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Fuji FinePix S8000fd
Fuji FinePix S8000fd

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Fuji FinePix S8000fd

We've given the S8000fd a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

Fuji throws their hat in the long-range zoom ring with the S8000fd. The startlingly long barrell contains optics capable of acheiving 18x optical zoom, the highest zoon available on the market today, and only matched by the Olympus SP-550UZ and Panasonic's FZ18. Naturally, with such a long zoom, you'll need image stabiization, and the S8000fd has CCD-shift IS to ensure crisp and well-composed photos. The S8000fd also features 'face detection' technology (that's what the 'fd' stands for) which makes sure your shots are focused on the faces that are important to you.


  • 8 megapixels
  • 18x optical zoom
  • CCD-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Auto and manual focus and exposure
  • Movie mode with sound
  • 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Secure Digital and xD-Picture Card memory
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Part Number: S8000fd
  • UPC: 4547410026177
  • Release Date: Sep 01, 2007

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Fuji FinePix S8000fd Reviews

Fuji FinePix S8000fd Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
Fine pix S8000fd (Dieter Wiehe — 07/25/2009)

pictures are average

now the Mode Dial on top has been fallen of.

seems the plastic is bad quality

  • 1.0 out of 5
Bad plastic (Saulius — 06/01/2009)

There no RAW, and plastic is very bad quality, I'll newer buy FUJI again.

  • 4.0 out of 5
GREAT ZOOM (CINDY — 05/03/2009)


  • 2.0 out of 5
Dissapointed (William — 12/14/2008)

For all good the reviews this Camera got I am very dissapointed.
the image stabiliser is completly useless,the zoom is very slow reacting,The colour results are well below average and as for the 4 aa batteries rechargable they might well be (3 days if you are lucky)and the cover is is so flimsy almost beyond belief ,Obviously the People who write these reviews have never actually used this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Budget price - top features (J — 09/25/2008)

This camera was bought in the hope that it would be better than the Panasonic I had. It is. It's zoom is outstanding, the picture stabalising is awesome and the best feature is the super-macro mode. Clarity at 10mm and the detail is breathtaking.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great features shocking photos (Luc — 08/09/2008)

I fell in love with my fuji 5600 so when it came time to upgrade I thought its the 18 x zoom model for me. What good is the automatic setting if it always takes grainy blurry pictures' even the best shots i managed had very bad noise in most back ground areas especialy in the shaddows. I managed better pics in the manual settings but it was hard work with many test shots. The iso settings in auto jumps up to 800 and even 1600 indoors even with the flash on resulting in washed out messy pictures.The only good point was the inteligent flash and the results in macro mode but there are more things to photograph than bugs. Please dont be tempted by it's 18 x zoom and cheap price, Im sticking with my fine pix 5600 for now.When I called the fuji help line they had little sympathy and suggested I try to reset the camera and adjust the white ballance? I cant see how that would help with the iso blowout in auto. Lucky for me the retailer agreed to let me exchange it for another model, the bargain price I got it for $349 wasn't such a bargain after all, sorry fuji you lost a customer.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Complete waste of your money! (Mark — 06/03/2008)

I'm serious. Prior to buying this attractively looking camera I have read nothing but excellent reviews. Some went as far as to say it is better than some entry level SLR cameras. So I bought it and I got nothing but disappointment out of it. No matter what you do with the settings the full size images always look like paintings, or like some very good quality video snapshots. Everything, especially leafs and animal fur look like they're made of plasticine or plastic. If you blur them in Photoshop and scale them down to about 1600x1200, which is 50% of the original size, the quality seemingly improves, but what is the point of having an 8MP camera if you have to do such things to your pictures? Also the ISO settings above 400 are totally useless. Yes, they let you take pictures in dark conditions, but that's about it. With ISO 800 and more you take a picture and delete it straight away. It is that bad! My SonyErricson K759i phone with 2MP built-in camera makes more realistic looking pictures than S8000fd and that is no joke. Moreover, the weird barrel + pincushion distortion visible in certain situations and the magenta/green chroma effect near the edges make this camera look like a cheap Chinese mock-up. I have compared the FinePix S8000fd (8MP) results with SonyErricson K750i (2MP), Panasonic DMC-FZ1 (2MP) and NIKON D200 (10MP), whereby I have used images from my FinePix and FinePix images from comparison sites on the internet. Clearly, the sudden price drop from the original £210 or so to a price lower than some pocket digital cameras with only 4x zoom is not coincidental. Quite frankly, the FinePix S8000fd digital camera wouldn't sell above £150. Only a fool like me would buy it and if you ask me I don't think it's worth more than a £100. Except for the solid SLR-like body, the mechanical image stabiliser and the massive 18x zoom, this camera is way below average. Don't repeat my mistake and fall for the SLR looks or the 18x zoom. The image quality is rubbish, which makes all the other useful features pointless.

  • 4.0 out of 5
A Good Camera at a very good price (Kshitij Nanavaty — 04/14/2008)

I am using this camera for 3 months now. Initially I had problem with the image quality as all the photos I took were blurry. But I bought a photography help guide, learnt few things and read Camera help guide. Now the results are awsome. Outside photos are just fantastic. Auto mode works very well. Even inside photos, I have tried few things-few options and results are improving. It may not be as good as SONY (I have not used H7 or H9) but as per the price tag, this camera score highly. Very good.

  • 2.0 out of 5
NO FILTERS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMERA!!! (Greg Cremer — 01/12/2008)

The title pretty much says it all. I am very disappointed with fuji as a company. It would have been simple to make this camera with filter capability.
I am also very disappointed with the quality of low-light photos. The "6400" ISO is a total joke. Pretty much anything over 400 with this camera is 50/50 grain to image ratio. I love the 18x lens, love the display, love the easy menu system, love the smart flash (which works very well). It's easy to use and fully manual or auto or anywhere in between. But it's absolutely useless to me. I'm going to sell the thing.
If you don't care about the ability to use filters or low light capability, get this cam. But to me, no caring about those things is like saying I don't care about catching those moments that I look back on with fond memories.