Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Review

3.5
September 8, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Fujifilm FinePix S3200.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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The new Canon PowerShot SX30 IS compact camera climbs straight to the top of the super-zoom ladder with its incredible 35x, 24-840mm optical lens - truly all the focal range that most photographers will ever need or use. In addition to this, the SX30 offers a 14 megapixel image sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, flash hotshoe, full manual controls and 720p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review to find out if this new super-zoom really is all the camera you'll ever need.

Casio EX-H30

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The new Casio EX-H30 is the latest travel-zoom camera for 2011, sporting a 12.5x lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. Other key features of the Casio H30G include a 3 inch screen, 720p HD video and impressive 1,000-shot battery life. Read our Casio EX-H30 review to find out if it can beat the competition...

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Until very recently, a 30x zoom lens on a digital still camera was unheard of, but there are now several models on the market that offer such an extreme reach. Joining them is the new Fujifilm FinePix S4000, which along with its 24-720mm optic, 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies, has an attractive street price of under $250 / £250. Does the S4000 cut too many corners though? Find out by reading our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix S4000 review...

Kodak EasyShare Z981

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The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a new bridge camera with a remarkable 26x image-stabilized optical lens providing a focal range of 26-676mm. Other key features include a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and RAW file support. With an official price of £399.99 / $329.95, read our expert Kodak EasyShare Z981 review to find out if it can challenge the super-zoom leaders.

Nikon Coolpix L120

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The Nikon Coolpix L120 is a brand new super-zoom compact that won't break the bank. $279.95 / £249 buys you the 14 megapixel L120 complete with 21x optical zoom, high-res 3 inch screen and 720p HD movie recording. Read our Nikon Coolpix L120 review to find out what this budget super-zoom is capable of.

Olympus SP-610UZ

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The Olympus SP-610UZ is a new budget-concious ultra-zoom compact camera, featuring a 22x zoom lens that provides a focal range of 26-616mm. Other key features offered by the SP-610 UZ include a 14-megapixel sensor, 720p HD video recording, sensor-shift image stabilisation and a range of Art Filters. Priced at £160/$200, we find out if the Olympus SP-610UZ super-zoom is all the camera you'll ever need...

Olympus SZ-30MR

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The Olympus SZ-30MR is a new travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 24x lens that provides a focal range of 25-600mm, yet is still small enough to fit into your pocket. Other key features offered by the SZ-30MR include a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video recording, 3 inch LCD screen, 9fps high-speed continuous shooting, sensor-shift image stabilisation and a range of Magic Filters. Priced at £250 / $350, we find out if the Olympus SZ-30MR is the best travel zoom camera that money can buy.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

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Panasonic have introduced not one but two new super-zoom cameras for 2010. Today we're looking at the DMC-FZ45 / DMC-FZ40 camera, successor to the popular FZ38 model and the cheaper brother of the new FZ100 which we recently and enthusiastically reviewed. Key highlights of the FZ45 / FZ40 include a 24x zoom, large 3 inch LCD, 720p HD movies, RAW mode and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. Read the world's first online Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 Review now.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB5000

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The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.

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