FujiFilm AV200

FujiFilm FinePix AV200 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 168g - 93 x 60 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Also referred to as FinePix AV205
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm AV200 summary

FujiFilm AV200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally released on January of 2011. It includes a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is also known as "FinePix AV205" in some countries.

The AV200 comes in at #209 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1168 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized factors.

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FujiFilm AV200 history

The FujiFilm AV200 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can discover all earlier and most recent models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-AV250 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV250
AV200 vs AV250
FujiFilm-FinePix-AX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm AX350
AV200 vs AX350
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FujiFilm-FinePix-AV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV20032-96mm

FujiFilm AV200 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of good and bad points of the FujiFilm AV200 based on criterias which are oftentimes regarded as essential in a digital camera.

built in zoom lens (32-96mm 3.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
good minimum ISO (100)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have RAW files
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have microphone jack
does not have Timelapse function
external flash not possible
fixed screen
focusing manually not possible
lack of image stabilization
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
no aperture priority
no manual exposure
no shutter priority mode
not so great battery life (180 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
slow max aperture (f2.9)
sluggish at long end (f5.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
wide angle not good (32mm)
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FujiFilm AV200 Sensor features

The measurement of the sensor on the FujiFilm AV200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

Photography Glossary

The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath displays the AV200's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The AV200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm AV200 dimensions

FujiFilm AV200 weighs 0.37 lb (168 gr / 5.93 ounces) and features outer measurements of 93mm x 60mm x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the FujiFilm AV200 is similar when compared to its rivals.

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Here is a image of the FujiFilm AV200 besides a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

FujiFilm FinePix AV200 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button design on the AV200.

FujiFilm FinePix AV200 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm AV200 Lens features

The AV200 has a built-in lens giving a focal range of 32-96mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not ideal but it will probably be very helpful in some scenarios.

At it's widest 32mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 and that's somewhat sluggish and not good in low light circumstances and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You might also need to raise your ISO leading to noisy photos. For the long end, 96mm comes at f5.2 which is really slow and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm AV200 Connectivity

The AV200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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FujiFilm AV200 Video features

The highest possible video resolution on the FujiFilm AV200 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should aim for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not offer a mic and headphone socket which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look at an alternative model in case you want better audio in your videos.

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FujiFilm AV200 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing on the FujiFilm AV200 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.

FujiFilm AV200 Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm AV200 includes a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please note that the display offers no touch support.

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The View Finder details regarding FujiFilm AV200 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

FujiFilm AV200 Shutter features

FujiFilm AV200 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.

Photography Glossary

FujiFilm AV200 Flash and Hot shoe features

FujiFilm AV200 boasts just built-in flash without external flash support.

FujiFilm AV200 Autofocus features

FujiFilm AV200 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

It also features Tracking Autofocus for things that move. FujiFilm AV200 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good during low light occasions or you require more precise control on depth of field.

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FujiFilm AV200 Battery life

The battery life (2 x AA) on the FujiFilm AV200 is built to last for 180 photographs with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is lower as compared to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life within this category of cameras.

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FujiFilm AV200 for specific forms of photography

The following chart displays a rundown of the FujiFilm AV200 for specific forms of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

FujiFilm AV200 as a Portrait photography camera

The FujiFilm AV200 has a rating of 28 which is awful, and means the camera is not very good to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.

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MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Street photography with FujiFilm AV200

Having a moderate rating of 47, the FujiFilm AV200 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

FujiFilm AV200 Sports photography advice

A awful sports photography points tally of 29 suggests the FujiFilm AV200 is not very good for photographing sports. A camera needs great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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megapixel count decent (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery pack (180 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with FujiFilm AV200

Portability is super critical in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the FujiFilm AV200 gets a moderate 56 for a travel camera which makes it fairly acceptable for your holidays.

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megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse function
not so great battery power (180 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (32mm)
slow max aperture (f2.9)

Landscape photography with FujiFilm AV200

If you find yourself looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm AV200 at it's awful rating of 28 for a landscape camera is not very good within the current market.

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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
terrible battery pack (180 shots)
no Time Lapse function

FujiFilm AV200 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm AV200 is not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a awful score of 22.

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wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port

FujiFilm AV200 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the AV200, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram down below shows you a bird's eye view of the AV200 compared to it's top rated competitors listed earlier.

There are a bunch of cameras you may regard as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix AV200
Also called
FinePix AV205
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Maximum enhanced ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
32-96mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.50 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
168 grams (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions
93 x 60 x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery life
180 images
Battery format
Battery model
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Storage slots
Cost at release