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Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Review

Review Date: Nov 8, 2005

Fujifilm FinePix S5200

Photoxels Editor's Choice 2005 Award

Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Fujifilm FinePix S5200 replaces and improves upon the S5100 with 5.1MP resolution on the new 5th Generation SuperCCD HR image sensor with low noise at high ISO (1600) capabilities. This new image sensor is what makes the Fujifilm S5200 a different camera than the S5100 and should give it a great advantage over its many ultra zoom competitors.

It still sports 10x optical zoom, a low-light focus-assist lamp, and ups the LCD monitor to 1.8 in.

The Fujifilm S5200 has a maximum aperture of F3.2, shutter speeds from 15- 1/2,000 sec., and allows full exposure control with Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Scene Modes and Manual mode. It uses 4 AA batteries.

The Fujifilm FinePix S5200 is still one of the best looking digital camera and should prove very popular to beginner and serious amateur photographers desiring a long zoom with flexible exposure control -- now with low noise at high ISO capabilities.

Read our Fujifilm FinePix S5200 review...
Fujifilm FinePix S5200
QuickFact™ Sheet
Fujifilm FinePix S5200
Image Sensor 5.1 effective megapixels
1/2.5-inch super CCD HR
Lens Fujinon (11 elements in 8 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 2 anomalous dispersion elements), Non extending type
Focal Length 6.3-63.0mm (38-380mm, 35mm equivalent)
Aperture F3.2 - F8, in 1/3 EV increments
Optical Zoom 10.0x
Lens Adapters Available Wide Conversion lens: WL-FX9 / WL-FX9B
Auto Focus Mode: Auto focus, Continuous AF, Manual focus
AF system: TTL contrast-type
AF frame selection: AF (Center),AF(Multi)
Focusing Range
   Normal Wide angle: 0.9m / 3.0ft. to infinity,
Telephoto: 2.0m / 6.6ft. to infinity
   Macro - Close-up Wide angle: Approx. 0.1m/0.3ft. to 2m/6.6ft.,
Telephoto: Approx. 0.9m/3.0ft. to 2m/6.6ft.
Low Light AF Assist Illuminator Effective range: up to 2.4 m (Wide angle)
Shutter Release Control Press half way to set focus, all the way to release the shutter
Shutter Speed 15 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control Auto/Manual/Programmed AE, Aperture or Shutter Priority AE, 5 programmed Scene Type (SP) Anti-Blur, Natural Light, Night, Portrait, Landscape
Continuous Shooting modes 1. Top-3 (max. 2 frames/sec., up to 3 frames,
2. Final-3 (max. 2 frames/sec., up to 3 frames ),
3. Long-period ( max. 0.9 frames/sec., up to 40 frames),
4. Auto bracketing
(2 frames/sec., 3 frames @ +-1/3 EV, +-2/3EV, +-1EV)
Frame to Frame Intervals Max 0.9 frames/sec (Approx. 1.1 sec intervals)
Movie recording • 640 x 480 pixels 30fps / 320x240 pixels 30fps w/ monaural sound
• 30 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG)
• A series of continuous image can be recorded up to available recording time pre media
Audio Recording Mode up to 30 Sec Audio Voice Memo
Color Control Modes Standard, Chrome, Black and White
Other Features Auto Bracketing, Voice Memo (30Sec.), Color Mode, Self-timer: approx 2/10 sec., Time difference setting, 7 Language menu interface, Tripod socket
Light Metering (Photometry) TTL 64-zone metering (multi, spot, average)
White Balance Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Viewfinder Electronic 0.33 inches Low temperature poly-silicon TFT, 115,000 pixels. Approx. 100% coverage
LCD Monitor 1.8 inches Low temperature poly-silicon TFT, 115,000 pixels, Approx. 100% coverage
LCD Low Light Viewability Gain-up Brightness Mode Yes
Histogram Yes (With highlight warning in Playback mode only)
ISO Sensitivity AUTO/ Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600
Storage Media xD Picture Card
File formats • Still image: CCD-RAW / JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2),
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) Still image:
• Raw 1
• 5MP (F) 6
• 5MP (N) 12
• 3MP 19
• 2MP 25

• 640x480 13 sec
• 320x240 26 sec
Power source 4x AA size alkaline batteries / 4x Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC Power adapter (optional)
Pictures / Battery Charge (CIPA Standard) • 250 frames per set of premium alkaline batteries
• 500 frames 2500 mAh rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Start-up Speed Approx. 1.1 Sec.
Shutter Lag Time 1/100 sec. (With AE/AF locked)
Flash Auto Flash (CCD)
• Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
• Effective range: Wide angle / 0.3 m to 4.0 m / 1.0 ft to 13.1 ft; Telephoto / 0.8 m to 4.0 m / 2.6 ft to 13.1 ft
Playback Trimming, Image rotate, Automatic playback, Single/Multi- frame playback, sorting by date
Rotation Playback Mode Image Rotation mode available
Camera Terminals USB 1.1 & 2.0 compatible interface (2.0 Hi-speed), 5 volt power-input socket, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)
Printing interface PictBridge, DPOF, and EXIF Print 2.2 Compatible
Video Out NTSC and PAL Switchable
System requirements Factory installed USB port

IBM PC/AT compatible computer
• CPU Pentium, 200MHz or higher
• Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000Pro., Me, XP HE/Pro
• RAM of 256MB or more (Windows XP: 128MB or more)
• 450MB of free hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive

Macintosh computer
• CPU of Power PC
• Mac OSX 10.2.8 to 10.3.7
• RAM of 256MB or more
• 400MB of free hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive

Included Accessories • 16MB xD-Picture Card (16MB)
• USB Cable
• A/V Cable
• Shoulder Strap
• Lens Cap
• 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
• FinePixViewer
• ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix
• Raw File converter LE
• User Manual
Optional Accessories • AC Power Adapter: AC-5VH / 5VHS / AC-5VX
• xD-Picture Card (16MB to 1GB)
• PCMCIA PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
• Compact Flash Card Adapter DPC-CF
• Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
• xD -picture card USB Drive DPC-UD1
• Rechargeable battery 2HR-3UF
Dimensions (WxHxD) 113.5 x 85 x 112 mm /
4.5 x 3.3 x 4.4 in.
Weight Approx. 370g / 13.1 oz (excluding batteries & xD-Picture Card)
MSRP US $399.95 / CDN $499.99

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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Fujifilm FinePix S5200






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