Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

Last update (22 November’09):
– Review by GoodGearGuide

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR 12 Megapixel superzoom camera features 1/1.6-inch Super CCD EXR sensor, 14.3x optical zoom lens (30.5 – 436mm on a 35mm camera), Super Intelligent Flash, Dust-free Lens with Body Integration, and a 2.7-inch High-Contrast & Wide Viewing Angle LCD. The camera measures 133.4 (W) x 93.6 (H) x 145.0 (D) mm / 5.3 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 5.7 (D) in. and weighs approx. 820g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Reviews

GoodGearGuide reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“Almost everything about the S200EXR seems snappy–except the time between shots, which is around 2 seconds. That lag is perhaps the biggest distinction between the S200EXR and a digital SLR.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“The build quality, handling and controls of the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR really are surprising given its price. It’s just like a digital SLR, but much cheaper, and so much more pleasant to handle than rival superzooms, thanks to its size and manual zoom control. But the clever EXR technology feels like an add-on, and the small sensor size puts a cap on picture quality”
Rating: ★★★★☆

RegHardware reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“All in all, were impressed with the Finepix F200EXR. The EXR sensor is a step forward in camera technology and really does help improve image quality, especially in terms of dynamic range.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“With excellent image quality and good performance, the S200 EXR holds it own with the other cameras in this class, despite the lower resolution in some modes.”
Rating: N/A

CNETasia reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
The good: Excellent picture quality; RAW image capture; effective noise reduction control. The bad: Lens not as wide as S100FS’; no HD video option; no tilting LCD; size of camera not suitable for everyone. The bottom line: The S200EXR is an ideal shooter for enthusiasts who demand the best picture quality and can forgo features such as high-resolution video recording.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photoxels reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“We find the overall image quality of the Fujifilm S200EXR to be very good at ISO 100 with low noise and good image detail. Image quality is very good up to ISO 400 and ISO 800 is very usable; at higher ISOs, images suffer from noise and loss of detail.”
Rating: N/A

PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“S200EXR produced images of excellent quality during the review period. The 12 megapixel sensor produces noise-free images at ISO 100-400, with some limited noise starting to appear at ISO 800. ISO 1600 exhibits fairly visible noise and loss of fine detail but is still very usable”
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“I can’t argue the image quality, it’s very good and I think in the right hands, it’ll produce sterling images… If you’re looking for a camera that can reproduce images that remind you of the heady days of film, then this is the camera to get.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“The Fuji Finepix S200EXR is about as close as you can get to a Digital SLR without buying one. I was delighted by my test results and the camera handled superbly too. It was a joy to use a twisting barrel lens and the selection wheel speeds up selecting key settings. There are enough features here to satisfy more demanding photographers and I am more than happy to strongly recommend this camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-Lint reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
The good: Sturdy construction, intuitive operation, broad focal range allows for a wider variety of creative choices. The bad: Priced the same as an entry level DSLR (albeit cheaper than one coupled with a lens with the equivalent focal range), standard definition video. Verdict: A jack-of-all-trades super zoom that whilst it may not offer the broadest range on the market, offers one of the best builds and a distinctive feature set none the less”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalTrends reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“if the S200EXR were around $100 cheaper, we’d be cheering. But it’s not, and that’s why it won’t get an Editor’s Choice designation. Still, this is solid digicam with a wide focal range that delivers good images in the proper light. It’s worth checking out, especially if you don’t want to drop a bundle on interchangeable lenses.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoReview.au reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR and writes;
“Image noise started to become visible in long exposures from ISO 400 on and both pattern and colour noise were evident in shots taken at ISO 1600. Shots taken at ISO 3200 appeared blotchy and noticeably softened (though usable at small sizes), while by ISO 6400 and ISO 12800 we considered images to be unusable.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Sample Photos

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Specifications


• 1/1.6 " Super CCD EXR

• 12.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 4:3 : 4000 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536
• 3:2 : 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1864, 2048 x 1360

• 16:9 : 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080

Movie clips • 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels @ 30 fps
• AVI (Motion JPEG )
File formats • JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 )
• Uncompressed CCD-RAW (RAF format)
• Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound

• Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound


• Fujinon 14.3x Optical zoom lens
• 30.5-436mm equiv.

• f=7.1mm -101.5mm

Image stabilization Optical
Digital zoom Approx. 2x

• Auto Focus

• Manual

AF area modes

• Cente
• Area

• Multi
• Continous AF

AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • Normal: Wide angle: Approx. 50cm to infinity, Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m. to infinity
• Macro: Wide angle: Approx.10cm to 3.0 cm Telephoto: Approx. 90cm / to 3m
ISO sensitivity

• Auto
• Auto (3200)
• Auto (1600)
• Auto (800)
• Auto (400)

• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600

• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400 & ISO 12800 at 3M recorded pixels or lower

Metering TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority, Manual
Shuttter speed Auto : 1/4 sec to 1/1500 sec
All other modes :30 sec to 1/4000 sec
Aperture Wide: F2.8 – F11

Tele:F5.3 – F11

Shooting modes

• Mode dial: Auto, EXR, FSB, SP,C1, C2, P, A, S, M, Movie

SP: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer , Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Night (Tripod),Pro low Light, Pro focus, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text. NP,NP&Flash

White balance • Automatic scene recognition.
• Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light and Custom
Self timer Approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec. delay
Continuous shooting Modes • Top-6  Hgh speed Top-24

• Last-6  Hgh speed Last-24 


• Auto flash Effective range: 7.2m
•  Flash modes :

Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

LCD monitor

• 2.7 inch

• approx. 230,000 pixels
• TFT color LCD monitor
• approx. 100% coverage

Digital input/output

• USB 2.0 High Speed

Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Storage • Internal memory (Approx. 47 MB)
• SD/SDHC memory card
Power • Rechargeable NP-140 Li-ion battery (included)
Weight (no batt) Approx. 835 g
Dimensions 133 (W) x 94 (H) x 145(D) mm
5.3 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 5.7 (D)

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