FinePix S4500

FinePix S4500

Features & Controls

By

fuji_s4500_lens.JPG
One of the biggest features on the S4500 is its huge 30x Fujinon optical zoom lens. With a 35mm equivalent of 24-720mm, you have a great wide end as well as an exceptionally long telephoto end, all wrapped up into one. Made up of 15 lenses in 11 groups and a max aperture range of f/3.1 (Wide) - f/5.9 (Telephoto), you should have no problems capturing sharp images in low-light situations. Helping to keep your images sharp, Fuji has added its CCD shift image stabilization to allow for better handheld performance. Allowing the 14-Megapixel sensor to shift helps keep the bulk down, while keeping your images steady. When you half-press the shutter release, the camera is using its quick TTL AF system to focus, detect faces and even track them to a point until you are ready to shoot.

Focus Range:
Normal
Wide : Approx. 40 cm to infinity / 1.3 ft. to infinity
Telephoto : Approx. 2.8 m to infinity / 9.1 ft. to infinity
Macro
Wide : Approx. 7 cm - 3.0 m / 2.7 in. - 9.8 ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 2.0 m - 3.0 m / 6.5 ft. - 9.8 ft.
Super Macro
Wide : Approx. 2 cm - 1.0 m / 0.8 in. - 3.3 ft.





fuji_s4500_flash.JPG
Fuji's S4500 uses their Super Intelligent Flash so you always get the best flash settings for the situation. Auto, on, off and slow sync all work with or without the red-eye reduction feature. 

Normal
Wide : Approx. 40cm - 7.0m / 1.3ft. - 22.9ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 2.5m - 3.6m / 8.2ft. - 11.8ft.
Macro
Wide : Approx. 30cm - 3.0m / 1.0ft. - 9.8ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 2.0m - 3.0m / 6.5ft. - 9.8ft.





fuji_s4500_evf.JPG
One option for framing and composing your images is the camera's EVF (electronic view finder). At only approx. 0.2-inch, it is not very big but the 200,000 dot resolution provides an excellent option in any lighting condition. Shooting this way also creates a dSLR-like experience. Unfortunately, it has no diopter adjustment.





fuji_s4500_back.JPG
Your other option for framing and viewing your images is the 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen on the back. While this is not as high quality as we are used to seeing lately, it is easy to see in all lighting conditions and can be easier, in some situations, than the EVF.






fuji_s4500_controls_back.JPG


On the back of the camera you will find a small set of controls, as there is also a set on top. First you will see the exposure compensation button. Under that is the 4-way controller and menu buttons. The 4-way controller allows you to navigate and select from the camera menus as well as providing shortcuts for Flash, Self-Timer, Macro shooting and Instant Zoom features. Then at the bottom you have the DISP/Back button that allows you to change the amount of information on the LCD screen or move back through the menus. Finally, you have the playback mode button. 















fuji_s4500_controls_top.JPG





On top of the camera you will find the mode dial, with the camera's various shooting modes including SR Auto, Program, Manual and Special shooting modes. Next to it is the Function button, which brings up a shortcut menu to commonly used shooting settings. Above these you have the power switch, shutter release and zoom control, face detection button and the burst shooting button. 










fuji_s4500_io.JPG







On the right side of the S4500 you will find its two IO ports. On top is the HDMI output for watching your home movies and viewing your images on any HDTV. Under that is a USB 2.0 port that allows you to connect to a printer, computer or a standard TV with an A/V cable. No AV or HDMI cables are included.













fuji_s4500_sd.JPG
Your captured images will be stored on a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Here you can see the PNY Pro, Class 10 card that we used while completing the tests for this camera. We recommend a card of at least Class 4 if you plan on recording HD videos or using the burst features.





fuji_s4500_batteries.JPG
Fuji counts on the power of 4 AA type batteries to run the S4500. This means that power is almost always available as these batteries can be found almost anywhere in the world. Our tests were completed using a set of Powerex NiMH Rechargeable batteries. We find that the number of images that can be captured over the life of a set of NiMH batteries more than makes up for the initial cost of the batteries with a charger.



Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Andoer Shipping Cost for Your Order Andoer Shipping Cost for Your Order $2.02
Shipping Cost for Your Order CH Shipping Cost for Your Order CH $2.01
GFM 3-inch LCD Hood Flips Up Shade For Digital Camera Screens GFM 3-inch LCD Hood Flips Up Shade For Digital Camera Screens $1.50
Pentagram 3x Pentagram 3x $1.50
Ubisoft Motion Tracking Camera Ubisoft Motion Tracking Camera $0.98
16GB Accessory Kit For Fujifilm Finepix S9200, S8600, S9400W, S9800, S9900W Digital Camera Includes 16GB High Speed SD Memory Card + CASE + 4 AA High Capacity NIMH Batteries + AC/DC Rapid Charger ++ 16GB Accessory Kit For Fujifilm Finepix S9200, S8600, S9400W, S9800, S9900W Digital Camera Includes 16GB High Speed SD Memory Card + CASE + 4 AA High Capacity NIMH Batteries + AC/DC Rapid Charger ++ $33.95
Premium Well Padded Camera CASE / BAG and Full Size 60 Premium Well Padded Camera CASE / BAG and Full Size 60" inch TRIPOD Accessories KIT for Fujifilm FINEPIX HS50EXR SL1000 HS35EXR XP70 F800EXR SL300 SL240 F770EXR F600EXR F750EXR HS30EX F600 HS20EXR F500EXR F550EXR S9900W S9800 S9400W S9200 S8600 S8500 S8400W S8300 S8200 S6900 S6800 S6700 S4800 S4700 S4600 S4500 S4400 S4300 S2950 FUJIFILM XP80 XP70 X100T X100S X100 XT10 XT1 XA2 XA1 XQ2 XQ1 XE2 XE1 XPro1 X30 X20 X10 XM1 XF1 X-S1 Digital Cameras $29.82