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Fujifilm S200EXR Review

Review Date: Oct 19, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
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Photoxels Editor's Choice 2009 - Super Zoom
Photoxels Editor's Choice 2009 - Super Zoom

Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR follows in the footsteps of the award-winning FinePix S100FS. It features 12MP resolution on a 1/1.6 in. Super CCD EXR image sensor which allows you to optimize the image capture according to the scene: High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range or High Sensitivity & Low Noise.

"Resolution Priority" uses the full 12 megapixel resolution to capture the scene in fine detail. For scenes with an extreme range between the brightest and darkest areas, "D-range Priority" simultaneously captures and combines two images to produce a single 6MP image with Wide Dynamic Range up to 800% so as to reveal detail in shadows and eliminate highlight burntout in bright areas. In dark scenes, "High ISO & Low Noise Priority" uses Fujifilm's pixel binning technology to capture a 6MP image with exceptionally low noise.

Set the camera to "EXR Auto" and the camera automatically recognizes the scene (selects the appropriate Scene Mode) and switches to the correct sensor mode. For more manual control, select a PASM mode.

Film Simulation Mode simulates the distinctive look of 5 different film types: PROVIA (Standard), Velvia (Vivid), ASTIA (Soft), Black & White, and Sepia. Besides the standard AE Bracketing, the Fujifilm S200EXR also has Film Simulation Bracketing and Dynamic Range Bracketing.

A 14.3x wide-angle optical zoom (30.5-436mm equiv.) is perfect for capturing landscapes as well as long telephoto shots. Optical Image Stabilization helps reduce blur at the long focal lengths. LCD is 2.7-in. (230K dots) with wide-viewing angle. Movie recording is 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames/sec with monaural sound.

With the new Multi Frame feature, you just press the shutter once and the camera automatically takes a rapid series of exposures, analyzes them, and then aligns them to produce a single frame. Two new shooting modes take advantage of this new feature:

  1. Pro Focus Mode - the camera takes one picture focused on your main subject (typically a portrait), then a number of pictures at different focus points to produce an out-of-focus background.
  2. Pro Low-Light Mode - the camera automatically takes a series of four high-sensitivity & low-noise exposures and then combines them into an image with less noise than the single exposures.

The AF modes offer high-speed, high-precision focusing for subjects in low light with increased AF sensitivity. Manual focus is available.

The Fujifilm S200EXR attemps to provide an all-in-one solution for photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers seeking the manual controls and functionality of a DSLR without the bulk, hassle and expense of additional lenses and other accessories. Now incorporating the award-winning EXR sensor technology.

With a Two-year Canadian Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
Technical Specifications
Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR US | CA | UK
Image Sensor

12.0 million effective pixels *1, 1/1.6-inch Super CCD EXR

Storage media

Internal memory (Approx. 47MB), SD/SDHC memory card

RAW CCD-RAW (RAW format), CCD-RAW + JPEG
Lens

Fujinon 14.3x optical zoom lens
f=7.1 - 101.5mm (30.5 - 436mm equiv.)
F2.8 (W) - F5.3 (T)

Image Stabilization

Lens-shift type

Exposure mode

Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

Shooting modes

Mode dial: Auto, EXR, FSB, SP, C1, C2, P, S, A, M, Movie
SP: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Night (Tripod), Pro Low-light, Pro Focus, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Flower, Text, NP, NP & Flash

Continuous shooting

1.6 fps (JPEG 6 frames, CCD-RAW 3 frames)

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/4000sec., (All other modes) 30sec. to 1/4000sec.

ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Auto (3200) / Auto (1600) / Auto (800) / Auto (400) / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
* Number of recorded pixels: ISO6400: “M” or “S”, ISO12800: “S” only

White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light
Custom
Electronic viewfinder

0.2-inch, Approx. 200,000 dots, FLCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage

LCD monitor

2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, LCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage

Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps, with monaural sound
Power supply

NP-140 Li-ion battery (included)
AC power adapter AC-84V (sold separately)

Supplied Accessories
(may differ by country or area)
NP-140 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery, BC-140 Battery Charger, USB and A/V cables, Strap, Lens Cap and Lens Cap Holder, Owner's Manual, FinePix Software CD
Dimensions (W x H x D) 133.4 x 93.6 x 145.0 mm / 5.3 x 3.7 x 5.7 in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight

Approx. 820g / 28.9oz.
(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

MSRP

US $599.95 / CAD $599.99 / UK

*1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image

Related Links:
- Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Press Release [ US | CA | UK ]
- Sample Images
- Watch a video presentation of the S200EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
Technical Specifications
Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR US | CA | UK
Model

FinePix S200EXR / S205EXR

Effective Pixels *1 12.0 million pixels
Image Sensor

1/1.6-inch Super CCD EXR

Storage media

Internal memory (Approx. 47MB)
SD memory card / SDHC memory card*2

File format - Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 *3), CCD-RAW (RAW format), CCD-RAW + JPEG
- Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
- Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Number of recorded pixels Still image
L: 4:3 4,000 x 3,000 / L: 3:2 4,000 x 2,664 / L: 16:9 4,000 x 2,248
M: 4:3 2,816 x 2,112 / M: 3:2 2,816 x 1,864 / M: 16:9 2,816 x 1,584
S: 4:3 2,048 x 1,536 / S: 3:2 2,048 x 1,360 / S: 16:9 1,920 x 1,080
Lens

Fujinon 14.3x optical zoom lens, F2.8 (Wide) - F5.3 (Telephoto)

Lens focal length

f=7.1 - 101.5mm, equivalent to 30.5 - 436mm on a 35mm camera

Digital zoom

Approx. 2x

Aperture

Wide: F2.8 - F11, Telephoto: F5.3 - F11

Focus distance (from lens surface)

Normal:
Wide: Approx. 50cm / 1.6ft. to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m / 8.2ft. to infinity

Macro:
Wide: Approx. 10cm - 3m / 3.9in. - 9.8ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 3m / 3ft. - 9.8ft.

Super Macro:
Approx. 1cm - 1m / 0.4in. - 3.3ft.

ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Auto (3200) / Auto (1600) / Auto (800) / Auto (400) / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)

* Number of recorded pixels: ISO6400: “M” or “S”, ISO12800: “S” only

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure mode

Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

Shooting modes

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

SP: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Night (Tripod), Pro Low-light, Pro Focus, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Flower, Text, NP, NP & Flash

Image Stabilization

Lens-shift type

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/4000sec., (All other modes) 30sec. to 1/4000sec.

(depends on shooting mode)

Continuous shooting

Top-6, (max. 1.6 frames/sec.), (CCD-RAW: Top-3)
Top-24, High speed (max. 5 frames/sec., “S” only)
Last-6, (max. 1.6 frames/sec.), (CCD-RAW: Last-3)
Last-24, High speed (max. 5 frames/sec. ,“S” only)

Barcketing mode Film Simulation BKT (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft)
Dynamic Range BKT (DR 100%, 200%, 400%)
AE BKT (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Focus

Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center) / Continuous AF / Manual focus (One-push AF mode included), AF assist illuminator available

White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light
Custom
Self-timer

Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay

Flash

Auto flash

Effective range: (ISO AUTO):

Normal:
- Wide: Approx. 30cm - 7.2m / 1ft. - 23.6ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 3.8m / 3ft. - 12.5ft.

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.

Electronic viewfinder

0.2-inch, Approx. 200,000 dots, FLCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage

LCD monitor

2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, LCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage

Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound
Photography functions

EXR mode (EXR AUTO, RESOLUTION PRIORITY, HIGH ISO & LOW NOISE PRIORITY, D-RANGE PRIORITY), Film Simulation mode, Face Detection (with Auto red-eye removal), High Speed Shooting, Histogram Display, Dynamic Range, Framing Guideline, Frame No. memory

Playback functions

Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Slideshow, Trimming, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Resize, Voice Memo, Histograms (Highlight warning)

Video output

NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power supply

NP-140 Li-ion battery (included)
AC power adapter AC-84V (sold separately)

Supplied Accessories
(may differ by country or area)
- NP-140 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
- BC-140 Battery Charger
- USB and A/V cables
- Strap
- Lens Cap and Lens Cap Holder
- Owner's Manual
- FinePix Software CD
Dimensions (W x H x D) 133.4 x 93.6 x 145.0 mm /
5.3 x 3.7 x 5.7 in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight

Approx. 820g / 28.9oz.
(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)

*1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image
*2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
*3 Exif 2.2 is a newly revised digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

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