The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd was a pleasure to shoot with. And that’s not easy for an ultra long zoom to do. Unfortunately, the printed results from the Fujifilm S8000fd were disappointing above ISO 400, and really not that great at 400, so we can’t give this digital camera the ringing endorsement we’d hoped. If you can remain content not shooting above ISO 800, and ignore the camera’s ISO 1,600, 3,200, and 6,400 the Fujifilm S8000fd is a pretty good long zoom digital camera. But if high ISO is important to you, look at the cameras we’ve tested below that deliver better low light performance.
While we think the Fujifilm S8000fd is a pretty good camera for daylight shooting, with a great zoom and cool features, it just misses a Dave’s Pick due to its high ISO performance.