Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Review

4.0
January 9, 2014 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Model FinePix S8500
Effective Pixels 16.2 million pixels
Sensor type 1/2.3-inch CMOS with primary colour filter
Storage media
  • Internal memory (none)
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card *2
File format
still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ) /
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
3D still image
MPO compliant
movie
H.264 (MOV)
Linear PCM / stereo sound
Number of recorded pixels L : (4:3) 4608 x 3456 / (3:2) 4608 x 3072 / (16:9) 4608 x 2592 / (1:1) 3456 x 3456
M : (4:3) 3264 x 2448 / (16:9) 3264 x 1840
S : (4:3) 2304 x 1728 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080

<Motion Panorama>
360° Vertical : 1632 x 11520 Horizontal : 11520 x 1088
240° Vertical : 1632 x 5760 Horizontal : 5760 x 1088
120° Vertical : 1632 x 3840 Horizontal : 3840 x 1088
Lens
name
Fujinon 46x optical zoom lens
 
focal length
f=4.3mm - 197.8mm, equivalent to 24 - 1104mm on a35mm format
full-aperture
F2.9 (Wide) - F6.5 (Telephoto)
constitution
12 groups 17 lenses
Digital zoom approx. 2.0x (up to approx. 92x, with 46x optical zoom)
 
Aperture F2.9 / F8.4 (Wide)
F6.5 / F7.6 / F18.7 (Telephoto) with ND filter
Focus distance (from lens surface)
Normal
  • Wide : Approx. 45cm to infinity / 1.4ft to infinity
  • Telephoto : Approx. 3.5m to infinity / 11.4ft to infinity
Macro
  • Wide : Approx. 7cm - 3.0m / 2.7in. - 9.8ft.
  • S8200 : Telephoto: Approx. 2.8m to infinity / 9.1ft to infinity
Super Macro
  • Wide : Approx. 1cm - 1.0m / 0.3in. - 3.3ft.
Sensitivity AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600),
Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
Shooting modes
SP
Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
MODE DIAL
SR AUTO, AUTO, Adv., P, S, A, M, Custom, Panorama, SP
Image stabilisation Lens shift type
Exposure compensation -2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. , (All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/2000 sec. with mechanical shutter
Continuous shooting
TOP
H : approx. 10 fps (max. 10 frames)
M : approx. 5.0 fps (max. 10 frames)
L : approx. 3.0 fps (max. 10 frames)
HS1 : approx. 60 fps (max. 60 frames; image size 1280 x 960)
HS2 : approx. 120 fps (max. 60 frames; image size 640 x 480)
LAST
-
Best Frame capture
H : approx. 10 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
M : approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
L : approx. 3.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF (SR AUTO, Movie)
type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Center, Multi, Area, Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
Self timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
Flash Auto flash (i-flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
Normal
  • Wide : approx. 40cm - 7.0m / 1.3ft. - 22.9ft.
  • Telephoto : approx. 2.5m - 3.6m / 8.2ft. - 11.8ft.
Macro
  • Wide : approx. 30cm - 3.0m / 0.9ft. - 9.8ft.
  • Telephoto : approx. 2.0m - 3.0m / 6.5ft. - 9.8ft.
Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Hot shoe -
Electronic viewfinder 0.2-inch, approx. 201K-dot, colour LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 460K-dot, TFT colour LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
Movie recording 1920 x 1080 pixels (60fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels (30fps) / 640 x 480 pixels (30fps) with stereo sound*.
HS 640 x 480 pixels (120fps) / HS 320 x 240 pixels (240fps) / HS 320 x 120 pixels (480fps)
  • * Optical zoom function can be used.
Photography functions SR AUTO, High Speed Movie (120/240/480 frames/sec), Adv. mode (Advanced Filter: Toy camera / Miniature/ Pop colour / Soft Focus / Cross Screen / Partial colour, Pro Low-Light, HDR, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Zoom Bracketing, Individual shutter 3D) Instant zoom, Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Framing guideline, blink detection, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Motion panorama, Date stamp.
Playback functions Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo, histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, favourites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode
Terminal
Video output
-
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI output
HDMI mini connector
Power supply 4xAA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately) / 4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately)
Dimensions 122.6 (W) x 86.9 (H) x 116.2(D) mm / 4.8 (W) x 3.4(H) x 4.5 (D) in.
Weight Approx. 670 g / 23.6 oz. (including batteries and memory card)
Approx. 577 g / 20.3 oz. (excluding batteries and memory card) 
Operating temperature 0°C - 40°C
Operating humidity 10% - 80% (no condensation)
Battery life Alkaline batteries : Approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx. 500 frames (AUTO mode)
Lithium batteries : Approx. 700 frames (AUTO mode)
  • * Fujifilm research based on CIPA standards
Accessories included 4xAA type alkaline batteries
Shoulder strap
USBcable
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
CD-ROM
Owner's manual
Optional accessories AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
DC coupler CP-04
 
  • *1 Number of effective pixels : The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
  • *2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.

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