The Fujifilm S200EXR is the latest edition of Fuji's popular SLR-styled range and boasts the company's latest EXR sensor, but will it tempt people away from the budget DSLRs?
Given the versatility of competing camera formats it would be easy to overlook this type of camera; however, the S200 does offer impressive performance for a comparatively reasonable price. The S200’s technology is very clever and it is possible to achieve some great-looking shots – a combination which I’m sure will appeal to many compact photographers looking to upgrade. In terms of real handling though, the S200 is no match for a full DSLR; the lack of proper manual focus, the fixed lens, and the EVF – a problem also shared by the new Micro Four Thirds cameras – all make a budget DSLR the preferred option for most. Money, however, is always an important consideration and with the S200’s focal length, it remains a considerably cheaper option, while still being able to deliver the results.