Fujifilm S8200 overview
Fujifilm S8200 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on January of 2013. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S8200 is scored #125 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #656 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Fujifilm S8200 family
The Fujifilm S8200 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
Fujifilm S8200 Gallery
You can see the S8200 from various angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm S8200 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S8200 based on criterias that are usually seen as necessary in a camera.
Fujifilm S8200 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor on the Fujifilm S8200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 64 to 12800. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below displays the S8200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The S8200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted 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 S8200 dimensions
Fujifilm S8200 is 1.48 lbs (670 gr / 23.63 oz) and features outside proportions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Fujifilm S8200 is heavier compared with other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a pic of the Fujifilm S8200 with a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the S8200.
Fujifilm S8200 Lens specifications
The S8200 offers an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-960mm making it a 40.0 x zoom which is significant and does make it easier to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f2.9 and that is kind of slow and not the best in low light situations and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting causing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 960mm is incredible zoom and comes with f6.5 which is pretty slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S8200 Connectivity
The S8200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Fujifilm S8200 Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Fujifilm S8200 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality vs file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to look at a different camera in case you need decent sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm S8200 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S8200 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Fujifilm S8200 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S8200 houses a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm S8200 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 200 thousand dots
Viewfinders are quite handy in bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Fujifilm S8200 Shutter specifications
Fujifilm S8200 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1700s.
Fujifilm S8200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Fujifilm S8200 has got only built-in flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm S8200 Autofocusing specifications
Fujifilm S8200 does not have Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Fujifilm S8200 supports manual focusing when required in low light situations or you need to have more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm S8200 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Fujifilm S8200 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart provides a overview of the Fujifilm S8200 for varying kinds of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm S8200 Portrait photography info
The Fujifilm S8200 receives a points tally of 40 which is horrible, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Fujifilm S8200
Having a horrible rating of 41, the Fujifilm S8200 is not really acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm S8200 as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography points total of 50 means the Fujifilm S8200 is relatively suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm S8200 Travel photography details
Portability is very important when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm S8200 gets a average 52 as a travelling camera which is relatively adequate for your travels.
Fujifilm S8200 as a Landscape photography camera
When you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S8200 and it's moderate rating of 47 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate compared to its rivals.
Fujifilm S8200 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm S8200 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a horrible rating of 24.
Fujifilm S8200 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the S8200, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram down below gives you an overview of the S8200 compared to it's top ranked competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternatives. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.