FujiFilm S3200 overview
FujiFilm S3200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first revealed on January of 2011. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is known as "FinePix S3250" in certain markets.
The S3200 is positioned #197 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #845 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
FujiFilm S3200 history
The FujiFilm S3200 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list underneath.
FujiFilm S3200 Gallery
You can view the S3200 from several angles in the gallery below.
FujiFilm S3200 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm S3200 based on aspects which are generally seen as necessary in a digital camera.
FujiFilm S3200 Sensor specs
The sensor specification on the FujiFilm S3200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can also be widened electronically to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the S3200's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S3200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
FujiFilm S3200 dimensions
FujiFilm S3200 has a weight of 1.19 lb (540 gr or 19.05 ounces) and the size of the camera is 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the FujiFilm S3200 is more heavy compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the FujiFilm S3200 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the S3200.
FujiFilm S3200 Lens details
The S3200 provides a fixed lens giving a focal range of 24-576mm giving it a 24.0 x zoom which is huge and can let you zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f3.1 and that's really sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase your ISO setting causing noisy shots. At the long end, 576mm is exceptional zoom and comes at f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
FujiFilm S3200 Connectivity
The S3200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send files and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
FujiFilm S3200 Video details
The highest video resolution on the FujiFilm S3200 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should go for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone port so you get zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to look into an alternative model if you need better audio in your videos.
FujiFilm S3200 Weather Sealing
FujiFilm S3200 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.
FujiFilm S3200 Screen and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm S3200 has a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications regarding FujiFilm S3200 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 97 percent
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be quite valuable.
FujiFilm S3200 Shutter details
FujiFilm S3200 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
FujiFilm S3200 Flash and Hot shoe details
FujiFilm S3200 boasts just in-built flash without external flash ability.
FujiFilm S3200 Autofocus details
FujiFilm S3200 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it useful for people photography.
It also features Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. FujiFilm S3200 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability can be good during low light occasions or you want more exact depth of field control.
FujiFilm S3200 Battery life
The battery power (4 x AA) for the FujiFilm S3200 is designed to last for 300 clicks based on the CIPA specifications which is about average when compared to its rivals. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:
FujiFilm S3200 for specific kinds of photography
The following diagram presents a overview of the FujiFilm S3200 for specific kinds of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with FujiFilm S3200
The FujiFilm S3200 gets a points total of 36 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not very good to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the option to utilize external lighting.
FujiFilm S3200 Street photography highlights
With a dreadful score of 43, the FujiFilm S3200 is not very good to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
FujiFilm S3200 Sports photography info
A decent sports photography score of 47 means the FujiFilm S3200 is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
FujiFilm S3200 Travel photography highlights
Portability is super crucial in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the FujiFilm S3200 gets a reasonable 54 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly suitable for your travels.
FujiFilm S3200 Landscape photography factors
For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm S3200 at it's dreadful score of 41 as a landscape camera is not very good in the current marketplace.
FujiFilm S3200 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should have a articulating screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the FujiFilm S3200 is not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a dreadful score of 24.
FujiFilm S3200 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the S3200, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph here gives you an overview of the S3200 vs it's top rated rivals listed earlier.
There are more cameras you may see as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.