FujiFilm S2500HD

FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Alternate Name is FinePix S2600HD
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm S2500HD summary

FujiFilm S2500HD is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on July of 2010. The camera houses a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is known as "FinePix S2600HD" in certain regions.

The S2500HD places at #225 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #1010 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.

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Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

FujiFilm S2500HD history

The FujiFilm S2500HD has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can check out all previous and more recent models along with key features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S2500HD vs S2950
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S2500HD vs S3200
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S2500HD vs S4000
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD28-504mm
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S2500HD vs S1600
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S2500HD vs S1800
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD
S2500HD vs S2800HD

FujiFilm S2500HD Pros and Cons

Here is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the FujiFilm S2500HD based on factors that are normally considered useful in a digital camera.

does have HDMI support
excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
good minimum ISO (100)
has built in flash
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
long reach (504mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
reasonably wide (28mm)
can't use external flash
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW format
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
missing external mic jack
missing headphone jack
missing Time Lapse mode
no manual focus
pixelated screen (230 k dot)
screen is fixed
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
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FujiFilm S2500HD Sensor features

The sensor measurement in the FujiFilm S2500HD is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.

The image below shows the S2500HD's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S2500HD sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm S2500HD dimensions

FujiFilm S2500HD has a weight of 0.74 pounds (337 grams or 11.89 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the FujiFilm S2500HD is less heavy than its rivals.

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Below is a photo of the FujiFilm S2500HD alongside a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.

FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button layout on the S2500HD.

FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD topview buttons dials

FujiFilm S2500HD Lens features

The S2500HD features an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-504mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is outstanding and can allow you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.1 and that's quite sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up your ISO giving you noisy shots. On the long end, 504mm is great zoom and comes at f5.6 making it very sluggish and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm S2500HD Connectivity

The S2500HD has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Many apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.

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FujiFilm S2500HD Video features

The max video quality in the FujiFilm S2500HD is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get zero control over the sound. It is probably best to purchase a different camera if you need decent sound for your videos.

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FujiFilm S2500HD Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the FujiFilm S2500HD so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

FujiFilm S2500HD Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm S2500HD is equipped with a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for FujiFilm S2500HD are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Coverage 99 percent

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be very helpful.

FujiFilm S2500HD Shutter features

FujiFilm S2500HD can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm S2500HD Flash and Hot shoe features

FujiFilm S2500HD features just built-in flash with no external flash support.

FujiFilm S2500HD Autofocusing features

FujiFilm S2500HD features only Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.

FujiFilm S2500HD doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing is good for low light occasions or you want more exact focus control.

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FujiFilm S2500HD Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the maximum (600) battery life for this group of cameras.

Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

FujiFilm S2500HD for various types of photography

The following bar chart shows a summary of the FujiFilm S2500HD for various types of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography info

The FujiFilm S2500HD has a rating of 21 which is horrible, and means the camera is simply not appropriate for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files and potential to use external lighting.

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lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography advice

Getting a modest points total of 49, the FujiFilm S2500HD is reasonably acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography features

A horrible sports photography points tally of 34 suggests the FujiFilm S2500HD is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Travel photography camera

Size is extremely crucial in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the FujiFilm S2500HD gets a decent 55 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat suitable to take with you on your trips.

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has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography advice

When you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm S2500HD and it's horrible grade of 36 for a landscape camera is simply not appropriate within the current marketplace.

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really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse mode

Vlogging with FujiFilm S2500HD

A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the FujiFilm S2500HD is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible score of 25.

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relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic socket

FujiFilm S2500HD Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the S2500HD, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line graph underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the S2500HD vs it's highest rated competitors mentioned previously.

These are various other cameras you may look at as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
Other name
FinePix S2600HD
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-504mm (18.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder coverage
99 percent
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.40 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
337 gr (0.74 lb)
110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
Price at release