Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Review

January 23, 2013 | Matt Grayson | |

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#1 Jerry

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9:53 pm - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

#2 Tony J

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10:27 pm - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

#3 Daniel

Looks a lot like my brother’s S1500 except the zoom range(12x vs 24x).  It is a fine camera for a casual user and this sounds just like it as well.

7:22 am - Thursday, January 24, 2013

#4 joey

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10:51 am - Thursday, January 24, 2013

#5 lee

Walmart ran a special on these for $120, got the last one in town, worth every penny. Bottom line: It’s a beater, something you can knock around in dusty, dirty & other outdoor situations w/out much worry for the investment & get decent performance on some medium-difficulty shots. Zooms of wildlife, sports/moving wildlife (the 4250 has a scene-recognition & scene-preset “sports” mode that seems to respond well - albeit not consistently - in bright conditions).

Cons: Won’t do exactly what you want, so you’ll have to learn how to negotiate it’s tendencies.
- Flashes will be missed time to time.
- Autofocus is a bit harebrained at moments (learn to use “macro” mode).
- Noisy in dark high-contrast conditions.
- Requires good lighting & a tripod.
- Sometimes the buffer will take its own sweet time.
- Distortion & fringing, including blue diffraction.
- Bright purple/magenta lens flares (typically direct shots of sunsets when not in “sunset” mode).


The AF problem can be compensated by pushing it into regular macro mode. The AF will bead in on the subject more reliable in macro mode, with zooms up to 24x optical & 95x digital.

Given a patient-enough subject & time to respond to the demands of the situation, very fine outdoor shots (nature, landscape, street…).

Very detailed ultra-macro/closeup shots (but with blue fringing on the periphery of the picture).

Many shots can be pushed/tweaked using a decent photo editor (GIMP, Pain.net, Paintshop, Photoshop, etc…).

3:44 am - Sunday, March 17, 2013

#6 Ronski

Got to love the rivals they list, they are all 2 to 3 times the price. How does that make them rivals?????

11:57 am - Thursday, April 4, 2013



10:46 am - Thursday, June 20, 2013

#8 miles

The Nikon L320 is very near the fuji but £50
more in English money.  Fuji has lots of features,looks good, only takes 10 minute videos. The Nikon takes 30 minute videos. I think they very good bridge cameras,I use the Nikon more than I use the fuji.  Hope this helps Ronski.

6:11 am - Sunday, August 11, 2013

#9 miles

Ronski, the Nikon L320 is very similar to the fuji, takes 30 minute video, the fuji only 10. The fuji has more features, and is better looking, like a small SLR, I use my Nikon more than the fuji. The Nikon is £50 more in English money. Both very good bridge cameras.

6:16 am - Sunday, August 11, 2013

#10 Annie

I’ve had this camera now for two years and it has plenty going for it and I’ve taken some pretty fine photos with it. It does have its limitations though. At full zoom there is a lot of noise, not pretty at all. I do like to take insect shots and close-ups of plants etc, I feel that I am not fully in control, even with the ‘M’ setting. There is only so much this camera will do, and though I support the view that ‘it’s a bad workman who blames his tools’ I find that this camera no longer allows me to do what I want to do. Having said that, it’s a fine little camera as long as you are not too ambitious!

11:34 am - Friday, August 29, 2014

#11 Raymond Preston

how do i turn the AF assist light on

11:11 am - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#12 Esther

is this camera good for a professional use?I’m an amateur photographer

9:13 am - Friday, April 29, 2016

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