Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR digital compact camera
Fujifilm is still able to step into the spotlight. Of course, there are more branches in which Fujifilm is very active, however, solely looking at the camera industry, we have to conclude that Fujifilm is in some kind of a split. The expectations of the consumer and the specialist are high, and many are disappointed that Fujifilm is no longer active in the DSLR market. What remains is the compact camera segment and Fujifilm's increasing aim at the amateur. Even innovative technologies such as the Super CCD EXR are directly applied to the compact camera, which also goes for the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR.
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR - Auto EXR mode
The Fujifilm F200EXR is a compact camera with emphasis on simplicity and ease. Yet there is a lot of technique hiding in this small camera, among which is the EXR technique. And although an auto EXR mode is integrated, enough extra options are left to be able to work independently. However; I wonder how the user that Fujifilm is targeting, is ever going to find his way around all the options, since there are many modes and programs of which it is not always clear which function is deactivated or not. Some modes are restricted and it is not always clear why, and at other settings there are extra possibilities available.
Fujifilm F200EXR - Snap shot digital camera
I can very well imagine the user leaving the EXR in auto mode and leaving the other functionalities for what they are. And this is also what the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR is made for. Activating, zooming and pressing the shutter button to take a picture; nothing more, nothing less. Either that, or Fujifilm should be clearer and design an advanced compact camera with the Super CCD EXR onboard and its functionality integrated; I can certainly see such opportunities. The remaining standard functions are clear and do what they are meant for.
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR - A recommendable camera
The image quality is excellent. How strongly the Super CCD EXR is actually influencing the end result did not become clear to us. It turned out that features such as dynamic range and signal/noise ratio are better than just average, which is a great achievement for a compact camera. However, if we take a look at the FinePix cameras of previous generations, like the F31fd, it seems a repetition of technique and result, only in a different package. Don't get me us wrong; the Fujifilm FinePix F200eXR is an excellent camera and you will obtain excellent results, however, whether we have truly experienced the power of the Super CCD EXR to the fullest, remains a question to us. Although the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR does stand out from the masses, it is indeed a recommendable camera!
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR - SDHC memory
The 48MB internal memory of the Fujifilm F200eXR can be expanded by external memory such as xD and SD/SDHC memory cards. This provides more than enough memory capacity to both get and keep you going. The largest file is approximately 5MB; 2GB should be enough to store more than 400 pictures. And since prices have dropped significantly, we advise you to go for a 4GB SDHC memory card straight away.
Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
4000x3000 pixels - L 4:3 - Fine - JPEG - 4.7MB - 430 pictures
4000x3000 pixels - L 4:3 - Normal - JPEG - 3.0MB - 680 pictures
4000x2664 pixels - L 3:2 - Fine - JPEG - 4.2MB - 480 pictures
4000x2664 pixels - L 3:2 - Normal - JPEG - 2.6MB - 770 pictures
4000x2248 pixels - L 16:9 - Fine - JPEG - 3.5MB - 570 pictures
4000x2248 pixels - L 16:9 - Normal - JPEG - 2.2MB - 910 pictures
2816x2112 pixels - M 4:3 - Fine - JPEG - 2.9MB - 690 pictures
2816x2112 pixels - M 4:3 - Normal - JPEG - 1.5MB - 1360 pictures
2816x1864 pixels - M 3:2 - Fine - JPEG - 2.6MB - 770 pictures
2816x1864 pixels - M 3:2 - Normal - JPEG - 1.3MB - 1520 pictures
2816x1584 pixels - M 16:9 - Fine - JPEG - 2.2MB - 910 pictures
2816x1584 pixels - M 16:9 - Normal - JPEG - 1.1MB - 1770 pictures
2048x1536 pixels - S 4:3 - Fine - JPEG - 1.6MB - 1270 pictures
2048x1536 pixels - S 4:3 - Normal - JPEG - 800KB - 2460 pictures
2048x1360 pixels - S 3:2 - Fine - JPEG - 1.4MB - 1450 pictures
2048x1360 pixels - S 3:2 - Normal - JPEG - 720KB - 2780 pictures
1920x1080 pixels - S 16:9 - Fine - JPEG - 1.0MB - 1930 pictures
1920x1080 pixels - S 16:9 - Normal - JPEG - 700KB - 2900 pictures
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 29 min
Video Resolution 320x240 pixels - 30fps - 59 min