Mike Pasini has reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S5200, a 5.0 megapixel Super CCD digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens (38-380mm equivalent) featuring an “anti-blur” mode, 1.8″ LCD screen, Pictbridge, and RAW mode.
“The previous Fujifilm S5100, 2800 and 3800 Zoom cameras were exceptional values for the money, and the updated Fuji FinePix S5200 offers the same great value with the addition of a 5.1-megapixel CCD, and decent high ISO performance. The S5200’s higher resolution is a welcome improvement, providing great image quality for a budget-priced digital camera, and its 10x optical zoom is excellent for distant subjects. Its color is more accurate than that of most consumer digicams, although that means it’s less saturated on bright colors than most consumer cameras. Overall, the Fuji S5200 has just about all an enthusiast user could want in terms of expanded photographic controls, including full Manual exposure mode for ultimate creativity. About all it lacks relative to its competitors in the 10x zoom category is image stabilization. Given its price and its 5-megapixel resolution, its lack of stabilization really can’t be counted against it. For everyday shooting indoors or out, under bright or dim lighting, the S5200 does very well and really sets a benchmark for an affordable long-zoom digicam with enthusiast features. Recommended, and a Dave’s Pick as one of the best digital cameras on the market, thanks to its combo of features, image quality, and price.”