Summary Fujifilm S4000

Prices Price
Camera kit $173
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Within its price range #n/a of 15 Among similar cameras #n/a of 44
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 30x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/3.1 Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Wide angle Help 24 mm Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Fujifilm FinePix S4050

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Replacement

Fujifilm has replaced the FinePix S4000 with the S4200.

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Fujifilm FinePix S4200 announced January, 2012

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Pros

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The Fujifilm S4000 vs other recent digicams

Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$172.69

Cons

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The Fujifilm S4000 vs other recent digicams

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Thickness Thick Help
3.9"
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.2 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Announced Old Help
February, 2011
Weight Heavy Help
540 g
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The Fujifilm S4000 vs other recent super zooms

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Poor zoom Help
30x
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable

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Discussion

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Mark (0:55 PM, July 05, 2012)
I had originally bought the S1600 and was very happy with it,except for one very important thing.The ISO was not very good at all compared to other cheaper digital cameras.I later bought the S4000 thinking that it would be far superior to the previous models from fuji.But no, it was just as bad as the S1600.I had bought the Fujifilm cameras because of picture quality and zoom.Excellent in those areas.But very disappointing in ISO light capturing power.My girlfriend had bought a $120 cheap Canon and the ISO makes the S4000 ISO look like a toy.Had the ISO been fixed up since the digital engineers had plenty of time from the S1600 to the S4000, i can assure you that the S4000 would have been a perfect camera. 
 
Collingjprdy (11:49 PM, July 02, 2012)
It's great!!  Use tripod for zoom images.  Any underwater housing for scuba divers?
 
PadPalGMC (1:40 PM, January 29, 2012)
I have a five month old 4000 fuji camera. When I take pictures with it I sometimes get a purple screen. It will tent my pictures purple. I called fuji and two hours later they still didn't come to the phone. How ever the message kept telling me to stay on the line and it would be answered in the order they received the call in. Does anyone know of a contact number where they will answer? I am PadPalGMC@Aim.Com
 
JOHNNY inside (4:54 PM, December 15, 2011)
Sad day today... it's been 2 months since I have this camera in hands and today, when I turned it on... (What the f*** is this!?) a white vertical line is now part of the display. YES! One column of white pixels is now almost in the middle of my camera's display creating a very confusing illusion on the images you are reviewing or the future images you are about to take.

As I live in Cuba and we don't have tech support in here... I'm totally screwed! And you might be saying: what a vocabulary!? Sorry, but I feel so bad today.
 
JonT4 (0:58 AM, December 09, 2011)
I bought this camera in July 2011 and after light use in September 2011 got an SD card error out of the blue. It failed to take any more pictures so I took it back to the retailers. It was actually a fault with the camera as all SD cards produced the same error when tested in the shop.

I can categorically say that I had not damaged it, having owned 2 Fuji digital cameras previously i know how to put cards in and take them out! 

After hearing nothing for a month we contacted Fuji who then tell us that it has been damaged and was not covered by their manufacturers warranty and was therefore a chargeable repair! I insisted that I had not damaged the SD card slot. It would actually be impossible to do so unless something was forced into it! Fuji stuck to their guns and refused to repair it.

Eventually Fuji came to an arrangement with the retailer who has been invoiced for £70.83 plus VAT. Having been a long time user of their cameras I am very disappointed  at their action in this case. I now wish I hadn't actually bought it and would think twice now about purchasing another Fuji camera!
 
RidgetownRick (8:23 PM, October 18, 2011)
I bought the S4000 six months ago. I was initially a bit disappointed with this camera. Maybe I was expecting too much for
the price. My biggest complaints are no override on the autofocus and the
verrrrrrry slow response time from when you press the shutter till when it
captures the image. I've had a few times where the camera just wouldn't focus on
the right thing - e.g it focussed on a tree branch between me and the object and
just would not focus on the object. If it's a fleeting opportunity for that
special shot, it is extremely frustrating. And forget about trying to capture
tricky action shots. By the time the image is captured, the action is long past.
I even upgraded to an extremely fast (i.e. expensive) SDHC card because the
sales clerk convinced me it was the slow write time to the other card but it
barely made any difference. Apparently that was not the real problem. I
do really like the ability to adjust shutter and/or aperture, and the
super-macro function allows extremely close shots (a couple of cm), and the zoom
and wide angle are pretty darn good. However, the panorama is just a gimmick -
it works in super wide angle mode only, so your shots look distorted, and you
can only capture a max of 3 images, so not a full circle.

Now however, after 6 months of fairly gentle use, the icons on the control dial are all wearing off - some are no longer visible. When I sent this away to Fuji for warranty repair, they told me it was cosmetic only and not covered under warranty. If it was just the Finepix logo, I would have said OK, but the dial is pretty important in the use of the camera. To me this is poor materials in the construction and should be covered. My old Panasonic pocket camera has rattled around with coins and keys and in knapsacks and fallen down mountainsides and been trampled into the mud and its dial is as clear as the day I bought it.  I am exptremely disappointed with the lack of service from Fuji on this camera. Would I buy it again?  Definitely not - I'd spend a bit more and get something that was faster and probably anything but a Fuji.
 
JOHNNY inside® (3:13 PM, October 03, 2011)
I've just bought this camera! So, I'm almost testing it now... but as far as I've seen... it is really noisy and images seem to be too compressed for my like. Maybe this is because of its 72ppi (pixels per inch) of resolution. The good side? A funtastic zoom! And the feel of having a prosumer (semi-pro camera) in hands. But remember, just the feel... it's far from that! To be honest, my BenQ C1450 compact camera has better image quality and it was just an $80.00 US camera.