Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16MP EXR CMOS 1/2 inch Sensor
  • 20x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 1080p HD video at 30 fps with stereo sound
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Manual modes
  • RAW capture
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-09-03
  • Final Grade: 87 B+

B+
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Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR
16MP EXR CMOS 1/2 inch Sensor; 20x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle; 3-inch LCD; 1080p HD video at 30 fps with stereo sound; WiFi connectivity; Optical image stabilization; Manual modes; RAW capture; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

Fujifilm seems to have missed the boat once more, releasing yet another incremental EXR camera that doesn't address the usability issues we've found with its predecessor. These problems aside, the EXR sensor is the selling point here; the user can choose one of three modes that favor high dynamic range, low noise, or high resolution. The low noise and high dynamic range modes reduce the resolution, yet truly improve image quality. You can even leave the camera on EXR AUTO, which will make these difficult decisions for you. Also included are manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority modes. The F800EXR will be released at $349, twenty dollars cheaper than the F770EXR was, and exchanges the latter's GPS for built-in WiFi, which will allow you to wirelessly transfer photos to your iOS or Android phone as well as sites like Youtube and Facebook. Expect the same image quality, interface, and build discussed in our F770EXR review. User reviews are actually pretty positive, but try it out before buying.

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