Finepix S 5800 is one of the low-cost, super-zoom digital cameras released by Fujifilm in India. With this review, explore the features & specifications of Fujifilm Finepix S5800.

Fujifilm Finepix S5800

Fujifilm has launched its new digital camera in the market, by the name of Finepix S5800. The successor to Fujifilm Finepix S5700, it is the latest one in a series of low-cost, super-zoom cameras released by Fujifilm, starting from the year 2003. An 8-megapixel digital camera, Fujifilm Finepix S5800 will be available with a 10x zoom lens. One of the best features of this digital camera is that super zoom has not been loaded with too many features. This makes it easier for the consumer to make use of the zoom function.
As far as the design goes, the new Fujifilm Finepix S5800 digital camera promises to be chic and suave. With the dimensions of 4.2 x 3.0 x3.2 inches, without the attachments, the camera comes across as pretty compact. Along with that, it weighs hardly 307 g/10.8 oz (without accessories, batteries and memory card), making it quite handy and easy to carry around. Fujifilm Finepix S5800 comes equipped with a bright, 2.5”, 230K LCD, which boasts of a refresh rate of 60 frames per second. On the other hand, the Wide View filter of the digicam allows users to view the LCD at oblique angles.
Coming down to the features of Fujifilm Finepix S5800, they are quite similar to that of its predecessor i.e. Finepix S5700. The only extra additions that have been made include increased sensor resolution of 8.0 megapixels and enhanced digital zoom factor of 10x. SLR-like handling and a full range of manual exposure functions are amongst the other features of the digital camera, set to woo the consumers. It provides sensitivity ranges from ISO64 to ISO 1600, along with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Flash system.
Fujifilm Finepix S5800 comes equipped with selective scene positions, with pre-set shutter speed, aperture and white balance settings. In other words, you can now let your camera do all the hard work. However, in case you want advanced creativity, you can make use of Manual setting. The digital camera also features an xD/SD compatible slot for both xD-picture card, Secure Digital (SD) card, and SDHC (High Capacity) card. Then, there is the Picture Stabilization mode that prevents pictures from getting blurred, from shake and/or fast-moving subjects
Technical Specifications
Number of Effective Pixels
8.0 million pixels
CCD Sensor
1/2.5-inch CCD
Storage Media
  • Internal memory (approx. 26MB)
  • xD-Picture Card™ (16MB - 2GB)
  • SD memory card
  • SDHC memory card
File Format
Still image - JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2) *3
Movie - AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
Audio - WAVE format, Monaural sound
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still image:
  • 3,264x2,448
  • 3,264x2
  • 176 (3:2 format)
  • 2,304x1,728
  • 1,600x1,200
  • 640x480 pixels
Fujinon 10x Optical zoom lens , F3.5 - F3.7
Lens Focal Length
f=6.33mm-63.3mm, Equivalent to 38-380mm on a 35mm camera
F3.5-F13.6, 7 steps in 1/3EV increment
Digital Zoom
Approx. 5.1x
Focus Distance (Approx)
Wide Angle - 30cm/1.0ft to infinity
Telephoto - 1m/3.3ft to infinity
Wide Angle - 4cm/1.6in. to 3m/9.8ft
Telephoto - 60cm/2.0ft to 3m/9.8ft
Super Macro:
1cm/0.4in. to 1m/3.3ft 
Auto / Auto (ISO800) / Auto (ISO400) / Equivalent to ISO64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure Control
TTL 256-zone metering
Exposure Modes
Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes
Mode Dial:
Auto, PS (Picture Stabilization), Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, SP1, SP2, P, A, S, M, Movie
Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text
Shutter Speed
4 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (depending on Shooting mode)
Continuous Shooting
Top-3 (max 1.3 frames/sec)
Long-period (max 0.6 frames/sec) 
Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center) / Continuous AF / Manual focus
AF assist illuminator available 
White Balance
Automatic scene recognition, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay
Auto flash (Auto pop up)
Effective range: (ISO AUTO(800))
  • Approx. 0.5 - 6.2m / 1.6 - 20.3ft
  • Macro: approx. 0.3 - 3m / 1.0 - 9.8ft
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressd Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Viewfinder 0.24-inch, approx. 230,000 pixels color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch, approx. 230,000 pixels, low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
Movie recording
640x480 pixels: 30 frames/sec
320x240 pixels: 30 frames/sec
With monaural sound, With Electronic Image Stabilization
Photography Functions
High speed shooting, Best framing, Post shot assist windows, Frame No. memory, Automatic playback, Histograms
Playback Functions
Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo, Histograms (Highlight warning)
Video output
NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital Interface
USB Full-speed
Power supply
4 x AA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4 x AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
106.1(W)x75.7(H)x80.7(D) mm / 4.2(W)x3.0(H)x3.2(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight (Approx)
307g/10.8oz. (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

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