FujiFilm S2800HD

FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 437g - 110 x 74 x 82mm
  • Introduced February 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix S2900HD
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm S2800HD summary

FujiFilm S2800HD is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on February of 2010. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216. The camera is known as "FinePix S2900HD" in other countries.

The S2800HD places at #210 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #935 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your custom factors.

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FujiFilm S2800HD family

The FujiFilm S2800HD comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models along with main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S2800HD vs S2950
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S2800HD vs S3200
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S2800HD vs S4000
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S2800HD vs S2500HD
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S2800HD vs S1600
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S2800HD vs S1800
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD28-504mm

FujiFilm S2800HD Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm S2800HD based on aspects that are typically regarded as useful in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (64)
decently wide (28mm)
flash built-in
good MP (14MP)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI socket
incredible zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
long reach (504mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW support
does not offer selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
lack of headphone socket
lack of manual focus
lack of mic socket
lack of Time Lapse mode
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.6)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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FujiFilm S2800HD Sensor specifications

The sensor spec in the FujiFilm S2800HD is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and has a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. This ISO can also be widened digitally to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image below shows the S2800HD's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The S2800HD sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm S2800HD dimensions

FujiFilm S2800HD is 0.96 lbs (437 grams or 15.41 oz) and features exterior proportions of 110mm x 74mm x 82mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the FujiFilm S2800HD is more heavy in comparison with its competitors.

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Listed below is a photo of the FujiFilm S2800HD with a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the S2800HD.

FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD topview buttons dials

FujiFilm S2800HD Lens specifications

The S2800HD has an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 28-504mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is significant and would make it easier to zoom right in.

At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.1 which will be quite slow and not very good in low light circumstances and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to increase the ISO which results in noisy photographs. For the tele end, 504mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f5.6 making it very sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm S2800HD Connectivity

The S2800HD has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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FujiFilm S2800HD Video specifications

The highest possible video quality in the FujiFilm S2800HD is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should strive for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means that you have little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to shop for another camera in case you require good sound in your video clips.

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FujiFilm S2800HD Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing on the FujiFilm S2800HD so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

FujiFilm S2800HD Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm S2800HD has a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding FujiFilm S2800HD are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Coverage 99 percent

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are very useful.

FujiFilm S2800HD Shutter specifications

FujiFilm S2800HD can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm S2800HD Flash and Hot shoe specifications

FujiFilm S2800HD includes only built-in flash without external flash support.

FujiFilm S2800HD Autofocus specifications

FujiFilm S2800HD includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing.

FujiFilm S2800HD lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful during low light occasions or you want to have more exact control on focus.

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FujiFilm S2800HD Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the best (600) battery life within this group of cameras.

Here is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

FujiFilm S2800HD for specific types of photography

The following illustration shows a rundown of the FujiFilm S2800HD for specific types of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section below.

FujiFilm S2800HD as a Portrait photography camera

The FujiFilm S2800HD has a points tally of 30 which is awful, meaning that it is not very good for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support & potential to utilize external flash.

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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Street photography with FujiFilm S2800HD

Coming in at a moderate score of 48, the FujiFilm S2800HD is fairly suited to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format

FujiFilm S2800HD as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography points total of 43 indicates the FujiFilm S2800HD is not very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm S2800HD as a Travel photography camera

Size is really important when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the FujiFilm S2800HD gets a moderate 60 as a travelling camera which is reasonably appropriate for your journeys.

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megapixel count good (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
long zoom (504mm)
missing Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)

FujiFilm S2800HD Landscape photography information

If you find yourself planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm S2800HD at it's awful grade of 42 as a landscape camera is not very good compared to its competition.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Timelapse function

FujiFilm S2800HD Vlogging info

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the FujiFilm S2800HD is not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a awful score of 25.

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fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic socket

FujiFilm S2800HD Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the S2800HD, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the S2800HD compared to it's highest ranked rivals shown above.

These are various other cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD
Also Known as
FinePix S2900HD
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
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
Max resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW support
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-504mm (18.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Display resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Minimum shutter speed
8 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
4.40 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
437 gr (0.96 lb)
110 x 74 x 82mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Retail cost