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Fujifilm FinePix T200 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £130
inc VAT

Image quality is nothing special, but with a strong set of features topped off with a 10x zoom, it's easily worth the low price.


1/2.3in 14.0-megapixel sensor, 10.0x zoom (28-280mm equivalent), 151g

A big zoom in a compact-shaped camera is a great idea, letting you travel light and still be able to capture distant subjects with plenty of detail. These cameras tend to be pricier and bulkier than normal compact cameras, but the T200 is neither. At £130, 151g and 28mm deep, it’s barely distinguishable from many budget compacts with modest 5x zooms.

Fujifilm FinePix T200 front

Admittedly, its 10x optical zoom is a little way off the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 with its 16x range, but the T200’s ability to zoom in to capture more detail is much closer to the TZ20 than to a conventional compact with a 5x zoom.

Fujifilm FinePix T200 back

We’re happy to see that optical stabilisation is included, as telephoto shots are particularly susceptible to shake. Otherwise, this is a typical budget camera. The screen is run-of-the-mill at 2.7in and 230,000 pixels, and the amount of photographic control on offer is basic. There’s the usual ISO speed and white balance preset options but there’s no control over the metering or access to shutter speed and aperture settings. The lack of a custom white balance option meant that we couldn’t achieve balanced colours in our studio test shots, but in practice it’s unlikely that many potential users would miss this feature.

Fujifilm FinePix T200 top

The scene presets are likely to prove more popular, not least because some are easily accessible on a mode dial on the back of the camera. We particularly like the Natural and Flash mode, which captures two shots in quick succession, first without and then with the flash, leaving the user to choose the best one later. This dial could do with being stiffer, though – it’s easily nudged to a different position by accident.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
CCD effective megapixels 14.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.3in
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 2.7in
LCD screen resolution 230,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 10.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 28-280mm
Image stabilisation optical, sensor shift
Maximum image resolution 4,288×3,216
Maximum movie resolution 1280×720
Movie frame rate at max quality 30fps
File formats JPEG; AVI (M-JPEG)


Memory slot SDHC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 180 shots
Connectivity USB, AV
HDMI output resolution N/A
Body material aluminium
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB cable
Weight 151g
Size 56x97x28mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £130

Camera Controls

Exposure modes auto
Shutter speed auto
Aperture range f/3.4-8.4 (wide), f/5.6-14 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 1600
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 6 presets
Additional image controls none
Manual focus No
Closest macro focus 5cm
Auto-focus modes centre, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer

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