Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Great camera at a reasonable price
Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Member Name: chrisheels
Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Date: 15/08/12, updated on 03/04/13 (54 review reads)
Advantages: reasonably priced for the picture quality
This camera is very good value for the price.
The 14MP is enough for superb quality pictures and the print out well up to A3 size.
The 24 x zoom means you can get in really close to the action. Combined with digital zoom it is possible to get even closer although some image quality is lost.
My main concern is the speed to turn on as it seems slow compared to my other cameras meaning you could miss that all important picture. I am also not keen on the camera menu. This could be because I am used to other systems, but I find it difficult to navigate and find the settings I want to use.
It is not a very compact camera an would generally require a case for carying it about (It's not going to fit in your pocket unless you wear very baggy trousers). The weight is about normal for a camera of this type although some of the more expensive brands are lower.
Video is crisp and sharp and with a decent sized memory card you can record for several hours.
Build quality is not perfect, but acceptable. The grip feels cheap compared with other cameras. Depsite this the camera feels fairly solid. I wouldn't trust it in a backpack when snowboarding (I have learnt the hard way and smashed a few cameras this way and now try to buy very solid cameras)
If I was looking for a reasonably priced good quality camera, I would definitley recomment the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 for value and photo quality in this price range. Similar in quality to a similarly specified Olympus version however much cheaper.
Summary: Great camera at a reasonable price
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