Fujifilm FinePix S8300 review by Susan Canterbury Pipyne
Susan Pipyne, Amazon
11 June 2014
Summary: After years of juggling different types of Cannon and Pentax digital cameras, I discovered this wonderful bridge camera. The many shooting modes and a built in 42X zoom make this a strong rival for more expensive DSLR's with lens attachments. It conveniently uses 4 AA batteries which are nice in the field when electric connections and rechargers are not available (I just carry some spare batteries). This is a best value camera for beginners and pros!
Summary: I was looking for a digital camera with a view finder & the digital screen I found both in this camera. I have only used it a couple of times. The picture image is awesome. The cons is there is no internal storage. All the other digital cameras I have owned always had a small amount of digital storage.
This is for the Finepix S8300 It is better than the other S8### models
16 May 2014
Summary: I love this camera - I have a Sony A57 and an underwater Panasonic Lumix TSC-20. My wife started taking my Lumix point and shoot away from me on trips. When we realized she had a great eye and needed a better camera of her own, we did some research and came up with this little number. The Finepix S8300 is what they call a Bridge Camera. Its a Point and shoot with the soul of a DSLR.
Summary: The camera arrived a little ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. I am an new amateur photographer and wanted a camera that would take high resolution photos and have a powerful optical zoom feature without breaking the bank. About 3 months into using the camera I did notice a few small white flakes had appeared in the front lens housing. They weren't directly in front of the lens but they could end up there.
Summary: The item description made it sound like a manual focus camera, but it's anything but that. It looks much higher quality than it really is, as it's just a blob of plastic. I should of realized this ofr the price.
Summary: This replaced my several year old Sony DSC-H1 that I dropped a few months ago smashing the LCD. I really like the picture quality, and the software options in this unit. Some of them could be a little easier to use or explained better, but even an old geezer like me can figure them out with a little use. there are a couple of physical improvements that would be beneficial, first is the lens cap.