Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview (10 June’08)

The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd (announced July 26, 2007) is 8.0 million pixels SLR-like digital camera features Fujinon 18X Optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 27- 486 mm), Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection Technology wih Auto Red Eye Removal, Up to ISO 1600 at full resolution and powered by 4xAA Battery. (Full Specs)

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Deal Info


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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Reviews

PhotographyReview reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“In well-lit, low ISO photos (ISO 64 & 100) noise is visible, but you have to look for it. It starts to become noticeable at ISO 200. Image quality takes a definite downturn at ISO 800. The useful sensitivity range of the S8000fd is, for most purposes, ISO 64 to 400″
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Megapixel reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“Positives: Excellent outdoor and indoor performance, Rock steady image stabilization, Good video. Negatives: Some function labeling confusing, Awkward division of menu system between F key and Menu/OK button, Unnatural view of shots in electronic viewfinder.”
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DevHardware reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“As I mentioned at the start of this review, the performance and image quality of this camera are not the greatest. But it holds its own in some cases. Let’s take a look at what some of the experts have said about the Fujifilm 8000fd’s performance and image quality.”
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DCRP reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“Photo quality was good, though there’s room for improvement in several areas. The S8000fd took well-exposed photos, with pleasing colors. Images are on the soft side, especially in areas with fine detail — probably due to noise reduction. Noise isn’t really a problem until ISO 200 in low light, and ISO 400 in good light.”
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CNET.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“In our tests, we were able to capture a sharp image shooting at 1/150th of a second and the lens zoomed all the way to its 486mm limit. Without image stabilisation, we would have had to shoot at 1/500th of a second to get those results. Fuji also includes an ISO-boost mode that they also refer to as an IS mode. However, as always, higher ISOs bring with them more noise and less sharpness.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

LetsGoDigital reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“For someone looking for a comprehensively equipped digital Megazoom camera with not too many DSLR-like demands, and wanting to use the camera for straight shooting, the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd is definitely a good choice. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

InfoSync reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“The video recording experience on the S8000fd was simply average. As we said before, the entire video mode lacked options or customization, but it was helped by the above-average lens. We were disappointed that Fujifilm only offered VGA resolution with no widescreen options, but the video mode seems more like an afterthought. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“Indoors, the S8000fd does very well. The built-in flash has a generous range of approx. 26 feet at wide angle (ISO Auto). Combined with the versatile 27mm wide angle end of the zoom, this digicam can capture nice close-up portraits to large group photos.”
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DigitalCameraReview reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“Performance of the lens was fairly good given the ambitious focal range it encompassed. There was some barrel distortion (straight lines bow out from center of image) at the wide end, and pincushion distortion (lines bow in toward center of image) as the lens zoomed to telephoto…Images looked good out of the camera at smaller sizes, but seemed a bit soft when approaching 100% enlargement”
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ImagingResource reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
” Printed results were not as good as we expected, however, with quality falling off too rapidly as ISO went up. ISO 64 produced a good 11×14-inch print, but it got softer very quickly from there, really stopping at ISO 400 in terms of acceptable quality.”
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PCMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
” On my field tests, the FinePix S8000fd’s performance was impressive, although, again, the camera exhibited some image noise and shutter lag. Images were sometimes a bit soft, and focus was occasionally blurry, particularly indoors. The 18X zoom, however, delivered spectacular results, with crisp images and true color at full zoom.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
The good: Long 18x optical zoom lens with 27mm-equivalent wide angle; nice manual exposure controls; sensor-shift image stabilization. The bad: Sluggish performance; mediocre image quality; no hotshoe; no RAW capture. The bottom line: Fuji’s S8000fd 18x megazoom has a nice body design and offers a commendable level of control, but its mediocre image quality and sluggish performance acts blights what could otherwise be an excellent camera.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“It is hard to produce an 18x zoom lens. Fuji have done a good job though with the Finepix S8000. I am particularly impressed with my indoor results and I like the colour and brightness of the photos I have produced while testing the camera. It is relatively easy to use and feels good in the hand. Recommended…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd suffers from quite noticeable fringing in high contrast areas, which the Panasonic DMC-FZ18 impressively avoids. Interestingly we noticed the same fringing when testing the Olympus SP-550UZ and upon closer inspection it appears both it and the Fujifilm S8000fd share the same optics – they certainly suffer in the same regard anyway.”


Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd is a very sophisticated and immensely versatile camera for all types of photography, with enough features to make up for a slight lack in total image quality. It has superb handling, very good performance and excellent build quality, and while it may not have the semi-pro credentials of the S9600 is it is still a good hobbyists camera. For a price of under £200 it is a real bargain that will not disappoint..”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoxels reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd is a well-designed ultra zoom digital camera with good handling. Performance is good, but operation is not as fast as on the S6000fd or S9100. Beginner amateur photographers will find this camera easy-to-use; advanced amateur photographers will appreciate the many practical features and full exposure flexibility.”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“The S8000fd produced noise-free images at ISO 64, 100 and 200, with ISO 400 showing some noise and slight blurring of detail. ISO 800 has quite visible noise and ISO 1600 is best avoided at all costs…We haven’t reviewed the Panasonic FZ18 yet, but we much preferred the S8000fd to the Olympus SP-550 UZ, which offers a less usable interface and much poorer image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotoReview.au reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd and writes;
“..pictures taken with the test camera were very punchy on the Standard colour setting. Contrast was also higher than average for an advanced digicam. Exposures were pitched to record highlight detail, producing blocked-up shadows in brightly-lit subjects. Digital zoom shots were soft.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Samples

- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ Let’sGoDigital
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ Photoxels
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd User Manuals (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Press Release

Valhalla, NY, July 26, 2007 – Fujifilm is bringing the wide-angle, long zoom technology to the consumer market with today’s introduction of the FinePix S8000fd. The 8-MegaPixel, SLR-styled camera features one of the largest optical zooms on a fixed-lens camera in the industry, and introduces Fujifilm’s latest ‘Dual Image Stabilization,’ plus ISO settings of up to ISO6400 (at 50% resolution) – all features you would expect in a high-end digital camera, but at a price point consumers can afford.

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