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Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom
Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom

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Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom

We've given the S5200 Zoom a grade of D+.

Editor's Review

The Fuji FinePix S5200 offers SLR-style without SLR-responsibility. For the budding amateur photographer, the S5200 has an impressive 10x optical zoom and a fixed lens that can take wide and telephoto shots. Fuji's Anti-Blur feature claims to be superior to image stabilization features for tightening up long zooms. If you're daunted by the involvement of true SLR cameras but still want something more than a typical digital camera, this might be a good choice, but the moderate 5.1 megapixels and lack of upgradeability could mean you'll be stuck in the middle for a while.


  • 5.1 megapixels
  • 10x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • manual exposure
  • ISO 80-1600
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • 4 "AA" batteries (charger optional)
  • movie mode with sound
  • Part Number: FX S5200 US
  • UPC: 074101440263
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2005

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Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom Reviews

Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Awesome (Vincenzo — 07/24/2007)

For the $$$$ it is well worth it .Im a Novice and still Learning about the different setting.
Great clear pictures , I have had a few different ones,but I looked around and this was in my budget. Give it a Try,but shop around. There are so many new ones it can get confusing

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good! (Adam Graves — 05/05/2007)

This is a very good camera, i also own a Kodak Z710 and i thought that was a good camera. It was not until i used this camera that i find the Kodak is the runner-up. Beautiful colour in the pictures, very easy to use, good zoom, Great movie mode. I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a great camera for such a small price!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Grainy (Mrak — 03/20/2007)

I bought this camera to replace my s3000. I was happy at first, the options and rapidity is an improvement, shutter spedd great compared to an s3000. However, I started making tests and comparing identical pics taken with my s3000 and my s5200... I was surprised to find that in EVERY mode, my S3000 was superior. How sad, my old model was better for color, flash moode, grain, and focus. I sent it back!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I'm in love. (Kristen — 01/14/2007)

I am still pretty wet behind the ears when it comes to knowing all about photography but this camera makes it so simply and easy! My pictures come out so clear and beautiful!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent (Marth — 01/08/2007)

This is my second digital camera, the first one was just a learning tool; but this camera is amazing. Since I purchased the digital camera I have been spending a lot more time with nature and my creativity has increased 75%.

  • 5.0 out of 5
"Punches above it's weight" (Rob Brydon — 12/29/2006)

I wanted a camera that gave me freedom to choose settings, good color rendition and RAW capability. This camera has proven itself and impressed friends. Extras like filter thread are just a small bonus. I always shoot tele with a tripod so the lack of IS doesn't worry me. Being able to shoot in very low light without flash is impressive. There is some noise but it still gives you a useable image instead of the one dimensional and intrusive flash. I tried the Canon S2 IS and am so happy I settled for the Fuji. Easy to use and I would recommend it as a step before buyiing a DSLR. I've bought a few filters for it and am really enjoying this camera..did I mention the great price?

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best all around camera (Bill S — 12/19/2006)

I have taken hundred of photo with this camera and am extremely pleased. I have taken photo in total darkness using the zoom and in micro and received excellent results. I doubt many other camera could have even taken these pictures. It's great for portraits, and nature photo. I love the long zoom. I took a photo of my car in normal about 1/4 mile away and could barely see my car, when I zoom it I took a photo of the license plate, I love it. It is really a great camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Buy. (Mac — 11/28/2006)

I am an advanced amatuer photographer. I was looking at a Nikon D70s, but I didn't have the money for it. So, I found the Fuji s5200. I was skeptical at first, and I haven't had it long enough to fully explore everything, but the picture quality is amazing. I am an old school Canon AE-1 user, and the Fuji blows it out of the water. My only beef with this camera is that it doesnt focus well close up, other than that, wonderful!

  • 5.0 out of 5
There can't be no better deal (Jorge — 11/17/2006)

I had a FinePix 2300 that I loved but this one is even better. It had to be, of course, given that is a more modern and capable camera. Fortunately, it has bettered my expectations. The FinePix S5200 handles like an SLR, takes 55mm filters and produces crisp printed images. The "Chrome" mode offers a color saturation similar to Velvia but with improved skin tones. There are too many features to list. Only would-be-nice feature I could think of is an optical viewfinder and a smaller apertures (f/8 is a little shallow). If you haven't got yours yet go and grab one at the closest photo store!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent camera (Bob H — 10/23/2006)

I love my Fuji 5200. It takes great pictures. I get complemented on how much better my pictures are from people who bought a higher priced camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Wow (Richard — 10/03/2006)

I am a novice at photography. This is my first digital camera with adjustable functions, and I have taken pictures that look professional. No Joke. The color is amazing, I don’t even need to use editing software half of the time. I took portraits of my family outside, and I can say they are amazing. Only two problems, indoor light does not do well with this camera. Very yellow, but the flash seems to counter act with it. The other problem is that it doesn't do so well with distance photography. It looks great, but can be a tad grainy at long distances. But you can see extreme detail at about 2 inches away from the lens on close-up shots. Overall, I am very satisfied with my camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great find (Nick — 09/28/2006)

Not much to say great camera. It took me about a day to get used to how the auto focus worked to take awesome pics, after that I haven't stopped taking breathtaking photos and I love it!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Reviews indicating grainy pictures (Edward J. Turk — 09/28/2006)

I have read reviews that state their camera has grainy photos. Make sure your camera Quality is set at 4M or higher pixels. I suspect these grainy photos are because the Quality is set on low!

  • 2.0 out of 5
fuji 5200 vs 5000 (kim herrick — 08/20/2006)

i was a very strong fan of fuji's 5000, when i bought a z1 i found the added resolution was not useful as i shot most product shots for ebay. i sold the z1 on ebay. bought a 5200 and realized it had nearly the same brain. it also has a hard time focusing on close up shots. and does not expose properly on automatic setting, which is what i almost always use. but what made me buy a new camera was when the flash started to fire for redeye reduction (twice) when the switch wasnt even turned on for r.e.r.?? it made my slaves fire prematurely and resulted in inadequate picture quality. Im selling the 5200, already bought a kodak p880! sorry fuji, but your 3mp camera was better, much better, as well as trustworth.
kim herrick
saugatuck michigan
ebay power seller = piercove1

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fuji 5200 (Bob Long — 08/06/2006)

Get great shots, especially fond of the high speed shooting mode. Lets you catch detailed pic without movement blur. Image stablizing another plus. The F button which allows access to the three most used menu functions quickley. Some indoor shots print darker than I would like, but I believe that is caused by not using the prober lighting setting.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Love the camera but its having issues (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I fell in love with this camera the first time I ever saw it. So I got it for christmas... Ive had it about 7.5 months now and its been working great... amazingly for me actualy... love the scenic pics it takes HOW EVER recently... I have experienced a Focus Error [] And NOBODY has been able to help me.... Im sorry but I dont spend that much on a camera, and have it rendered useless after not even a year. I cannot take pictures on it because the Focus Error [] will nto allow me to

  • 5.0 out of 5
It's a great digital camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have been in photography for over 35 years, and still have 2 Konica SLR's that are manual. I take film, including slides, and was reluctant to buy a digital camera. About 10 years ago I had a Fujifilm point-and-shoot 35mm camera, and was impressed with their quality. When it came to going digital, I checked out Fujifilm's line of cameras. I bought the Fujifilm S5200, and am very happy with it. Even though I still use ancient technology (film), the picture quality is excellent. I would highly recommend this model.

  • 2.0 out of 5
takes good pictures but has a ccd problem (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

takes excellent pictures but after a trip to a hot and humid wild life sanctuary the camera stopped taking picturs due to a ccd/ccd circuit problm(confirmed by fuji authorised repair shop in mumbai.No replacement for the ccd is available so the camera is atotal waste.

  • 5.0 out of 5
The pictures are really sharp (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i love this camera

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent camera for armature's and professional use (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I was a diehard 35 mm camera user. This camera is easy to use and takes great pictures. I like the natural light setting and the choice for manual with filters. I haven't made any pictures larger than 8 by 10 but so far it has been fantastic. For amateur and most professional pictures you don't need anything else.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Worse than my S5000 - by far (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The S5200 has some good reviews but mine has been sent back to FujiFilm twice for focusing & color blahs. They can't seem to fix or even recognize there IS a problem. Side by side photos using both my S5000 & S5200 clearly demonstrate the S5200's poor image quality even considering the S5200's 2-megapixel advantage. I'm not a happy customer.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera I've Owned (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this for a trip to Europe. I was amazed at how great the pictures turned out and the telephoto was excellent from the Eiffel Tower!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Sharp pix! lots of details.. (RJ — 06/18/2006)

I've tested this camera both in low light and
sunny situations,sunrise and sunsets. have printed the pictures and they all have good details.
Had also tried playing with the exposure level 'real time ' meter on manual mode taking pix on a waterfalls and it was really great.
Natural light and Anti-blur also works!!
i'm still experimenting with this camera pushing its performance as far as it can go. So far, i can say this camera is really a big performer!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Surprising camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have 30 years of experience in photography and have used Nikon 35mm for 20 of those years. I now shoot 35mm and medium format and will continue to do so for most critical things like weddings and portraits.

Yesterday I photographed a large event with great results. I bought the camera so that I could upload to a web site and publish newsletters. The features of this lighweight camera allow me to handle almost any lighting and photographic situation. Software installed easily. Images download without a problem. I'm considering purchasing one for home. The downside of this camera and I knew it going into it, is the fact there is no hotshoe or off camera flash capability. If it did have off camera flash I would be selling 35mm film equipment.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Id like to set some things strait for people reading this (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this is a great camera hands down. my father got one as a gift from his brother and the pictures are great, even by his standards, and hes been a photography nut for years. when i came to choose a new camera i decided to get the same one, knowing it was what i was looking for at the time. When i received mine i found that every shot i took was BLURED! all the images were grainy. i first remmebered this site and how id read that this was a common problem, and it is. I quickly called fuji and told them the issue, they told me that its a fault with some of the CCD chips and that it needs to be replaced, which of couse is free. SO for anyone whos reading this thinking its a common issue with all cameras in this line, its not. its a defect thats afflicted a few cameras, so if you have the issue, just call the retialer and they will replace it free of charge.

other than the simple issue of a problem from the factory, the camera is excellent. its well build, well designed and easy to use. a great choice for the pro-sumer, not quite ready for a full blown digital SLR camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Little Camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've been a user of a small pocket digital camera for a couple of years now. I've gotten to the point where I wanted something closer to 35mm quality. I did a lot of cost-to-quality comparison and when the price of the FinePix S5200 came down to a level I was willing to pay, I bought it. I have no regrets. This camera gave me the features I was looking for. I have gotten excellent results. The macro feature gets outstanding results — something I never could have done with the little 2MP pocket camera I had before. The natural light setting is really a bonus. I've never gotten that kind of image quality using a digital flash. More often than not, I wound up getting "hot spots" and picture "burnout". I know it is not "professional quality" gear, but I am just a hobbyist, anyways. For the money, I know I made the right choice.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Terrific Camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

As a professional who's averse with a great many digital cameras of all descriptions, I can safely say that this model has to be the best value buck for buck on planet Earth. There's but one possible downside for enthusiasts who want something to pop into their top pocket; it's too big for that, though it's much smaller than you might imagine from viewing images of it on the Internet. The pros, in addition to the price, the picture quality is quite superb. Shutter lag - there doesn't to be any, it's faster than a speeding bullet. And the zoom is also excellent. I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending this camera to everyone.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Grainy Pix (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I had gotten a very low end fine pix camera about 3 years ago and was amazed at how crisp and clear the pix came out for a 150 dollar camera. So I was set on picking up another fuji for my next camera. I'm having a horible time with my s5200 and grainy pix. My old camera takes sharper pix thand the 5200 and it's only a 2 mega pixel. The options are endless on this camera, but unfourtanatly the pictures are awful, ecspecialy for the price. I'm realy disapointed in the camera and unfourtanatly am still making 2 more payments on the camera :(

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera For Beginners and Pros! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've had the Fuji Finepix s5200 for a little over 3 months now and I have nothing but good things to say about it! It's a great camera for beginners and the more advance professional photographer as well. It feels great in the hand. It takes excellent pictures up to 8" x 10" with clear, sharp details all around. At night, it takes wonderful pictures in low light. If you are in the market for a good camera, I recommend this one and the price is great also. You will love this camera... I do! Wnoderful shots in auto focus and manual! Just get a good battery charger and some spare AA batteries, the AC power adapter, and a 1 GB XD Picture Card and u will be able to take over 900 shots. Buy it!

  • 2.0 out of 5
disappointment (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

What a disappointment!!!.I had a Finepix 3800 and sold it to have better camera.I feel sick to think I made such a BIG MISTAKE.The photos do not seem to be as good of quality and find the camera much hard to use.Wish I could get my old camera back.

  • 5.0 out of 5
fuji s5200 review (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

first off i would consider myself an advanced beginner in the photography ratings. still have a lot to learn but know enough to be dangerous. the fuji s5200 is a very good camera. the pictures you can take with it are of excellent quality and color.the pros: 1.many good features,2.excellent pictures,3.excellent colors in pictures,4.very fast start-up and shot-shot,5.excellent low-light capability,6.good movie feels good in hand,8.good battery life (approx. 300-350 shots), the software that comes with pkg.,10.good looking camera. the cons: 1. the digital zoom is not good for pictures (although all cameras are the same)they work fairly well to crop pictures, 2.they could have made lcd screen bigger-plenty of room for 2.5", 3.the menu is rather lengthy and cumbersome to get around in. 4.manual focus is slow and awkward. 5. could use image stabilization-especially at 10X zoom. overall i am very impressed with the camera. one feature i really like is that you can attach voice messages to every picture-i think that will be nice on trips when taking lots of pictures and you can identify pictures. i thought that would eat up memory but it doesn't seem to. in the field of very competitive super-zooms i think this camera is right at the top. some would argue that it needs image stabilization-which would add a nice feature- but the low light capability of this camera leaves the rest of the field in the dust. i would recommend this camera to beginners all the way up to advanced intermediate. sorry this review is so lengthy but with so many features on this camera you could go on and on.

  • 4.0 out of 5
GREAT CAM EASY TO USE (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

First off let me warn everyone out there WAWADIGITAL.COM IS A SCAM The good reviews are typed by them. Just do your self a favor and google search their name before ordering. They advertised the Fuji S5200 for 219.00 Then they called to ask what high priced memory and batteries we wanted. When we told him we were ok. He said the order was cancelled. I called back to ask why he said the camera is now out of stock. I said that was bait and switch and was gonna report to the Better Business Bureau He said and I quote "DON'T YOU DARE YOU F'ING BASTARD I HAVE ALL YOUR INFORMATION TO RUIN YOUR CREDIT OR VISIT YOUR HOUSE YOU PIECE OF ****" I said omg no way you did nt just threaten me like that. He said I don't give a shit just try to make a complaint your not the first one. PLEASSEEEEEEEEEE check history on this company before dealing with them.

OK now for the good news I dealt with a company called B 7 H PHOTO In NYC I have no connection with this company at all I have done business with them twice and have had nothing but great dealings. I got the Fuji S5200 from them for 239.00 after a 50.00 rebate. Great camera no problems with B & H

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera with size a bit on larger size (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The photo quality is excellent, but dont know how to have date/time stamp on the photos. the memory card too small, but overall good camra.. the 10 x zoom is excellent...its simply great.. and a proud owner of one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Takes great pictures,wonderful camera

  • 1.0 out of 5
Very bad pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

jpeg compression to high, very bad pictures, no details in picture, no answer/help from Fuji-support. I will never bye another Fuji product!

  • 4.0 out of 5
DO NOT SHOP FROM WAWADIGITAL.COM (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

See/ref: BEST DEAL review. The reviewer bought his/her camera from WAWADIGITAL.COM and got a good deal. After I read the review, I did the same. I purchased this camera from that website, and received an e-mail to call them to confirm the order. The website said the camera is in stock. When I called them the next day, I got the RUDEST salesman on the phone. The person has no phone personality, which I can accept. When I gave him the order number. He said: "the order is canceled" with no explanation. So I asked why. He said: "the camera is sold out" and hang up. That is the total number of words spoken to me in a sarcastic tone. I wasted time and energy, and disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Seems to have same CCD problem as FinePix F700 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Have had the camera for just 7 weeks. Great at first. Now suddenly the CCD has failed. Now pictures are completely obscured by green and purple lines. This is exactly what is reported in consumer reviews of the F700 on Digital Camera HQ. I note that there has been a service advisory from Fujifilm about a CCD problem with the F700 (and also with the A303, F410 and S2 Pro). I understand Sony, Canon, Nikon, Konica-Minolta and other manufacturers have made similar advisories about cameras of theirs which apparently share the same CCD defect. Luckily, mine has failed within the 12 month warranty period. However, I read that others have had the problem occur after two years. Fuji (and others) appear to be fixing the problem for free even outside the warranty period. I imagine this may need to extend to other models including the S5200/5600. Others please report similar experiences.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best deal (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

just got mine and love it but wanted to point out that price wise I got the best deal I could find at started out on ebay at $319.00 and ended up with wawa at $230.00. Love the camera and the price!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great 1st Digital (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is my first digital camera, and I purchased it based on the reviews that say it has little delay between shots. So far I have been very impressed with ease of use, functionality, and picture quality. Overall I would recommend this camera to anyone.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Buy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera. I am a college photographer and this camera has been taking great pictures. I haven't had any unhappy customers yet. I love the multiple settings for the camera and all its features. For this price range, I think this is the best camera for anyone who is getting into serious photography.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Feels Great (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Just purchased it yesterday. and It feels great. Excellent as an intermediate camera. Compared to the Canon IS2 this is a run away, that Canon is way too much overpriced. for that price you might as well get the Finepix S9000

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best camera for its price range!!!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have only had the camera for a few days but I am very impressed. I took pics of a small waterfall inside a Embassy Suits. The pic was so clear and detailed that you can see the dozens of water drops. NO LIE!!!!! This is a awesome camera. I have gotten my money's worth already!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good Camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

So far I have enjoyed using this camera a great deal. Speed of autofocus and very short shutter lag are two strong points. Camera has a nice overall feel. Most controls and function buttons are easily operated and are easily accessible but a few that require combinations of buttons to be pushed simultaneously can be a little awkward for big hands. So far th S5200 has produced very nice quality prints at 8x10 and even larger. I would like to see a manual zoom instead of electronic zoom buttons. Focusing with the toggle buttons in the manual mode is awkward and slow. Pop up flash is ok but the option for an off camera flash for more flash power should be included. The electronic viewfinder is not bad but an optical viewfinder would be a huge improvement.

  • 5.0 out of 5
RP works! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought the S5200 because I got tired of other cameras having a background so dark you couldn't see anything in it, especially with a flash. The S5200 does great on this - I've taken pictures outdoors at night and the background is clearly visible. Same for indoor pictures with a flash. The RP makes a huge difference. As for everything else, I think it's about the same as any other camera in it's class.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fantastic camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Quite the camera - great looks, fantastic pictures, and lots of manual options. I've had it for a week now and can't put it down. The long 10X lens is great, little noticeable purple fringing or distortion, but don't rely on the Anti-Blur mode to function like Image Stabilization - all it does is boost ISO and shutter speed. Sometimes it works pretty well, other times not at all. Luckily, I didn't throw my tripod away.
Pro's - Nice 10X zoom.
Automatic pop-up flash.
Flash throttles down well for close-up and macro shots.
High ISO capability with acceptable noise levels, even at ISO 1600 - amazing!
Very fast operation, almost no shutter lag.
Lots of manual settings for creative control.
Diopter adjustment for EVF.
Natural Light mode works very well.
Hefty, solidly built, except maybe for flimsy battery-compartment door. Feels like a real camera.
Takes excellent pictures. I've already printed up a few 8X10s that look every bit as good as 35mm.
Uses AA batteries, no need to buy a second expensive proprietary battery pack.
Records RAW files!
Very good video recording - with a big enough card, who needs a camcorder anymore?

Con's - Inscrutable Fuji control layout. You have to push two buttons at the same time to adjust EV compensation and shutter-speed, in Manual mode. You'll never figure this out unless you read the owner's manual. Zoom buttons set too close to view-finder. Why two seperate buttons for menu functions?
Tunnel-vision EVF.
LCD could be a bit bigger.
That's about it. A few small improvements and this thing would be perfect.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Perfect camera for amateurs! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Well, I am not a pro but I will try to write something about this camera for those who are trying to decide if they will buy it or not...
I bought this camera after analysing the reviews of S5200's antecesors; S5000 and S5100.
Both were top sellers and every one (or almost) liked their performance. I also analysed if it was better to buy the strong competitor Canon S1 IS. For my need I chose to buy one of the Fujis.
After reading some reviews about the S5000, some complaining and seeing that the complaining was much less on the Fuji S5100, I decided that the latter would be a great idea had not I done more research. I saw that the few complainings on S5100 would not (probably) be in its up-graded version (S5200) and some nice features would be included, too.
In the site of Fuji I saw that S5200 would come with their newest kinda sensor (5th generation). Also it would come with Anti-blur (comparable to Canon's Image Stabilizer) and with the Real Photo Tecnology.
Despite having it only for one week now, I have to say that I am very satisfied with the camera. It was a bit expensive but worth every Yen (I am in Japan, the first place where it had its premiere). I took some shots at night with surprising results, such as those Fuji promissed in their homepage. The Real Photo Tec is really good; instead of a dark and impenetrable background in night shots, you can have a vision of how the party was like. If you know how to use the camera, you can even get many details that I doubt you would ever get with another camera but S5200.
The Anti-blur works fine. It is pretty good to take telephoto shots without a tripod and even for moving objects.
The ISO have a reduced amount of noise even in its highest; ISO 1600. Unbelievable!
The camera is pretty simple to use and the pre-programed functions are very useful with great results. If you just wanna have it to great snapshots, that is the camera.
Even if you wanna have a special effect, after reading the manual, the camera does what you want it to. The features are very nice.
Everything in the camera was thought, rethought and usually you can have what you want in a fingerful.
Cons: I didnt like the difficulty of manual focusing and the EVF (though I dont have much experience with other digital cameras and dont know if it could get much better);
The camera could have more options of aperture.
Out of the cons, the camera is worth for a non professional like me that are begining with photography and needs some nice features.
Some people ask if buying Fuji S9000 would be a beter idea. Need you more pixels, are you a professional (or at least know what White Balance, Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Metering are and what they work for) and have more money to spend, then I would say that it be nice. Otherwise, if you are like me and just wanna practise with a good digital camera that many people will envy for its qualities, then you dont ever need to think about another camera.
I may not here be able to say how good Fuji S5200 is but I really love it and would not change it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
quality and sharpness of the picture is really nice (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

the result of this camera is really nice.... i like it very much,... at present i have not any camera because of financial problem, but i bet when i buy camera i bought Fuji FinePix S5200 ..
Really it is a finest camera in reliable price...
really i say it by heart....
i like very much.... really

  • 5.0 out of 5
Get It While Its a Secret (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Got the S5100 a month ago and took fantastic pictures all over Europe, particularly in low light situations in cathedrals and museums where flash use in not allowed. I am an advanced amateur photographer and found the features perfect for me yet it worked great as a point and shoot when less skilled family members and stangers took our pics on request. Super camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
it does take great pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This unit is very compact, but not to small. This camera, is best suited for someone who has a little SLR knowledge. It takes a little getting use to, but if you read the manual and play with it, its really not that hard. The zoom x10 is a great feature, but it does need a tripod. The cd that comes with the camera is a great idea, and it will fix some of the bloopers you make. You will need at minimum 125mb card, but all up it is a fun camera.