Fujifilm S4200 summary
Fujifilm S4200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on January of 2012. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The S4200 is positioned #175 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #785 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Fujifilm S4200 family
The Fujifilm S4200 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all previous and more recent models as well as key specs.
Fujifilm S4200 Gallery
You can look at the S4200 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm S4200 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm S4200 based on aspects that are oftentimes considered useful in a camera.
Fujifilm S4200 Sensor features
The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm S4200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. The ISO can also be extended electronically to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below shows the S4200's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The S4200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm S4200 dimensions
Fujifilm S4200 weighs about 1.20 lb (543g or 19.15 oz) and features external size of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Fujifilm S4200 is more heavy as compared to its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm S4200 next to a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button layout on the S4200.
Fujifilm S4200 Lens features
The S4200 has a fixed lens offering a focal range of 24-576mm making it a 24.0 x zoom which is exceptional and could make it easier to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.1 and that is quite sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to up your ISO giving you noisy pictures. On the long end, 576mm is brilliant zoom and comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S4200 Connectivity
The S4200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Fujifilm S4200 Video features
The max video resolution in the Fujifilm S4200 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not have a mic and headphone port which means you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to take a look at another camera if you require better sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm S4200 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S4200 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.
Fujifilm S4200 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S4200 has a 3" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm S4200 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Coverage 97 percent
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Fujifilm S4200 Shutter features
Fujifilm S4200 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Fujifilm S4200 Flash and Hot shoe features
Fujifilm S4200 boasts just in-built flash without external flash support.
Fujifilm S4200 Autofocus features
Fujifilm S4200 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be handy for portraits.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Fujifilm S4200 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good during low light scenarios or you want to have more exact depth of field control.
Fujifilm S4200 Battery life
The battery pack (4 x AA) on the Fujifilm S4200 is fashioned to last for 300 photographs according to the CIPA specifications which is comparable with its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the maximum (600) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm S4200 for different categories of photography
The following diagram shows a outline of the Fujifilm S4200 for different categories of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section below.
Fujifilm S4200 as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm S4200 receives a points tally of 36 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and option to use external lighting.
Fujifilm S4200 Street photography info
Having a dreadful score of 44, the Fujifilm S4200 is not really suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Fujifilm S4200 as a Sports photography camera
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 48 means the Fujifilm S4200 is reasonably suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm S4200 Travel photography highlights
Size is super critical in picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm S4200 gets a moderate 54 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suited to buy for your travels.
Fujifilm S4200 Landscape photography highlights
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S4200 with it's dreadful score of 42 as a landscape camera is not really suitable in the current marketplace.
Fujifilm S4200 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm S4200 is not really suitable for vlogging as it comes to a dreadful score of 24.
Fujifilm S4200 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the S4200, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram just below provides you an overview of the S4200 vs it's highest ranking competitors listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may check out as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.