The FUJIFILM FinePix S4500 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot with DSLR tendencies. The most notable would be the 24-720mm (35mm equivalent) 30x optical zoom lens, which gives you the flexibility to shoot super-close-up macros or distant telephoto shoots without changing your position. Other features of this lens include the professional grade Super EBC coating that reduces ghosting and lens flare and the 42-step zoom control for smooth transitions.
Working with the lens would be the Dual Image Stabilization, which reduces motion and blur for clear, clean images. Additional DSLR tendencies include the electronic viewfinder and a large 3.0" LCD monitor. Of course, the S4500 also shoots 720 HD video, just like the big boys. And in a step towards convenience, the camera is powered simply by 4 AA batteries, which are easily found at most grocery stores, and in many other locations.
Leaning back towards its point-and-shoot core the S4500 comes equipped with a bevy of auto modes that take the guess and check method out of taking pictures. Just choose the mode that is appropriate for your situation and let the camera do the leg work! From Scene Recognition modes to Blink Detection to Tracking Auto Focus, the choices are both numerous and beneficial. Additional examples include date stamp function, instant zoom, and zoom bracketing.
When you're done shooting, the S4500 continues to support you in your quest for great images. The many post-production features on the camera help you to do things like tag files for upload to social media sites, once the camera is connected to your computer, or to automatically upload new images for sharing. There are also a number of playback functions - By Date, By Face, By Upload Mark - that work to make your life easier, once the shooting is complete.
Ã‚Â· Lens X Finder - Experience the Extreme Shooting Sensation
The combination of versatile & functional Fujinon lens and a bright viewfinder give a sensational shooting experience
Ã‚Â· Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom and Wide 24mm Zoom Lens
The widely renown Fujinon Lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optics and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 30x optical zoom
Ã‚Â· Super EBC - Aiming for High Quality Images
The lens elements used in the FinePix S4500 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality
Ã‚Â· 42-Step Electronic Powered Zoom
The powered 30x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy
Ã‚Â· 2cm Super Macro
At a distance of just 2cm, macro photography using the S4500 allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up
Ã‚Â· High Sensitivity + CCD Shift Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization is the combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization that works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at the maximum zoom range
Ã‚Â· Electronic Viewfinder
The FinePix S4500 offers the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear electronic viewfinder. In addition to enhanced visibility in bright daylight, the bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 30x zoom fully extended
Ã‚Â· 3.0 Inch Large LCD
The 3.0 inch large, bright LCD display makes it easy to compose great photos. Sharing pictures is a pleasure, thanks to its high-impact 230,000 dot resolution
Ã‚Â· AA Battery
The S4500 can be powered by four AA-type alkaline batteries, affording a convenient source of power when you're on the road and eliminating the need to carry a bulky charger
Ã‚Â· Fast Startup
Turn the power ON from a cold start and FinePix S4500 is ready to shoot in only 1.8 seconds
Ã‚Â· 6 Scene SR AUTO Modes
Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait
Recognizes portraits by detecting the faces quickly in the frame and optimizing focus, brightness, and white balance
Scenic shots such as mountains and buildings are automatically recognized. Colors of the sky, forests, and flower fields are captured in vivid colors and depth
For low-light and night-time scenarios, shutter speed, and sensitivity are automatically adjusted producing blur-free pictures with minimal noise
Macro mode sets the focusing position of the details of small flowers or tiny subjects accurately
Ã‚Â· Night Portrait:
When photographing people at night or in low-light, SR AUTO optimizes flash range, shutter speed, and exposure of the portraits, while capturing a smooth and luminous background
Ã‚Â· Backlit Portrait:
Optimizes brightness of the faces that usually end up in shadow and underexposure caused by the light behind
Ã‚Â· Blink Detection
The camera will warn you when people in the frame are blinking, giving you the option to retake the photo, or enlarge the face so you can save or delete the image before you take the next shot
Ã‚Â· Smile & Shoot Mode
The Smile & Shoot mode of Scene Position, automatically releases the shutter when the smile appears so you won't miss the adorable smile the moment they happen
Ã‚Â· Natural Light & With Flash
Can't decide whether it's best to use flash? Choose this mode, press the shutter and automatically capture the same scene twice: once with high sensitivity and natural light, and the second time with intelligent flash. Later choose one or keep both!
Ã‚Â· Face Detection
Face detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results
Ã‚Â· Red-Eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a prefect end result
Ã‚Â· Instantly Detect Up to 10 Faces!
The Face Detection can simultaneously recognize up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results
Ã‚Â· Face Detection Timer Function
The Face Detection self-timer automatically sets off after the number and position of faces in a scene are detected, snapping the photo at the right moment, with the faces in focus and properly exposed
Ã‚Â· Couple Timer:
Just the two of you? Couple Timer waits until two faces are close together in the frame. Select "Near", "Close UpÃ¢â‚¬ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ or Ã¢â‚¬Å“Super Close depending on the level of intimacy you're aiming for
Ã‚Â· Group Timer:
Out and about with your friends? Group Timer mode gives you time to get into position as it waits until the specified number of faces is detected in the frame. You can select up to 4 faces and enjoy the moment
Ã‚Â· Motion Panorama
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s you take panorama photos as simply as 1, 2, 3! The camera automatically stitches together three consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama
Ã‚Â· Tracking Auto Focus
Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even at 5x zoom extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups
Ã‚Â· Instant Zoom
A function to follow moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings. With a single press of a button, the subject tracked within the selected frame on the LCD, will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x digital zoom)
Ã‚Â· Zoom Bracketing Mode
Enables three shots to be taken at the single press of the button, at varying degrees of magnification (original, 1.4x and 2.0s). This enables instant editing on the camera to choose the ideal shot, rather than having to go back to a PC to facilitate a digital crop
Ã‚Â· Date Stamp Function
Shooting date and time can be embedded in the lower right-hand corner of the images files
Ã‚Â· HDTV-Compatible Photos and Video
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the S4500 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display. Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format
Ã‚Â· Photo Shooting:
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4,288 x 2,416 pixels, 3,072 x 1,728 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
Ã‚Â· Movie Shooting:
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1280 x 720 pixels))
Ã‚Â· Versatile Shooting Modes
In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the S4500 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene
Ã‚Â· SR AUTO:
Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom
The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photography
Ã‚Â· Program AE:
An automatic mode to set the white balance and exposure
Ã‚Â· Pro Low-Light:
Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom
Ã‚Â· HDR (Dynamic Range):
Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of shots, each with different exposure. These are combined into a single image, pre-serving detail in highlights and shadows
Ã‚Â· Natural Light & With Flash:
Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations
Ã‚Â· Natural Light:
Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions
Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look
Ã‚Â· Portrait Enhancer:
Enables automatic enhancements of skin tone
Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively
Ã‚Â· Motion Panorama 360:
Sweep the camera right or left to create panoramic image
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I use it for casual snaps with my family & friends
Its awesome camera at this price
This is a great camera with manual mode. You can't rely on its auto mode.
You can click great photos with manual exposure setting. Good for beginning photography. It has got EVF for bright day light. It lag in low resolution EVF and LCD.
You can click with least lag if you disable most of the auto options like blink detection, face reg, red eye, etc.
It does not contain manual focus and some times some photo are not correctly focused in case of weddings/event/family photos.
Biggest drawback for me is HD recording has got limitation of time. And microphone is not good.
But if you are looking for manual setting at this price range then this is the best buy.
overall its a nice cam...with superb zoom....
it was a exelant expirience with purchase
and good camera..