Fujifilm S8600 overview
Fujifilm S8600 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on January of 2014. The camera houses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S8600 ranks at #121 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #645 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Fujifilm S8600 family
The Fujifilm S8600 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can discover all older and the latest models alongside main specifications.
Fujifilm S8600 Gallery
You can look at the S8600 from several angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm S8600 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S8600 based on things that are typically viewed as important in a camera.
Fujifilm S8600 Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor on the Fujifilm S8600 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the S8600's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The S8600 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm S8600 dimensions
Fujifilm S8600 weighs around 0.99 pounds (450 gr or 15.87 oz) and features outer dimensions of 121mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Fujifilm S8600 is heavier as compared with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a photo of the Fujifilm S8600 alongside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the S8600.
Fujifilm S8600 Lens features
The S8600 provides a built in lens having a focal range of 25-900mm making it a 36.0 x zoom which is very good and could enable you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.9 which will be pretty sluggish and not very good in low light circumstances and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to raise your ISO setting leading to noisy files. At the long end, 900mm is terrific zoom and comes at f6.5 which is very slow and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S8600 Connectivity
The S8600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send pictures and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Fujifilm S8600 Video features
The maximum video quality on the Fujifilm S8600 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really try to get at least FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means that you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order a different camera in case you need good sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm S8600 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Fujifilm S8600 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Fujifilm S8600 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S8600 is equipped with a 3" fixed display having a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm S8600 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy during bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Fujifilm S8600 Shutter features
Fujifilm S8600 continuous shooting speed is 8.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Fujifilm S8600 Flash and Hot shoe features
Fujifilm S8600 includes just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm S8600 Autofocus features
Fujifilm S8600 includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it valuable for portraits.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Fujifilm S8600 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good during low light occasions or you need to have more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm S8600 Battery life
The battery (3 x AA) in the Fujifilm S8600 is built to last for 410 images as per the CIPA specifications which is above average when compared to its category. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest possible (600) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
Fujifilm S8600 for different forms of photography
The following graph shows a summation of the Fujifilm S8600 for different forms of photography. To view more, check out the specific section below.
Fujifilm S8600 as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm S8600 gets a score of 38 which is terrible, meaning that it is not very good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & capability to work with external flash.
Fujifilm S8600 Street photography advice
Coming in at a reasonable rating of 50, the Fujifilm S8600 is fairly appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm S8600 Sports photography information
A decent sports photography points tally of 56 indicates the Fujifilm S8600 is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm S8600 Travel photography highlights
Weight is super critical when choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm S8600 gets a above average 63 as a travelling camera which is a very decent pick for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8600
For anyone who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S8600 and it's moderate score of 47 for a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate amongst its competitors.
Fujifilm S8600 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should have a moving screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm S8600 is not very good for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 27.
Fujifilm S8600 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the S8600, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart underneath provides you an overview of the S8600 versus it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
There are more cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.