Fuji launches ultra zoom bridge camera with Wi-Fi

Fuji S8400W
Fuji's new bridge camera boasts a huge 44x optical zoom

Fujifilm has introduced a new bridge camera, the Finepix S8400W, featuring a 44x optical zoom.

The S8400W's wireless feature means that you can transfer images and videos from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers.

One of the key features of the S8400W is its huge 44x optical zoom, which offers a 35mm equivalent range of 24-1056mm. It also boasts a fast starting aperture of f/2.9 at the widest point of the lens, rising up to f/6.5 at the telephoto end. Optical Image Stabilisation is designed to reduce blur caused by camera shake.

The lens on this camera features 17 elements in 12 groups and combines aspherical and ED elements to help reduce aberrations. A super macro mode is included to get as close as 1cm from the subject.


A 16 million pixel 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor is included, along with the ability to shoot at sensitivities up to ISO 12800. Autofocusing can be achieved at 0.3 seconds, while a start-up time of 1 second and a 0.5 second interval between shots is also promised.

Full HD video recording is available, with the ability to capture movies at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps.

An electronic viewfinder can be used to compose images, along with a 3 inch 460k dot LCD screen.

A number of artistic digital filters can be used on photos, including Pop Colour, Toy Camera, Miniature, Partial Colour and Cross Screen.

The Fujifilm S8400W price is yet to be confirmed, but it will be available for sale from May 2013.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.