Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd Review

Review Date: August 1st 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Model FinePix S8100fd
Number of effective pixels *1 10.0 million pixels
CCD sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Storage media
  • Internal memory (Approx. 58MB)
  • xD-Picture Card™ (16MB - 2GB)
  • SD memory card
  • SDHC memory card *2
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2) *3
AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
WAVE format, Monaural sound
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Number of recorded pixels Still image: 3,648x2,736 / 3,648x2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592x1,944 / 2,048x1,536 / 1,600x1,200 / 640x480 pixels
Lens Fujinon 18x Optical zoom lens, F2.8(Wide) - F4.5(Telephoto)
Lens focal length f=4.7mm - 84.2mm, Equivalent to 27 - 486mm on a 35mm camera
Aperture F2.8 - F8.0(Wide) / F4.5 - F8.0(Telephoto), max 10 steps in 1/3 EV increment
Digital zoom Approx. 5.7x
Focus distance
  • Wide angle: Approx. 70cm / 2.3ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto: Approx. 1.5m / 4.9ft. to infinity
  • Wide angle: Approx. 10cm / 0.3ft. to 80cm / 2.6ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 1.2m / 3.9ft. to 3.2m / 10.5ft.
Super Macro
  • Approx. 1cm / 0.4in. to 10cm / 0.3ft.
Sensitivity Auto / Auto (1600) / Auto (800) / Auto (400) / Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity) * ISO3200 / 6400: 5M pixels or lower (Number of recorded pixels)
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes
Mode dial
Auto, PS (Picture Stabilization), Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, ZOOM Bracketing, SP, P, A, S, M, Movie
Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Auction
Image Stabilizer CCD-shift type
Shutter speed 1/4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (AUTO mode) 4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (All other modes)
Continuous shooting
  • Top-3 (max 1.1 frames/sec.)
  • Long-period (max 0.5 frames/sec.)
  • Top-33, Hgh spped (max 6.8 frames/sec., 5M pixels or lower)
  • Top-33, Ultra High speed (max 13.5 frames/sec., 3M pixels or lower)
Auto Bracketing ±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV
  • Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center) / Continuous AF / Manual focus
  • AF assist illuminator available
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. 10sec. / 2sec. delay
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO(800))
  • Wide angle: Aapprox. 0.5m - 8.8m / 1.6ft - 28.9ft
  • Telephoto angle: Approx. 0.5m - 5.6m / 1.6ft - 18.4ft
  • Macro: Approx. 0.3m - 3m / 1.0ft - 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
Electronic Viewfinder 0.24-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor, Approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
LCD monitor 2.5-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, Amorphos silicon TFT color LCD monitor(WV type), Approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
Movie recording
  • 640x480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
  • 320x240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, With Electronic Image Stabilization * Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Zoom Bracketing, Instant Zoom, Face Detection (with red-eye removal), High speed shooting, Best framing, Post shot assist windows, Frame No.memory, Histograms
Playback functions Face Detection, Slide show, Scrap book view slide show, Trimming, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), High-speed playback, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo, Histograms (Highlight warning)
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB
Power supply *4 4 x AA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4 x AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
Dimensions 111.3(W)x78.2(H)x79.3(D) mm / 4.4(W)x3.1(H)x3.1(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx. 405g/14.3oz. (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
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Sample Images
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