Fujifilm JZ200

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 135g - 100 x 56 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives

Fujifilm JZ200 overview

Fujifilm JZ200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on January of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3216.

The JZ200 is placed #88 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #863 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom criteria.

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Fujifilm JZ200 history

The Fujifilm JZ200 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ200 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ20025-200mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX550 front thumbnailFujifilm JX550
JZ200 vs JX550
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ100 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ100
JZ200 vs JZ100
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX500 front thumbnailFujifilm JX500
JZ200 vs JX500
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX370 front thumbnailFujifilm JX370
JZ200 vs JX370
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV200
JZ200 vs JV200
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FujiFilm-FinePix-JX300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX300
JZ200 vs JX300
FujiFilm-FinePix-JX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX350
JZ200 vs JX350
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ500 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ500
JZ200 vs JZ500
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ300
JZ200 vs JZ300
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV100 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV100
JZ200 vs JV100
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JV150 front thumbnailFujifilm JV150
JZ200 vs JV150

Fujifilm JZ200 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm JZ200 based on aspects that are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.

decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
great min ISO (100)
image stabilization (Optical)
in built lens has zoom (25-200mm 8.0 x zoom)
includes tracking focus
lighter than others (135g)
nice screen size (3")
rather wide (25mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW format
lack of manual focus
no aperture priority mode
no external flash support
no HDMI out
no headphone support
no manual mode
no mic support
no shutter priority
no Time Lapse function
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.9)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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Fujifilm JZ200 Sensor specifications

The spec of the sensor on the Fujifilm JZ200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3216 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can also be extended electronically to a high of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the JZ200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The JZ200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm JZ200 dimensions

Fujifilm JZ200 weighs 0.30 pounds (135g / 4.76 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Fujifilm JZ200 is lighter when compared with other rivals.

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The following is a pic of the Fujifilm JZ200 with a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 dimensions scale

The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the JZ200.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm JZ200 Lens specifications

The JZ200 has got an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 25-200mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge however it would certainly be helpful in some cases.

At the widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 which is kind of slow and not great in low light circumstances and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to up the ISO setting leading to noisy photos. At the tele end, 200mm comes at f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm JZ200 Connectivity

The JZ200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer images and usually alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Fujifilm JZ200 Video specifications

The highest video quality on the Fujifilm JZ200 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should target at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone port which means you have got no control over your sound. It is probably best to take a look at a different camera in case you want decent sound in your videos.

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Fujifilm JZ200 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing in the Fujifilm JZ200 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.

Fujifilm JZ200 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm JZ200 comes with a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 screen and viewfinder World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

The ViewFinder specs regarding Fujifilm JZ200 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be very beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm JZ200 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm JZ200 can shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Fujifilm JZ200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm JZ200 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.

Fujifilm JZ200 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm JZ200 boasts just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

It also has Tracking AF for moving objects. Fujifilm JZ200 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light occasions or you need more exact control on focusing.

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Fujifilm JZ200 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life for this class of cameras.

Following is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Fujifilm JZ200 for specific kinds of photography

The following graph indicates a analysis of the Fujifilm JZ200 for specific kinds of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm JZ200

The Fujifilm JZ200 has a points tally of 31 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.

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decent sensor resolution (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Fujifilm JZ200 Street photography advice

Getting a very good score of 63, the Fujifilm JZ200 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (135g)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Fujifilm JZ200 Sports photography features

A terrible sports photography points total of 41 means the Fujifilm JZ200 is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

Fujifilm JZ200 Travel photography advice

Weight is pretty important when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm JZ200 gets a above average 69 as a travel camera which is a respectable choice to take with you on your trips.

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lighter than competition in class (135g)
decent MP (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm JZ200 as a Landscape photography camera

If you find yourself looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm JZ200 at it's terrible grade of 44 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current marketplace.

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pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse function

Fujifilm JZ200 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm JZ200 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible score of 31.

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relatively wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (135g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic support

Fujifilm JZ200 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the JZ200, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram just below provides you an overview of the JZ200 versus it's highest rated rivals listed previously.

Following are additional cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix JZ200
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3216
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-200mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
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
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
2.60 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
135g (0.30 pounds)
100 x 56 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Card slots
Cost at launch