Fujifilm S8100fd

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 405g - 111 x 78 x 79mm
  • Announced January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Fujifilm S8100fd summary

Fujifilm S8100fd is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally introduced on January of 2009. The camera includes a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Fujifilm S8100fd is placed #240 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #1125 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personal factors.

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Fujifilm S8100fd history

The Fujifilm S8100fd is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.

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Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
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Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T400
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
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Fujifilm-FinePix-Z35 front thumbnailFujifilm Z35
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Fujifilm-FinePix-Z37 front thumbnailFujifilm Z37
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Fujifilm-FinePix-Z30 front thumbnailFujifilm Z30
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Fujifilm-FinePix-A150 front thumbnailFujifilm A150
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Fujifilm-FinePix-A100 front thumbnailFujifilm A100
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8100fd front thumbnailFujifilm S8100fd27-486mm

Fujifilm S8100fd Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm S8100fd based on aspects which are generally considered essential in a digital camera.

amazing zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
great minimum ISO (64)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus
pretty wide (27mm)
very long zoom (486mm)
can't use external flash
does not have HDMI out
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not have Time Lapse function
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
has no phase detect AF
has no RAW files
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
pixelated screen (230 k dots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f4.5)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm S8100fd Sensor details

The sensor spec on the Fujifilm S8100fd is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 64 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath displays the Fujifilm S8100fd's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S8100fd sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd sensor size Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S8100fd dimensions

Fujifilm S8100fd has a weight of 0.89 lb (405 grams or 14.29 ounces) and features outside dimensions of 111mm x 78mm x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm S8100fd is very much the same when compared with other rivals.

Photography Glossary

Here is a image of the Fujifilm S8100fd with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the Fujifilm S8100fd.

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S8100fd Lens specs

The Fujifilm S8100fd includes a built in lens providing a focal range of 27-486mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is ideal and would let you zoom all the way in.

At the widest 27mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 which will be fairly slow and not the best in low light events and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to boost the ISO causing noisy images. On the tele end, 486mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f4.5 which is very slow and you may need to use slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S8100fd Connectivity

The Fujifilm S8100fd has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm S8100fd Video specs

The max video quality on the Fujifilm S8100fd is 640 x 480 and it can capture in file format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You really should aim for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone port which means that you have no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to have a look at an alternative model should you need decent audio in your videos.

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Fujifilm S8100fd Weather Sealing

Fujifilm S8100fd does not include environment sealing so wet conditions could damage the camera.

Fujifilm S8100fd Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S8100fd includes a 2.5" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm S8100fd are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic

In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders are very valuable.

Fujifilm S8100fd Shutter specs

Fujifilm S8100fd continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm S8100fd Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm S8100fd boasts only integrated flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm S8100fd Autofocus specs

Fujifilm S8100fd boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.

Fujifilm S8100fd can use manual focus in case it is needed during low light conditions or you want to have more precise control on focus.

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Fujifilm S8100fd Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life within this category of cameras.

Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm S8100fd for specific kinds of photography

The following illustration displays a outline of the Fujifilm S8100fd for specific kinds of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm S8100fd Portrait photography details

The Fujifilm S8100fd gets a points total of 27 which is horrible, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & option to work with off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Fujifilm S8100fd Street photography info

Coming in at a decent score of 48, the Fujifilm S8100fd is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Fujifilm S8100fd as a Sports photography camera

A horrible sports photography points tally of 33 suggests the Fujifilm S8100fd is not really very good for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
excellent zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF

Fujifilm S8100fd Travel photography highlights

Weight is very critical when buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Fujifilm S8100fd gets a modest 53 as a travel camera which is reasonably appropriate to purchase for your trips.

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flash built-in
rather wide (27mm)
great zoom (486mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
MP count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Fujifilm S8100fd Landscape photography features

For anybody planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm S8100fd with it's horrible score of 35 for a landscape camera is not really very good in the current market.

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focusing manually
quite wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording

Vlogging with Fujifilm S8100fd

A vlogging camera should really have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm S8100fd is not really very good as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible rating of 24.

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really wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone port

Fujifilm S8100fd Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the Fujifilm S8100fd, here is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph down below shows you an overview of the Fujifilm S8100fd versus it's top ranked competitors shown previously.

There are more cameras you might look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW format
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
27-486mm (18.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
Resolution of screen
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
8.80 m (Auto ISO (800))
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 30 fps, 320 x 240 30 fps
Max video resolution
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
405 gr (0.89 pounds)
111 x 78 x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1")
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
xD Picturecard/SD/SDHC/MMC
Card slots
Pricing at release