Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR review

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£279.99

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Fujifilm’s latest travel compact camera, the FinePix F800EXR, has a 16-million-pixel, 1/2in CMOS sensor and an impressive 20x optical zoom. Vincent Oliver looks at its key features. Read the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR review...

Fujifilm Finepix F800EXR front
Fujifilm Finepix F800EXR front Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR back

While we are seeing more and more high-end compact cameras enter the market, there is still a big demand for small travel models with large zoom lenses, such as this latest offering from Fujifilm - the FinePix F800EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR review - Features 

At the core of the F800EXR is a 12in (6.4x4.8mm) CMOS sensor, with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800. In front of this sensor sits a 20x 4.6-92mm Fujinon lens (equivalent to 25-500mm on a 35mm camera). The camera has eight shooting modes, including auto, program and the advanced EXR mode. When set to EXR, the camera is meant to recognise 58 different types of scene and will then automatically adjust the camera to its optimum exposure and image settings.

Like other recent cameras, the F800EXR can transfer images via Wi-Fi to mobile devices. A free Fujifilm camera app is available from the iTunes store for installation on an iPhone or iPad. To improve speed and save valuable space, images are resized to 3 million pixels by default when being transferred.