Fujifilm T400

 
Fujifilm FinePix T400 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-280mm (F3.4-5.6) lens
  • 159g - 104 x 59 x 29mm
  • Introduced January 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
93
Imaging
41
Features
28
Overall
35

Fujifilm T400 summary

Fujifilm T400 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera originally launched on January of 2012. It has a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3440.

The T400 stands at #106 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #907 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personal requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm T400 family

The Fujifilm T400 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-T500 front thumbnailFujifilm T500
T400 vs T500
24-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-T550 front thumbnailFujifilm T550
T400 vs T550
24-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T40028-280mm
F3.4-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2012
FujiFilm-FinePix-T300 front thumbnailFujiFilm T300
T400 vs T300
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-T200 front thumbnailFujiFilm T200
T400 vs T200
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011

Fujifilm T400 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm T400 based on features which are normally considered important in a camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
built in zoom lens (28-280mm 10.0 x zoom)
decently wide (28mm)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good minimum ISO (100)
has face detection autofocus
has tracking autofocus
very long zoom (280mm)
cannot use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low battery pack (180 per charge)
missing external microphone jack
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing Timelapse function
no manual control
no manual focus
no moving screen
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
sluggish at long end (f5.6)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Fujifilm T400 Sensor specs

The sensor spec in the Fujifilm T400 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3440 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be increased digitally to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the T400's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The T400 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix T400 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm T400 dimensions

Fujifilm T400 weighs around 0.35 lbs (159 grams / 5.61 oz) & has outer measurements of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Fujifilm T400 is very much the same compared with various rivals.

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Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm T400 besides a soda so you can get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix T400 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the T400.

Fujifilm FinePix T400 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm T400 Lens details

The T400 includes a built-in lens giving a focal range of 28-280mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which won't be exceptional nevertheless it could be invaluable in a few cases.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.4 and that's really sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You would also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy pictures. For the long end, 280mm is amazing zoom and comes with f5.6 which is pretty slow and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm T400 Connectivity

The T400 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send photos and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Several apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm T400 Video details

The max video resolution in the Fujifilm T400 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at another model if you require better audio for your video clips.

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Fujifilm T400 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Fujifilm T400 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty situations.

Fujifilm T400 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm T400 has a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.

Fujifilm FinePix T400 screen and viewfinder Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

The View Finder specifications for Fujifilm T400 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite useful for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Fujifilm T400 Shutter details

Fujifilm T400 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm T400 Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm T400 has just built in flash with no external flash support.

Fujifilm T400 Autofocusing details

Fujifilm T400 has only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect making it useful for taking photos of people.

It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Fujifilm T400 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus mode is good for low light occasions or you need more exact control on depth of field.

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Fujifilm T400 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-45A) for the Fujifilm T400 is built to last for 180 clicks based on the CIPA benchmarks making it less as compared to it's competitors. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the maximum (470) battery life for this category of cameras.

Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm T400 for varying kinds of photography

The following chart presents a rundown of the Fujifilm T400 for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm T400 Portrait photography info

The Fujifilm T400 has a points total of 36 which is awful, meaning that it is just not appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and potential to use external lighting.

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megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

Fujifilm T400 Street photography advice

With a reasonable rating of 57, the Fujifilm T400 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Fujifilm T400 Sports photography highlights

A awful sports photography rating of 39 indicates the Fujifilm T400 is just not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera must have good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
features tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (180 CIPA)
lacks phase detect AF

Fujifilm T400 Travel photography advice

Weight is really critical when buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm T400 gets a nice 65 as a travelling camera which is a very decent option for your holidays.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
great reach (280mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
bad battery power (180 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)

Fujifilm T400 Landscape photography advice

If you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm T400 at it's awful rating of 38 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate within the current marketplace.

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pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
bad battery power (180 shots)
no Timelapse mode

Fujifilm T400 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging should really offer a moving display, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm T400 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a awful rating of 31.

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really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.4)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket

Fujifilm T400 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the T400, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph followed below offers you a summary of the T400 vs it's highest rated rivals shown earlier.

These are some more cameras you might look into as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix T400
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2012-01-05
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4608 x 3440
RAW images
Max native ISO
1600
Max enhanced ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-280mm (10.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.4-5.6
Macro focus distance
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7 inches
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
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
Features
Min shutter speed
8 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.50 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
159 gr (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions
104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Other
Battery life
180 photos
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Storage slots
One
Price at release
$150