The Finepix S8000FD Digital Camera appears more as an SLR than a compact camera. It isn't an SLR because, primarily, you can't change lenses. Why would you need to? The Fujinon 18x Optical Zoom provides unprecedented flexibility in a digital-camera. With a 27mm-486mm equivalent, the need for additional zoom or wide angle lenses is gone - this extraordinary lens is all you need. A new feature found on Fuji cameras is the ability to use 3 memory card formats for wider universality. It also uses AA batteries as a power source. AA is readily available around the world. Where ever you travel, that battery type is likely to be available, With audofocus and auto-exposure, it's among the easiest cameras to use. Dual I(mage Stabilization assures sharpness despite unsteady hand movements. Face Detection helps determine proper exposure of people pictures. Ultimately, it's a serious camera for those that want to excercise creativity and freedom in taking great still pictures and movies. It's also lots of fun! Normal and macro focus 2. 5 LCD high resolution 230,000 pixels and Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Mode Dial for easy access of features Up to ISO 1600 at full resolution, up to ISO 6400 at 50% resolution 4xAA Battery Power for convenience xD / SD / SDHC Media Compatible Slot NTSC and PAL video output / USB On-camera edit modes Self-timer - Approx. 10 sec. /2 sec. delay Unit Dimensions - 111. 3(W)x78. 2(H)x78. 9(D) mm/ 4. 4(W)? 3. 1(H)? 3. 1(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments); Weight Approx. 412g/14. 5oz Comes with 4xAA type Alkaline batteries; Shoulder Strap; Lens cap & cord; USB cable; A/V cable; CD-ROM - FinePix Viewer software; Owner's Manual Windows PC and Macintosh compatible
From the Manufacturer
The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd digital camera features the worlds most powerful 18x long zoom Fujinon lens and our new Dual Image Stabilization system (CCD shift Image Stabilization & High Sensitivity).
The FinePix S8000fd is perfect for enthusiasts looking for a combination of 8 megapixels and stabilized long zoom in a neat, compact body. The S8000fd delivers one key feature that consumers cannot easily get on an SLR, a 27mm wide-angle to 486mm super telephoto (35mm equivalent) 18x zoom lens. Many consumers are looking for an easy to carry long zoom solution for sports events, concerts, wildlife photography, or just general tourism. Long-zoom photography is very popular for action shots of kids on the sport field, unobtrusive portraits of family or friends and candid nature photography. Using the digital zoom, the S8000fd can zoom up to an astonishing 91.8x magnification.
Additionally, the S8000fd is fitted with Fujifilms newly introduced CCD-shift Image Stabilization, which automatically detects and correct for camera shake. It is also fitted with Fujifilms acclaimed Picture Stabilization mode, which uses high sensitivity to freeze fast action, or produce sharp pictures in low light. Fujifilms S8000fd Dual Image Stabilization offers enthusiasts consistently clean, well-focused, blur-free shots.
Making sure the perfect shot is captured Face Detection technology by Fujifilm uses an exclusive hardware-based system to optimize focus, white balance and exposure for up to ten faces in a single frame. Using Face Detection with an 18x long zoom means that users can accurately focus on faces from long distance and concentrate on framing the perfect shot. Also, leveraging Face Detection technology, the S8000fd feature the new Red-Eye Removal feature, which can detect and remove red-eye as the shot is taken.
The S8000fd offers ISO1600 at full 8.0-megapixel resolution, and ISO6400/ISO3200 at 4-megapixel resolution--so important for high-quality pictures in low light or freezing fast-moving subjects. The S8000fd takes advantage of this high sensitivity with Fujifilms Intelligent Flash system, which controls power output to achieve natural foreground illumination with balanced background exposure. Also, Dual Shot Mode takes two full resolution photos in quick succession - one with, and one without, flash. Both photos are then displayed side by side for quick comparison so users will never again be left struggling with flash settings long after the moment has passed. Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Highlights
18x wide-angle optical zoom
|3x zoom/18x zoom|
One of the largest zooms on a fixed-lens camera in the industry, the Fujinon 18x Optical Zoom provides unprecedented flexibility in a compact SLR body style camera. With a 27mm-486mm equivalent, the need for additional zoom or wide angle lenses is gone - this extraordinary lens is all you need. Dual image stabilization
The FinePix S8000fd gives you the best of both worlds where image stabilization is concerned. With industry standard optical images stabilization, the photographers hand is steadied for a clearer, blur free shot. Add to that the addition of Fujifilms Picture Stabilization Technology, and increase clarity and sharpness is achieved, even in low light conditions or when shooting moving subjects. The combination of the two is the ultimate in stabilization technology.
Compact, SLR-style chassis
|Image stabilization reduces blur and delivers crisp, clear images|
Like the feel of a big SLR but dont like the weight, changing lenses, or the price tag? Then the S8000fd is for you. This camera offers much of the advanced functionality of Big DSLR cameras with none of the hassle or expense. And, with the 18x optical zoom, theres no need to have additional lenses.
Face Detection technology
|Face Detection in action|
The new S8000fd Finepix digital still camera features Face Detection technology by Fujifilm to significantly improve your picture taking by identifying human subjects' faces in the frame (up to 10 faces) and in real time, determining the optimal focus and exposure settings for the absolute best results possible in any shooting conditions. Behind Fujifilm's Face Detection technology is a newly-developed LSI chip combined with patented software that allows the FinePix S8000fd digital still camera to reach a level of performance in digital photography never before possible. Operates on 4 AA batteries
The ultimate in convenience and accessibility, using AA batteries means in a pinch, more batteries are just moments away at any Drug Store, Convenience Store, or dozens of other retailers near by. Additionally, rechargeable AA batteries may also be used to extend the life and performance of the camera without purchasing disposable batteries over and over. Its truly the best of both worlds. xD/SD-compatible slot
The Finepix S8000fd features an xD/SD compatible slot, allowing the use of either xD Picture Card or SD media to store and transfer your photos. This convenient and flexible capability assures compatibility with a wider variety of applications than ever before, and allows users to choose the media technology that is right for them. What's in the box
Fujifilm Finepix S8000fd digital camera, 4 x AA type Alkaline batteries, shoulder strap, lens cap, lens cap cord, USB cable, AV cable, CD-ROM: FinePixViewer, owner's manual