Fujifilm Finepix S8000fd Review
Compared to... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 and Olympus SP-560UZ
Below you will find a studio comparison between the S8000fd and the two cameras it is most likely to be weighed-up against by consumers, the Panasonic DMC-FZ18 and the Olympus SP560UZ. All are 18X zooms offering 8MP resolution cameras.
Studio scene comparison (@ lowest ISO settings)
- Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 64, Default Image Parameters, Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
- Panasonic DMC-FZ18: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 100, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.66 EV compensation
- Olympus SP-560UZ : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 50, Default Image Parameters, Manual white balance, +0.7 EV compensation
- Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
ISO 64, 1/40 sec, F4.5
ISO 100, 1/60 sec, F4.5
ISO 50, 1/40 sec, F4.5
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At the lowest ISO settings there is little to choose between the three cameras with all rendering the scene well but exhibiting the corners you'd expect of a lens that covers such a wide range. The Panasonic produces probably the most consumer-friendly images with punchy, vibrant colors. This can be turned down on the Panasonic, or boosted on the other two cameras, depending on how Technicolor you want your images to look. The FZ18 also produces the most consistent corner to corner image quality (with the least distortion), thanks we'd presume to its Leica lens. The S8000fd image is fairly soft and there is some evidence of noise reduction even here at base ISO.
It's also worth noting that the Panasonic's base setting is 2/3rds of a stop more sensitive than the Fuji's and a whole stop more sensitive than the Olympus, meaning you can get the same quality of results with shutter speeds twice as fast - increasing the likelihood of a clean, unshaken shot.
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