Fujifilm FinePix S8300, Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.2MP, 42x Optical Zoom, EVF, 3” LCD Screen, Black

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Product information

Designed for maximum reach without compromising on image quality or portability - the FinePix S8300 is a natural choice for photographers who want to build their skills. Combining a powerful Fujinon 42x optical zoom lens, advanced CMOS sensor and robust body design, you’ll always be ready to get the best shots.

Key benefits:

  • The FUJINON zoom lenses with fast apertures of f/2.9 to f/6.5 With 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens combines aspherical and ED elements to good effect for reduced aberration and superior image quality. With Super-Macro Mode capturing subjects as close as 1cm from the lens, the FinePix S8300 seamlessly covers an enormous focal range with no need to ever change lenses.

  • Lens shift image stabilisation ensures that even hand-held shots are free from blur.

  • The FinePix S8300 is ready to shoot just 1 second after you turn it on, so you'll always be ready for that grab shot or decisive moment.

  • Framed scenes can be automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings for professional results using portrait, landscape, night, macro, night portrait, and backlit portrait modes.

  • Enjoy the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear electronic viewfinder. The bright EVF makes framing the moment simple, allowing you to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 42x zoom fully extended.
  • Movie scene recognition ensures that settings are optimised according to your subject.
  • HD Movie shares your memories with family on the big screen, using the mini HDMI connecter. A one-touch Movie Recording Button also enables you to capture all the action instantly.
  • With side-lever zoom control you can adjust zoom with your left hand while the index finger of your right hand rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot.
  • Make panorama photos easy. The camera automatically stitches together consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama.
  • Stay in control. Face Detection couples with Tracking Auto Focus for new ways of capturing your subjects, even when those who won't stop moving! Face Detection tailors focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear faces, while Tracking Auto Focus maintains sharp focus on moving subjects.
  • Don't wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to Facebook. Start the process in camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Includes 4x AA batteries, shoulder strap, USB cable, lens cap, lens cap cord, software CD.
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 500 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
USB 2.0, HDMI mini
Digital Bridge
H85 x W120 x D117mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
f=4.3mm - 129.0mm, equivalent to 24- 720mm on a 35mm format
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
4x AA battery
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


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Fujifilm FinePix S8300, Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.2MP, 42x Optical Zoom, EVF, 3” LCD Screen, Black 3 5 1 1
Could be better So I brought this camera just after Christmas to take photos and film video for my Youtube channel. The camera's auto function can either work really well or very poorly. If lighting is not so good, then image quality suffers and noise on the image is very visible. However under natural lighting conditions the photos are very good. 42x zoom is another reason I brought the camera, and it doesn't disappoint, returning some very good nature shots when I took it to centre parcs. However the video capabilities of the camera leave a lot to be desired. When the description said 1080p HD recording at 60fps I was amazed, as for the price this was really good. I was shocked though when footage appeared very graining, even under natural and very good lighting. This is very annoying as I found out my iPhone 5 takes better video. Another annoying thing is the autofocus in video recording. I can't move without the camera refocussing and ruining the shot as well as wasting a lot of time. It's only when i look at the footage back i realise the camera has refocussed and is not focussed on me anymore, as well as hearing the grinding sound of the camera refocussing, which is picked up by the internal mic. Overall this is a good camera, but if you are thinking of buying it for video recording then think again. 10 March 2014
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