FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR (FinePix S205EXR)

Announced Jul 22, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 31 – 436 mm (14.3×)
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This has been an awesome camera yielding many very nice photos. It is versatile and easy to use. It is set up nicely as far as ergonomics as well as getting around quickly in the shooting menus. Battery life is also very good. It's biggest drawback is it's pretty slow, especially compared to my Nikon D7000. I have not found it to be a good camera for action shots; that said I have rarely shot in burst mode.

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Pros: Large super CCD has better image quality than newer models like HS10/20. Lens has no soft corners and has OPTICAL Image Stabalization. It is also a manual twist barrel zoom for precise control. Better than most dynamic range thanks to Super CCD EXR sensor arrangement. Fuji Colors! Good control layout. Good Image qualtiy up to 1600ISO. 3200ISO usuable for small print. Raw format available (RAF). SDHC comaptible ( No stupid XD cards.) 1/4000 max shutter speed. Noise reduction control. Cons:

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I've had a number of Fujifilm cameras over the years (A303, E550, S5100 to name a few) and they've always performed well, as long as you understood the limitations and compensated for them. 200 EXR is no different. I've had this model for a while now and here is my 2 cents. First of all, there are some who b%@tch about the shrinking of the sensor size from 2/3 (S100FS) to 1/1.6 (200 EXR); if you do the math, the difference is about 7%, not a significant decrease versus comparing 1/1.6 ...

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I owe one for about two months now. Some people is putting s200exr in the league of cameras for photographers stepping up from point & shoot to dslr. Let me tell you this, if you want to step up to a dslr don't bother yourself by making this step in between. This camera acts like a dslr and comes close to the quality of a dslr. There's no need to make a step in between and certainly not the step with the s200exr. If you have trouble handling this camera you also will handling a dslr. Besides, ...

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It is a beautiful camera, with excellent Fuji optics. I particularly love the manual zoom lens. It does have very useful features, but its use isn't too friendly. It isn't bad, either. You have to learn to use it. Writing time is slow. The sensor is small for such a big camera. It is almost as big as a dSLR. Hence, images are comparatively inferior to those taken by a dSLR, BUT if you are not going to print them in a large size, you will never notice the difference. As a matter of fact, they ...

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Why all the talk about the sensors size and rating it "1" ? Use the camera and just look and see how great the Image quality can be ! Also the new portrait "picture style" which blurrs the background is a great inprovement, compared to the relativily sharp ones on camera's with smaller sensors and works simply great. Also check the HS10/11 who doesn't have this feature but does have a 30x zoom. Problems: Pro's : IQ, all in one with nice features Con"S: it's almost DSLR size ( but incl an ...

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A lot of camera for the money with very useful zoom range and great pictures. Yes DR mode is 6 MP but the dynamic range is superb, capturing excellent shadow detail. In SN mode it produces effectively noise-free images at up to 400 ISO. Colour reproduction is superb, To get better noise control you'd have to move up to a digital SLR with a larger sensor. As a hobby photographer's camera the S200EXR is simply the most logical choice. Problems: None so far.

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EXR is way over rated! To use the EXR features it drops to 6 Meg and does not use the full 12 Meg. It is basically a 6 Meg camera. It is up for sale. Problems: Poor colors in photos. Photos are pretty soft and lots of noise above ISO 100 in low light. Write time is very slow. The Fuji software for RAW sucks! The Fuji S100FS is a far better camera.

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