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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
1 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Divide its price by its zoom and this Finepix is the cheapest digital camera in the world. But divide talent by ego and even Paris Hilton looks like a steal. A smart choice when flexibility is more important than the best possible picture quality.
  • Pros: Exactly how much zoom do you need? Fujifilm’s latest SLR-alike packs enough optical power to spot Jessica Simpson’s talent from space, a massive 18x lens that spans true wide-angle to extreme telephoto. It’s got the best face detection system on the market, locking in on multiple faces even from the side, good image stabilisation and a powerful built-in flash. Both the electronic viewfinder and the 2.5-inch screen are sharp and responsive. Power is a plus, too, with f...
  • Cons: Although the S8000fd looks like an SLR, don’t expect it to handle or shoot like one. Focusing and zooming take a little longer than you’d like, and 8MP images can be heavy on noise (in low light) and distortion (at telephoto settings).
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

What Digital Camera
5 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The 8-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd offers an 18x optical zoom, dual image stabilisation and face detection with automatic red-eye reduction.
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Overall 7
7.0

Fuji FinePix S8000fd

PC Magazine
5 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The Fujifilm S8000fd is an affordable option for photographers who want advanced features and manual controls, but also like the simplicity of a one-lens-fits-all camera.
  • Pros: Affordable. Sturdy design. Excellent 18X zoom lens. Effective image stabilization. Can capture movies.
  • Cons: Dual image stabilization creates some image noise. Some shutter lag. No RAW file support.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
29 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Like the other 18x zoom / 8MP cameras on the market the FinePix S8000fd is a camera that tries to be all things to all men, and in some respects it succeeds, in others it shows the limitations of current compact camera technology in a very stark manner. This is because cramming an 18x (27-486mm equiv.
  • Pros: Phenomenal zoom range that includes real wide-angle to long telephoto capability, Versatile, fun and easy to use package, Good range of features, Bright, punchy 'consumer friendly' output, Good detail and color at lower ISO settings, Generally accurate and reliable focus and exposure, Well balanced handling, Effective image stabilization, Usable manual controls controls, AA battery convenience, AF illuminator, Excellent flash performance, Fast, effective face detectio...
  • Cons: Strong purple fringing and chromatic aberration and at long end of zoom, Slight corner softness at shorter focal lengths, JPEGs a little soft and slightly over-sharpened, can look a little 'over-processed', Shortest focus distance (without using macro mode) too long, High contrast tone curve tends to clip shadows or highlights, No contrast adjustment available, No RAW mode, 3-shot limit in continuous mode, Limited AA battery life, ISO 800 and above noisy and showing h...
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Fujifilm Finepix S8000fd Test Results

Pop Photo
24 July 2008
  • Excerpt: WHAT'S HOT • Great handfeel and overall build quality • F-menu allows for "Fujichrome" image style for those who miss slide film • Accepts both xD and SDHC cards WHAT'S NOT • No RAW capture • Hi-speed lo-rez capture doesn't match Olympus's performance • Mediocre DxO 2.0 lens distortion tests at all tested focal lengths, from true wide angle to supertelephoto • Image quality nosedives significantly past ISO 200
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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Review

Photography Review
28 May 2008
  • Pros: Compact size, Large LCD, Comfortable, intuitive control layout, Multiple shooting modes, Dual IS image stabilization, High-speed shooting, Uses easy to find AA batteries, Compact size, Large LCD, Comfortable, intuitive control layout, Multiple shooting modes, Dual IS image stabilization, High-speed shooting, Uses easy to find AA batteries
  • Cons: Cumbersome shutter and aperture controls, Small memory card door, Noticeable shutter-lag, Small viewfinder, Lens cap falls off easily, Battery life is on the short side, Cumbersome shutter and aperture controls, Small memory card door, Noticeable shutter-lag, Small viewfinder, Lens cap falls off easily, Battery life is on the short side
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
15 March 2008
  • Conclusion: FinePix S8000fd digital Megazoom camera The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd may be an enhanced digital camera with a megazoom onboard, but the competition is strong and cannot be ignored. And that’s the problem. Working with the Fujifilm S8000fd camera is pleasant in itself, although I cannot get used to the structure of the menu and I really suggest some innovation on this field.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
30 January 2008
  • Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix S8000fd ($399) is one of three "mega zoom" cameras introduced in 2007 (the others being the Olympus SP-560 and the Panasonic DMC-FZ18). While most ultra zooms were hanging around 12X, these three cameras jumped all the way to 18X. The FinePix S8000fd offers that, plus image stabilization, a 2.5" LCD display, full manual controls, VGA movie mode, face detection with automatic redeye removal, and more.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Whopping 18X zoom with a great 27 - 486 mm range, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Well built for its price, Sharp 2.5" LCD has good outdoor/low light visibility, Full manual controls, Effective redeye reduction system, Dual xD/SD memory card slot, Can record over 35 mins of continuous VGA video (though see below), Battery life is above average; uses AA batteries, USB 2.0 High Speed support
  • Cons: Photos are on the soft side, especially fine details; moderate purple fringing, Disappointing continuous shooting modes, Poorly implemented manual focus feature, No RAW support, unlike the competition, "Real" image stabilization not available in movie mode, Completely useless ISO 3200 and 6400 settings, Too easy to accidentally hit F-mode button with your thumb, Plastic tripod mount, Weak Mac software
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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Zoom

Steve's Digicams
12 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix S8000fd Zoom Specifications CCD Sensor 1/2.35-inch CCD Number of Effective Pixels 8.0 Million Pixels Real Photo Technology Yes Image Stabilization Yes, Dual Image Stabilization (Mechanical + High Sensitivity) Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,264 x 2,448 / 3,264 x 2,176 (3:2 format) / 2,304 x 1,728 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.
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Fujifilm Finepix S8000fd Review

Digital Camera Review
6 December 2007
  • Excerpt: "Pro features and style in an easy to use camera" is how Fujifilm sees the Finepix S8000fd , but I've got to admit the 18x optical zoom was what got my attention. To quote Fujifilm again:  "One of the largest zooms on a fixed-lens camera in the industry, the Fujinon 18x Optical Zoom provides unprecedented flexibility in a compact SLR body style camera.
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