Fujifilm S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 543g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Released January 2012
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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 Fujifilm S4500 stands at #181 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #841 out of 1465 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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Here is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-S9800 front thumbnailFujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S9800
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S8600
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S1
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S9200
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S9400W
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W
Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm S8400W

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.

amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with HDMI support
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
good min ISO (64)
has face detection focus
has tracking autofocus
long zoom (720mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW format
manual focus not available
more heavy than competitors (543g)
no external microphone jack
no headphone jack
no Timelapse mode
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
sluggish at long end (f5.9)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

Photography Glossary

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 Fujifilm S4500's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S4500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Here is a image of the Fujifilm S4500 beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button layout on the Fujifilm S4500.

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S4500 Lens details

The Fujifilm 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.

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Fujifilm S4500 Connectivity

The Fujifilm 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.

Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Fujifilm S4500 as a Street photography camera

Having a lousy score of 43, 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.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (543 grams)

Fujifilm S4500 Sports photography info

A modest sports photography points total of 47 indicates the Fujifilm S4500 is relatively adequate for photographing sports. A camera really should have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus

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.

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resolution is good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (543 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.1)

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 41 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current marketplace.

Photography Glossary
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode

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.

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fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (543g)

Fujifilm S4500 Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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.

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General Information
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW support
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
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
Maximum shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
543g (1.20 lb)
118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9")
Battery life
300 photos
Battery format
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
Storage slots
Launch pricing