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Fujifilm FinePix S8650
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Fujifilm FinePix S8650 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 36x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
69 Reviews

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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 90 out of 100. Over 71% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 8,671 user and expert reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases), Fujifilm has good ratings for its digital cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Twelve owners who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 reckoned that it was easy to use. Mr. C. Hooley wrote “Easy to use, many uselul functuions” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8650 review. Ms Elaine Anderson wrote in April last year “I just love this camera, takes brilliant photos and easy to use”. Olafthegreat1 mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April this year “Easy to use takes great pictures” .

One owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kindle Customer gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “Is easy to hold and grip in one hand”. One person who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Chunky Monkey wrote “Easy to set up and use”.

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus. Chunky Monkey said “You can just point and shoot or use one of a myriad of advanced settings”.

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Good Product Quality

Six customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Trevor Gibbs said “Excellent good quality great price”. Zingabob mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix S8650 review on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality is very good for the price rang the camera is in”. Phil K said “Picture quality good”.

Robust

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens cap does not fit right so it falls very easily and can cause some unhelpful scratches.” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Nice Design

Three owners thought it was good looking. John M said “This is a pretty reasonable general purpose camera”. Phil K gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “A nice looking camera, not what I would call compact” in his review of this digital camera. Cw mentioned on Amazon “Seems pretty foolproof and takes very sharp pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 reckoned that it was well designed. Sacred Sparta. said on Amazon “Love it, simple and easy, that's good design” in their Fujifilm FinePix S8650 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-one customers who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Marc Read wrote “Some very clever software to make photo choices for you”. Marc Read also wrote “Crisp pictures at good resolution” in his review. N Morin said “Will not focus 50% of the time, when it does the pictures are good” .

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. John M rated it 8 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “There are cameras with a more powerful zoom and a better sensor”.

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Good Quality Lens

Fourteen owners thought this digital camera had a good zoom. Marc Read mentioned two years ago “So why the four-star rating? One of the reasons you might be looking for a long zoom is to take pictures of wildlife, e.g” in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8650. Also two years ago Mr. K. Jury said on Amazon “Excellent Camera, only little gripe is when you zoom in it takes a while to stabilize”. Marc Read also wrote “If you want a really nice, all-round, camera with a great zoom” in his review.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Two years ago Zingabob rated the product 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The various functions (fish eye lens etc) are easy to use”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good viewfinder. T-Rex mentioned “Miss not having a view finder otherwise its a good purchase” . One owner concluded that this digital camera had a good screen. Danny mentioned “Other than the problem mentioned above, my only real problem with the camera is the screen” .


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 had good features. Penny wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Brilliant bells and whistles for the price”. S Scott wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “It takes brilliant pictures and has some great features on it (ie black & white except for red or blue etc)”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. John B scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned “Slower response than expected, noisy when lens zooms”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Mr. C. Hooley wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good lens and great battery life”. Danny mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The batteries supplied were pretty terrible and only lasted a few hours, I'd recommend getting a good rechargeable battery set and using those”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who bought the product said that it was compact. Two years ago Kindle Customer gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is nice and compact while still giving a 'big camera' feel”. Danny said in his review of this digital camera “The compact size enables it to fit in your pocket nicely”. Anne Farrall wrote two years ago “Fantastic little camera - compact enough to pop into a bag, great for my recent holiday photos as I didn't have to lug my DSLR camera” in her review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8650.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Cw mentioned on Amazon “Similar to previous reviews it is heavy on batteries”. Firth Froth wrote on Amazon “Heavy on the batteries” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Stuart Parnell wrote in his review of this digital camera “It is lightweight and does all I need, cannot wait to use it at a wedding in a couple of weeks” .

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 36 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 36x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Olympus SP810-UZ which has better reviews.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

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