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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200

Portability
75
Imaging
33
Features
26
Overall
30
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8200 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
42
Overall
40

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8100fd
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 405g - 111 x 78 x 79mm
  • Announced January 2009
Fujifilm S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Overview

In this article, we will be comparing the Fujifilm S8100fd versus Fujifilm S8200, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both created by FujiFilm. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S8100fd (10MP) and Fujifilm S8200 (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8100fd was launched 5 years before the Fujifilm S8200 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm S8100fd being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm S8200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm S8100fd scores versus the Fujifilm S8200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8100fd over the Fujifilm S8200

 Fujifilm S8100fd Fujifilm S8200 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8200 over the Fujifilm S8100fd

 Fujifilm S8200 Fujifilm S8100fd 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2009More modern by 48 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm S8200

 Fujifilm S8100fd Fujifilm S8200 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S8100fd enjoys exterior dimensions of 111mm x 78mm x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs) and the Fujifilm S8200 has dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm S8100fd versus Fujifilm S8200 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you use during that time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm S8100fd against the Fujifilm S8200.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm S8200 is 75 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very hard to picture the gap in sensor sizes purely by researching a spec sheet. The picture below will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm S8200.

Clearly, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Fujifilm S8200 to result in greater detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S8100fd will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Portrait photography information
Fujifilm S8200 Portrait photography information
27
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
40
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Street photography advice
Fujifilm S8200 Street photography advice
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S8100fd
Sports photography with Fujifilm S8200
33
excellent zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
50
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm S8200 as a Travel photography camera
53
has built in flash
rather wide (27mm)
very long zoom (486mm)
missing Timelapse recording
low MP (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
52
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
very long zoom (960mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm S8200 as a Landscape photography camera
35
you can focus manually
rather wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
47
manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S8100fd
Vlogging with Fujifilm S8200
24
rather wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone jack
24
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm S8200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm S8200
 Fujifilm FinePix S8100fdFujifilm FinePix S8200
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd Fujifilm FinePix S8200
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-15 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-486mm (18.0x) 24-960mm (40.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 0cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 200 thousand dots
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1700 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.80 m (Auto ISO (800)) -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 30 fps, 320 x 240 30 fps 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 405 grams (0.89 lbs) 670 grams (1.48 lbs)
Dimensions 111 x 78 x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage xD Picturecard/SD/SDHC/MMC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail cost $300 $450