Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
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evogt500, DP Review
12 December 2011
Excerpt: Pros: Large super CCD has better image quality than newer models like HS10/20. Lens has no soft corners and has OPTICAL Image Stabalization. It is also a manual twist barrel zoom for precise control. Better than most dynamic range thanks to Super CCD EXR sensor arrangement. Fuji Colors! Good control layout. Good Image qualtiy up to 1600ISO. 3200ISO usuable for small print. Raw format available (RAF). SDHC comaptible ( No stupid XD cards.) 1/4000 max shutter speed.
Excerpt: I've had a number of Fujifilm cameras over the years (A303, E550, S5100 to name a few) and they've always performed well, as long as you understood the limitations and compensated for them. 200 EXR is no different. I've had this model for a while now and here is my 2 cents. First of all, there are some who b%@tch about the shrinking of the sensor size from 2/3 (S100FS) to 1/1.6 (200 EXR); if you do the math, the difference is about 7%, not a significant decrease versus...
Summary: I have bought 5 digital cameras from Fuji and each one is better than the old one. The only complain I have for this is the display color and brightness is not true and come out too bright for the real photo. Great low light and operation. Picture are sharp but need better anti shake system when fully zoomed under low light.
Summary: The S200EXR is one of it not the best camera in it's class. I've been using this camera for about three months now and have taken hundreds of photos with it. Overall I am very satisfied with it's performance. Pros: Lots of settings and options, RAW formart, decent zoom, sturdy build, easy to use, rechargeable battery. Cons: No HD video, sensor could be in a better place, view finder isn't optical, somewhat bulky. Prior to owning this camera I had a Fuji F100.
Summary: This is my first digital camera ever. Using it since last 4 months. I did a lot of online research and analysis before my purchase and I am very satisfied with my selection. Nice lens. Crisp picture. Lots of options for manual settings. Vivid colors. Very balanced. Solid construction. Good low light capacity. Great with tripod. Zoom is more than sufficient for general use. Financially this is very much affordable. This camera is more than what I expected. EVF is just OK.
Summary: I will not cover areas by others, just low light. 1) EXR Low noise setting works fairly well at ISO 1600 2) Pro Lo light takes four shots and then merges the images and this works. The low light functions are actually doing a brightness boost and it is amazing how much additional light is captured. I tested this in many areas of a church that had stained glass, metal, wood, textiles, tapestries, marble, paintings, low light, medium light and high light.
Latest in a tradition of excellent Fuji bridge cameras
Ellie "Eilean Siar", Amazon
1 May 2010
Summary: My first Fuji bridge camera was the excellent S7000 a couple of years ago. I bought it used, refurbished, and I was amazed what a fantastic imaging chip it had with 12MP, wonderful dynamic range, brilliant fuji film emulation JPEG, and ease of use. Some of my favorite shots were done using the S7000. One of my shots using that camera has gotten well over 19,000 views in Flickr.
Excerpt: I owe one for about two months now. Some people is putting s200exr in the league of cameras for photographers stepping up from point & shoot to dslr. Let me tell you this, if you want to step up to a dslr don't bother yourself by making this step in between. This camera acts like a dslr and comes close to the quality of a dslr. There's no need to make a step in between and certainly not the step with the s200exr.
Excerpt: It is a beautiful camera, with excellent Fuji optics. I particularly love the manual zoom lens. It does have very useful features, but its use isn't too friendly. It isn't bad, either. You have to learn to use it. Writing time is slow. The sensor is small for such a big camera. It is almost as big as a dSLR. Hence, images are comparatively inferior to those taken by a dSLR, BUT if you are not going to print them in a large size, you will never notice the difference.