As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5000 and the Coolpix S6500) and Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 and the Alpha NEX-5)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other super zoom competitors the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and S5200 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9100 and S5200 Zoom

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX50 HS and S5200 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4500 and S5200 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 4.4"

Kodak EasyShare Z650

Kodak EasyShare Z650
5 months newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Z650 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z650 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z650 and S5200 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Standard size (98×78×73 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Light weight: 320 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 4.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5000 Zoom and S5200 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 4.4"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, compared to entry-level DSLR competitors the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 18 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
3 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5000 and S5200 Zoom

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
8 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S5200 Zoom

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 15.8 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
4 years newer
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5 and S5200 Zoom

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
9 years newer
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and S5200 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (professional size (114×85×112 mm) vs compact (95×58×26 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×58×26 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.4"

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and S5200 Zoom

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), is newer (july 2005 vs august 2001) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (professional size (114×85×112 mm) vs mid size (95×69×52 mm)), is thicker (4.4" vs 2") and is slightly heavier (470 g vs 286 g).

Nikon Coolpix 885

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 885 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Smaller: Mid size (95×69×52 mm) vs Professional size (114×85×112 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2" vs 4.4"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 885 (vs the S5200 Zoom)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix 885 and S5200 Zoom

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital