Fujifilm FinePix S8400W Visit Site

Pros / The lens has the ability to capture macro images just 1cm from your subject.

Cons / The microphone is weak and the audio sounds weak on the camera during playback.

 Verdict / As long as you don't depend on this camera to record audio, we recommend it due to its lens power and feature set.

The FujiFilm FinePix S8400W combines a powerful lens and many of the features you want in a bridge camera. This long battery life bridge camera has a super macro mode that allows you to get extra close to your subjects. There are plenty of extra features such as panorama and miniature, plus the ability to create 3D images, although the 3D function is only viable if you have a way to view those images. This camera has many of the functions you will need no matter what your style of photography is.

The powerful 44x optical zoom and 16-megapixel lens lead this digital bridge camera's list of lens features, but whether you will find a reason to use that zoom is questionable. Zooming that far in requires stability, which this camera has with its optical stabilization, but to zoom in all the way, you will really need to use a tripod. In relation to focal length, the 8400W ranges from 24mm to 1056mm, which is the largest of any lens on our lineup.

The super macro mode lets you get within 1cm of your subject. This makes taking pictures of flowers, insects and nature shots easily manageable. The autofocus is much quicker than other bridge cameras, which is great for taking pictures at sporting events.

This camera takes 1080i video with stereo sound, but that sound doesn't transfer through the cameras speakers. It's best to watch the video you shoot on a computer or laptop. The camera captures video at 60 frames per second and can capture slow-motion video at 480fps, but at a resolution of 640 x 480 resolution instead of the 1920 x 1080 HD resolution.

The FujiFilm FinePix S8400W has six different artistic effects you can add to your images right from the camera such as toy camera and miniature. If you enable 3D shooting, two exposure of the same image are taken and stitched together to create a 3D image, but this has to be viewed on a 3D screen; you won't be able to see the end result on your camera. HDR images are popular and FujiFilm includes this feature on the S8400W. This effect takes three different exposures of the same picture and produces natural colors and shadows.

This prosumer camera has a 3-inch LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder. This makes it easy to frame subjects, check the focus and adjust the white balance during those bright days. All the buttons are within thumb's reach, so there is no fumbling around with the camera. The AA batteries give you around 300 shots on one charge, and the memory card storage has no size limit.

There is a FAQs section if you need help, with the addition of phone and email to contact an agent. There are also compatibility and driver downloads should you have trouble connecting your camera to a computer.

  • Resolution
  • Video Frames per Second
  • Optical Zoom
  • Minimal Focal Length
  • Maximum Focal Length
  • Camera Weight
  • Battery Life
  1. The resolution of each digital camera.
    More is better
  2. 6  Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
    16.2 Megapixels
  3. 18.2 Megapixels
  4. 16.0 Megapixels
  5. 18.1 Megapixels
  6. Category Average
    16.29 Megapixels

Summary

The FujiFilm FinePix S8400W doesn't top our list of high-zoom cameras, but we recommend it for its feature set and great lens quality. It has several presets, features such as HD recording and 3D image creation, plus a macro 1cm zoom. We wish the audio quality coming from the camera were pristine and clean, but you will enjoy using this camera for all kinds of photography.

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W Visit Site