Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Review
13 August 2013
Summary: The optical zoom and high image sensor type EXR is the salient features of the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR, a bridge of good quality and packed with features. Notable among this is the film mode, high sensitivity, the optical stabilizer, the optical viewfinder and support for the RAW format. It must be said, however, that the display is neither too big nor has a very high resolution to be a bridge and does not support HD video.
Pros: Optical viewfinder; OPTICAL ZOOM, Film Simulation Mode, Dual image stabilization, RAW format support; New EXR sensor.
Summary: At 60,000 Yen (€459), Fujifilm still has some work to do when it comes to the basic GUI, LCD resolution and construction. A Bridge is not my favorite kind of camera, however the addition of EXR Technology on the S200 really improves it… If you’re uncomfortable with using a DSLR, the S200EXR, thanks to Fujifilm EXR Technology, may gave you exactly what you’re looking for… Keep it on EXR Auto, play with one of its three settings, and you’ll be sure to get really nice...
Summary: This Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
where specified. The Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR is the "almost DSLR" Super Zoom and is easily the best bridge DSLR-like digital camera. As if to make the point clear, the S200EXR looks like a DSLR, has the dimension and weight of one, and handles like one with its deep grip, manual zoom ring and lots of dedicated control buttons.
Conclusion: The FinePix S200EXR costs around $530 at legit online outlets, putting it in the range of DSLR kits such as the Nikon D60 and Sony alpha DSLR–A230. However, the supplied lenses of that pair are basically 3x zooms, a fraction of the 14.3x wide-angle Fujifilm digicam. It’s a huge difference, and a key selling point for the S200EXR. The FinePix also has many DSLR features, including fast response and many tweaks for those who’d like to make them.
Pros: Manually operated 14.3x zoom; etensive manual settings; rapid response; some cool scene modes
Cons: Heavy, expensive; LCD doesn't handle direct sunlight well; EVF should be higher quality; no HD video; dumb auto power-off mode
Summary: When Fuji USA announced the S200EXR, they referred to the camera as a "bridge" unit offering a long zoom and excellent image quality without the bulk associated with the DSLR and its interchangeable lenses. They then went on to say users of the S200 would find their results "equal or superior to" DSLRs.
Pros: Very good image quality, Good shutter performance, Best in class ISO performance, RAW capability
Cons: Cost, Video trails competition, 30.5 to 436mm lens range exceeded greatly by some competitors