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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and portability. The low light performance and lens are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the zoom and video. There are some mixed opinions about the software.

image quality, lens, low-light, portability, value for money

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


It may not be a DSLR, but the FinePix S200EXR ($600 as of 11/13/09) is the sort of advanced point-and-shoot camera that's an enthusiast's dream. With a layout that mimics a typical SLR's design, it offers superb handling, megazoom reach, advanced...

EXR modes for dynamic range and low noise ; 14.3X optical zoom with manual focus ring

Lag between sequential shots ; EXR modes reduce image resolution by half ; Disappointing, standard-definition video

This elegantly designed megazoom camera has a wealth of unique exposure options for serious photographers.


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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


We're big DSLR boosters because of their fast response and enhanced picture quality. Yet we're the first to admit that carrying around a hefty DSLR all day with several lenses is a pain. That's why compact point-and-shoots remain so popular (lower...

Manually operated 14.3x zoom; etensive manual settings; rapid response; some cool scene modes

Heavy ; expensive; LCD doesn't handle direct sunlight well; EVF should be higher quality; no HD video; dumb auto power-off mode

The FinePix S200EXR is a solid digicam with a wide focal range that delivers good images in the proper light.

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Review


Fujifilm touts the FinePix S200EXR as a rival to any entry-level DSLR.

Great ISO performance ; RAW capability ; Very good image quality

Cost ; Lower-res video ; Low zoom range for class

The S200EXR is an excellent camera and I would have to say the best ultrazoom overall that I've tested. Image quality is very good and no one in the class has better ISO performance. The camera offers a full range of manual and automatic shooting...


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Fujifilm FinePix S200HD Digital Camera


If you love the high definition format, keep reading. Fujifilm has tried to capture the experience and bring it to home videos and images with its FinePix S200HD digital camera. Keep reading to see how well they succeeded.The HD format is like no...

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


I owe one for about two months now. Some people is putting s200exr in the league of cameras for photographers stepping up from point & shoot to dslr. Let me tell you this, if you want to step up to a dslr don't bother yourself by making this step in...

You have to consider if you can miss the tilting LCD. I can because of the very good EVF/LCD. I mostly use the EVF of the s200exr ; (Note: DSLR's often have lcd's you can hardly use for focussing because of the slow LiveView.) ; The cover over the...

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


It is a beautiful camera, with excellent Fuji optics. I particularly love the manual zoom lens. It does have very useful features, but its use isn't too friendly. It isn't bad, either. You have to learn to use it. Writing time is slow. The sensor is...

Changes of tone and color are sometimes capricious when using EXR mode in backlight. Particularly skin tone changes are noticeably. I suggest to take control and to set the controls of the camera once you've learned how to use it, instead than to let...

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


Why all the talk about the sensors size and rating it "1" ? Use the camera and just look and see how great the Image quality can be ! Also the new portrait "picture style" which blurrs the background is a great inprovement, compared to the relativily...

Pro's : IQ, all in one with nice features ; Con"S: it's almost DSLR size ( but incl an 14.3 zoom

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


I would say, never buy a camera for the release-price. And in particular Fuji cameras. I have my second now and purchased them both for far less than the official price after a couple of weeks/months after release. The s200exr for € 348 (=$ 470) and...

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR


Poor colors and lots of noise at all settings.

Product Specifications

The 14.3x zoom lens designed for the S200EXR comprises 13 elements in 10 groups including aspherical and low-dispersion glass elements. The aspherical elements ensure low distortion and superior light-gathering abilities, for outstanding performance despite the relatively small number of elements. To achieve true image quality, the S200EXR processor employs an advanced electric charge to control the output from the Super CCD EXR sensor. This simultaneously minimizes all forms of noise while allowing more natural colors, higher resolution, and quicker processing. This technology also makes possible rapid continuous shooting and the Multi Frame technology that allows the S200EXR to automatically align a number of separate exposures into one image. The Super CCD EXR provides superior picture quality, enabling a "3-in-1" sensor combination of Fine Capture technology (high resolution), Pixel Fusion technology (high sensitivity & low noise), and Dual Capture technology (wide dynamic range). With an innovative color filter array and image processing technology, the EXR ensures an advanced reproduction in imaging with exceptionally balanced quality. With high resolution and expressive imaging abilities, the Fujinon lenses and the next generation EXR processor outfitted in the S200EXR, will lead you to another level of imaging performance.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Fujifilm NP-140

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / EXR mode / Fireworks / Flower / Landscape / Natural light / Natural light & with flash / Night (tripod) / Night mode / Portrait enhancer / Portrait mode / Pro focus / Pro low light / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Text/Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Text / Fireworks / Flower / Sports mode / Sunset / Beach / Night (tripod) / Natural light / Snow / Natural light & with flash / Pro focus / Pro low light / EXR mode / Portrait enhancer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujifilm FinePix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.3
Max Focal Length:101.5mm
Min Focal Length:7.1mm
Optical Zoom:14.3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.6 / 1/1.6"/1/1.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.9 mm ( 1/1.6 ) / 15.9 mm ( 1/1.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super CCD EXR
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):12800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO 3200 (5Mpix) / ISO 12800 (3Mpix)/ISO 100 / ISO 12800 (3Mpix) / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (5Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Film Simulation / Sepia / Soft / Vivid/Soft / Black & White / Sepia / Vivid / Film Simulation
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG/JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic