It is a small camera really, being about 115 wide 75mm high and 83mm deep, with the lens full out taking it to about 115mm. The lens area itself is a good 55mm in diameter.
On the rear there is the 3 inch screen, with the small but easy to navigate control panel by the side of the screen. There is also a view fonder just above the screen which is great for saving battery power as you don't have to use the screen all the time.
It runs off 4 AA batteries, which slot into the bottom of the grip secton, together with the SD card, , which you get four of in the box, together with a set of leads to connect up to your PC or TV, you also get all the other things you need, the strap, lens cover, leaflet and a cd to install onto your PC, (if you want to).
The LCD screen is nice and clear, so is the viewfinder, which helps when it comes to taking that perfect picture.
The settings are easy to use and, most of the time, I get a decent picture. Some can come out a little on the blurred side, but a quick fiddle with the settings and a steadier hand, results in a better picture.
The shutter button is at the front of the hand grip and is so easy to get at with your finger so taking the actual shot is so easy indeed
It does take a little bit of time to get used to the manual settings, especially, if like me, you've been using a snap and shoot most of your life. But it you don't want to use manual settings there is the option of the automatic settings.
The camera is a nice size and weight, so that it does not look like I work for the BBC when i'm out shooting pictures. This camera sits around me neck, using the supplied strap and, if the weather's not that good, sits comfortably under my coat.
The pictures that I get from this are not too bad. They're not as good as some camera, those that cost ten times as much, but for what you pay for this the pictures can be pretty nice.
The cost of this bridge camera is about £100 or less. Which is not to bad for those that want to step into the world of manual settings in the camera world
Fuji S4800 is great for people that want the features and flexibility of a DSLR outfit but without the weight and hassle. FUJINON zoom lenses with fast apertures of f/3.1 to f/5.9 With 15 elements in 11 groups the lens combines aspherical and ED elements to good effect for reduced aberration and superior image quality. With Super-Macro Mode capturing subjects as close as 2cm from the lens the FinePix F4800 seamlessly covers an enormous focal range with no need to ever change lenses. The FinePix S4800 is ready to shoot just 1.3 sec. after you turn it on so you'll always be ready for that grab shot or decisive moment.