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 S8400W ranks at #110 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #609 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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.
Fujifilm S8400W Gallery
You can see the S8400W from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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 S8400W's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S8400W sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Listed below is a pic of the Fujifilm S8400W with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the S8400W.
Fujifilm S8400W Lens specs
The 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.
Fujifilm S8400W Connectivity
The 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.
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.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fujifilm S8400W Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the 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 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.