Summary: Good camera for general use. I purchased this camera specifically for an overseas trip and held up pretty well and provided good pictures. The features hold up pretty well as indicated. The only drawback for this camera is that it eats power too quickly and does not have a live battery/power level indicator. I had to carry along quite a bunch of disposable AA batteries and just goes dead without any prior warning.
Summary: Seller shipped item right away and I received it as promised. Still working with the camera I usually use a Nikon SLR, however I wanted a smaller camera with an an SLR type look. I also like that it has a pretty good zoom without having to carry several different lenses. I have owned several Fuji fine pix and they are great for the price. Still learning it, but so far it takes decent pictures.
Summary: This review is an initial impression from a long-time Kodak EasyShare user. Every camera I have owned had its strengths, its weaknesses, and its places that improve with a learning curve. The FinePix S8200 is no exception. The fast menu displays and easily pushed navigation are sure to be assets once I figure out the basic layout of my new camera. But for now, I am lost. I cannot read and understand what is going on before the screen changes.
Summary: July 31, 2013 I am trying out a Fuji 8200 and a Nikon p520 -- the Nikon's nearest competitor would be the Canon SX50 and both of these cameras are twice the money of the Fuji S8200 -- And guess what? I think the Fuji S8200 can compete right along of them. I am not a pro, far from it, but I am a consumer, sometime beach visitor, family reunion, grandpa, etc. kind of guy using a camera for the occasional sunset and kids running around -- yeah, close up facials too.
Great for an enthusiast on a budget, moving away from simple point and shoot.
Mark M., Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I'm no expert in photography, but I can tell you that basically this is a pocket camera with a good zoom and variable settings. In the end, it is quite unpractical if you are not an enthusiast which likes to tweak settings. I have used it in both of my recent vacations and on days I didn't use it at all. The hassle of taking it out and putting it back in the case again was too much on days. I envied people with pocket cameras which just slips in your pocket.
Summary: Great product, lots of nice features, although the Wifi Transfer is a bit clunky, if this is your reason to buy it I would look at something else. the Zoom is amazing and allows you to get some amazing shots. Macro is also very good. Significantly better quality pictures in daylight, struggles a bit in low light.
Summary: The camera works fine and the quality of the printed photos are all I wanted, However I cannot get the photos taken onto the computer via the USB transfer lead provided, all I get is a message telling me to connect the camera to the computer .
Summary: My only criticism is nothing to do with the camera, but of the website. When I first saw this on the website on Sunday it was £147 but by the time I decided to order on Monday it had gone up to £159.99. It was not dispatched until Friday or Saturday by which time it had gone down again to £149.99. So I would imagine I've paid the higher price by default of bad timing but do not know until my credit card bill arrives.