FujiFilm Finepix S4800 Advanced P&S
by Abhijit Nayak on 2014-01-21
First of all, let me tell you what’s included in the package. Apart from the camera, USB cable, lens cap and pouch and a 4 GB memory card, there are 4 alkaline non-rechargeable batteries along with 4 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries with the supplied battery charger. So that’s a good deal provided the rechargeable batteries are in good condition. Also, for those of you who think Fujifilm is inferior, let me tell you that this company is an excellent performer in the Advanced P&S market. Fujinion lenses are reputed worldwide. Do check out professional photography forums on bridge cameras before labelling Fujifilm an inferior company just because it’s less-known to the general Indian population. I got this for 9.3 k, and I feel I have made a wise choice. This is my first so can’t really compare with others. CONS: Aperture Priority: There is not so much as aperture priority in this camera as there are only 2-3 aperture levels available. So there’s not much of a choice. Always try to keep the maximum aperture for a nice exposure (unless you are overexposed, of course) and decrease the shutter speed for a blur-free shot. So the aperture priority mode is just not as you might think it is. Camera shake at night: It’s not that the camera shakes more at night. During the day, you can ramp up the ISO levels and decrease the shutter speed for a good image. But in the night, you have to use a longer exposure, especially at telephoto range since your maximum aperture is reduced (f/5.9) compared to wide-angle range (f/3.1). And everyone knows that camera shake is aggravated at increasing zoom levels. If you are a wide angle,ok. But at 30X optical zoom, even at the widest aperture available at that zoom, you still have to use a longer shutter speed to expose. And the problem starts here. The pictures can get extremely blurry when camera is hand-held at speeds above 1/1.3 sec. And the camera allows up to an awesome 8 secs shutter speed. Advice: NEVER TAKE A NIGHT SHOT AT 30X ZOOM HAND-HELD WITH A LONGER SHUTTER SPEED. How to avoid this? Well, get a tripod. If the camera is not hand held and put somewhere, the pictures are amazing and no blur is seen at all. And you would obviously want a tripod if you are going above 2 secs. Honestly, i feel the camera's anti-shake CCD shift image stabilisation method does not perform too well. It's just ok. Point is, I have not compared with other cameras of this range, so can't say on a relative basis. PROS: I would not say as much about pros since everything except the above two is incredibly fine with the camera. Zoom is good at this price. Shutter speed range (1/2000 secs to 8 secs) is awesome, panorama mode works fine. Interface and menu is good and user-friendly. Lots (and I mean really lots) of modes and options are available. Modes like Shutter priority which are not available on other cameras in this range are available. About EVF, you won’t need in this specification. And don’t worry about that 460k vs 230k dots thing on the LCD, 230k’s just fine. Build is good. The grip on the right feels leathery and holds on nicely. The buttons are all comfortably within reach. Red eye is not seen in pics when using the flash. Noise is not seen appreciably even in ISO-800 unless you want to print it at full resolution. Let’s admit it, most of us store our pics only on computers (and online) and hardly print, that too at full res. Bokeh shots are wonderful in the Macro and Supermacro modes. Plus, battery drainage is ok. I get 300 shots on an average per cycle. That’s fair enough. You would love this camera for it’s user-friendliness. Who is it for? If you are a newbie and wanna learn photography (like me) get this. It is for you and won’t disappoint you at all. If you are a pro or a DSLR user, perhaps you should not be here. If you are a confused person who does not have to learn photography and want a camera just for some casual shots, buy a cheaper simple P&S camera instead. This camera has a lot to learn about and you would have to learn basic photography concepts to use the manual mode. You can find sample shots at my flickr page: Abhijit Nayak (enefron) http://www.flickr.com/photos/113108885@N07/ Finally, all in all this is a nice camera. I am satisfied with the features and quality. It’s a good camera in this range. Go for it. Dos: Learn basic exposure concepts online. Read manual carefully. Don’t put fingerprints on the lens. And NEVER NEVER NEVER take night shots at 30X zoom with long shutter speeds while HAND-HELD. Get a tripod. I am getting one soon. ??? I have given 4 just for the aperture thing and the 'not-so-appreciable' quality of image stabilisation used in this camera. Not that other cameras in this range are very good in that aperture respect, (I have not compared the shake stuff) but giving 5 is like saying this product could not have been better. Haha. I would recommend this to you and am satisfied with it.
realistic images, awesome zoom.
by aditya on 2014-03-24
I've used 4 P&S cameras before and nothing comes closer when we compare the image quality and Optical zoom ratio to mega pixels of S4800, think you already know an optical zoom is much more important. A point and shoot camera only has one lens and you should get the most out of it.
Megapixels is basically a myth. All modern cameras have more than enough mega pixels. Too many megapixels on the tiny sensor of point and shoot cameras can actually be bad. Small pixels packed tightly together on a small sensor generate a lot of heat. To much heat and your photos become very noisy. Especially at higher ISO settings.
Bottom line is go with the camera with the most zoom.
This offers 30x optical zoom which is 'the most' a P&S can offer in this range.
It has 4 AA rechargeable batteries so doesn't run out of power. Flash is good for night-mode medium range photos, however you need to be careful with night mode settings.
Cons: You'll get to know optimum power only if you can tweak settings, although auto-mode is capable of handling your general needs.
by Madhu Nair on 2014-01-17
life like color reproduction- Colors are exactly similar and natural to the original scenery
Good Depth of field - Getting very shallow depth of field with higher aperture settings
Less grains- The photos are very clear and without any grains even in 100 % Zoom
Good Low Light performance-Photos taken in Low light is very clear independent of the ISO settings
Sturdy design and Grip- Overall the touch and feel is of a very high class camera, Rubberized grips at front area is very easy to handle
Good manual Adjustments-It has Program, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Custom modes where you can change Aperture, Shutter speed, Exposure and ISO which will help you to take photos like a pro.
Price- Price is very cheap compared to similar spec cameras of Sony , Nikon, Canon etc...But feels premium compared to other brands
Easy Uploading to social sites: This camera has an option to mark for facebook upload so that you can directly mark to upload if photo is good, it will upload next time when you connect your phone with a internet connected PC.
battery compartment feels like a little weak
There is a slight lense distortion in preview image on full wide (24mm) setting
HD video recording is limited to approx. 10 mins per video because of 2Gb per file limitation.
Display resolution is bit Low so you may not like the photos with inbuilt LCD , but once you transfer to PC , those are awesome
Fujifilm S4800 is a very good value for money camera with lots of manual settings and very good picture quality. The look and feel of the camera is also good compared to other brand cameras of 15K INR price range. there is a slight lense distortion at full wide angle preview, but it is corrected in the processed Photo by camera software. Video quality is decent but compared to other HD cameras it is a bit Lower side, but Image quality makes up for it. I took photos of same scenery using Sony DSC H50 camera and Fuji S4800,Sony Picture come out a little reddish but Fujifilm Picture all colors are perfect. I got battery back up of around 500 photos with single charge using 4 Nos of 2100mAH Envie AA batteries. you can very well invest in this camera If you are OK with a Lower resolution LCD screen and Fujifilm Brand. Ultimately it is a value for money buy
by adithya m on 2014-05-09
Takes very nice images but bit slower. The look and feel of the camera is also good compared to other brand cameras of 15K INR price range. I got battery back up of around 300 photos with single charge using 4 Nos of 2100mAH Envie AA batteries which i got free
Good super zoom with plenty of manual DSLR like controls
by Nikita Sharma on 2014-02-23
If you love super zoom, birding , out doors , nature photography its a perfect peiece.
I was planning a dslr but seemd too complex, this has been a very good starting point.
Aperture control, exposure control, and many other manual controls let you get best out it even in varying light conditions.
Wirth the money.!
Amazing Camera..TOtally Worth it!!
by Vaibhav on 2014-02-13
I bot this cam a month ago for my trip....I used it thoroughly....The 30x Optical Zoom is amazing.
I mean,you cant get a better cam or a Semi-Slr in such a low price.
The colors of the pics taken out it are amazing..Must buy for starters,who want to learn photography as it contains full manual controls for Shutter Speed and Aperture.
But the USP of the cam is itz amazing Super Optical zoom of 30x!!
by Vishal Hirpara on 2014-02-12
I got this camera in cheap price and good quality image output.
More functionality and features are there.
All required mode are there.
video is too good with compare to price.
Some time images are not good with zoom snap, i checked it but after some time wait and snap its good.
I enjoyed 30x zoom level.
I can't attach external lance but its enough for me.
4 batteries are good and flash is also good.
i tried in so many cameras but this was the last solution for me in this range.
you will look like a professional camera man within this range with this camera.
pouch is also good.
by Meghadeep Roy Chowdhury on 2014-02-09
At this price range, an advance point and shoot is a rare case.. Don't think, buy it. I've been using this camera for long before moving on to DSLR which really wasn't very tough after handling this.
Great camera within 10000
by Soumyadeep Chakraborty on 2014-02-04
I am really happy with this camera and i think this is the best you can get under Rs.10000...No use of writing long reviews so just trust me guys go for it and experience the best :) :)
by MOHD JUNAID on 2014-01-12
IN SUCH PRICE I GOT THIS PRODUCT WITH GOOD CAMERA FEATURES AND ADVANCE CONTROLS...AND FINALLY 30X ZOOM.....GOOD PRODUCT QUALITY AND PRICE WISE ALSO OK, IF U COMPARE WITH OTHERS..
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OVERALL VALUE FOR MONEY
by JAYASREE ROY on 2013-12-24
night shot ok.
at higher zoom unsteady.
night shot shake.
no system of zooming and saving at the camera menu..
Amazing camera with 30x zoom at an unbelievable price
by Irfan Khan on 2014-01-22
This is one camera which is clearly an underdog compared to the canon/Nikon biggie. Though I am already a DSLR owner I would suggest all avid photographers starting out to click impressive pictures to start with this low budget bridge camera and then graduate to a more sophisticated camera and then to DSLR with interchangeable lenses.
The camera has many features for the price its packed in. Anyone with a simple point and shoot should aim for this purchase as the next camera.
A good low budget bridge camera.
by Ashish Tomer on 2014-03-31
Why I bought it:- I had just 10,000 rupees. If had 7 thousand more then I would have bought Nikon P330 that's amazing digital camera with large sensor. And if I had more than 21000 then I would buy Fujifilm 35exr or 50exr.
What is good in this camera:- 1. Good image quality, which one could get in this price. 2. Good close up ad macro shots with blurred background (I mean good focus). 3. Custom contrast is also very good. 4. Shutter speed- 8" to 1/2000 sec, that's enough for me. 5. Battery okay (my friends have cameras their batteries work the same). One can use any kind of battery Alkaline or Ni-Mh or Ni-cd (Sorry if write something wrong but their are three options in camera menu). 6. Menu controls are good.
What is bad in this camera: 1. It's not night camera, because at night, for clear pictures people will need to turn on flash. So in flash crisp clear pictures are obvious.
What can one do with this camera: Well one can learn photography with this camera.... It should be a learner's camera. Though if one have 22K then buy FinePix 35EXR/50EXR.
Who should buy it:- 1. People who have low budget around 10,000 and want less photography, more "just good photos". 2. If one wants to buy his/her first camera for photography then it's ideal camera.
My Advise: If one is buying it for casual photos like family and friends then learn manual controls as well. Manual controls give better image color and quality. And this camera is kinda cute . . . so cute. And if one doesn't want to use photoshop then use Picasa image editor freely available to download from Google than can do a lot of casual works. And one open source/free software like photoshop is GIMP. Go go buy it. :)
excellent at this price range from FujiFilm....good one for budget conscious budding photographers...
by Yogendra Singh on 2014-05-26
decent price, excellent 30x Zoom,slr like camera looks,manual settings, Nice camera body,4 chargeable batteries with a good charger, fast full charging in just 2 hours, take upto 100 photos in one full charging for chargeable batteries,4 Non chargeable batteries too can work for long hours of photography which you can get from a nearby shop,TAKE upto 350 photos from Non chargeable batteries, 4 gb memory card free, good camera cover
absence of viewfinder for this range of 30x Zoom,average photo quality in Night..
Overall Nice for budding as well as budget conscious photographers...
by Anand Shiva Kumar Dharanipragada on 2014-01-30
Showing online MRP 13,499 before discount but on box showng MRP 11950/-, some thing wrong, need to be answered by Amazon.
Technically Camera worth for this money range.
Good Product Value For Money
by Chellamaruthu on 2014-06-23
This is my first camera. After reading many review comments i ordered it with best deal in amazon. The product packed well. I got 4 rechargeable batteries with charger, 4GB memory card and camera bag. I am enjoying by taking photos. The delivery is bad by fedex service. I got message from amazon that the package is shipped and delivered today, But i got delivery on next day only. The delivery service through fedex is poor. Other than that product is good and well packed.....Got it with best deal in amazon.com
Good camera for beginners but without a viewfinder.
by LOne traveller on 2014-06-17
It is a good beginner camera under at a good price. Got it for Rs9090, and really happy with the price and service offered by amazon. The seller shipped the item same day and i received it in two days. Talking about the camera, it takes outstanding pictures for an amateur like me and helps to learn photography. The absence of viewfinder is the disadvantage i found with s4800, but at this price you can't ask more. Inspite of this, i'm very happy with my purchase and the service provided by amazon. Thanks
by muthukumar on 2014-02-25
I love this camera and the options and manual settings on it.
I bought for 8000/- really awesome camera at this unbelievable price.
Though I'm not a regular camera man, i can say tell you that the pictures were really good
I would have given 5stars if the battery is not of AA type.
Rest all best of that market, worth buying
Fujifilm Point and Shoot Cameras are better than NIKON or Canon P&S Cameras
by Venu Gopal on 2014-09-14
Good Camera for the people, who want to learn photography, without paying much amount.
Fujifilm Point and Shoot Cameras are better than NIKON or Canon P&S Cameras
(Based on my Practical Experience)
Product was neatly packaged and Amazing delivery by Amazon.in
Excellent Camera for wanderers
by Sandeep M on 2014-03-14
I have completed two tour programmes with this amazing product. I had a great snap of Sreerangam Temple from Malaikottai. The zooming is superb. The price is very competitive in Amazon. If anyone with to purchase a digital camera under 10k, no doubt go for it.
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