Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Zoom Review

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Playback Screens & Menus

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons on the 4-way controller. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP and "+/-" buttons. Here you see folder number - image number and the date & time.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Depressing the "+/-" button displays exposure information, including a histogram. Icons indicate that image quality was set at 8M Fine, ISO 64, 1/480 second Shutter speed, Aperture was set at f4.5, FinePix Color setting was standard, the Flash mode (Off), White Balance was set to Auto and we did no use Exposure Compensation (±0.)



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated using the wide angle zoom control. Display four, nine or 100 (that's right 100!) thumbnail size images per page and you can select one using the 4-way controller and then pressing the MENU/OK button or pressing the Telephoto zoom control.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Depressing the DISP button causes the images to be displayed by the date they were captured.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

The image can be magnified in several steps (I counted 41 in total) with the telephoto Zoom control. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around (Pan) inside of it using the 4-way controller.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the supplied Audio/Video cable. There is a built-in speaker in the camera to hear the audio portion of movies or voice memos.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

The Playback menu lets you Erase a single frame or all frames, Rotate an image, Protect or un-protect image(s), copy images between internal memory and the xD/SD card, Record/Re-record a Voice Memo, Trim (crop) an image, or enter the SETup menu (see below).



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

The Trim function allows you select an area of the image using the zoom and 4-way controller, and crop it. The cropped image is saved as a 4M, 2M, or 0.3M image depending on the degree of cropping performed.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

You can record up to 30 seconds of audio and attach it to still images. These voice memos can be replayed in the camera and heard through the speaker.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Depressing the F button in Playback mode lets you setup automatic playback or set DPOF printing parameters.



Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd


SetUp menu in Record and Play modes:

    IMAGE DISP. - Off, Zoom (Continuous) 1.5 sec., 3 sec. or Continuous
    FRAME NO.
    - Continuous or renew (file numbering)
    AF ILLUMINATOR
    - turn of/on the AF-assist lamp
    DIGITAL ZOOM
    - On/Off
    EVF/LCD
    - set 30 or 60fps refresh rate
    DATE/TIME
    - setting of date and time
    BEEP VOLUME
    - Tone volume for camera controls
    SHUTTER VOLUME
    - Off, Low, Medium or High
    PLAYBACK VOLUME
    - Choose between 0 - 10
    LCD BRIGHTNESS
    - Adjust the displays brightness
    FORMAT
    - Formats the xD card or internal memory
    LANGUAGE
    - Choose the menu language used
    AUTO POWER OFF
    - Off, 2 or 5 minutes
    TIME DIFFERENCE
    - setting the difference between Home and Local time
    BACKGROUND COLOR
    - Choose from 6 different themes
    DISCHARGE
    - Discharge the NiMH rechargeable batteries
    VIDEO SYSTEM
    - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    RESET
    - resets all camera settings to default.




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