Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

Last update (22 February’10):
- Review by WDC

Fujifilm F70EXR is a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot camera features 10x optical zoom (27 – 270mm on a 35mm camera), Face Detection 3.0, DUAL IS (Image Stabilization), and a 2.7-inch High Contrast & Wide Viewing Angle LCD. The camera measures 99.3 (W) x 58.9 (H) x 22.7 (D) mm / 3.9 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 0.9 (D) in. and weighs Approx. 180g / 6.3oz.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Fujifilm F70EXR Reviews

WDC reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The Fuji FinePix F70EXR once again demonstrates that there is more to picture quality than just megapixels. With a high quality lens and an innovative high-tech sensor it out-performs almost anything else in its class, and is exceptionally good value for money.”
Rating: ★★★★½

TechTree reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The camera also impresses with good details and natural colours. The EXR modes are also quite good, which allows you to just stick the camera in any one of them and not bother about the settings.
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Rating: ★★★☆☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The EXR sensor, combined with its wide array of features that make advanced shooting techniques accessible, make the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR a compelling option as both a pocket megazoom and as an everyday compact camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCRP reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“If you’re looking for a compact ultra zoom camera that excels at low light shooting, then the FinePix F70EXR should definitely fit the bill. It’s not the most feature-packed camera in its class, but it delivers better high ISO shots than almost anything else out there”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The photo quality at the camera’s full 10-megapixel resolution is good, but typical of a compact megazoom: slightly soft with a noticeable dip in quality at ISO 400. Things get grainier above that, but detail is still OK at ISO 800 for small prints. Fortunately, the 5-megapixel EXR mode shots are better.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR is a stunningly versatile camera, a pocket-sized superzoom that can take superb pictures in any lighting conditions, and is better in low light than anything else in its class. It is well made, handles well, is easy to use, and even offers some creative manual settings. In a market crowded with near-identical long-zoom compacts the F70 stands out as something a bit special.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DCR reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Almost anyone who buys the F70EXR will like it – the price is right, it is amazingly flexible/tweakable, it produces superb images with bright colors, wide dynamic range, low noise levels, and it is easy to use. “
Rating: N/A

PCMag reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Overall, The Fujiflim Finepix F70EXR is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a small camera with a powerful optical zoom lens and excellent image quality, even in poorer lighting conditions. That is, if you can live without HD video.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The newly designed 10-Megapixel Super CCD EXR imaging sensor captures excellent, high quality images, while the new image processor allows the camera to combine images on the fly to improve image quality.”
Rating: N/A

Pocket-Lint reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The good: Sturdy construction, intuitive operation, broader focal range than usually found within a pocket snapshot allows for a wider variety of creative choices. The bad: No HD video nor HDMI port, just standard definition video. Verdict: Built to last pocket compact with a broader range of creative opportunities than usually found at this price point.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Cameras.uk reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Overall, picture quality is outstanding. There are a number of features on this camera that you do not find elsewhere. They help to control noise and add detail to shots where there are areas of high contrast. I also like the quality of the LCD screen. Recommended.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoxels reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Overall, excellent image quality and the various EXR and scene modes can prove useful in certain situations. The amount of choice can also prove confusing and intimidating to the Point-and-Shoot photographer but thankfully EXR AUTO mode works very well.”
Rating: N/A

BuyNShoot reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“if you’re a sharpness aficionado who demands crisp lines and fine detail, the F70 may not be your best choice. If, however, you enjoy nicely blended skin tones and an overall creaminess to your images then this camera may be one to consider.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigicamReview reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Image quality is very good, with low noise, when compared to other digital cameras and the option to capture a wide dynamic range is a very welcome feature, however purple fringing seems to be an unwanted side effect of having so much zoom available. Battery life was lower than I had hoped for. Overall the camera works very well and produces good images in a number of situations, and is Highly Recommended!”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR produces very good out-of-the-camera JPEG images with low noise and amazing dynamic range at a frankly astonishing price.”
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“It’s a mixed bag of performance from the FinePix F70 EXR giving lots of detail and lovely colours but then it’s let down with mid to high ISO levels…If you’re after a thin camera with plenty of pull in the zoom area, that also looks good then this is the camera for you. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.UK reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Even if you were just getting a 10x wideangle superzoom, the compact Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR would be good, but, with its EXR sensor technology, it potentially has the upper hand over many of its rivals. Its fatal flaw, though, is its susceptibility to colour fringing, which seriously undermines all its other good work”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoReview.au reviews the Fujifilm F70EXR and writes;
“Image noise became visible at ISO 800 in both flash shots and long exposures. Both pattern and colour noise were evident in shots taken at ISO 1600, although the effects of the noise were not quite as severe.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Fujifilm F70EXR User Reviews

Simply one of the best “point and shoots” I’ve owned | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve been looking for a long time for a point and shoot that does everything I want it to do, and do it well. The F70EXR has met my desires. Is it a 100% perfect? No, but it’s superior to most of my other cameras in what it can do, other than it’s weak video….” by D.Hentzie

Mind Blowing | Rating: ★★★★★
“In summary – this thing is a low light wonder. It is also dead easy to use and super productive. I love the ultra bright LCD that gives decent previews too. What a mind blower: All the functionality of a high end film camera with extra tricks (that really do work) and no bulky stupid case full of enhancements to drag around with you…..” by Rhonda Roberts

Awesome camera with poor battery life | Rating: ★★★☆☆
“… I love this camera, but constantly needing to worry about the battery makes it a little more trouble than it should be, and why I’m giving it 3 instead of 5 stars i the review.” by L.Helin

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Samples

Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos

- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ CNET
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ Photoxels
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ DigicamReview
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Fujifilm F70EXR Sample Photos @ Fujifilm

Manual

Fujifilm F70EXR User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Fujifilm F70EXR User Manual (PDF – 2.9MB)

Specs

Fujifilm F70EXR Specifications

Sensor

• 1/2" Super CCD EXR
• 10.0 million pixels

Image sizes

• 3616 x 2712
• 3616 x 2400
• 3616 x 2048
• 2592 x 1944
• 2592 x 1728

• 2592 x 1440
• 2048 x 1536
• 2048 X 1360
• 1920 x 1080

Movie clips • 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels @ 30 fps
• AVI (Motion JPEG )
File formats • JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 )

• Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
• Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

Lens

• Fujinon 10x Optical zoom lens

• 27-270mm equiv.
• f=5.0mm -50mm
• F3.3-F5.6

Image stabilization CCD-shift
Digital zoom Approx. 4.0x
Focus

Auto Focus

AF area modes

• Cente
• Area
• Multi
• Continous AF

AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • Normal: Wide angle: Approx. 45cm / 1.5 ft to infinity, Telephoto: Approx. 2m / 6.6 ft. to infinity
• Macro: Wide angle: Approx. 5cm/ 0.2 ft. to 80cm / 2.6 ft Telephoto: Approx. 90cm-2.5m / 3 ft to 1m / 3.3 ft
ISO sensitivity

• Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200

• ISO 400
• IS O 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400

• ISO 12800

Metering TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual
Shuttter speed Auto : 1/4 sec to 1/1500 sec
All other modes : 8 sec to 1/2000 sec
Aperture Wide: F3.3 – F6.4
Tele: F5.6 – F11
Shooting modes

• Mode dial: Auto, EXR, Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, SP, P, M, Movie

SP: Pro Focus, Pro Low-light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night(Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text

White balance Automatic scene recognition. Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light and Custom
Self timer Approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec. delay
Continuous shooting Modes • Top-3
• High-speed Top-12 (Number of recorded pixels  :”S” only)

• Final-3
• High Speed FInal-12 (Number of recorded pixels  :”S” only)

Flash

• Auto flash Effective range: 4.2 m
• 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.

LCD monitor

• 2.7 inch
• approx. 230,000 pixels
• TFT color LCD monitor
• approx. 100% coverage

Digital input/output

• USB 2.0 High Speed

Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Storage • Internal memory (Approx. 47 MB)
• SD/SDHC memory card
Power • Rechargeable NP-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Weight (no batt) Approx. 180 g
Dimensions 99 (W) x 59 (H) x 23 (D) mm
3.9 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 0.9 (D)


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