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Fujifilm S8500

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 16.2 megapixel 46 times zoom factor digital camera
Bridge 16.2MP 46x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Fujifilm S8500 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Fujifilm S8500 as follows for Summary.
87
163 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 163 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good technical features and that it is reasonably priced. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Fujifilm digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Heavy
Quite small digital zoom

Fujifilm S8500 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm S8500?

The Fujifilm S8500 is 122.6mm wide and 86.9mm tall. It is 116.2mm deep and weighs 577g.

Fujifilm S8500 front dimensions

Fujifilm S8500 size in context

Fujifilm S8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at review website PhotographyBlog.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this Fujifilm camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received a rating of 80% from camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 84 out of 100. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased the Fujifilm S8500 reckoned that it was noisy.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

19 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use, five customers wrote that it was easy to use the menus and three owners concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • Some of them could be a little easier to use or explained better.
  • Ok shots, lots of settings, TERRIBLE zoom noise on movies…
    Chuck (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Obviously this camera has more settings to deal with focus, lighting, etc…
  • The camera is easy to use…
    Jim (Amazon) - August 2013
  • The different modes and settings are intuitive and easily accessed…
    Jim (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Color quality is exceptional and it is extremely easy to use in auto mode (haven't had a lot of time to try all the features…
  • A very small negative point (but interferes with the ease of use) is the lens cap placement…
  • This camera is easy to use and user friendly…
  • The camera got easier to use and my photos got better…
    Ejk (Amazon) - May 2015
  • The other great thing is the placement of all the controls is good and fits my grip well…

Users Report Good Technical Features

14 owners reckoned that it had good features.

  • It counted down slower so it never hit zero for the 32 gig chip have not done anything with the special bells and whistles…
    Fezz (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Pros - This camera has a ton of features which help you view scenery at different settings…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features…
  • High value features in an affordable camera…
  • Great size, really cool features, easy to operate…
    Elvis 57 (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Great buy! Lots of great features!
  • Impressive features and a good value compared to similar competing models…
  • It has a very high learning curve for anyone interested in using it's many advanced features…
    Fred (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Awesome features!
  • There are many more features to the camera.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 people said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Fujifilm Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 10,990 owner and expert reviews (including 2,603 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Three people who bought this digital camera considered that it was well made and two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

  • Best feature is a real viewfinder, not just the LED screens which go virtually BLACK on a sunny day…
    Particular1 (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The viewfinder makes it easy to take photos even in very bright days…
    Lucy (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The view finder is useful for this…
  • The build quality is great and the viewfinder is not 1/2 bad…
  • 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…
    Grandpa (Amazon) - March 2014
  • The added electronic view finder feature is helpful in bright light picture taking…
  • It is one of the few cameras, in its price range, that has a view finder…
    Eman (Amazon) - July 2013
  • The electronic viewfinder is great to use…

Users Report Excellent Design

Three owners who reviewed the product said that it was good looking.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people mentioned that it was compact.

  • It is a squeeze type that snaps into a grove in the lens housing.
  • Make sure you play with the camera and you will be an excellent picture taker and pleased with this camera and what it can do in a compact camera all in one…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Great Camera for the price, easy to use, nice and compact…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Love this camera for the size and not bulky or heavy…
    Cat Mom (Amazon) - November 2013

Customers Report Good Product Quality

17 customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

  • You can take good quality video with this camera as well…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • You can really get high quality photo's at a distance…
    Brian clark (Amazon) - September 2014
  • To me the price is right, quality is good…
    Ken (Amazon) - September 2013
  • In my opinion $200+ is a bit much to drop down for cell phone level quality images with some decent features…
  • Bad Design, Lousy Quality, Buggy…
  • Color quality is exceptional and it is extremely easy to use in auto mode (haven't had a lot of time to try all the features…
  • , its built quality is good…
    JAC (Amazon) - May 2014
  • The photo quality is pretty decent…
    Pierre (Amazon) - June 2015
  • The poor quality rubber used around the lens, gathering dust easily…
    Pierre (Amazon) - June 2015
  • It is an easy camera to master, however the poor image quality is not to my liking…
    GooseFlats (Amazon) - August 2014

Users Report Great Battery Life

Six people who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

53 people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

20 owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom, four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and four people said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser, however 11 purchasers wrote in their review that the product did not have a good lens. and six owners considered that it did not have a good zoom. four people who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good autofocus.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Fujifilm S8500 has a relatively average megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Heavy

The Fujifilm S8500 is fairly heavy (577 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras, the optical zoom of the Fujifilm S8500 of 46 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm S8500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Fujifilm S8500 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm S8500 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S8500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This Fujifilm digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 1840 and 2304 x 1728 and 1920 x 1080. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S8500 has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm S8500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Fujifilm camera also support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 320 x 120 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. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Fujifilm S8500 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S8500 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of digital cameras is 100%, and the field of views range from 1.5% to 170%. The Fujifilm S8500 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm S8500 has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,104 millimeter) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm.

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Features Smile Detection

The Fujifilm S8500 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S8500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00547410243161, 04547410243161

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