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 #717 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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.
Fujifilm S4800 Gallery
You can view the S4800 from different angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a visual of the Fujifilm S4800 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the S4800.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.