Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Digital Camera - Black (16.2 MP, 40x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
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- 16.20 million pixels
- 1/ 2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
- 3.0-inch, approx. 460K-dots, TFT color LCD monitor
- Fujinon 40 x optical zoom lens
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The FinePix S8200 digital bridge camera features something for everyone. Highly regarded for their high precision FUJINON lenses, simplicity and compact design, FUJIFILM all-in-one bridge cameras, like the S8200, are an excellent choice for any keen photographer looking for a step-up in their choice of equipment.
Long zoom lens and excellent blur reduction
The S8200 incorporates fast apertures of f/2.9 to f/6.5, plus powerful Lens shift OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) for excellent blur reduction. Its long 40x zoom FUJINON lens is renowned for superb clarity. Featuring 17 elements in 12 groups, and combining aspherical and ED elements they help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality. What's more this clever bridge camera features a Super Macro mode enabling you to get as close as 1cm from your subject, bringing great close-up shots to life.
Fast autofocus, quick response and high image quality
This bridge camera houses a 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, which captures excellent quality, low-noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds*, a start-up time of 1 second, a 0.5 second interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of 10fps (max 10 frames @ full resolution), you'll never miss another shot. What's more, ultra-high–speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280×960) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640×480), is also available enabling you to capture the action in slow-motion.
Full HD Video with stereo sound
Video recording is as easy as taking pictures, with a dedicated Video Button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps** is superb when played back on a HD-ready TV screen, and what's more, still photos can also be taken during video recording thanks to the ingenious, multi-tasking design. A number of advanced Video Editing features, such as Movie Trimming and Movie Join, allow you to edit in or out any part of the recorded footage!
Built-in Electronic Viewfinder
The FinePix S8200 features a built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). Having an EVF makes framing subjects, checking focus, and checking white balance in bright daylight conditions much easier.
Along with the S8200's easy grip surfaces, it features a convenient secondary zoom control on the side of the lens barrel; this gives you the option of adjusting the zoom with your left hand while pressing the shutter button with your right hand. For hassle-free photography the user can choose from three zoom speeds, or use the Auto Return Zoom control to reach high-magnification focal points. Additionally the camera comes with a Mode Dial to make changing shooting modes very simple.
Fun-filled feature set
Advanced filters allow you to indulge your artistic expression in-camera. The cameras allow users to choose from a variety of artistic effects:
- Pop colour – emphasises contrast and colour saturation
- Toy camera – creates shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
- Miniature effect – blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect
- Partial colour – retains one selected original colour and changes the rest of the photo to black and white. Colours can be selected from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- Cross screen (NEW) – creates starbursts around bright objects
- Soft Focus (NEW) – blurring the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect
* FUJIFILM research based on CIPA guidelines and conducted in "High Performance" mode
** High Speed 320x240 pixels (480fps)
4xAA type alkaline batteries
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
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A new entrant to the bridge camera market (March 2013), the S8200 boasts a 40x optical zoom, which is at the top end of the superzoom camera range (Fuji have also introduced the S8400 and S8500 which are I think identical but for even longer zooms). There is also a 2x digital zoom facility in the camera, which pushes the possible range to silly numbers! It's a good macro lens, too - all built in.
Bridge cameras, of course, look a bit like SLRs, but lack the interchangeable lenses of the SLR camera. Many bridge cameras do noy have a viewfinder, relying just on the LCD screen. This necessitates holding the camera away fron the body, risking (more) camera shake. I ruled out any camera without a viewfinder, which cut out the cheaper end of the market. Viewfinders on these cameras are electronic rather than optical, (known as EVFs)and some do not give a good image. Comparable Nikons, for example, have quite poor viewfinders, small and unsharp. The EVF on the S8200 is pretty good, giving an image which can be used to compose shots and which also can contain shooting information. It has a dioptre adjust wheel. You switch manually between the EVF or the LCD - the default is the LCD. The LCD screen is bright and sharp.
Image size is big - 16 megapixels produces a 6mb+ file. Shooting at that size means serious reducing to post on Facebook!
The S8200 is not a small camera - some bridge cameras are quite tiny - indeed, the S8200 is not much smaller than my Canon EOS 450D, but it is lighter. It is balanced, too - my EOS always hangs lens down with the standard 18-55mm lens.Read more ›
The reasons are:
1 - The Fujifilm FinePix S8200W can be set to full manual
2 - A bridge camera's design comes closest to a DSLR
Yet the good news does not end there. This camera is capable of taking some great photos, albeit at low ISO settings. Build quality is great, it feels solid, with rubberised grips and thumb rest. These contribute to premium looks and feel. The buttons and controls are well placed, as with most Fuji's
• 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor
• Generous 40 X optical zoom lens (35 mm equivalent 24-960 mm), with 80X iZ (intelligent digital zoom)
• Minimum focusing distance of just 1 cm
• 3.0 inch 460k dot LCD screen. Decent, yet at this price definitely not a deal breaker
• Bright EVF (Electronic viewfinder) 201K pixels
• Built-in Wi-Fi. Works very well, and generally found on more expensive cameras
• 1080p HD video recording. Good picture quality, yet sound is average
• 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution
• HDR (High Dynamic Range). Does not yield better results though
• ISO 100-12800. Noise starts to become visible beyond 400 ISO
The lack of a filter thread is not a deal breaker, as most effects can be created in post. Yet one filter which cannot be replicated in any editing software is a CPL
All in all I do feel that this camera offers terrific value. There are better cameras, but they carry a higher price tag, and whilst the photos are not the best I have seen from a bridge camera, they still are pretty good.Read more ›
I do suggest getting some 7day shop 2900ni-mh rechargeable batteries, roughly £19 for a 16 pack. This will save you a lot of money whilst your taking your shots and means you can carry plenty of spares. Personally i keep more batteries on me then i need, but i'd rather have them and not need them then to not have them and need them.
All in all 5 stars because it is great for learning. The 30fps video means you can capture some of the faster animals in every movement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived sooner than expected, very well packed, loads of goodies included that i didnt expect including SD card, Fujifilm carry case, batteries. Read morePublished 23 days ago by bonjoococ
It's a compact camera with a whopping great lump of glass slapped on the front, nothing stellar is ever going to happen here or with any of this ilk, imagine a sensor the size of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Picard
Fast delivery, item came the morning after ordering it.
Camera is good quality, photos are fantastic.
Perfect for 12 year old's first "professional camera". Bought this for a 12 year old who was interested in photography and wanted to upgrade from a compact to what she... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Granny V
So far the camera has been brill and done the Jobs I wanted it to do. It is a wee bit on the heavy side but very good saying that. Read morePublished 10 months ago by mr ian williams
Excellent value for the price I paid (£105). High resolution, very powerful zoom and lots of features. A bit better for photos than videos though.Published 11 months ago by Jim Huxter