Fujifilm S8400W

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1056mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched March 2013
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm S8400W overview

Fujifilm S8400W is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on March of 2013. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The Fujifilm S8400W ranks at #115 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #659 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom requirements.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm S8400W family

The Fujifilm S8400W has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can check out all older and the latest models as well as important features.

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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W24-1056mm

Fujifilm S8400W Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Fujifilm S8400W based on things that are typically viewed as crucial in a camera.

does have HDMI out
good MP (16 megapixels)
good sized screen (3")
great min ISO (64)
great reach (1056mm)
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
long zoom range (24-1056mm 44.0 x zoom)
manual focus
provides tracking focus
relatively wide (24mm)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of headphone support
lack of microphone support
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (670 grams)
no external flash support
no moving screen
pixelated screen (460 k dots)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f6.5)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Fujifilm S8400W Sensor details

The sensor specification on the Fujifilm S8400W is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 64 to 12800. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the Fujifilm S8400W's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm S8400W sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S8400W dimensions

Fujifilm S8400W is 1.48 lb (670g or 23.63 oz) & has external size of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Fujifilm S8400W is heavier compared with various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Fujifilm S8400W with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the Fujifilm S8400W.

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S8400W Lens specs

The Fujifilm S8400W offers a fixed lens and a focal range of 24-1056mm making it a 44.0 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to make it easier to zoom right in.

At the widest 24mm, it has an aperture of f2.9 which will be pretty slow and not ideal for low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will also have to up the ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. On the tele end, 1056mm is amazing zoom and comes with f6.5 making it really sluggish and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm S8400W Connectivity

The Fujifilm S8400W has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Many applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S8400W Video specs

The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm S8400W is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you have no control over the sound. It is probably best to look into another camera if you require better sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm S8400W Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm S8400W so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.

Fujifilm S8400W Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S8400W is equipped with a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.

Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder details for Fujifilm S8400W are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 201k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 97 percent

Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Fujifilm S8400W Shutter specs

Fujifilm S8400W has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1700 seconds.

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Fujifilm S8400W Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm S8400W has only built in flash with missing external flash ability.

Fujifilm S8400W Autofocus specs

Fujifilm S8400W has just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

It also boasts Tracking AF for objects that move. Fujifilm S8400W can use manual focusing if required for low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focusing.

Photography Glossary

Fujifilm S8400W Battery life

The battery (4 x AA) for the Fujifilm S8400W is fashioned to last for 300 pictures according to the CIPA requirements which is similar to it's competition. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest possible (600) battery life for this class of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm S8400W for different categories of photography

The following graph indicates a summation of the Fujifilm S8400W for different categories of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section below.

Fujifilm S8400W Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm S8400W has a points tally of 40 which is low, meaning that it is simply not appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & potential to work with off-camera flash.

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manual focus
decent megapixels (16MP)
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Fujifilm S8400W Street photography features

Having a low points total of 41, the Fujifilm S8400W is simply not appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (670g)

Sports photography with Fujifilm S8400W

A moderate sports photography points total of 53 indicates the Fujifilm S8400W is fairly adequate for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (24-1056mm 44.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has tracking focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm S8400W Travel photography features

Weight is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm S8400W gets a moderate 52 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suitable for your vacations.

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resolution is good (16MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (1056mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (670g)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm S8400W Landscape photography features

For anybody planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S8400W and it's reasonable grade of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably suitable in the current market.

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you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm S8400W Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera ought to posses a moving display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm S8400W is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a low rating of 24.

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pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic support
heavier than others in class (670g)

Fujifilm S8400W Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the Fujifilm S8400W, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph below shows you a summary of the Fujifilm S8400W vs it's top ranked rivals suggested earlier.

Following are several cameras you might consider as alternative options. To read a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1056mm (44.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
Resolution of display
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
201k dots
Viewfinder coverage
97 percent
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
Slowest shutter speed
8 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/1700 secs
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
7.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
670g (1.48 lb)
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Battery life
300 shots
Battery style
Battery ID
4 x AA
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Card slots
Pricing at launch