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Fujifilm FinePix S4200
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Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera

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CCD SDXC 448g Dec 2012
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Fujifilm camera a "Recommended" award.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this camera is excellent based on 27 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Bob & Chris mentioned “Just taken brilliant pics of the Eclipse, couldn't have taken them without the Viewfinder” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 and rated it 5 stars. Iris Polson said on Amazon two years ago “It is a lovely camera and takes super photos”. Iris Polson also wrote “We are able to download the photos easily and the charging is also easy”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people thought the product had a good viewfinder. Bob & Chris mentioned on Amazon in October last year “The Viewfinder is brilliant”. Grumblersgrandad said in their Fujifilm FinePix S4200 review on Amazon “The optical viewfinder is excellent for those who find it difficult to view the screen” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Two years ago John King wrote “This camera has an additional view-finder which gets around this problem”.

A number of people who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. John King rated it 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 on Amazon two years ago “This can be impossible in bright conditions, when the screen becomes a mirror”. S France mentioned “Viewing the image on the screen is fine” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Four Fujifilm FinePix S4200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. David wrote in his Fujifilm FinePix S4200 review on Amazon in October last year “Very good delivery and very good quality of camera for the money”. Keith Harrap mentioned in his Fujifilm FinePix S4200 review on Amazon “A well made and good specification camera”. Mr. John Gayton wrote on Amazon “Image quality is generally satisfactory, although a little noisy in low-light conditions.”.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Bob & Chris rated the product as very good and wrote on Amazon “The fabulous Zoom”. Roger wrote on Amazon “The 24x optical zoom is excellent and the stabilisation feature works well” in his review and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Three years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is an affordable 24x optical zoom bridge camera”.

One Fujifilm FinePix S4200 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Keith Harrap mentioned “Excellent lens” in his review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Several people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Bob & Chris said last year “This camera is easy to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Bob & Chris also said “Easier to use than some smaller cameras”. In October last year Grumblersgrandad wrote on Amazon “Easy to use, camera”.

Good Support

Two Fujifilm FinePix S4200 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Keith Harrap mentioned on Amazon “Rather complicated to understand all the capabilities until the full manual has been downloaded from the internet”. T. Kett said “Works well whether manual or automatic” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Fujifilm FinePix S4200 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Rick wrote in his review “The camera takes pretty good macro pictures as well as normal photos at various zoom lengths it is also fine for family photos”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was well made.

Good Video Capture

One Fujifilm FinePix S4200 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Two years ago Ray T mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Video quality is very good although the auto focus can be annoyingly slow”.

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 3,935 user and expert reviews for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically within its bridge cameras range.

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Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Ray T said two years ago “Viewfinder is very useful in most conditions and saves on battery power” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

One Fujifilm FinePix S4200 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Four years ago Cnet.com said “A nice feature set and a long lens make the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 one of the better megazoom cameras available for those on a budget”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S4200 which do not support video recording, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 supports video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix S4200, the FinePix S4200 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix S4200, the FinePix S4200 has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price].

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], and the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Fujifilm digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix S4200 have digital zooms of between 2x and 500x. With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix S4200 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Four Supported Batteries

The FinePix S4200 has more supported batteries than most of the cameras of this age and type. Most of the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S4200 only have between one and three supported batteries, however this digital camera has four supported batteries.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix S4200 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The worst still image resolution of all bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix S4200 is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S4200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S4200 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The FinePix S4200 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S4200.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the FinePix S4200 is more than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix S4200.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix S4200 range from 64 to 400. At only 64, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, CNET.com.au and optyczne.pl the average expert rating of this camera is 66%.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Fujifilm FinePix S4200 owner who bought the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago Raymond Stephenson said in his Fujifilm FinePix S4200 review “The idea of buying this camera was to save me carrying heavy lenses & tubes”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was not noisy.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix S4200 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix S4200 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S4200 are not 3D compatible. The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix S4200 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix S4200 do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 14 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix S4200. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The FinePix S4200 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix S4200 is 460 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix S4200 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S4200.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 24 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix S4200 have optical zooms of between 4x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Fujifilm digital camera. The white balance modes Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is more than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix S4200.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The FinePix S4200 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 576 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix S4200. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 100mm and the longest is 1,600mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The FinePix S4200 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.1) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix S4200. The minimum apertures of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5 to 19.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix S4200.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

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Average Weight

The FinePix S4200 has a fairly typical weight (448 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] (448g).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(5)
23 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is an affordable 24x optical zoom bridge camera. It also offers a modest 14 megapixel resolution, 3 inch LCD screen, direct web upload facility and HD video capability.... Read more…

6 November 2012

A nice feature set and a long lens make the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 one of the better megazoom cameras available for those on a budget...

5 November 2012

A nice feature set and a long lens make the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 one of the better megazoom cameras available for those on a budget...

3 August 2012

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13 December 2014

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The Fujifilm FinePix 4200 offers a 24x zoom lens
AA batteries for power, an electronic viewfinder, and manual and semimanual shooting modes all at a bargain price
The 4200 feels and performs like a lowend pointandshoot
Requires a lot of light to get good photos and videos in auto
The 4200 feels and performs like a low-end point-and-shoot

User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by STRAV1999
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a present for someone else, really good product and price...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by S M.
(Verified Purchase)

Great pictures thankyou...

Reviewed 27 March 2015 by Mr. G. V. Davison
(Verified Purchase)

Great price, Thank you.

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Bob & Chris
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is easy to use, and the Viewfinder is brilliant. Just taken brilliant pics of the Eclipse, couldn't have taken them without the Viewfinder, and the fabulous Zoom. This camera is larger... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm c1338
Barcodes 00074101012026, 04547410195866, 04547410209648, 04547410214475, 04547410214499

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