Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd 10 MP Digital Camera with 18x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Black)
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- 10-megapixel sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
- 18x wide-angle optical zoom; Dual Image Stabilization
- 2.5-inch Wide View LCD display
- Face Detection with Automatic Red Eye Removal
- Stores images on xD or SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
Fuji 15823706 10.0 Megapixel Finepix S8100fd Digital Camera10.0 Megapixel Ccd;18x Optical Zoom (27-486mm);2.5" Lcd With 230k Resolution;Dual-Image Stabilization;Face Detection Technology With Automatic Red-Eye Removal;High-Speed Continuous Shooting Of Up To 33 Frames;Full Manual Controls For Advanced Photographic Needs; 4x Aa Battery Power;Xd-Picture Card, Secure Digital and Secure Digital-Hc Media Capable
From the Manufacturer
Continuing on the success of the wide-angle, long zoom FinePix S8000fd, the 10-megapixel FinePix S8100fd integrates a Fujinon 18x Wide Angle Optical Zoom fixed lens, which offers a 27mm-486mm equivalent and allows the user to achieve greater range than ever before. The sealed, fixed-lens system prevents dust contamination and eliminates the need for additional zoom or wide angle lenses, making it an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to the complex DSLR system.
Finepix S8100fd Highlights
After the shot is captured, the automatic Red Eye Removal feature instantly checks each detected face for red eye and if its found, corrects it in the camera automatically, saving the time-consuming process of fixing it in your PC after the image is downloaded. A new Instant Zoom function captures moving subjects at high zoom settings. After zooming on a subject, a single button gives an additional 1.4x or 2x digital zoom at the center focus region of the frame. Zoom Bracketing performs a similar action using Fujifilms face detection technology to lock its zoom action on a subjects face automatically as it enters the shot.
Zoom Bracketing For fail-safe portraits or active zoom snapshots, a convenient Zoom Bracketing function automatically records the same image three times with zoom ratio settings of 1x, 1.4x and 2x at a single release of the shutter.
When function is activated, three frames are previewed in the viewfinder at 1x, 1.4x and 2x. In 10-megapixel mode, 1.4x frame is captured at 5M; 2x frame at 3M.
Instant Zoom Instant Zoom is a convenient new function for capturing moving subjects at high zoom settings. After you zoom in on your subject, a single button gives you an additional 1.4x or 2x digital zoom for added zoom impact. Instant Zoom also makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.
i-Flash i-Flash Intelligent Flash detects subtle lighting differences within a scene and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the FinePix S8100fd to enable the camera to use less flash, resulting in an image that displays pleasing, natural tones without a washed-out effect. And with an automatic pop-up flash, its always ready when you need it.
Full manual photographic control Photo enthusiasts and advanced photographers have total control with manual adjustment options for various camera settings including resolution, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and more.
Scene modes A wide range of 13 pre-programmed scene modes provides top-quality photos in a variety of shooting conditions.
Super Macro mode Full-frame close-ups are easy with this feature that lets the photographer to get as close as 1cm (0.4 inch).
Dual Shot mode In this mode, the FinePix S8100fd quickly shoots two images in succession -- one with and one without flash -- saving both. This convenient function lets the user perform an on-the-spot comparison and decide whether the FinePix S8100fd produced the most pleasing photo with flash, or without.
Continuous Shooting at High-Speed 13.5fps, Up to 33 Frames The FinePix S8100fd offers a high-speed continuous shooting mode that captures up to 13.5 frames per second in a burst, perfect for moving subjects.
Movie mode VGA-quality 30 frames per second with sound.
High-resolution LCD The 2.5-inch Wide View LCD display offers 230,000 pixels of high resolution with a 60 frames-per-second refresh rate for smooth viewing.
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) In addition to framing your shots with the 2.5-inch high resolution LCD, the S8100fd also offers a high-resolution electronic viewfinder to eye up the best shot with an astonishing 60 fps refresh rate for smooth viewing.
xD/SD/SDHC-compatible slot A single media slot accepts not only Fujifilms traditional xD-Picture Cards but also Secure Digital (SD) and SD-High Capacity (SDHC) cards too.
Operates on 4 AA batteries The ultimate in convenience and accessibility, using AA batteries means in a pinch, more batteries are just moments away.
Top Customer Reviews
Great zoom, the 18x optical zoom is wonderful. Most point and shoot cameras in this price range cannot reach that far. The noise handling is fairly good as well.
I really like the fact that this camera has the manual option. Sometimes you just need total control over the situation.
The dual image stabilization works wonderful.
It also takes video with is a good plus. You don't need a point and shoot and a video camera wherever you go.
It has a lot of the capabilities of an SLR, but is simple enough to use for people that just want a basic good quality camera.
You have to manually pop up the flash if you want it to go off (Even in auto mode.
The auto focus can be quite picky at times, and has some trouble focusing in lower light conditions.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The only con I have is minor. The face detection function doesn't seem to trigger as often as I think it would (considering 90% of my photos are of my baby son) and often the detection picks up things that aren't . . . well faces.
Other than this, it's a great camera. Even the video capture is impressive. Highly recommended to those who want more than a point and shoot but don't want to commit to the more expensive DSLR cameras.
I did a little research and in the short while that I've had this camera (2 months), I have found many reasons to love this camera, here a few main ones:
a) The auto feature is truly awesome, as long as you remember to click open the flash - it will use the flash as needed...(drawback - flash doesn't open automatically in auto feature - pro- this is one of the few cameras in this price range that has a built-in flash)
b) It has the most zooming capability for a camera in this price range
c) love the editing features available on the camera - you can crop/edit pics ont he camera itself
d) it has a sports feature that takes like 25-30 pics every 5 seconds (or something like that)....I've tested it and have 60 shots of my daughter jumping up and downs and it captured every strand of her hair flying in mid-air
e) I took pics in a pitch dark room that only had black lights with people dancing and the pics came out looking like all the lights in the room were on and people were posing for the pics
f) I only bought the SD memory card and I can take like 400-500 pics before I have to worry about running out of space (and you can still take the card out after it's full and still take quite a few more pics on the camera's basic memory).
g) it uses regular batteries - nothign is more infuriating than you're camera running out of battery juice and you can't find replacement batteries at the local grocery/pharmacy store when you're on vacation.
The main drawbacks to this camera that I noticed are:
a) there is no Fuji bag that fits this camera...you will have to get your own generic camera bag (don't understand why Fuji just doesn't make one to come with it)
b) It's not sleek and compact (for those potential buyers who are looking for that)....for moms this is not really a problem because generally your purse is the "family purse" where everyone's belongings finds its way into your bag/purse....this is actually one of the mid-range in weight for cameras that are comparable to its features
c) none of the local stores carry this model(Circuit City/Best Buy/Frys/Ritz Camera/etc)to play around with prior to purchasing - I was able to only purchsae it from Amazon - I had to guess when comparing to other models in the store in terms of size/weight/feature capabilities/etc.
I've already made some amazing photobooks from the pics that I've taken from this camera.
Did a lot of research for a replacement and settled on the Fuji S8100fd. The two biggest reasons was: 1) Option for 7 Frames per Second or 16 Frames Per Second. 2) 18x Zoom.
We have been very, very, very pleased with the picture quality and the very high frame rate. It was a great purchase!
Cons: Cannot screw a filter on the end of the lens, that option has saved the lens on the S5000. We do not like the lens sticking out, ie not protected like the S5000. Will have to be a lot more careful with the S8100fd.
Would buy it again! Great Fuji product!
If you're like me, and simply want a camera that will take the shots you expect without undue preparation and messing around, this is the camera for you.