Fuji FinePix S8100fd Review



  • 10 Megapixels
  • 18x Optical Zoom / 5.7x Digital Zoom
  • Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center) / Continuous AF / Manual focus
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • AVI Movie Mode with mono sound
  • 256-zone metering with Face Detection and
  • ISO Levels 64-6400
  • JPEG file format
  • 2.7-inch LCD with 97% coverage, electronic viewfinder
  • 58MB Internal memory, xD-Picture Card (up to 2GB), SD & SDHC memory card
  • 4 AAs, Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • Release Date:
  • Final Grade: 79 3.95 Star Rating: Recommended


Fuji FinePix S8100fd
Fuji FinePix S8100fd
By , Last updated on: 4/1/2017

Fuji now has several 18x models at lower prices than the S8100. Check out the S1800. Here's what we had to say about the S8100 when it was released in April 2008:

Those who want the flexibility and focal length of an SLR with the automatic convenience and budget of a point and shoot may want to look at the Fuji FinePix S8100fd. It comes with an 18x optical zoom with dual image stabilization, face detection and a wide variety of image storage options.

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