Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Packs in all the Simplicity of a
Point and Shoot

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 The FUJIFILM FinePix S4200 Digital Camera bridges the gap between the point-and-shoot and DSLR realms in a number of ways. It's compact, yet features a useful hand grip. It boasts a 24x optical zoom lens, an electronic viewfinder, and a 3.0" LCD, among other great attributes - including 1280 x 720 high definition video capture. At the same time, the S4200 keeps things simple in small ways, such as AA alkaline battery power and a super-fast start-up time of 1.8 seconds.

The Fujinon 24x optical zoom, 24-576mm wide angle zoom lens gives you the flexibility to shoot close-up or super telephoto, capturing distant subjects with ease. The lenses' Super EBC coating - the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large format pro cameras - reduces ghosting and lens flare, for clean, crisp images. The aforementioned 24x zoom also utilizes a 42-step electronic powered zoom control for smooth transitions. Additionally, in macro, the lens can capture subjects as close as 2cm (0.7").

Of course the S4200 also packs in all the great simplicity of a point-and-shoot with its many auto modes and functions. Six Scene SR AUTO modes - including Portrait, Landscape, Night, and then some - along with a bevy of other options, take the guesswork out of shooting, giving you great images each time you shoot. Another example of a great function of the S4200 is the Natural Light and With Flash function, a mode that takes both a natural light image and one with flash, as the name so aptly suggests. When you can't decide which way to go, shoot both. Save both images or only keep the one you like best. Either way, you'll get to see the image both ways and decide for yourself.

When you're finished shooting - whether you captured stills or videos - FUJIFILM makes it easy to share your memories. There's the option to tag files in-camera for instant social media sharing upon connection to a computer, and there's the MyFinePix Studio which automatically searches for new images to upload when you connect the camera to your computer as well. Additionally post-production functions include Photobook Assist and a number of useful playback options like Micro Thumbnail View, slideshow, and red-eye removal. Jan 5, 2012

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4288 x 3216  
Other resolutions 4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 14.0 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost)  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 576 mm  
Optical zoom 24  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (6.7x)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75")  
Macro focus range 2 cm (.79")  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT color LCD monitor  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 97 %  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.1 - F5.9  
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 7 m (Wide: 40 cm7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m3.6 m)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (1.2 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini)  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery AA  
Battery description 4 x AA type alkaline batteries  
Battery Life (CIPA) 300  
Weight (inc. batteries) 543 g (1.20 lb / 19.15 oz)  
Dimensions 118 x 81 x 100 mm (4.65 x 3.19 x 3.94")  
Other features
GPS None


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