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Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera

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  • 3-inch LCD display
  • High Quality Fujinon 24x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 14MP CCD
  • 720p HD Movies
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.6 x 3.1 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006T7QWGO
  • Item model number: S4200
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (506 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at August 12, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Finepix S4200 is specifically designed for users who want maximum reach without compromising image quality or convenience. Featuring high-quality 24x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S4200 offers advanced features in compact, robust, easy to use body. In addition, the S4200 also offers key performance improvements in speed and functionality to ensure photographers have all they need to capture high quality images in a wide range of shooting conditions.

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Highlights

Fujinon 24x Optical Zoom & Wide 24mm Zoom Lens
The widely renown Fujinon Lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optic and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom.

Super EBC - Aiming for High Quality Images
The lens elements used in the FinePix S4200 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality.

42-step Electronic Powered Zoom
The powered 24x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy.

2cm Super Macro
At a distance of just 2cm, macro photography using the FinePix S4200 allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up.

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
The FinePix S4200 offers the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear 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 (included), affording 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.

SR AUTO & Detection Functions
Equipped with SR AUTO, an auto 6 scene-recognition function with fully loaded detection functions that detect faces, blinks and smiles for clear optimized people photos.

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.

  • Portrait: Recognizes portraits by detecting the faces quickly in the frame and optimizing focus, brightness and white balance.
  • Landscape: Scenic shots such as mountains and buildings are automatically recognized. Colors of the sky, forests, and flower fields are captured in vivid colors and depth.
  • Night: For low-light and night-time scenarios, shutter speed and sensitivity are automatically adjusted, producing blur-free pictures with minimal noise.
  • Macro: Macro mode sets the focusing position of the details of small flowers or tiny subjects accurately.
  • Night Portrait: When photographing people at night or in low light, SR AUTO optimizes flash range, shutter speed, and exposure of the portraits, while capturing smooth and luminous background.
  • Backlit Portrait: Optimizes brightness of the faces that usually end up in shadow and underexposure caused by the light behind.
Face Detection
Face Detection optimizes people pictures by detecting faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results.

Red-eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result.

Instantly Detect up to 10 Faces
The Face Detection can simultaneously recognizes up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the Zoom Up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution 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. Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format.

Photo Shooting
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4,288 x 2,416 pixels, 3,072 x 1,728 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels).

Movie Shooting
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1,280 x 720 pixels).

Easy Upload and Searching
Share pictures with friends and family, tagging pictures and movies for upload to FACEBOOK and YouTube™ right in your camera.

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. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube™.

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™

Product Description

Fujifilm FinePix S4200.What's in the box: Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera (Black), 4 x AA Type Alkaline Batteries, Shoulder Strap, USB-A/V Cable, Lens Cap and Lens Cap Cord, CD-ROM and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

He has sent me graduations, weddings, christening and more. The camera shots are outstanding! My daughter-in-law surprised him for his birthday. Read more ›
You may have already missed the photo by then. However, the photo quality is excellent! worth every penny. Read more ›
The camera is nice and the pictures are really clear. At first I didnt like it because to me I thought the quality of the phtots could have been better but once I uploaded… Read more ›
I bought this camera for my dad! who is not technology savoy, but it is very easy for him to use and the picture quality is great. Read more ›
Haven't gotten used to camera yet so I can't really give it 5 stars but it is headed in that direction. Excellent pictures, zoom was awesome. Pictures came out great on… Read more ›
It is alot more camera than I need or expected I could get. The camera takes very goog pics and the quality is fantastic. I do not know all of the controls yet but it is… Read more ›
Normal use shots are brilliant and look great! The camera is easy to use and light weight, making it great to carry with you when traveling or seeing the sights. Read more ›
I have catch many pictures using this camera and really amazed me everytime. It is also very easy to use. Read more ›
I love this camera. Its easy to use and the pictures it takes are really clear and sharp. Good buy. Read more ›
The pictures come out good, it is not high quality, but they are great for the price and the camera is very easy to use! Not confusing at all! Read more ›
This was a birthday gift for my daughter. She advises it is fun to use, takes sharp pictures and is easy to operate. She especially likes the zoom feature and the ability… Read more ›
We have a family vacation in Mexico in a couple of months and was looking for a good, easy to use and high quality camera. This is it! Read more ›
The camera takes great…The super zoom is great, especially if you use a tripod, I was able to get a few nice shots of a ship about a mile away in the Gulf from our balcony. Read more ›
The secondary viewfinder for sunny days is the reason i bought this camera. Also the 24x zoom lens is great. I recommend this product. Read more ›
This camera was well worth the money, and the zoom is wonderful. Last year we went to Little River Canyon in northern Alabama. Read more ›
This product far exceeded my expectations. The zoom is amazing! I gave this to my son for his birthday and created a shutter-bug. Read more ›
I'm still learning the manual features and there are already some Great reviews on here so I will just say, my only regret so far is for about 5…24x zoom is AMAZING. I… Read more ›
Takes great pictures. The zoom feature is very nice. Excellent camera at a great price. Read more ›
This is a great professional camera :) price was great too! Read more ›
Otherwise just put it in manual and live with it. Oh, the price is reasonable. Read more ›
For the price, this is a great camera! The main drawback I have (so far) is the batteries. Read more ›
I love this camera, what great quality photos this thing takes, and the price was excellent. I love to take photos of my kids and this has allowed me the opportunity to… Read more ›
For the price this is a great camera and a very good choice is you don't have the money for a DSLR. Read more ›
I bought this for my 12 year old daughter. For the price it is an outstanding camera in every way. Read more ›
It fits easily into a backpack or purse without a lot of extra added weight. It fits nicely into your hands and the features are easy to reach with your fingers. The zoom… Read more ›
I am not an experienced photographer but the picture quality is great. The camera itself is easy to use and the features are very easy to figure out. I cannot say I have… Read more ›
So I just got this camera a week ago and its so easy to understand. The controls are so easy to figure out and the zoom is awesome. You could be 70 feet away from something… Read more ›
this has many different settings and is a great camera all around, zoom is clear, pics are vivid, i'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good, easy to use, and great… Read more ›
The pics ae a bit grainy (noise) especially if zoomed. The 'panorama' setting is cool. Came with alkeline batteries which don't last long (get rechargeable batteries) and… Read more ›
Really happy with the quality of photos this camera produces. The features and controls are easy to use and menu navigation is simple. It is a good camera for a beginner… Read more ›
pics are good just keep still. the recording is awesome. the zoom gets dull and blurry. Read more ›
This camera to me is def. a $200+ camera. The HD video is pretty sweet as well. Very clear BUT don't like that you can't zoom while in video recording mode, as some digital… Read more ›
--Very good color outdoors (only). --Outdoor video was not spectacular, but decent. Focus seemed okay, and mine had no zoom problem. Read more ›
I love it! The video quality is beyond amazing! I love that it can recognize faces and when you have blinked. Read more ›
A great camera for shooting outdoors. If you know the the trick you can get great, impressive videos at 720p It looks the part which has been inspiration for me. Read more ›
Buy it for great pictures and decent video. Lithium batteries are a must have and don't be surprised if you find it fairly bulky. Read more ›
A little disappointed that it doesn't have as many photo format selections as my pocket camera does, seems like that would be an easy thing to…Color is good, zoom is good. Read more ›
I have bought several of these cameras for the place I work and they are great. Great photos, great color and tons of features. I have been buying Fuji cameras for almost… Read more ›
The problem with color...yes I read the other wonderful review about color balance and inside colors looking yellow, etc...and yes it does....and it looks very grainy....I… Read more ›
I have had many compliments on the pictures I took of our kids at our local nature park. The pictures turned out vivid and rich in color despite the dry winter landscape. Th… Read more ›
No one would even guess we were not sitting still. So clear and color is wonderful. Read more ›
Love the zoom and the large viewing screen. Pictures are clear and brilliant with colors. Read more ›
Once I started using this camera though, I found I didn't mind toting it around. Lots of features but easy to learn. One of the main features for me is the zoom. Read more ›
It's a great camera, easy to learn......the only thing I DON'T like about it is the photo card is in the same spot as the batteries. I have dumped the batteries twice… Read more ›
I was in a rush for this camera because my daughter was…My other camera had finially died, not bad ten years old. this camera is easy to learn and take good pictures. Read more ›
My hubby bought me this camera as a gift to help me kick off my photography business/hobby. This is a great camera to start learning how to use a DSLR. It still can be used… Read more ›
I had ben looking for a camera like this and fit my budget. Does everything I wanted it to do and is easy to learn to use, Read more ›
I would recomend it to anyone that enjoyes photography r just enjoys taking photos. It is easy to learn and fun to use. Very nice Read more ›
Have had it for two weeks and it works fine. Pictures are clear, focused properly and the zoom is amazing. Really lets you get a good shot. Read more ›
Takes excellent macro and supermacro photos. You often can't tell from the lcd or EVF, but sharp focus. Read more ›
Also, you can buy an adapter tube and put on additional filters and lenses. The only downside is that if you use a telephoto lens, it doesn't play nice with the autofocus. Y… Read more ›
camera takes very high quality pictures and has excellent auto focus. the panorama mode allows high quality photos without being far away. Read more ›
excellent camera brand special discounts for which you want to start a profecion as photography, good image, focus, I recommend it. Read more ›
Anything else is just not as good as I expected. I am not expert in taking pictures but things like fast focus, simple menu, light exposure are important for me. Read more ›
I also love the weight of it, because when I was researching it, a lot of people mentioned that it was small for a camera that does what this…The LCD screen is the best! Read more ›
The biggest reason I bought this camera was the fact it has a…Even though the LCD screen is very clear, having a viewfinder is great for seeing in the bright sunlight. A… Read more ›
Every picture I've taken has been blurry or grainy. The digital zoom looks great on the screen but horrible when you download the picture. The white balance is almost… Read more ›
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* Fast / accurate auto-focus * Large clear LCD Cons Read more ›
That said, I am definitely not disappointed in this camera but I will be returning it for these reasons and purchasing the Fuji HS25EXR, which has a brighter LCD and allows… Read more ›
With digital, it can go to 150x, which if focused up close (it cannot) is the equivalent of a microscope. Flash is good, but is manual, there is no auto flash feature. It… Read more ›
The panorama feature is awesome, I love using it. The flash works great, I use it for most of my photos. The camera took a while to get to the door, but it was worth the wait. Read more ›
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With both my wife…We are very pleased with the picture quality on Auto, the pictures are much more clear than any previous camera we've owned, and the flash is excellent. Read more ›
I almost didn't buy this camera because of the negative reviews about "graininess," poor low light function and flashes not working. In reverse order: Read more ›
I bought this because it has a viewfinder and I can steady the camera against my eyebrow. I also love the flash feature, as you decide when to use it, not the camera. Read more ›
Settings are easy to understand. The lens is powerful and I've been tickled by the close up detail (even when I didn't attempt to get them) of flowers. I was able to… Read more ›
As she learns and develops her abilities as a photographer this camera seems to be…Glass good, lens is good and clear, buttons simple and functional, sturdy little camera. Read more ›
this is a great camera for the money, it takes great photo's, video and the lens is very good, the telephoto lens zoom is very clear and has a great zoom distance Read more ›
If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a camera and still want a good camera , this one has a great zoom lens and really takes good pictures. We purchased this… Read more ›
This camera is 14 Megapixels with an awesome lens for only $140 Add a class 10 32GB SD card and it is also a video camcorder. Read more ›
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

549 of 573 people found the following review helpful By Allen E. Bickel on March 20, 2012
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Sold my Nikon P500 on Ebay. It was a great camera but the 36X zoom was impossible to control without a tripod. I photograph birds in central Pennsylvania and needed a camera that was capable of taking quick shots while on the move. I had a Panasonic Lumix with an 18X zoom but wanted something a little stronger. The Fuji S4200 meets all of my requirements. I love the simplicity of the contols as well as their locations. Finally got the perfect shot of a tufted titmouse that was nearly fifty yards away. The only things I can gripe about are the location of the card slot which is inside the battery compartment and the strap holding lugs which are too small for a heavy padded camera strap. Did I mention the price which was low enough to counter the problems?
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888 of 937 people found the following review helpful By king on July 26, 2012
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133 of 147 people found the following review helpful By Shad on October 2, 2012
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We were shopping for an upgrade to your typical digital snapshot camera and settled on this at reasonable cost. It has loads of features we wanted such as continuous shooting, easily switches between the eyepiece and rear screen, the body is large enough with enough heft to it that you know you're holding something, even with my huge hands it was comfortable to hold and controls are easily manipulated.

Anyone that is familiar with the basics of using a real film camera should find most controls and settings fairly intuitive with no need to spend a week reading the manual.

Did I mention that this camera takes really gorgeous pictures for something in its price range? A couple of examples.... we wanted to get some shots of our bull terrier ( Spud McKenzie type dog) in full stride, running with all 4 paws off of the ground, this camera nailed it! In continuous mode you can shoot I believe up to 40 pics in seconds and then go pick out your fav on your computer to portray exactly the look that you wanted. The lense captures detail that will amaze you! A simple snapshot taken of our dog from 10 ft away can be cropped and blown up on the home pc to the point where you can clearly see 1 single hair laying across the corner of his eye in the photo.

Another example... while sitting out on the patio, a squirrel ran across our back fence about 60 ft away, we grabbed 2 quick snapshots as he ran with no zooming on the lense... later that day while perusing the pics we'd shot that morning on the pc, cropped and zoomed in on the squirrel and the detail that emerged was shocking in its clarity!
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215 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Bruce H. Baker on April 2, 2012
Just got this camera today, and have been running around the house taking photos in every condition that I can find. It works great and the 14mp is a great improvement from my 5mp and it works in almost any light. Now the video is not all that great the HD says you can only record a little over 9 minutes and the picture is not too steady without a tripod. I like to mount my camera on the dash of my car and take videos while I am driving, I guess for that I will have to go back to my old camcorder. The 24X zoom works great for still photos, I can read license plates from almost 1/4 mile away. For still photos, I would recommend this camera.
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100 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 29, 2012
I got this camera as a birthday gift (though after much research of other cameras/brands). This is a fantastic camera, it has the look and quality of the professional cameras, but is easy to use. It does not feel cheap, and is a great size.

The 24X zoom is wonderful, and does not make a picture blurry.

You can use the LCD screen for pictures, or the view finder, which can be very helpful on sunny days.

One of my favorite shooting modes, is the natural light with flash. It takes two pictures, one without and one with flash. It takes a gorgeous photo of person/object in the foreground even with background lighting.

The panorama shooting mode is a lot of fun, and the pictures come out great, especially for landscape shots. If you take a panorama shot of something close-up the middle of the picture is a bit fish-eyed.

The burst shooting is so much fun! It took me a little while to find it (up next to the capture button), you can hold down the capture button while in this mode and take some amazing motion shots.

I am going to be in Ireland for the next four months, and I am so excited to see how this camera performs. If I had to share something I didn't like about the camera, it would be that it is not a compact pocket travel size. But to be honest, I don't see that as being a problem.

I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a great quality camera and photos, but doesn't want to have to take a photography class to be able to use it.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Radioactive on June 16, 2012
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Great camera! Takes great pictures. I dropped it onto the asphalt and it still works fine. Very impressed with reliability and durability. Fujifilm fan for life now.
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234 of 273 people found the following review helpful By Jay on June 23, 2012
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Note: Please take this review with a grain (or tablespoon) of salt. I am a complete novice to photography, both in technique and in hardware. With that said, let's begin.

Prior to purchasing this camera, I tried to do my due diligence in researching it, as well as its competitors. My target was a feature-packed bridge/"superzoom" camera with a few advanced/manual options, and built-in flash. The desired price point was $200 or less. When all was said and done, it appeared to be a great choice.

The Good:
This camera offered a laundry list of features and shooting modes, built-in. Panorama, backlit portrait, night portrait, etc; a lot of nice presets for someone not particularly knowledgeable or skilled in photography. Add in a popup flash, 24x zoom, image stabilization, and other goodies, and you have the makings of a very nice device.

The Bad:
Even though it boasted a 16 megapixel resolution, the images produced were very grainy. This was true at different zoom distances, lighting conditions, and image capture stability situations (free hand, tripod, standing, kneeling, etc). Of course with the sensor being CCD (as opposed to CMOS), low light performance was tragic, at best. Even fiddling with settings (white balance, ISO, fstop, etc) made virtually no difference when it came to capturing a crisp, clear image.

The Ugly, and Unforgivable:
There was no flash, period. The built-in flash on this unit was the popup kind. Unlike most cameras, however, opening the flash was manual, rather than automatic (i.e. when the shutter button is pressed). Oddly enough, the flash would never fire, even in modes where it could be used.
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