Fujifilm S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Released January 2013
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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 Fujifilm S8200 is scored #130 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #700 out of 1465 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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Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm S8200 family

The Fujifilm S8200 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-S9800 front thumbnailFujifilm S9800
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S9800
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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S9900w
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8600
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S1
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S9200
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S9400W
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W
Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm S8400W

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.

amazing zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
built-in flash
comes with HDMI out
great min ISO (64)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
very long reach (960mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
you can focus manually
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
does not have external mic support
does not have headphone support
does not have Time Lapse mode
external flash not possible
fixed screen
heavier than competition in class (670g)
low resolution screen (460 thousand dots)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f6.5)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
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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.

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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 Fujifilm S8200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm S8200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a pic of the Fujifilm S8200 with a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200 dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the Fujifilm S8200.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S8200 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm 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.

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Fujifilm S8200 Connectivity

The Fujifilm 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competitors (670g)

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.

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incredible zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF

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.

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MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
long reach (960mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than average (670 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)

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.

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focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function

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.

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rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
more heavy than competitors (670 grams)

Fujifilm S8200 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S8200
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-960mm (40.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Display technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
200 thousand dots
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
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1700 secs
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Max video resolution
Video file 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
670 grams (1.48 pounds)
Physical dimensions
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Card slots
Pricing at launch