Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Review

Overall 39
Imaging 9
Features 29
Size 76
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 121 x 81 x 65 mm
  • Weight: 450 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix S8600 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 06, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #143 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 39/100 and it takes a rank of #991 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix S8600 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Battery Life: 410 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix S8600. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has the following external dimensions 121 x 121 x 65 mm (47.64 x 31.89 x 25.59″) with the weight of 450 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix S8600, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 65mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 — 410 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 — 65 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 — 450 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm FinePix S8600. However, if you are looking specifically for a SLR-like (bridge) camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix S8600 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix S8600

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix S8600 are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix S8600 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, FinePix S8600 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix S8600, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix S8600 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix S8600 provides a shooting life of 410, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Superzoom category, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 offers the highest battery life that reaches 410 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix S8600’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix S8600’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix S8600 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S8600 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 58. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S8600 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (121 x 81 x 65 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S8600 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 can be called a 41 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (410 shots)

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S8600 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (450 g)
  • Big size (121 x 81 x 65 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix S8600 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix S8600 can be called a 12 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix S8600
Announced Jan 06, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 7
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 6
Flash Modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 450 g
Physical Dimensions 121 x 81 x 65 mm
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type 410 shots
Battery Model 3 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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