FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD (FinePix S2600HD)

Announced Feb 2, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 504 mm (18×)
Add this product to your shortlist for comparison
Share
Pin It
Questions & Answers
Gear list
5 0 0
I own it I want it I had it
Product description
Announced Feb 2, 2010

The Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD is a lightweight, DSLR-styled superzoom compact camera with a 12MP image-stabilized sensor, and wide angle 18x optical zoom lens starting at 28mm. The S2500HD features a 3 inch LCD screen, and an electronic viewfinder. Along with its peers, the S1600 and S1800, the S2500HD also features HD video recording, with HD output. The S2500HD is one of the cheapest cameras in its class but in our testing we have found that in most areas it's also the worst performer. While you would expect a slightly more modest feature set from a camera that is targeted at the budget-conscious user, the inconsistent exposure and and other image quality issues are more serious. The S2500HD's automatic systems aren't reliable enough and require manual intervention more often than we would like.

Product timeline
Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200 with boost)
Focal length (equiv.) 28–504 mm
Optical zoom 18×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 8 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 337 g (0.74 lb / 11.89 oz)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81 mm (4.33 x 2.89 x 3.19)

See full specifications

Our review

The S2500 is the cheapest camera in this test but also in most areas the weakest performer. It's by no means terrible but there are simply better alternatives available.

Good for: Photographers on a very tight budget who want the smallest possible superzoom camera

Not so good for: low light shooting, anything that requires snappy operation and/or reliable focus and exposure

Read the full review

56%
dpreview score
Scoring
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Optics
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
Value
Fujifilm Finepix S2500 HD Review Samples
20 images • View album
Sample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photo
Super Zoom Group (Q1 2009) Review Samples
46 images • View album
Sample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photo