FujiFilm S3200

FujiFilm FinePix S3200 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-576mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 540g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Released January 2011
  • Also referred to as FinePix S3250
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #189 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #856 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S3200 vs S2950
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S320024-576mm
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S3200 vs S4000
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S3200 vs S2500HD
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S3200 vs S1600
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1800
S3200 vs S1800
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S3200 vs S2800HD

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.

amazing zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
decent MP (14MP)
good min ISO (100)
has built in flash
has face detect focus
has tracking focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI support
long zoom (576mm)
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
lack of headphone jack
lack of microphone jack
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (540 grams)
no external flash support
no manual focus
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish at full zoom (f5.9)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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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.

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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.

FujiFilm FinePix S3200 sensor size OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a image of the FujiFilm S3200 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.

FujiFilm FinePix S3200 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the S3200.

FujiFilm FinePix S3200 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 35 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.

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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

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.

OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than average (540 grams)

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.

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excellent zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF

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.

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MP count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
great reach (576mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (540 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)

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.

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pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse mode

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.

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decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone port
more heavy than others in class (540 grams)

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.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix S3200
Also Known as
FinePix S3250
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Maximum resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-576mm (24.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus range
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
Screen resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder coverage
97 percent
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
7.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
540 grams (1.19 pounds)
118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9")
Battery life
300 shots
Form of battery
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
Storage slots
Launch cost