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Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd


Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
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Category: Beginner to Serious

THE FUJIFILM FINEPIX S8100fd INCORPORATES AN 18X WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL ZOOM in a relatively compact form. The 27mm (35mm equiv.) wide-angle focal length is perfect for large group and wide landscape shots. The 486mm (35mm equiv.) super-telephoto brings far subjects close. CCD-shift image stabilization ensures that camera shake is effectively countered, especially at the extremely long focal lengths.

In fact, Dual Image Stabilization combines the CCD-shift Mechanical Stabilization with Fuji’s Picture Stabilization. Picture Stabilization automatically adjusts shutter speed and sensitivity (up to ISO 1600) to prevent blur. Together Dual IS Mode helps reduce blur caused by camera shake and subject movement.

The FinePix S8100fd features 10MP resolution on a 1/ 2.3-inch CCD image sensor. At full resolution (10 megapixels), sensitivity is limited to a maximum ISO 1600. At ISO 6400/3200, resolution is limited to a maximum 5 megapixels.

Not sure whether to use flash or not? A convenient Natural Light & with Flash mode takes the same scene with and without flash with a single press of the shutter. The resulting shots can be displayed side-by-side for comparison and selection.

Continuous shooting is blazingly fast at 6.8fps at 5M or 13.5fps at 3M, for a maximum of 33 frames. Other features include Face Detection, automatic Red-Eye Removal, Zoom Bracketing, Micro Thumbnail View, and Intelligent Flash. It accepts xD-Picture Card as well as Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) memory cards and uses 4 AA batteries.

The Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd provides photographic control with PASM functions and will therefore appeal to beginner as well as serious photographers desiring a wide-angle ultra zoom with image stabilization and full exposure flexibility.

If you desire a more affordable long zoom, consider the FinePix S1000fd, with no image stabilization (and some features less than on the S8100fd) for about US $150 less.


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Fujifilm S8100fd
QuickFact™ Sheet
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fdUS | CAN | UK
Number of Effective Pixels

10.0 million pixels

Image Sensor

1/ 2.3-inch CCD

Inage Stabilizer Dual Image Stabilization - CCD-shift type + Picture Stabilization
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,648×2,736 / 3,648×2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592×1,944 / 2,048×1,536 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 58MB)
xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB )
SD memory card / SDHC memory card
File format Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )
AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
Recording capacity
(512MB xD-Picture Card)

Still images:
3648×2736(F) - 103
3648×2736 (N) - 206
3648×2432(3:2) - 231
2592x1944 - 399
2048x1536 - 626
1600x1200 - 779
640x480 - 3196

VGA (25fps) -9.3 min.
QVGA (25fps) - 14.8 min.

Recording capacity
(512MB SD Memory Card)

Still images:
3648×2736(F) - 100
3648×2736 (N) - 199
3648×2432(3:2) - 224
2592x1944 - 386
2048x1536 - 606
1600x1200 - 754
640x480 - 3095

VGA (25fps) - 9.0 min.
QVGA (25fps) - 14.3 min.

Lens Fujinon
Focal Length f=4.7mm - 84.2 mm, Equivalent to 27- 486 mm on a 35mm camera
Aperture Range F2.8- F8.0(Wide), F4.5- F8.0(Telephoto); max. 10 steps in 1/3 EV increment
Optical Zoom 18x Wide
Digital Zoom Approx 5.7x
Focus Auto focus (Area,Multi,Center)
Continuous AF
Manual focus
Focusing Range

Wide angle :Approx. 70cm/2.3 ft to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 1.5 m/4.9 ft to infinity

Wide angle :Approx. 10cm/0.3 ft to 80cm/2.6ft
Telephoto: Approx. 1.2m/3.9 ft to 3.2m/10.5ft

Super Macro: Approx 1cm /0.4 in. to 1m /3.3 ft.

Shutter Speed 1/4 sec. To 1/2000 sec. (AUTO mode)
4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (All other mode)
Exposure Control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure Compensation (AEB) +/-1/3EV, +/-2/3EV, +/-1EV
Exposure Mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes

Mode dial: Auto, PS(Anti-Blur), Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, ZOOM Bracketing, SP, P, A, S, M, Movie

SP: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Auction

Continuous shooting Top-3: max 1.1 frames/sec
Long-period: max.0.5 frames/sec
Top-33, High speed: max 6.8 frames/sec, 5M pixels or lower
Top-33, Ultra High speed: max 13.5 frames/sec, 3M pixels or lower
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. With monaural sound, With Electronic Image Stabilization
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay
ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Auto(1600)/Auto(800)/ Auto(400)/
Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
* ISO3200/6400 : 5M pixels or lower (Number of recorded pixels)

White Balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Electronic Viewfinder 0.24-inch, approx 230,000 dots color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch , approx.230,000 dots, Amorphos Silicon TFT color LCD monitor(WV type), approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
Flash Auto flash, Effective range:
(ISO AUTO(800)): Wide angle, approx. 0.6 - 7.2m /2.6 - 23.6 ft
Telephoto angle, approx. 2.5 - 3.8m /8.2 - 12.5 ft.
Flash mode:
Macro: Wide angle, approx. 0.3 - 0.8m /1.0 - 2.6 ft
Telephoto angle, approx. 0.9 - 1.3m /3.0 - 4.3 ft.
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash.
Photography functions ZOOM bracketing, Instant ZOOM, Face detection (with red-eye removal), High speed shooting, Best framing, Post shot assist windows, Frame No.memory, Histograms
Playback Functions Face detection, Slide show, Scrap book view slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frameplayback(with Micro Thumbnail) , Sorting by date,Image rotate, Voice Memo, Histograms(Highlight warning)
Video Out NTSC/PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB
Power Supply 4x AA type alkaline batteries (included),
4x AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or
AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
System requirements

Factory installed USB port

IBM PC/AT compatible computer:
• CPU Pentium, 200MHz or higher
• Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000Pro., Me, XP HE/Pro
• RAM of 256MB or more (Windows XP: 128MB or more)
• 450MB of free hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive

Macintosh computer:
• CPU of Power PC
• Mac OSX 10.2.8 to 10.3.7
• RAM of 256MB or more
• 400MB of free hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive

Included Accessories

• 4xAA type Alkaline batteries
• Shoulder Strap
• Lens cap & cord
• USB cable
• A/V cable
• CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer
• Owner's Manual

Optional Accessories • xD-Picture Card™: 256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
• AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
• PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
• CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Dimensions (WxHxD) 111.3(W)×78.2(H)×79.3(D) mm /
4.4(W)× 3.1(H)× 3.1(D) in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx.405g / 14.3oz.
(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

US $399.95 / CDN $439.99

* Specification subject to change.

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