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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500

Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
42
Overall
40
Fujifilm FinePix S8200 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced January 2013
Fujifilm S8500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1104mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Overview

On this page, we will be reviewing the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm S8500, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are manufactured by FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm S8200 (16MP) and the Fujifilm S8500 (16MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras have the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8200 was launched very close to the Fujifilm S8500 so they are of a similar generation. The two cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go right into a in depth comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm S8200 matches up versus the Fujifilm S8500 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8200 over the Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm S8200 Fujifilm S8500 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8500 over the Fujifilm S8200

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm S8200 

Common features in the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm S8200 Fujifilm S8500 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2013Same generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution460k460kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S8200 comes with outside dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") and a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) while the Fujifilm S8500 has measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S8200 against the Fujifilm S8500.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm S8500 is 61 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes just by checking out technical specs. The pic below should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm S8500.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same MP so you should expect comparable quality of pictures though you have to factor the release date of the cameras into account.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm S8500 Portrait photography information
40
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
32
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S8200
Street photography with Fujifilm S8500
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competitors (670g)
41
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than competition (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm S8500 Sports photography advice
50
great zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
53
great zoom range (24-1104mm 46.0 x zoom)
great max shutter speed (1/7,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Travel photography features
Fujifilm S8500 Travel photography features
52
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (670g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
52
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (1104mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (670g)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm S8500 Landscape photography advice
47
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
42
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm S8500 as a Vlogging camera
24
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic port
heavier than competitors (670g)
24
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm S8500
 Fujifilm FinePix S8200Fujifilm FinePix S8500
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Fujifilm FinePix S8500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-01-07 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 24-1104mm (46.0x)
Max aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range 0cm 0cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 200 thousand dots 200 thousand dots
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1700 secs 1/7000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 670 grams (1.48 lb) 670 grams (1.48 lb)
Physical dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail cost $450 $500