Fujifilm S4800

 
Fujifilm FinePix S4800 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 518g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2013
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
66
Imaging
41
Features
37
Overall
39

Fujifilm S4800 overview

Fujifilm S4800 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on January of 2013. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The S4800 is scored #151 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #718 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm S4800 family

The Fujifilm S4800 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models along with main specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-S9800 front thumbnailFujifilm S9800
S4800 vs S9800
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
Fujifilm-S9900w front thumbnailFujifilm S9900w
S4800 vs S9900w
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
S4800 vs S1
24-1200mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
S4800 vs S9200
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
S4800 vs S9400W
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
S4800 vs S8600
25-900mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W
S4800 vs S8400W
24-1056mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4800 front thumbnailFujifilm S480024-720mm
F3.1-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8300 front thumbnailFujifilm S8300
S4800 vs S8300
24-1008mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8200 front thumbnailFujifilm S8200
S4800 vs S8200
24-960mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8500 front thumbnailFujifilm S8500
S4800 vs S8500
24-1104mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-SL1000 front thumbnailFujifilm SL1000
S4800 vs SL1000
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4500 front thumbnailFujifilm S4500
S4800 vs S4500
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-S4200 front thumbnailFujifilm S4200
S4800 vs S4200
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-SL240 front thumbnailFujifilm SL240
S4800 vs SL240
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-SL300 front thumbnailFujifilm SL300
S4800 vs SL300
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S4800 vs S3200
24-576mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S4800 vs S4000
24-720mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S4800 vs S2950
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S4800 vs S2500HD
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S4800 vs S1600
28-420mm
F4.0-4.8
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD
S4800 vs S2800HD
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S4800 vs S1800
28-504mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1500 front thumbnailFujifilm S1500
S4800 vs S1500
33-396mm
F2.8-5.0
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8100fd front thumbnailFujifilm S8100fd
S4800 vs S8100fd
27-486mm
F2.8-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-S2000HD front thumbnailFujifilm S2000HD
S4800 vs S2000HD
28-414mm
F3.5-5.4
10MP1/2.3"2009

Fujifilm S4800 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm S4800 based on criterias that are often viewed as useful in a camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good min ISO (64)
great reach (720mm)
includes HDMI support
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
megapixel count good (16MP)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
supports face detection focusing
supports tracking autofocus
can't use external flash
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone jack
does not have headphone jack
does not have Timelapse function
lack of manual focus
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW format
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
more heavy than others in class (518 grams)
pixelated screen (230 k dot)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Fujifilm S4800 Sensor specs

The sensor spec on the Fujifilm S4800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and features a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less margin for error.

The picture below displays the S4800's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The S4800 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S4800 sensor size Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S4800 dimensions

Fujifilm S4800 is 1.14 lb (518 gr or 18.27 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Fujifilm S4800 is weightier than other competitors.

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Below is a visual of the Fujifilm S4800 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix S4800 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button layout on the S4800.

Fujifilm FinePix S4800 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S4800 Lens details

The S4800 comes with a built-in lens with a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is huge and will allow you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f3.1 and that's quite sluggish and not very good in low light occasions and you might find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to up your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. Towards the long end, 720mm is amazing zoom and comes at f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S4800 Connectivity

The S4800 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Many apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S4800 Video details

The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm S4800 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to shop for a different camera if you want good sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm S4800 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Fujifilm S4800 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.

Fujifilm S4800 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S4800 includes a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.

Fujifilm FinePix S4800 screen and viewfinder Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm S4800 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite handy for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm S4800 Shutter details

Fujifilm S4800 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Fujifilm S4800 Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm S4800 includes just in-built flash with missing external flash ability.

Fujifilm S4800 Autofocusing details

Fujifilm S4800 includes only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.

It also features Tracking AF for moving subjects. Fujifilm S4800 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good for low light or you need more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm S4800 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life for this class of cameras.

Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:

Fujifilm S4800 for various kinds of photography

The following bar chart provides a analysis of the Fujifilm S4800 for various kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm S4800 Portrait photography factors

The Fujifilm S4800 has a rating of 37 which is subpar, meaning that it is not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the potential to utilize external flash.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
no manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Fujifilm S4800 Street photography features

Coming in at a subpar score of 43, the Fujifilm S4800 is not good for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competitors in class (518g)

Fujifilm S4800 Sports photography highlights

A decent sports photography rating of 49 means the Fujifilm S4800 is relatively adequate for shooting sports. A camera should have fantastic focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
features tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Fujifilm S4800

Size is extremely important when buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm S4800 gets a modest 54 as a travel camera which is reasonably acceptable for your holidays.

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megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than average (518 grams)
does not offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

Fujifilm S4800 Landscape photography factors

If you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S4800 at it's subpar grade of 43 as a landscape camera is not good in the current market.

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fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm S4800 Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Fujifilm S4800 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a subpar score of 24.

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fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic support
heavier than competition in class (518g)

Fujifilm S4800 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the S4800, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram down below gives you an overview of the S4800 versus it's top scoring competitors listed above.

Following are additional cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S4800
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced
2013-01-30
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Highest native ISO
1600
Highest boosted ISO
6400
Minimum native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range
2cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3"
Display resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
8 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
518 grams (1.14 lbs)
Dimensions
122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
Other
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
Single
Retail cost
$229