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Power, flexibility and creative control with the FinePix S4500 and S4200

The FinePix S4500 and S4200 are the highlight models of the 4 new cameras set to feature in the S-series long-zoom bridge camera range in spring 2012.


Specifically designed for users who want maximum reach without compromising image quality or convenience, the S4500 and S4200 feature high-quality 30x and 24x Fujinon optical zoom lenses respectively, while also offering advanced features in compact, robust, easy to use bodies. In addition, these cameras also offer key performance improvements in speed and functionality to ensure photographers have all they need to capture high quality images in a wide range of shooting conditions. FinePix S4500 - 30x Optical Zoom, 14MP, 3.0" LCD
FinePix S4200 - 24x Optical Zoom, 14MP, 3.0" LCD
Get close to the action
The Optical Power Zoom lenses make them ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, keen travellers or sports fans – anywhere that a longer zoom length will help users capture better images. And for the FinePix S4500, fast and accurate framing is made by easier with a precise 45-step zoom control. The Fujinon’ lenses have the company’s hallmark level of expert engineering to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions. They offer edge-to-edge sharpness and exceptional clarity in images. The S4500 and S4200 also offer a Super Macro mode that focuses down to just 2cm for detail-filled close-ups. Designed for performance
Inside these FinePix S-series cameras is Fujifilm’s unique 1/2.3-inch 14 megapixel CCD sensor offering the renowned image quality that users across the world expect from Fujifilm’s award-winning cameras. In low-light situations, users can adjust the ISO from 64 up to 6400*¹ and use Fujifilm’s proprietary CCD-Shift image stabilisation to help keep images sharp. As well as high-quality stills captured as both Fine and Normal quality JPEGs, the S4500 and S4200 offer 720p HD movie capture at 30fps for smooth movies that will impress friends and family – especially when the HDMI output is used to connect the cameras to an HD ready TV for instant playback. Manual shooting mode, accessed via the mode dial, gives photographers full control of manual shooting such as shutter priority mode or aperture priority mode. In addition to the new technological features offered by the S-series cameras, they have been optimised for faster start-up, improved speed of Auto Focus and an upgraded response time. All this combines to ensure that users won’t miss a shot. *ISO3200/6400 is effective in S mode. See the whole picture
Users of these S-series cameras can choose between composing their pictures using the 200,000 dots Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), and the 3.0 -inch LCD screen on the rear of the camera. The 230,000-dots LCD screen has been redesigned to make it simple to play back stills and movies, navigate the cameras’ menus and frame pictures – even when in bright sunlight. The cameras’ rear screens have an improved brightness over previous models to ensure details stand out and colours appear more realistic. In addition, Face Detection technology is included to automatically lock onto faces appearing in scene, and Fujifilm’s SR Auto modes will make light work of any situation, capturing the very best quality pictures no matter how technically challenging the exposure. These S-series cameras have fully controllable exposure modes for the more advanced photographer. There’s even the option to Date Stamp images to ensure users never forget when they captured their new favourite photographs. Shooting with convenience
Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the user’s hand, even throughout long shooting sessions, these super-zoom cameras offer impressive levels of technology considering their compact size. For convenience, power is provided by four widely available AA batteries, making them ideal for travellers or holidaymakers as there are no bulky chargers or plug adapters to carry around. With the innovative improvements and the wide-reaching zoom ranges, either model will prove to be a rewarding choice for all keen photographers. *¹ ISO3200/6400 is effective in S mode.   Fujifilm FinePix S4500 and S4200 key features
  • 1/2.3-inch 14MP CCD sensor
  • 24mm wide-angle-super-zoom lens
  • 200,000 dots EVF
  • 3-inch 230,000 dots LCD
  • 4x AA batteries
  • 720p HD movie capture
  • Focusing down to 2cm in Super Macro Mode
  • Date Stamp


FinePix S4200, S4500 Series

Number of effective pixels

14.0 million pixels

Image sensor

1/ 2.3-inch CCD with primary colour filter

Storage media

Internal memory (none)
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

File format   (still image)

JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ) /
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)


AVI (Motion JPEG )

Number of recorded pixels



S4200:Fujinon 24 x optical zoom lens
S4500:Fujinon 30 x optical zoom lens

            focal length

f=4.3mm~103.2mm, equivalent to 24- 576mm on a 35 mm camera
f=4.3mm~129.0mm, equivalent to 24- 720mm on a 35 mm camera


F3.1(Wide) - F5.9 (Telephoto)


11 groups 15 lenses

Digital zoom

S4200:approx. 6.7x (up to approx. 160.8 x, with 24x optical zoom)
S4500:approx. 6.7 x (up to approx. 201.0 x, with 30x optical zoom)


F5.9/F8/F20(Telephoto)  with ND filter

Focus distance
(from lens surface)

Wide: Approx. 40cm to infinity/1.3ft  to infinity,
Telephoto: Approx. 2.8 m to infinity/ 9.1 ft to infinity
Wide: Approx. 7cm - 3.0m /2.7in.-9.8ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 2.0m - 3.0m /6.5ft.-9.8ft
Super Macro: Wide:
Approx. 2cm-  1.0m /0.8in.- 3.3ft.


Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600/3200*/6400* (Standard Output Sensitivity) 
*ISO3200/6400 is effective in  image size S.

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering ; Spot, Multi, Average

Exposure mode

Programmed AE,  Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual exposure

Shooting  modes

 SP :Zoom Bracketing, Natural Light & with Flash,  Natural Light, Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text,

           (MODE DIAL)

MODE DIAL:SR AUTO, AUTO, P, S, A, M, Custom, Movie, Panorama, SP     

Image stabiliser

CCD shift type

Face detection


Exposure compensation

-2.0EV-+2.0EV  1/3EV step                           

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. , (All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/2000 sec.   with mechanical shutter      

Continuous shooting       (TOP)

TOP-3   max. 1.2 fps;
TOP-10  max. 3.3fps; size (M,S)
TOP-20  max. 8fps; size (S)


LAST3: max. 1.2 fps; last 3 frames recorded


LONG PERIOD: max. 1.2 fps; maximum number of frames varies with image size and available memory

Auto bracketing

AE Bracketing ±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV

Focus    (mode)

Single AF/Continuous AF (SR AUTO, Movie)


TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available

      (AF frame selection)

centre, Multi, Area, Tracking

White balance

Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom


Approx. 10 sec./2 sec. Delay


Auto flash (i-flash)


Effective range: (ISO AUTO)
Wide: approx. 40 cm–7.0 m/1.3 ft.–22.9 ft.,
Telephoto: approx. 2.5 m–3.6 m/8.2 ft.–11.8 ft.
Wide: approx. 30 cm–3.0 m/1 ft.–9.8 ft.,
Telephoto: approx.2.0 m–3.0 m/6.5 ft.–9.8 ft.

Flash modes

Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

Hot shoe


Electronic Viewfinder

0.2-inch., approx. 200,000 dots, colour LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage

LCD monitor

3.0-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT colour LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage

Movie recording

1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames /sec.) with monaural sound.
Optical zoom function can be used.

Photography  functions

SR AUTO, Instant zoom, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, blink detection, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, motion panorama,
Face recognition, Date stamp

Playback  functions

Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo, histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, favourites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames

Other functions

PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode                                                                               

Terminal            { Video output)

NTSC/PAL selectable
with monaural sound

              (Digital interface)

USB 2.0 High-Speed

               ( HDMI output)

HDMI Mini connector

Power supply

4xAA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately)
4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately)


118.0 (W) x 80.9 (H) x 99.8(D) mm / 4.6(W)x3.1(H)x3.9(D)in.


Approx. 543 g /  19.1 oz. (including  batteries and memory card)                  


Approx. 448 g /  15.8 oz. (excluding , batteries and memory card)                  

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity

10%-80% (no condensation)

Battery life

Alkaline batteries:                  Approx. 300frames  (AUTO mode)
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx  500 frames  (AUTO mode)
Lithium batteries :                 Approx.  700 frames  (AUTO mode)

Accessories included

4xAA type alkaline batteries
Shoulder strap
USB-A/V cable
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
Owner's manual

Optional accessories

AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
DC coupler CP-04

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