Fuji FinePix S800fd Review: A Smart, Simple Superzoom

Fuji FinePix S800fd
This affordable 8-megapixel superzoom model packs a range of useful features and D-SLR-like capabilities, but it’s as easy to use as a point-and-shooter. Image quality is good but not top-notch.

The 18X Fujinon lens is the centerpiece of this well-designed digital camera, delivering a 4.7mm to 84.2mm range (equivalent to a 35mm lens with a27mm to 486mm zoom). The wide-angle lens performed beautifully for group shots and landscapes.

Fuji's face-detection technology, which worked well on my tests, offers automatic red-eye removal. The camera’s dual-image stabilization combines mechanical CCD stabilization with higher ISO levels and faster shutter speeds for advanced anti-blur protection. I found that it typically produced images that were noticeably sharper but sometimes with a hint more noise than I'd like to see.

In lab tests, I saw some barrel distortion at the left side of images, and photos were a bit soft but exhibited only a trace of purple fringing. Noise became visible at IS0400 and more noticeable at ISO 800 and higher. The camera averaged 1,450 lines on resolution tests, which is low for an 8MP superzoom.

All things considered, the Fuji FinePix: S8000fd is a viable option for photographers who want advanced features but also enjoy the simplicity of a one-lens-fits-all camera.

Fuji FinePix S800fd Review
Price range: $399.95

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Comments on "Fuji FinePix S800fd Review: A Smart, Simple Superzoom"


Anonymous r4i software said ... (17 dhjetor 2009 në 4:49 e paradites) : 

This is a good camera for the price. It is simple to use and takes clear, crisp pictures. Also, the battery life is good. And the price makes it affordable to take good pictures.


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