camera does a very nice job” and scored the product very highly. Brian Clark said “You can really get high quality photo's at a distance”. Brian Clark also wrote “You can take good quality video with this camera as well”.

Good Size

A number of customers said that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was compact. Adam J. Sacks wrote in January last year “Perfect for non-professional compact travel”. Cat Mom said on Amazon “Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact”. Cat Mom also said “What it can do in a compact camera all in one”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Cat Mom mentioned on Amazon “Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and scored the product very highly. Diane M. Johnson mentioned in her review four years ago “Not as heavy as it appears, in fact” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Jo Mo mentioned “Not too heavy and feels great in the hand” in her review of this digital camera and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 an excellent review score.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good physically. Hillbilly John wrote “There are a couple of physical improvements that would be beneficial, first is the lens cap” in their review. Nlee the Engineer mentioned in their review “The zoom lens of the S8200 is physically much longer than that of the S5”.

One person thought this digital camera was tight. Dan the Man wrote “The battery compartment seemed good and tight” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 however despite that he scored the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was a good height. Fatah mentioned “The jar was exactly the same height in both shots” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a squeeze to fit in. Hillbilly John rated the product 4 stars and said “It is a squeeze type that snaps into a grove in the lens housing.” in their review.

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Nice Design

Several people wrote that the product was good looking. Afterhours mentioned on Amazon “I have an HTC One which is a phone with a pretty decent” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “Takes beautiful pictures from the wide angle to the longest telephoto with it's impressive lens”. Three years ago Bb wrote “Wifi to transfer your pictures is pretty easy to do” and gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a score of 5 stars.

A number of people said in their reviews that it was a good design. Adam J. Sacks said “Sturdy, durable design and the use of batteries simplifies operation”. Nlee the Engineer said on Amazon four years ago “I prefer this design because I can use a set of in it” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was ergonomic. Four years ago Dragoslav T. Marcovich said “It is ergonomic, for super sharp pictures (maximum pixels) above X20 one needs a tripod or a 'bean bag” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers considered that it was well made. Three years ago Brian Clark gave this digital camera a rating of 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 said on Amazon four years ago “It appears to be well made, as are the other FinePixs I have had” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Three years ago Dockingdr gave the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 a very good review and wrote on Amazon “Easy to use, brilliant zoom and macro, great colour tones, nice extra features and built in filters”.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers said that it was strong and durable. Jac wrote three years ago “A neck strap (this one is actually very sturdy) EXTERIOR” . One customer thought it was easy to damage or scratch.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was reliable. P. J. Long mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “Trustworthy, company.”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Afterhours said on Amazon “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 the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 nonetheless they only scored it 2 stars. B-Side wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “It has an incredible zoom, great lens sharpness, fantastic extra features like black”. Bowie Man Dan mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “High value features in an affordable camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “The electronic viewfinder is great to use” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Charmin said “This camera is easy to use and user friendly”. Chuck wrote in his review three years ago “Anything above ISO400 showed some some noise, which was a bit disappointing(this is where the Auto(400) comes in handy” .

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote “The Macro and Flash settings are excellent” and scored it 5 stars. Also three years ago Grandpa scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It was easy to change settings” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Karen Ford mentioned in her review four years ago “The menu is easy to navigate”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Grandpa said on Amazon “I had a great experience with it, so I was comfortable with the decision” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Maciek Fulton mentioned “It is impossible to hold the camera still for that long with out a tripod”. Nlee the Engineer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It helps to hold the camera steady when shooting at super zoom” .

A few customers who bought it concluded that it had a good experience. Cat Mom said “Make sure you fill out the registration card with Fugi for excellent warranty experience” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Gobucks mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review “I did lots of research before choosing this model, assuming I'd have just as positive of an experience”. Ralph Pru wrote “It certainly doesn't match my experience” in his review of this digital camera.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. D. Baxley rated the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 4 stars and said “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.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners agreed that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said “The 44X zoom is wonderful” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and rated the product as very good. Andrew Frost mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Obviously with extra long zoom the camera has to be steadied”. Anthony Manganaro rated it 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “Have a powerful optical zoom feature without breaking the bank”.

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 concluded that it had a good autofocus. Andrew B. mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera has major issues with auto focus and with there was a manual setting because of this”. Four years ago Andrew Frost rated the product as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “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”. Three years ago Chuck wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “The focusing was ok.”.

Eight Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Andrew Frost he wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “I wanted a good lens that would work really well”. Eman said in their review “Its 40X lens is fantastic” and gave it a very good review score. Pierre said on Amazon “The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review.

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Grandpa said in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “It is supposed to make image stabilization even better” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. Leslie Fisher said in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon four years ago “Image stabilisation was good” but despite that he only gave it a rating of 1 stars. U2canwrite wrote in their review on Amazon “Its image stabilization feature is helpful”.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 was good for video recording. B-Side said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “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”. Cat said in the same month “My Canon does great videos without the zoom motor sound”. Ejk wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “After that, I had several camcorders because I enjoy video” .

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “When I used the correct mode setting the pictures are very good”. Andrew B. said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “Had hoped it would take decent enough pictures”. Four years ago Andrew Frost wrote in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 on Amazon “The lens and quality of photos are both excellent”.

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Dockingdr said “Still trying to get used to the autofocus on the "SLR", can be a pain depending on what you are shooting” in their review. Jac mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The colors look ok and the resolution is decent” . Jac also mentioned “You notice it has a very low resolution”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Maciek Fulton wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “The camera lacks good quality low light abilities”. Thomas wrote in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review on Amazon “I am very pleased at its flash-less low light results”.

A few people agreed that it had a good image sensor. John W. Cecil gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “The CMOS sensor allows very good sensitivity while color fringing” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It also has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, Full 1080p HD video at 60fps” .

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Grm228 wrote on Amazon three years ago “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 review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Dan White said in his review of this digital camera “The view finder is useful for this”. Diane M. Johnson wrote four years ago “The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking” in her Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review and rated it as excellent. Eman mentioned in their review also four years ago “It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The LCD display screen is bright and easy to read”. Grandpa gave the product an excellent review score and said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 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”. Walter said in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review two years ago “The camera works well, good pictures and screen” but in spite of that he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Nlee the Engineer scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon four years ago “The Canon SX50 has an EVF and offers a longer zoom range (50X vs”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 had a good battery life. Three years ago Brian Clark wrote “It really doesn't take that long to completely drain the battery” in his Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Cat Mom scored it very highly and said four years ago “This camera has excellent reviews on battery life” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8500 review. Fdo Shopper said in their review on Amazon “Battery Life - Both have excellent battery life”.

Good Connectivity

Several Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Richard Sensale wrote on Amazon “So the USB sounded like a good alternative”. Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Chuck he said in his review on Amazon “The Wifi worked well and it handled Wifi Access points properly(unlike the Canon SX510”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had email functionality.

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned 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 review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 reckoned that it was noisy. Brian Clark mentioned “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” in his review of this digital camera. Chuck mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 “I got a serious motor noise that was loud enough to completely overrun any normal audio I happened to be recording” . William Haas he said on Amazon “The extended zoom is noise free”.

Three Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. D. Baxley wrote “It is quiet as can be” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Ken rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Telephoto lens at 40X, silent operation option, continuos shooting”. Steve Sleightholm said four years ago “In addition - the zoom feature is extremely fast and quiet”.

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Good Support

Two people who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. D. Baxley mentioned on Amazon “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”.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,178 user and expert reviews for Fujifilm digital 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 camera digital cameras.

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Good Flash

One Fujifilm FinePix S8500 owner who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 said that it had a good flash.

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has one of the bigger optical zooms (46 times zoom factor) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of cameras of this type and age range from 1.3x to 65x.

If this Fujifilm digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] (50x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (60x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix S8500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the FinePix S8500 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], and the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the FinePix S8500 has one of the higher megapixels amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 12MP and the highest is 21MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 16.2MP cameras and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this bridge camera camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] (16.4MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The FinePix S8500 has one of the higher motion JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500 range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8500 is 750mm. At 1,104 millimeter, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500.

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256 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

256 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500 only have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the FinePix S8500 has 256 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 11520 x 1088 and 5760 x 1088 and 3840 x 1088.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The FinePix S8500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 7,700. At 12,800, the FinePix S8500 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S8500.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.5, the FinePix S8500 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix S8500. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix S8500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S8500. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. In addition, this digital 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 a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500.

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

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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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 camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the FinePix S8500 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix S8500, the FinePix S8500 does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The FinePix S8500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix S8500 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The FinePix S8500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the FinePix S8500 has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S8500. The smallest digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2x and the biggest is 210x.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] (4x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62[plb_1884253_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500. The flash modess "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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S8500 is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%. At only 97 percent, the FinePix S8500 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the FinePix S8500 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S8500. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the FinePix S8500 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix S8500. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only 300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 which takes 300 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the FinePix S8500 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix S8500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62[plb_1884253_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The FinePix S8500 has a relatively average weight (577 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Canon SX50 HS[plb_1410250_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm 6536175687
Barcodes 00006536175687, 00547410243161, 04547410243161

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