Fujifilm S4500 overview
Fujifilm S4500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on January of 2012. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The S4500 stands at #176 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #786 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Fujifilm S4500 history
The Fujifilm S4500 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all past and newer models alongside main specs.
Fujifilm S4500 Gallery
You can view the S4500 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm S4500 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm S4500 based on factors which are normally viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S4500 Sensor specs
The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm S4500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. The ISO can also be increased digitally to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the S4500's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The S4500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S4500 dimensions
Fujifilm S4500 weighs 1.20 lbs (543g / 19.15 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Fujifilm S4500 is more heavy than various rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Here is a image of the Fujifilm S4500 beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show you the button layout on the S4500.
Fujifilm S4500 Lens details
The S4500 is equipped with a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-720mm giving it a 30.0 x zoom which is exceptional and can allow you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.1 making it really sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to raise your ISO setting causing noisy shots. For the long end, 720mm is exceptional zoom and comes at f5.9 which is quite slow and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S4500 Connectivity
The S4500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy images and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm S4500 Video details
The maximum video resolution in the Fujifilm S4500 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should target a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone port which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to find an alternative model should you need decent audio in your videos.
Fujifilm S4500 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Fujifilm S4500 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Fujifilm S4500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S4500 has a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm S4500 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Coverage 97%
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.
Fujifilm S4500 Shutter details
Fujifilm S4500 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Fujifilm S4500 Flash and Hot shoe details
Fujifilm S4500 has got just in-built flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm S4500 Autofocusing details
Fujifilm S4500 has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection making it useful for taking portraits of people.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Fujifilm S4500 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus ability is good in low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Fujifilm S4500 Battery life
The battery (4 x AA) in the Fujifilm S4500 is built to last for 300 photos with respect to the CIPA requirements making it on par with its competitors. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Fujifilm S4500 for varying types of photography
The following graph gives a overview of the Fujifilm S4500 for varying types of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Fujifilm S4500 Portrait photography features
The Fujifilm S4500 receives a rating of 36 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the option to work with off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm S4500 as a Street photography camera
Having a lousy score of 44, the Fujifilm S4500 is not really very good for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm S4500 Sports photography info
A modest sports photography points total of 48 indicates the Fujifilm S4500 is relatively adequate for photographing sports. A camera really should have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm S4500
Portability is extremely critical when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm S4500 gets a modest 54 as a travelling camera which is somewhat adequate to purchase for your vacations.
Fujifilm S4500 Landscape photography advice
If you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S4500 with it's lousy grade of 42 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Fujifilm S4500
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm S4500 is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a lousy score of 24.
Fujifilm S4500 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the S4500, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph listed below offers you an overview of the S4500 vs it's highest ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
These are various other cameras you might regard as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.