Fujifilm FinePix S4200 14MP Digital Camera, 1/2.3" CCD Sensor, 3.0" LCD Display, 24x Optical Zoom, 720p HD Movie Recording, Black

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About Fujifilm S4200

The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 bridge camera offers a 1/2.3-inch 14 MP CCD sensor, an impressive FUJINON 24x (24-576mm) long-zoom lens for capturing even the most distant images. It has large, bright 3-inch LCD monitor, 200,000-dot EVF and also come equipped with a powerful Sensor Shift Dual Image Stabilization to help keep even the most difficult images sharp by allowing users to adjust the ISO setting up to 6400.

Featuring sturdy, dust-free sealed construction and the feel of a digital SLR, the S4200 is equipped with a powerful Fujinon 24x optical zoom lens, for versatile imaging performance ranging from wide-angle 24mm to an impressive 576mm telephoto. The lens have the Fujinon level of expert engineering to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions. It offer edge-to-edge sharpness and exceptional clarity in images.

FinePix S4200 feature Dual Image Stabilization CCD sensors and high ISO sensitivity settings for blur-free images, but with even greater zoom capabilities. Users can now capture anything from a stunning distant landscape to getting up close with Super Macro Mode as close as 2cm for detail-filled close-ups. You can choose between composing the pictures using the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and the LCD screen. 3.0-inch LCD screen makes composing and viewing images a pleasure. And the bright, clear 200,000 dots electronic viewfinder (EFV) gives you additional flexibility in your shooting style.

As well as high-quality stills capture, S4200 also offer sharp HD movies in 720p with sound at 30 fps with one-touch ease. With built-in mini HDMI port, it is easy to connect to an HDTV for instant playback. The S4200 automatically recognizes six of the most commonly photographed scenes and optimizes camera settings for beautiful results every time. And red-eye removal eliminates unsightly flash reflections to ensure flattering portraits and party pictures. The FinePix S4200 feature the easy-to-use Motion Panorama shooting mode, which takes three successive shots with a helpful tool which automatically releases the shutter once the images are fully aligned to seamlessly stitch the shots together in-camera.

The camera include Smile Detection that recognizes the moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring a happy photo every time. Additionally, the Blink Detection function warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary. The Full Manual Controls gives the user the choice of direct access to manually control the settings and shooting features (program/shutter-priority/ aperture-priority/manual).

In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, FinePix S4200 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene. The FinePix S4200 offer in-camera tagging capabilities for both Facebook and YouTube, allowing you to select photos and movies for upload on either of the sites, when you connect to your home computer and launch MyFinePix Studio, your images will upload automatically.

The Fujifilm S4200 is commonly used for Family photos and more.The Fujifilm S4200 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Fujifilm S4200: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Image stabilization (5),Easy to use (4),Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Good image quality (4),Large clear LCD (4),Zoom range/performance (4),Good in low light (3),Nice body color (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (4),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (3)

Fujifilm S4200 Features

  • Highly Regarded by Professionals World-wide: With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optic and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom
  • High Sensitivity + CCD Shift Image Stabilization: Dual Image Stabilization is the combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization that works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at maximum zoom range
  • Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to enhanced visibility in bright daylight, the bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 24x zoom fully extended
  • 3.0-inch Large LCD: The 3.0-inch large, bright LCD display makes it easy to compose great photos. Sharing pictures is a pleasure, thanks to a high-impact 230,000-dot resolution
  • AA Battery: The FinePix S4200 can be powered by four AA-type alkaline batteries, a convenient source of power when you're on the road and eliminating the need to carry a bulky charger
  • Fast Startup: Turn the power ON from a cold start and FinePix S4200 is ready to shoot in only 1.8 sec
  • 6 Scene SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto): Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait and Backlit Portrait
  • Face Detection: Face Detection optimizes people pictures by detecting faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results
  • Blink Detection: The camera will warn you when people in the frame are blinking, giving you the option to retake the photo, or enlarge the face so you can save or delete the image before you take the next shot
  • Smile & Shoot Mode: The Smile & Shoot mode of Scene Position, automatically releases the shutter when the smile appears so you won't miss the adorable smile the moment they happen
  • Motion Panorama: Lets you take panorama photos as simply as 1, 2, 3! The camera automatically stitches together three consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama
  • Natural Light and with Flash: Can't decide whether it's best to use flash? Choose this mode, press the shutter and automatically capture the same scene twice: Once with high sensitivity and natural light and the second time with Intelligent Flash. Later choose one or keep both
  • Tracking Auto Focus: Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even when the zoom is fully extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups
  • Instant Zoom: A function to follow moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings. With a single press of a button, the subject tracked within the selected frame on the LCD, will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x digital zoom)
  • Zoom Bracketing Mode: Enables three shots to be taken at the single press of the button, at varying degrees of magnification (original, 1.4x and 2.0x). This enables instant editing on the camera to choose the ideal shot, rather than having to go back to a PC to facilitate a digital crop
  • Date Stamp Function: Shooting date and time can be embedded in the lower right-hand corner of the image files
  • HDTV-compatible Photos & Video: Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix S4200 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display
  • Versatile Shooting Modes: In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the FinePix S4200 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene
  • Share your images with built in social networking: Don't wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to FACEBOOK. Start the process in camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically
  • Easy Web Uploading to YouTube and FACEBOOK via MyFinePix Studio: It's as easy as one, two, three. Shoot pictures and tag them for upload to your FACEBOOK profile page or YouTube account
  • Upload: When the FinePix S4200 is connected to a PC, the marked images are uploaded to the designated site, eliminating the need for time-consuming PC-based image processing or selection
  • MyFinePix Studio Automatically Searches for New Images to Upload for You: MyFinePix Studio detects new images to upload. When finding new image to upload, the uploader starts automatically
  • Favorites Rank: Sort your favorite photos tagged by rank of stars from 0 through 5. Quickly search favorite pictures depending on the rank using image search
  • Playback Functions: Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playback
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot: The versatile card slot is compatible with high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC/SDXC) memory cards

Fujifilm S4200 Specifications

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
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost)
White balance presets
Custom white balance
Yes (1)
Image stabilization
JPEG quality levels
Fine, Normal
Focal length (equiv.)
24 - 576 mm
Optical zoom
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Face Detection
Digital zoom
Yes (6.7x)
Manual focus
Normal focus range
40 cm (15.75")
Macro focus range
2 cm (.79")
Lens mount
Articulated LCD
Screen size
Screen dots
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder coverage
Maximum aperture
F3.1 - F5.9
Minimum shutter speed
8 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 sec
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
Built-in flash
Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range
7 m (Wide: 40 cm-7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m-3.6 m)
External flash
Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive
Yes (1.2 fps)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing
At 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps
WB Bracketing
Videography Format
Motion JPEG
Videography Resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Storage types
USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini)
Remote control
Environmentally sealed
4 x AA type alkaline batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
118 x 80.9 x 99.8 mm / 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.9"
543 g / 19.1 oz (including batteries and memory card)
448 g / 15.8 oz (excluding batteries and memory card)
Mfr #

Fujifilm S4200 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers




from PHILADELPHIA PA  -  Photo Enthusiast


(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A wildlifers' dream


from Arizona  -  Casual Photographer

Love the image stabilization. Makes it possible to take a 24X zoom picture without a rest or tripod.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great buy for casual photographers


from Anaheim, CA  -  Casual Photographer

This product is a great buy for casual photographers who want something a little bit better than a point-and-shoot, but don't have the funds for a DSLR. It's VERY easy to use. I use this camera to capture daily memories and subjects for PowerPoint presentations for my biology classes (recently, pictures of wildlife). It's sufficient enough for my casual needs and provides great clarity in shots. This camera is particularly efficient in it's start-up time (less than 2 seconds) and has a fantastic 24x zoom. If you would like a slightly increased zoom, for around $40-$50 more I believe you can purchase the FinePix s4500. For my casual purposes, the zoom on the camera works great. If I had to discern any issues, it would be with the auto-focus and the shutter time. Sometimes the auto-focus doesn't immediately focus on what you want it to, but in those cases you can slightly re-position the camera in your hand and the issue is fixed. With the shutter time, in the pre-set modes (Auto, SR-Auto) it can be a little slow, but this issue can be adjusted in Manual (M) mode where you can manually increase the shutter time for faster pictures. Overall, I would definitely recommend this easy-to-use camera to people who want great image quality but don't want to put up a new mortgage on their house.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


great easy to use camera


from Pearl River NY  -  Casual Photographer

We use the camera for our 2 boys.We had another camera that started taking 'foogy'pictures.Bought this camera and what a difference.Love it.Thanks..


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Shopper  1. Someone mentioned shutter lag time. Is this a problem for anyone? 2. Does it have a viewfinder that you can directly eye-ball when the sun overwhelms the screen?
SUSAN S  No problems, camera takes great photos, there is no viewfinder, which makes it hard when the sun is shining altho yesterday, the sun was shining and I took some great shots.
Shopper  How to set up the camera for proper photography? Rolf in Dallas
DAVID N  It is real easy but since this is my fourth digital camera maybe my view is a little warped. The quick setup that comes with the camera is enough to get started and take fine pictures; but to do it right download the operating manual which is available on line. Everything you want to know is covered there. Hope this helps. Dave
Shopper  Can lenses be added?
LARRY M  No you cannot change lenses with this camera, but for the price and all it does, there's really no need. I still haven't figured out all the different options.
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