FujiFilm S200EXR

FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR front
  • 12MP - 1/1.6" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-436mm (F2.8-5.3) lens
  • 865g - 133 x 94 x 145mm
  • Revealed July 2009
  • Also Known as FinePix S205EXR
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm S200EXR overview

FujiFilm S200EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first introduced on July of 2009. The camera has a 12MP, CCD 1/1.6" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "FinePix S205EXR" in certain markets.

The S200EXR is rated #229 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #1024 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your customized factors.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the FujiFilm S200EXR based on aspects that are typically viewed as important in a camera.

focusing manually
has built in flash
has face detect focus
image stabilization (Optical)
long reach (436mm)
long zoom range (31-436mm 14.1 x zoom)
saves RAW formats
very good min ISO (100)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
doesn't have HDMI port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have mic port
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have Time Lapse function
fixed screen
heavier than average in class (865 grams)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
sensor size is small (1/1.6")
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sluggish at long end (f5.3)
small screen (2.7 inches)
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
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FujiFilm S200EXR Sensor features

The FujiFilm S200EXR is run by the EXR chip. The specification of the sensor on the FujiFilm S200EXR is 8mm x 6mm (1/1.6"). The 48 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The picture below displays the S200EXR's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The S200EXR sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.5 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm S200EXR dimensions

FujiFilm S200EXR is 1.91 pounds (865g or 30.51 oz) and features outside proportions of 133mm x 94mm x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the FujiFilm S200EXR is weightier as compared with various rivals.

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The following is a visual of the FujiFilm S200EXR besides a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.

FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR dimensions scale

The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the S200EXR.

FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR topview buttons dials

FujiFilm S200EXR Lens features

The S200EXR houses an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 31-436mm making it a 14.1 x zoom which is great and can allow you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 31mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 which is quite sluggish and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will likely find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also have to boost your ISO setting which causes noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 436mm is brilliant zoom and comes to f5.3 which is pretty slow and you may have to use slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Connectivity

The S200EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Several apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Video features

The maximum video quality on the FujiFilm S200EXR is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at another camera if you want good sound in your video clips.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the FujiFilm S200EXR so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.

FujiFilm S200EXR Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm S200EXR has a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding FujiFilm S200EXR are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.

FujiFilm S200EXR Shutter features

FujiFilm S200EXR continuous shooting speed is 2.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Flash and Hot shoe features

FujiFilm S200EXR includes both in-built flash and also external flash ability.

FujiFilm S200EXR Autofocus features

FujiFilm S200EXR includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detect which is handy for portraits.

FujiFilm S200EXR comes with manual focusing if required for low light occasions or you need more accurate focusing control.

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FujiFilm S200EXR Battery life

The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest possible (600) battery life for this category of cameras.

Here is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:

FujiFilm S200EXR for different forms of photography

The following illustration provides a summation of the FujiFilm S200EXR for different forms of photography. To view more, check out the specific section below.

FujiFilm S200EXR Portrait photography info

The FujiFilm S200EXR gets a rating of 45 which is bad, and means the camera is not really good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & flexibility to use external flash.

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has manual focus
offers face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.6")

FujiFilm S200EXR Street photography info

With a bad points tally of 45, the FujiFilm S200EXR is not really good to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/1.6")
heavier than competitors (865g)

FujiFilm S200EXR Sports photography highlights

A bad sports photography score of 34 suggests the FujiFilm S200EXR is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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long zoom range (31-436mm 14.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (2.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.6")
lacks phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm S200EXR as a Travel photography camera

Size is very crucial when selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the FujiFilm S200EXR gets a bad 38 as a travelling camera which is not really good for your trips.

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flash built-in
long reach (436mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than average (865 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

FujiFilm S200EXR Landscape photography details

For anyone looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The FujiFilm S200EXR with it's bad rating of 34 as a landscape camera is not really good among its competitors.

Photography Glossary
focusing manually
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7")
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.6")
lack of Time Lapse function

FujiFilm S200EXR Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the FujiFilm S200EXR is not really good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 19.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone socket
more heavy than others (865g)

FujiFilm S200EXR Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the S200EXR, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart followed below shows you an overview of the S200EXR vs it's top scoring rivals shown earlier.

These are various other cameras you may look into as alternatives. To look at a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR
Also called as
FinePix S205EXR
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
8 x 6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
31-436mm (14.1x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.20 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
865g (1.91 lbs)
Physical dimensions
133 x 94 x 145mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.7")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC Internal
Storage slots
Cost at launch