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The Fujifilm FinePix T200 was released in January 2011 and is a 10x optical zoom compact digital camera. It is available in black, gun metal, blue and red for little more than £100.
In SR AUTO mode the camera automatically detects from six scenes (portrait, landscape, night, macro, night portrait and backlit portrait) and sets the appropriate camera settings. Other modes include AUTO, Program Auto, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Baby, Motion Panorama, Sport, Snow, Sunset, Night (Tripod), Beach, Flower, Fireworks and Text.
There are a handful of features that help take perfect portraits. Face Detection automatically identifies faces and adjusts the focus and exposure, Red-eye removal detects and corrects flash reflection, the camera will also warn you when people are blinking. Face Detection can recognise up to 10 faces in a photo, which each cropped and saved individually. Smile & Shoot Mode automatically releases the shutter when a smile appears.
- 14 megapixel sensor
- 10x optical zoom lens (35mm equiv: 28 - 280mm)
- Slim metal body
- Easy Web Upload function for YouTube/Facebook
- CCD Shift type Image Stabilisation
- 2.7 inch TFT Colour LCD screen
- Full 1080p HD Photo & 720p HD video output
- Scene Recognition Auto
- Tracking Auto Focus
- Smile & Shoot mode
- Blink Detection mode
- Face Recognition and Image Search
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Super slim body
- Motion Panorama mode
- SD/SDHC memory card compatible
The battery has a CIPA rating of 180 shots which is quite low and you may consider the purchase of a spare if you like to spend long periods of time out shooting. The camera is ready to use within two to three seconds of switching on and focus speed is not an issue. The camera has a modest continuous shooting rate of just 1.2 fps allowing just three shots to be taken at any one time.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 Lens test images
Wide-angle | 1/75 sec | f/8.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
Full optical zoom | 1/350 sec | f/5.6 | 50.0 mm | ISO 100
Digital zoom | 1/75 sec | f/5.6 | 50.0 mm | ISO 100
Macro | 1/210 sec | f/3.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
At ISO 100 there is very little noise, with good sharp images produced. Noise increases at ISO 200, more visible in the darker areas of the images and at ISO 400 images are starting to become softer. There is a clear loss of sharpness at ISO 800, with image quality really suffering at ISO 1600. Noise is quite bad at ISO 3200 but the image size is limited to 3 megapixels at this setting.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 ISO test images
ISO 100 | 1/8 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
ISO 200 | 1/15 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
ISO 400 | 1/30 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
ISO 800 | 1/60 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
ISO 1600 | 1/125 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
ISO 3200 | 1/250 sec | f/5.0 | 11.8 mm
The landscape image below shows the excellent colour reproduction on the T200, creating this fantastic looking scene. Portrait shots have pleasant skin tones without any red-eye.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 Scene modes
Landscape | 1/220 sec | f/8.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
Portrait | 1/60 sec | f/5.1 | 13.3 mm | ISO 400
Sport | 1/250 sec | f/5.6 | 30.3 mm | ISO 320
Text | 1/150 sec | f/4.8 | 9.3 mm | ISO 125
The first two images below having been taken using the full 10x optical zoom. The T200 makes it easy to take panoramic pictures by sweeping the camera to meet certain points on the image to match them up.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 Sample Photos
Zoom 1 | 1/300 sec | f/5.6 | 50.0 mm | ISO 200
Zoom 2 | 1/250 sec | f/5.6 | 50.0 mm | ISO 200
Mushrooms | 1/280 sec | f/8.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
Landscape with building | 1/180 sec | f/8.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
Panoramic | 1/100 sec | f/8.4 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
The auto white-balance copes really well which can be seen under our studio lights. Under both the incandescent and fluorescent presets the images had colour casts but the AWB preset gave the better results.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 White-balance test images
AWB - incandescent preset | 1/13 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Incandescent preset - incandescent lighting | 1/13 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
AWB - fluorescent lighting | 1/4 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent preset 1 - fluorescent lighitng | 1/4 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent preset 2 - fluorescent lighitng | 1/4 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent preset 3 - fluorescent lighitng | 1/4 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
As well as Standard, the T200 can shoot pictures using Chrome and Black and White filters.
Fujifilm FinePix T200 Digital filters
Black and white filter | 1/13 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Chrome filter | 1/13 sec | f/3.8 | 5.8 mm | ISO 100
Video ModeThe T200 shoots videos at 720p HD and allows the use of optical zoom, but not as well as sound. If you want to record with sound you have to switch the optical zoom off. An example video using zoom can be found on the ePHOTOzine Youtube page.
Value For MoneyThere are a variety of cameras with a 10x optical zoom lens which range from budget to high-end premium compacts. Cheaper cameras are the Pentax Optio RZ10 at £98.99 and the Olympus VR-310 at £99.99. If you have a higher budget you may like to consider the Sony Cybershot H70 at £178.99, Ricoh CX3 at £179.99, Ricoh CX4 at £199.99, Canon IXUS 1000 HS at £249.99 and Sony Cybershot HX7V at £269.00.
|The Fujifilm FinePix T200 has a large 10x optical zoom lens and excellent image quality all for a very reasonable price.|
Fujifilm FinePix T200 ProsReally good image quality
Good value for money
Good noise performance
Fujifilm FinePix T200 ConsLimited set of features
Battery has a low CIPA rating of just 180 shots
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Fujifilm FinePix T200 Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.4 - f/5.6|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 280mm|
|CCD pixels||14Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||6.16mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||4.62mm|
|Screen resolution||230,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||8sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 3200|
|Stereo Sound||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No Data|
|Box Contents||Battery NP-45A, Charger BC45B, USB cable, Hand strap, Manual booklet, Warranty card, CD-ROM|