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 #226 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #995 out of 1436 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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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.
FujiFilm S2500HD Gallery
You can view the S2500HD from different angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a photo of the FujiFilm S2500HD alongside a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view here will show the button layout on the S2500HD.
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.
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.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 37 for a landscape camera is simply not appropriate within the current marketplace.
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.
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.