Fujifilm S8500 summary
Fujifilm S8500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally launched on January of 2013. The camera includes a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The Fujifilm S8500 is positioned #133 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #687 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Fujifilm S8500 history
The Fujifilm S8500 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range underneath.
Fujifilm S8500 Gallery
You can check the Fujifilm S8500 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm S8500 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm S8500 based on criterias which are oftentimes regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S8500 Sensor details
The size of the sensor on the Fujifilm S8500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 64 to 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the Fujifilm S8500's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S8500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S8500 dimensions
Fujifilm S8500 weighs in at 1.48 pounds (670 grams or 23.63 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm S8500 is heavier in comparison with its rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a picture of the Fujifilm S8500 beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show the button design on the Fujifilm S8500.
Fujifilm S8500 Lens specs
The Fujifilm S8500 houses an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 24-1104mm giving it a 46.0 x zoom which is very good and does allow you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 and that is fairly slow and not the best in low light conditions and you may find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to increase the ISO producing noisy shots. On the tele end, 1104mm is incredible zoom and comes to f6.5 making it fairly sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S8500 Connectivity
The Fujifilm S8500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Fujifilm S8500 Video specs
The highest possible video quality on the Fujifilm S8500 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in video quality and file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to crop. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you have little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to get a different model should you need good audio in your videos.
Fujifilm S8500 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Fujifilm S8500 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Fujifilm S8500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S8500 includes a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm S8500 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 200k dots
Viewfinders can be rather helpful in sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Fujifilm S8500 Shutter specs
Fujifilm S8500 can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/7000 seconds.
Fujifilm S8500 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm S8500 boasts only inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Fujifilm S8500 Autofocus specs
Fujifilm S8500 lacks Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Fujifilm S8500 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability can be useful in low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Fujifilm S8500 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the best (600) battery life in this group of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:
Fujifilm S8500 for different forms of photography
The following bar chart presents a rundown of the Fujifilm S8500 for different forms of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Fujifilm S8500
The Fujifilm S8500 receives a rating of 32 which is really bad, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & flexibility to use external flash.
Fujifilm S8500 Street photography features
Having a really bad rating of 41, the Fujifilm S8500 is not really acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm S8500
A moderate sports photography points tally of 53 indicates the Fujifilm S8500 is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm S8500 Travel photography highlights
Portability is pretty crucial in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm S8500 gets a average 52 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat appropriate for your vacations.
Fujifilm S8500 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S8500 at it's really bad rating of 42 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable amongst its rivals.
Fujifilm S8500 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging should have a moving screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm S8500 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it receives a really bad rating of 24.
Fujifilm S8500 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the Fujifilm S8500, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph underneath offers you a summary of the Fujifilm S8500 versus it's top rated rivals suggested above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may consider as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.