Fuji Finepix F200EXR 12.0 Megapixel Stylish Reviews Roundup

The Fuji Finepix F200EXR works in a different way to other digital cameras. Fuji has attempted to address two common problems with compact digital cameras. The first are noise levels in low light situations. The second is loss of detail where a scene has high levels of contrast or in other words lots of light areas and darker areas. To tackle these problems Fuji has changed the way the sensor works.

The sensor is set up with 12 megapixels. If you are photographing a standard scene in good light the Finepix F200EXR will use all 12 megapixels. When challenged by low light the sensor can be switched so that it becomes 6 megapixels. This increases the size of each pixel making them more sensitive for capturing detail. This reduces the amount of noise in the shot. For scenes with a high level of contrast the Finepix F200EXR splits the 12 megapixels into two groups of 6 megapixels. Each group performs a subtly different task to ensure greater detail is collected in the high and low light a

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User Review of the camera - Fuji Finepix F200EXR

  • 2014-06-30 07:00
    Bright colors and easy to use, Joe Savino
    I have been using this for over a year and it takes pictures equal to my buddy's digital SLR (as far as I can tell on the computer screen). Vivid colors and great clarity.
  • 2014-02-20 08:00
    ALL I Need, Durango kid
    Verified Purchase(
    ALL I Need.
    I have owned Fuji for a long time and never had a problem. I does all I need for excellent pictures, as well as most professional results.
  • 2014-02-20 08:00
    ALL I Need, Durango kid
    ALL I Need.
    I have owned Fuji for a long time and never had a problem. I does all I need for excellent pictures, as well as most professional results.
  • 2014-01-02 08:00
    Great Camera, great customer service, Emilie Barnett
    Verified Purchase(
    I'm writing this here because I no longer have the option to give seller feedback for this purchase.
    I ordered the F200 to replace our old one which after several years of pretty hard use (plus one rum-soaked trip to the Carribean and an equally dirty trip to Burning Man) died.
    There was a mix-up and I received the F600 instead, which it turns out seems to be a slightly better camera so I decided to keep it. When customer support learned about the mixup, they offered to send me a free SD card, which I accepted and promptly received. Very impressed with their attentiveness, and I am confident had I requested the correct camera be sent to me instead they would have done so immediately.
    As for the camera itself, the F200 is a solid point-and-shoot, that seems to handle low-lighting situations better than most. It's a convenient size, has a decent zoom, and both beginners and advanced photographers can take good photos with this camera.
  • 2014-01-02 08:00
    Great Camera, great customer service, Emilie Barnett
    I'm writing this here because I no longer have the option to give seller feedback for this purchase.
    I ordered the F200 to replace our old one which after several years of pretty hard use (plus one rum-soaked trip to the Carribean and an equally dirty trip to Burning Man) died.
    There was a mix-up and I received the F600 instead, which it turns out seems to be a slightly better camera so I decided to keep it. When customer support learned about the mixup, they offered to send me a free SD card, which I accepted and promptly received. Very impressed with their attentiveness, and I am confident had I requested the correct camera be sent to me instead they would have done so immediately.
    As for the camera itself, the F200 is a solid point-and-shoot, that seems to handle low-lighting situations better than most. It's a convenient size, has a decent zoom, and both beginners and advanced photographers can take good photos with this camera.
  • 2014-01-01 08:00
    Doesn't Exist, Wandering Anglo
    Verified Purchase(
    I wanted to see if this F200EXR was really available because it's discontinued and I really doubted I could get it. And I was right. I received a different EXR. I did not want that one, I wanted the 200 because I had one before and loved it.
    All I can say is that if you want this particular item you won't get it here and I don't know why Amazon lets this vendor substitute.
    1 Star because you have to use a star in the reviews...Great camera, but you won't get it here.
  • 2014-01-01 08:00
    Doesn't Exist, Wandering Anglo
    I wanted to see if this F200EXR was really available because it's discontinued and I really doubted I could get it. And I was right. I received a different EXR. I did not want that one, I wanted the 200 because I had one before and loved it.
    All I can say is that if you want this particular item you won't get it here and I don't know why Amazon lets this vendor substitute.
    1 Star because you have to use a star in the reviews...Great camera, but you won't get it here.
  • 2013-05-10 07:00
    Will not get item that you ordered, dinosnake
    Verified Purchase(
    Regretfully the F200EXR is discontinued and the dealer, while listing it for sale, is actually well out of stock. I got a F600EXR instead and, of course, returned it promptly. The dealer was very helpful and pleasant to deal with for the return, but I just wish they had told me what was going on before even bothering to ship me the wrong item.
  • 2013-05-10 07:00
    Will not get item that you ordered, dinosnake
    Regretfully the F200EXR is discontinued and the dealer, while listing it for sale, is actually well out of stock. I got a F600EXR instead and, of course, returned it promptly. The dealer was very helpful and pleasant to deal with for the return, but I just wish they had told me what was going on before even bothering to ship me the wrong item.
  • 2013-02-24 08:00
    Excellent Experience, james c thomas
    Verified Purchase(
    I just wanted to say thank you, my camera came in less time than I expected.It was also in better condition than I expected. This is the reason I try to buy anything I need through Amazon first. My experiences here have ALL been great.
  • 2013-02-24 08:00
    Excellent Experience, james c thomas
    I just wanted to say thank you, my camera came in less time than I expected.It was also in better condition than I expected. This is the reason I try to buy anything I need through Amazon first. My experiences here have ALL been great.
  • 2012-01-05 08:00
    A little magical camera, KayCS
    Verified Purchase(
    This was purchased more than a year ago based on one compelling reason, which was, and still is, its larger small sensor (1/1.6"). The size of its EXR sensor is the same as the F200EXR's sister product, S200EXR, and is still larger than the most current F series product (the F600EXR, which is only 1/2"). It is because of this very reason, I bought one, but had not used it until recent months because I was mostly using my DSLR (Nikon D90).
    One thing struck me almost immediately was that pictures came out from the F200EXR lacked shadow details and pictures, very often, came out extremely high in contrast. This puzzled me for a bit and many different settings were tested but still the same result, the pictures were in extreme contrast ! Sharpness, however, was right-on ! Color was rich and tasteful, but still, no details in shaded or shadowed areas, things looked almost completely black in these areas !
    I had determined to do a little research on this strange behavior. After some hours spent, finally found a solution! The trick was that the F200EXR must be using DR800 in Dynamic Range setting, and the ONLY way to get the camera to allow DR800 to be selected, was to NOT to touch the Film Simulation, which means, leaving it permanently set at default (PROVIA/Standard). Additionally, the EXR mode MUST be set to use DR. I hadn't spend time looking to further my investigation to why only PROVIA that allows you to choose DR800, but this, ladies and gentleman, was THE magical setting to get all those shadow and shaded areas details back !
    It made a huge difference in quality when the pictures were compared, and because of this magical setting, the F200EXR is actually a portable photography wonder that produces sharp, delightful pictures with rich dynamic range ! The AF acquisition is fast and accurate, and it is also very surprising that even at ISO1600, pictures are still usable with bearable noise ! One star was knocked off because of its not so stellar VGA resolution only video capability.
    There was a thought of either putting the F200EXR on eBay or still keeping it, after the aforementioned magical discovery, the camera, all of the sudden, became a instant keeper, and also one that would go wherever it is taken too.
  • 2012-01-05 08:00
    A little magical camera, KayCS
    This was purchased more than a year ago based on one compelling reason, which was, and still is, its larger small sensor (1/1.6"). The size of its EXR sensor is the same as the F200EXR's sister product, S200EXR, and is still larger than the most current F series product (the F600EXR, which is only 1/2"). It is because of this very reason, I bought one, but had not used it until recent months because I was mostly using my DSLR (Nikon D90).
    One thing struck me almost immediately was that pictures came out from the F200EXR lacked shadow details and pictures, very often, came out extremely high in contrast. This puzzled me for a bit and many different settings were tested but still the same result, the pictures were in extreme contrast ! Sharpness, however, was right-on ! Color was rich and tasteful, but still, no details in shaded or shadowed areas, things looked almost completely black in these areas !
    I had determined to do a little research on this strange behavior. After some hours spent, finally found a solution! The trick was that the F200EXR must be using DR800 in Dynamic Range setting, and the ONLY way to get the camera to allow DR800 to be selected, was to NOT to touch the Film Simulation, which means, leaving it permanently set at default (PROVIA/Standard). Additionally, the EXR mode MUST be set to use DR. I hadn't spend time looking to further my investigation to why only PROVIA that allows you to choose DR800, but this, ladies and gentleman, was THE magical setting to get all those shadow and shaded areas details back !
    It made a huge difference in quality when the pictures were compared, and because of this magical setting, the F200EXR is actually a portable photography wonder that produces sharp, delightful pictures with rich dynamic range ! The AF acquisition is fast and accurate, and it is also very surprising that even at ISO1600, pictures are still usable with bearable noise ! One star was knocked off because of its not so stellar VGA resolution only video capability.
    There was a thought of either putting the F200EXR on eBay or still keeping it, after the aforementioned magical discovery, the camera, all of the sudden, became a instant keeper, and also one that would go wherever it is taken too.
  • 2011-09-13 07:00
    not impressed, Amelia P. Pearce "Pearce"
    Verified Purchase(
    I was not happy with the images that were taken indoors. The pictures were dark and grainy, especially disappointing since we were hoping to document our new baby!
  • 2011-09-13 07:00
    not impressed, Amelia P. Pearce "Pearce"
    I was not happy with the images that were taken indoors. The pictures were dark and grainy, especially disappointing since we were hoping to document our new baby!
  • 2011-01-25 08:00
    Huge disappointment, Organic Mama "Organic Mama"
    Verified Purchase(
    First, this camera takes terrible pictures indoors. The photos from indoors look like you are in a dust storm: all grainy, You have to be outdoors with no flash for truly good photos. Second, after about a month of having the camera, the lens cover will not open completely, almost as if it is stuck. Half my pictures have a black angled mark at the top left due to this. I am really disappointed by this camera.
    Update March 26, 2011: This camera continues to get worse. I am on a family trip in Europe and what happens? My flash no longer works. Out of the blue, just like that. I have had this camera for roughly one year. I do not bang it around either. So with the lens sticking and flash not working, I continued to take outdoor photos only (due to the no flash thing) and suddenly the battery will not re-charge. I am still in Europe with my husband and children and am beyond upset that I no longer have a camera that works.
  • 2011-01-25 08:00
    Huge disappointment, Organic Mama "Organic Mama"
    First, this camera takes terrible pictures indoors. The photos from indoors look like you are in a dust storm: all grainy, You have to be outdoors with no flash for truly good photos. Second, after about a month of having the camera, the lens cover will not open completely, almost as if it is stuck. Half my pictures have a black angled mark at the top left due to this. I am really disappointed by this camera.
    Update March 26, 2011: This camera continues to get worse. I am on a family trip in Europe and what happens? My flash no longer works. Out of the blue, just like that. I have had this camera for roughly one year. I do not bang it around either. So with the lens sticking and flash not working, I continued to take outdoor photos only (due to the no flash thing) and suddenly the battery will not re-charge. I am still in Europe with my husband and children and am beyond upset that I no longer have a camera that works.
  • 2011-01-25 08:00
    BUMMER, Organic Mama "Organic Mama"
    First, this camera takes terrible pictures indoors. You have to be outdoors, no flash for truly good photos. Second, after about a month of having the camera, the lens cover will not open completely, almost as if it is stuck. Half my pictures have a black angled mark at the top left due to this. I am really disappointed by this camera.
  • 2011-01-25 08:00
    Huge disappointment, Organic Mama "Organic Mama"
    First, this camera takes terrible pictures indoors. The photos from indoors look like you are in a dust storm: all grainy, You have to be outdoors with no flash for truly good photos. Second, after about a month of having the camera, the lens cover will not open completely, almost as if it is stuck. Half my pictures have a black angled mark at the top left due to this. I am really disappointed by this camera.
    Update March 26, 2011: This camera continues to get worse. I am on a family trip in Europe and what happens? My flash no longer works. Out of the blue, just like that. I have had this camera for roughly one year. I do not bang it around either. So with the lens sticking and flash not working, I continued to take outdoor photos only (due to the no flash thing) and suddenly the battery will not re-charge. I am still in Europe with my husband and children and am beyond upset that I no longer have a camera that works.
  • 2011-01-12 08:00
    Broke after One Year, In Search of Value
    A year ago we bought this camera because we wanted a better and faster camera to take pictures of our then one year old. I bought this camera mostly because I thought it would be quick and responsive. It wasn't as fast as I wanted it to be. It ended up needing more time to recover between pictures than was ideal for taking pictures of a toddler. The picture quality was usually good but I often got blurry pictures because the camera wouldn't focus quickly enough to capture the moment I was trying to capture. While it lasted I wouldn't say I loved the camera but I liked it and I was happy with it. I bought this camera October 15, 2009 and on Halloween 2010 I pull it out of my purse to take pictures of my son at his Halloween parade and it doesn't work. I turn it on and all I see is distorted blurred colors. A couple of days later it was working fine again. It worked through Christmas and then I pick it up from it having been sitting on a desk for a week and I see the same distorted colors. Time for a new camera. For this expensive a camera it should last longer than 1 year.