The digital cameras from the house of Fujifilm Co. Ltd have entered the market in the late 90's. Today, it is known worldwide for its great line of digital cameras that offer innovative technology. The S-series from the house Fuji offers advanced cameras with optic controls that are suitable for advanced users. The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is designed for the users who want high-quality images with convenience. The digital camera has 24x optical zoom bridge that comes in an affordable price. It include 14-megapixel CCD sensor, image processor, 3 inch LCD screen, HD video capability and direct web upload facility.
The exterior of the camera has various switches, buttons and dials. The camera boasts with AA batteries, megazoom lens, electronic viewfinder, full automatic and manual shooting mode, video recording, clear images and outdoor shooting performance in good lighting. It is the best option for those who are looking for long zoom lens.
The S4200 offer good quality photos even in low light condition. Moreover, to keep the shutter speed fast to freeze movement the camera will boost the ISO. You can also reduce noise by increasing the ISO so that it can soften the photos and hide other minute details. On the top of the camera there is a shutter release button with power switch, command dial, zoom rocker sound, face detection button and continuous shooting modes. The command dial of the camera offers lots of modes while some other modes are manual PASM modes, Custom button and few Auto Features such as video, Panorama and Scene modes.
The LCD Screen:
The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 has a large LCD screen that enables you to start shooting easily by setting the camera out at arm's length. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) offers you to switch the shooting like you are using a DSLR. If you want to use EVF you just have to press EVF/LCD button that is next to the viewfinder. For a better support, the camera helps in freeing the left hand to place under the lens by securing the heavy front end. On the right side of the screen there is a small collection of buttons that gives access to a variety of functions ranges from screen display options, playback to exposure compensation.
With a 24x optical zoom range the lens of the camera is a Funjinon Super EBC lens. In 35 mm terms the lens is 4.3-103.2mm or 24-576mm. The zoom rocker operates the zoom wrapped around the shutter release. The manual zoom is the most convenient feature to use the zoom if it's not manually operated by turning the barrel of the lens. All of these features are very rear in a low-budget camera. The camera comes with a plastic casing that offers smooth faux leather effect on the back, sides and the grip.
The shooting performance of this camera is pretty good that can compete with more expensive models. Moreover, the camera includes reduced resolution and several burst-shooting options at full. It has a 14 megapixel six-shot burst that got up to 1.5 fps. The camera offers two menus the smallest one is the FinePix that can be accessed by pressing "F" button on the top. There are several ways to look at the pictures by using the zoom switch and zooming out.
Design and Built:
The build quality of the camera can be seen on the number of areas. These qualities are a tripod bush made from plastic and HDMI socket cover made from flimsy rubber on the side of the camera. The camera is pocketable that is compact despite its wide-angle 24-576mm-equivalent lens. It has a SDHC card slot, room for shooting controls and housing for four AA-size batteries. All settings of the camera are viewable and the color quality of the LCD screen is good. On the right side of the body there are ports for connecting Mini-HDMI and Micro-USB/AV to computers. In a nutshell, the camera is worth buying due to its zoom lens and other features that offers high-quality images.