FujiFilm S4000 overview
FujiFilm S4000 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on January of 2011. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is referred to as "FinePix S4050" in certain countries.
The S4000 is positioned #195 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #842 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.
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FujiFilm S4000 family
The FujiFilm S4000 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can identify all past and current models alongside main features.
FujiFilm S4000 Gallery
You can view the S4000 from several angles in the gallery here.
FujiFilm S4000 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm S4000 based on aspects which are normally viewed as necessary in a camera.
FujiFilm S4000 Sensor specs
The spec of the sensor on the FujiFilm S4000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can be extended digitally to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the S4000's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The S4000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
FujiFilm S4000 dimensions
FujiFilm S4000 is 1.19 pounds (540g / 19.05 oz) & has external dimensions of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the FujiFilm S4000 is heavier compared to other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a picture of the FujiFilm S4000 besides a soda so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the S4000.
FujiFilm S4000 Lens details
The S4000 features a built in lens giving a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is perfect and could let you zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f3.1 making it fairly sluggish and not ideal for low light occasions and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up your ISO setting causing noisy photographs. For the long end, 720mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to set slow shutter speeds.
FujiFilm S4000 Connectivity
The S4000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy photos and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
FujiFilm S4000 Video details
The maximum video quality on the FujiFilm S4000 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone jack so you have zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to buy another model in case you need decent audio for your video clips.
FujiFilm S4000 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the FujiFilm S4000 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
FujiFilm S4000 Display and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm S4000 has got a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for FujiFilm S4000 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Coverage 97%
Viewfinders are quite useful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
FujiFilm S4000 Shutter details
FujiFilm S4000 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
FujiFilm S4000 Flash and Hot shoe details
FujiFilm S4000 features just built in flash without external flash ability.
FujiFilm S4000 Autofocusing details
FujiFilm S4000 features only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be useful for portrait photography.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving things. FujiFilm S4000 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light or you need to have more exact control on depth of field.
FujiFilm S4000 Battery life
The battery (4 x AA) on the FujiFilm S4000 is fashioned to last for 300 shots based on the CIPA measurements making it comparable with it's rivals. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life for this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
FujiFilm S4000 for various categories of photography
The following illustration displays a analysis of the FujiFilm S4000 for various categories of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
FujiFilm S4000 as a Portrait photography camera
The FujiFilm S4000 receives a points total of 36 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not acceptable for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos plus the capability to utilize external lighting.
FujiFilm S4000 Street photography details
Having a awful points total of 43, the FujiFilm S4000 is simply not acceptable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with FujiFilm S4000
A reasonable sports photography score of 47 suggests the FujiFilm S4000 is somewhat adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
FujiFilm S4000 Travel photography advice
Portability is super important in getting a travel camera. On the whole, the FujiFilm S4000 gets a moderate 54 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable for your holidays.
FujiFilm S4000 as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm S4000 and it's awful score of 41 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable compared to it's competition.
FujiFilm S4000 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should really come with a moving display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the FujiFilm S4000 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful rating of 24.
FujiFilm S4000 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the S4000, here is a number of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph down below shows you an overview of the S4000 vs it's highest scoring rivals listed earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.