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The best HD digital camera under $200 selection includes some of the top digital cameras rated favourably by some of the finest digital cameras reviewers and filtered by those cameras which can record HD videos of 1080p resolution. These cameras can be very useful when you want to record videos instantly and upload them to YouTube. Nikon, Fuji, Canon and Panasonic are typically behind some of the best HD cameras under 200 dollar, available in the market today.

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Fuji FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Digital Camera


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Fujifilm FinePix S8200
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
Fujifilm FinePix S8500
Sony DSC-WX80
Nikon COOLPIX S9200
Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Digital Camera
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W Digital Camera
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
Nikon COOLPIX S9200 3D Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jun 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
HD Recording Format
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1080p (HDTV)
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
3D Digital Camera
Optical Zoom
40.0 x
44.0 x
46.0 x
8.0 x
18.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm

  • In summary the Nikon Coolpix S8200 improves a couple of major features and adds a few new functions to further improve on a camera that we already liked a lot. Unfortunately it still has some key deficiencies, most notably the so-so image quality especially at the higher ISO speeds, the frustrating need to access the main menu for commonly used options like ISO speed, and the lack of any manual controls for more advanced users.


  • That said, while the similarly priced Nikon L820 features a smaller build and a much higher resolution screen, coupled with comparable features, you'll struggle to find a similar model with the same zoom range as the Fuji S8200.


  • The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 is typical of many bridge cameras on the market. You get loads of useful features which make using the camera a similar experience to a DSLR. Highlights include 10 fps continuous shooting, good battery life, the electronic viewfinder and full manual controls. The downside is that image quality isn't the best you'll get on a camera though, but for those who like to share pictures on sites such as Facebook, this isn't really a big issue for many users.


  • Cameras with Wi-Fi tend to be significantly more expensive than those with similar specs and no Wi-Fi, given the Fujifilm FinePix S8400W has a 44x optical zoom lens, the £239.99 price tag looks extremely fair. There are loads of other features for the aspiring photographer to enjoy, it's ideal for someone who wants to step up their photography but doesn't want the burden of an expensive DSLR and a kit bag of lenses.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi.


  • The Sony WX80 is very small, which means that its control buttons and LCD screen are also very small. This will represent a significant drawback with this camera, as anyone with large fingers will struggle to use this camera comfortably. Still, if you don't mind the small size of this model, it's a good option versus others in its sub-$200 price point.


  • Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the prospect of having 1080p HD video, an 8x optical zoom, and WiFi connectivity in your pocket for under $200 seems enticing, the reality isn't quite that appealing.


  • When shopping around you can find the S9200 for £245, but retailers such as Curry's are charging £270. This makes it more expensive than the S9300 which you can get from Warehouse Express for £260, which has GPS. Thankfully, the S9200 takes pictures with good detail and colour reproduction and can shoot full resolution images at a fast rate, although noise is a problem from ISO 400 upwards. If the S9200 was cheaper, we'd be happy to recommend it, but for the price, you might as well look at the S9300.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S9200 is a versatile compact that's pleasant and easy to use. However, picture quality isn't always on par with certain similarly priced competitors, such as the Canon SX240 and Panasonic TZ25.