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Fujifilm S8200 Digital Camera

$318.60
Bridge Camera 16.2MP 44x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good size
Good support
88 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from techradar.com/au/.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 195 user reviews this Fujifilm camera has an overall user rating of 90%. 59 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,671 expert and owner reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) 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 medium megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S8200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S8200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S8200 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung 200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($549.95), or the Fujifilm S1 ($535.91) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera, the Fujifilm S8200 does not feature bluetooth.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm S8200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 120 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm S8200 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm S8200 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm S8200 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm S8200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Fujifilm S8200 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Fujifilm S8200 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature smile detection.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm S8200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm S8200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm S8200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 44 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S8200's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE (50x), the Fujifilm S1 ($535.91) (50x), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($233.63) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,056 millimeter, the Fujifilm S8200 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Fujifilm S8200 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 1x and the biggest is 120x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm S8200 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the S8500, the F800EXR, or the FinePix Z1000EXR all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Michael mentioned on Amazon four years ago “After using a compact for some time it does require some attention”. S. S. Yuen wrote “This would be a great camera for someone moving from a basic compact to a bridge camera.”. G. Cleaver said four years ago “Make my other cameras (I have two Canon digital compact cameras as well as the EOS), look very basic” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Mr Ian Williams said on Amazon two years ago “It is a wee bit on the heavy side” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Michael said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “It is quite a heavy camera”.

One owner who purchased it said that it was lightweight. Antoine rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Backpack travellers seeking lightweight, great value camera”.

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Heavy

The Fujifilm S8200 is fairly heavy (577 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lightest medium megapixel camera that has been around for a comparable time to this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

There are a number of alternative 577g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm S8500 which has better reviews.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm S8200 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91), or the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,200) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Fujifilm S8200's display resolution (numeric) of only 460 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the Fujifilm S8200 has one of the narrower field of views amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Chris Cole said “The only downside I can find at this early stage is the battery type, 4AA batteries are supplied with the camera”.


Aweinspiring Zoom

Nineteen customers who reviewed the Fujifilm S8200 thought it had a good zoom. Techradar.com/au/ said four years ago “Aweinspiring zoom” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Mr. Alistair Burrows wrote on Amazon “It has a great zoom at 40x”. Mr. Edward J. Spicer mentioned “The physical zoom was good though.”.

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus. S. S. Yuen mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The macro in particular, has a habit of focusing on the background”.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. G. Cleaver said in their review of this digital camera “There is also a 2x digital zoom facility in the camera, which pushes the possible range to silly numbers! It's a good macro lens, too - all built in” .

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Great Movie Recording

Seven owners who bought the Fujifilm S8200 mentioned that it was good for video recording. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Great movie recording” and rated it 80 out of 100. Sarah rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “This camera is very good value for money takes very good clear pictures is easy to use also has very good HD videos”. Suzy said on Amazon four years ago “Full HD video looks excellent when played back on the TV” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Mr. Alistair Burrows mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a viewfinder as well as rear screen although the viewfinder doesn't appear to be a very high resolution one”. Michael said in his review of this digital camera “Using the viewfinder is a bit easier than the screen to start with as there is less information shown”. Pam50 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Fujifilm S8200 review four years ago “I also wanted still to have a viewfinder - this makes it easier to frame pictures”.

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Four years ago G. Cleaver said on Amazon “The LCD screen is bright and sharp” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-six customers who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Mr. Alistair Burrows wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It does take decent pictures indoors with the flash in ordinary light situations, could be due to the backlit sensor, maybe not.”. Mr. Alistair Burrows also said “I prefer the pics without the flash when I can” in their review. Mr H said “This camera will make any user into a better photographer”.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Kirtivardhan Deshpande said on Amazon “On my first trip I was able to take shots with all possible combinations, even low light pics very nice” in their review of this digital camera. G. Cleaver said in their review of this digital camera “Low light exposures are really good”.

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Antoine he said on Amazon “Decent, yet at this price definitely not a deal breaker • Bright EVF (Electronic viewfinder) 201K pixels • Built-in Wi-Fi” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago Jim Huxter rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and he said “High resolution, very powerful zoom” in his review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Antoine wrote in his review of this digital camera “• 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor • Generous 40 X optical zoom lens (35 mm equivalent 24-960 mm), with 80X iZ (intelligent digital zoom) • Minimum focusing distance of just 1 cm • 3.0 inch 460k dot LCD screen” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Four years ago Mr. Alistair Burrows mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's certainly full of all sorts of techno enhancements and features and I'm really pleased with it”. Mr Stuart T Davies mentioned in his Fujifilm S8200 review in the same month “They handle well and they have many positive features.” however despite that he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. In the same month Martin gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “The focus sometimes 'wanders off' in the wrong direction in poor lighting and it takes an age for it to focus correctly.* It has many features that I haven't tried” in his review of this digital camera.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. Four years ago S. S. Yuen mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality - very noisy, even at the ISO 200 end, especially in under lit areas, even in bright sun light”. Picard said in their review of this digital camera “Useless, noise, no detail, no dynamic range, barrel distortion beyond belief, CA also beyond belief”. Chris Aka Skip mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It shoots fantastic quality images (although noisy and some grainy” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Chris Aka Skip said on Amazon “The range you can get means on a quiet lake you can capture moments you may of otherwise missed” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm S8200 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm S8200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fifteen customers who reviewed the Fujifilm S8200 concluded that it was easy to use. Mr. Alistair Burrows said on Amazon four years ago “Full HD movie capture and playback straight from the camera is handy”. Michael said “It has diopter control so that you can set the viewfinder to your eyesight”. Three years ago Stephanie Ivey she wrote on Amazon “Still easy to use”.

Four people concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Martin said “I found this camera to be a really poor performer in darkness, although acceptable results can be achieved by careful selection of the settings” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Ian S. mentioned in his review of this digital camera “To provide the best settings for optimum results, of the final photographs” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. G. Cleaver mentioned on Amazon “A smart camera in that the auto settings are very clever”.

Two people who bought the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David Hill mentioned three years ago “It is easy to operate, feels well balanced in the hand, with a comfortable grip”.

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “I do agree, however, that the cover of the battery compartment is difficult to close and even with careful handling may not last” in their review of this digital camera. Ian S. gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Solid in the handling also, ticks all the boxes”.

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Nice Design

Three people thought the Fujifilm S8200 was good looking. Julie Light gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon three years ago “Fantastic camera beautiful photos”. Antoine said on Amazon “Whilst the photos are not the best I have seen from a bridge camera, they still are pretty good” in his review of this digital camera. G. Cleaver mentioned four years ago “The EVF on the S8200 is pretty good, giving an image which can be used to compose shots” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

Eight customers considered that this digital camera was well made. Mr. Eric N. Jones said in his review of the Fujifilm S8200 on Amazon “It sits comfortably in my hands, feels solid and well built and produces crisp, well focused pictures with natural colours”. Suzy rated the product 80 out of 100 and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Lots of options and built in settings and effects”. Antoine said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Build quality is great”.

Good Product Quality

Ten owners reckoned that it was good quality. Luke he said in his review of this digital camera “Camera is good quality, photos are fantastic”. Stephanie Ivey said in her review of this digital camera “Husband is delighted with it, excellent quality and lots of settings” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Suzy said in her review of the Fujifilm S8200 “Good build quality, fast start-up, quick to focus”.


Support

Good Support

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago Mr.b.c.matthews wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Better with manual zoom lens” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. G a Seymour wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also three years ago “On screen instructions clear” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Antoine said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “1 - The Fujifilm FinePix S8200W can be set to full manual 2 - A bridge camera's design comes closest to a DSLR Yet the good news does not end there”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00074101020571, 00547410233605, 00741010205718, 04547410233605, 04547410233629, 08429602007446

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