FujiFilm S4000

FujiFilm FinePix S4000 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 540g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2011
  • Alternate Name is FinePix S4050
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #186 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #853 out of 1465 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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Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm S4000 family

The FujiFilm S4000 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can identify all past and current models alongside main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S4000 vs S2950
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S4000 vs S3200
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S400024-720mm
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S4000 vs S2500HD
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S4000 vs S1600
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S4000 vs S1800
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD
S4000 vs S2800HD

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.

decently wide (24mm)
does have HDMI support
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
long zoom (720mm)
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic jack
does not have headphone jack
does not have Time Lapse function
external flash not possible
has no phase detect AF
has no RAW files
heavier than others in class (540g)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (460 thousand dot)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no manual focus
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Underneath is a picture of the FujiFilm S4000 besides a soda so you're able to get a feel for its size.

FujiFilm FinePix S4000 dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the S4000.

FujiFilm FinePix S4000 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

FujiFilm FinePix S4000 screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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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 35 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.

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good resolution (14MP)
includes face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

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.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competitors in class (540 grams)

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.

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excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

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.

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good megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (540 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

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.

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reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording

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.

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pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic jack
heavier than average (540 grams)

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.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix S4000
Also Known as
FinePix S4050
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
7.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
540g (1.19 lbs)
118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9")
Battery life
300 shots
Battery format
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
Storage slots
Retail pricing