Fujifilm S8000fd Review
|Full model name:||Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd|
|Sensor size:||1/2.35 inch
(6.0mm x 4.5mm)
|Extended ISO:||64 - 6400|
|Shutter:||4 - 1/2000|
4.4 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.
(111 x 78 x 79 mm)
|Full specs:||Fujifilm S8000fd specifications|
Just two days after Panasonic did so, Fujifilm unveiled an electronic viewfinder-based digicam that couples eight megapixels of resolution with an 18x optical zoom lens. The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd has body styling reminiscent of a single-lens reflex digital camera, and uses a 1/2.35" CCD image sensor. The front of the S8000fd is dominated by the Fujinon Zoom-branded 18x optical zoom lens, which offers a 27mm - 486mm zoom range and an f/2.8 maximum aperture at wide angle. With a zoom lens this powerful, image stabilization is a must-have and Fujifilm uses its Dual Image Stabilization system in the Fuji S8000fd, which includes both mechanical image stabilization and high ISO sensitivity / shutter speeds to freeze camera shake and subject motion.
Other features of the Fujifilm S8000fd include a 2.5 inch LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, ISO sensitivity to 1600 (or 6400 max. at reduced resolution), a range of creativity-friendly options including both aperture- and shutter-priority plus a full manual mode, plus thirteen scene modes to keep things approachable for the less experienced photographer. S8000fd images are stored in 58MB of built-in memory or on xD-Picture Card / SD / MMC / SDHC cards in JPEG format, there being no raw file format on the Fuji FinePix S8000fd. Power for the FinePix S8000fd comes from four AA batteries, with disposable alkalines included in the product bundle. S8000 connectivity options are NTSC / PAL video and USB 2.0 Full Speed.
The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd goes on sale from September 2007, priced at about US$400 - setting up a head-on battle with the same schedule and pricing as Panasonic's camera.
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