Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

Last Updated (31 March’11):
– Review by PCAdvisor

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is a 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor features 10x wide-angle optical zoom; 27mm wide-angle to 270mm telephoto, 720p HD movie recording; mini HDMI port, 1/2-inch SUPER CCD EXR, ISO 100-12800, and 3.0-inch LCD. The camera measures 99.3 (W) x 58.9 (H) x 28.4 (D) mm / 3.9 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 1.1 (D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments) and weighs 183g / 6.5oz.(excluding accessories, battery and memory card).

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“Overall, the FinePix F80 EXR compact zoom camera despite its innovative EXR modes is a good camera that comes with more than the usual manual options and features, but overall image quality is nothing extraordinary.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TechTree reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The build feels solid and the ergonomics are well taken care of. Image quality is good in most situations and we noticed a good improvement in low light photography. The 10x zoom works very well and the image stabilization lets you click good photos even if you don’t have the steadiest of hands.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The bottom line: The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is an overall very good compact megazoom for its street price and size, though it’s not without compromises.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The pocket-size Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR gives you enough zoom to get close to the action, and it takes some pretty impressive photos, but the user interface on this camera needs a serious overhaul.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalVersus reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The small but pixel-packed sensor doesn’t do justice to the F80 EXR, which handles noise well but won’t blow the competitors out of the water. However, the F80 EXR is still an attractive compact with decent performances. It’s fast, but sometimes a little complicated to use.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“Despite its flaws, the F80EXR is still worthy of consideration, especially given its reasonably competitive price, good build quality and excellent handling.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBay reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“All in all, I think the F80EXR is a great little compact camera. If you are looking for a pocket camera with a competitive feature set, the F80EXR deserves a serious look. It offers a basic approach to snapshots for those who don’t take things too seriously, while offering a number of more advanced features for those who like to experiment a bit more. While not without its quirks, the F80EXR earns a high recommendation for the pocket camera that it is.”
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CNET.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“Fujifilm’s EXR technology looked fascinating when it first appeared, but it just doesn’t seem to have moved on. The FinePix F80EXR boasts a mild resolution increase over the FinePix F70EXR and the purple fringing is gone, but the crossover between the normal and EXR modes is as confusing as ever”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“As the focus tends to be pretty sluggish at the best of times this gets quite frustrating when viewing the images back to find the edges aren’t as distinctive or sharp. Colour and tone is generally fine, if a little dour, making the overall image quality average at best. “
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The pop-up flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and adequate exposure. The wide-angle lens did exhibit obvious barrel distortion at the 27mm setting. The night photograph was OK, with the maximum shutter speed of 8 seconds allowing you to capture enough light in most situations.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Steves-digicams reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“…With good overall image quality, speedy performance, and a street price of $300 or less, we feel the FujiFilm FinePix F80EXR offers great “bang for your buck” when you consider the versatility and features you are receiving from such a compact package.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and writes;
“The standard/default setting is Provia (normal, naturalistic picture quality), whilst in Program mode Velvia additionally boosts colour saturation to give the greens and blues found in landscapes in particular an added vividness…”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR User Reviews

So far, so great | Rating: ★★★★★
“Very intuitive and easy to use. Shoots quickly. The zoom is amazing, as is the feature that takes two photos at the same time (one without flash), so you can compare them…” – By Kevin Mckay

Beyond satisfied! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The quality of pictures on full zoom alone make it worth the price. The detail it can pic up on small things is great. It’s very easy to use and figure out. After about 5 minutes I already knew where all the controls were and how to use them.” – By Raine T

Smart camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am not a fan of Fuji software. But I like the natural color of this camera’s pictures. It seems to me well suited both for indoor and outdoor photography. Both zoom and macro work OK for me. ” – By Karel Nespor

Excellent point and shooter! | Rating: ★★★★★
“It has 3 different modes. The High Res mode just takes a picture at 12MP, like normally. The high ISO and low noise mode combines two pixels into one, creating a 6MP picture but at more detail in dark scenes. D-Range priority takes two pictures at different exposures and combines them making a 6MP picture but with greater shadow detail and highlights.” – By Brenton Fedele

F80EXR is awesome!!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The ‘Super Intelligence Flash’ mode is awesome. It controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background, suitable for shooting macro and close-up portrait.” – By Pak Suen

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Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR Sample Photos

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Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR Features

Face Recognition
Now, users can register up to eight (8) faces, along with names, birthdays and categories, and the F80EXR will prioritize focus and exposure right on the faces of those special people. Users can also use Image Search to view images of a registered person. Compared to models from other manufacturers, Fujifilm’s Face Recognition has faster recognition speed, greater number of names displayed, and the ability to recall the most often shot subject.

Long zoom compact cameras, as opposed to standard compact digital cameras, typically use a smaller sensor that is vulnerable to difficult lighting conditions since light has a harder time reaching the CCD sensor. To mitigate this vulnerability, Fujifilm has introduced its award-winning EXR technology into the FinePix F80EXR, allowing for significant improvement in image quality against the competition. Fujifilm’s EXR technology uses the human eye as the basis for the perfect camera sensor, creating a Super CCD sensor capable of registering excellent levels of detail when switched to its HR (High Resolution) mode. The FinePix F80EXR is also capable of offering excellent quality in low light and superb highlight detail in contrast light when switched to its SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode and DR (Wide Dynamic Range) modes respectively.

Super Slim 10x Zoom Lens
In conjunction with the Super CCD EXR sensor, the FinePix F80EXR features a Fujinon 10x Wide-Angle optical zoom lens that produces crisp high resolution results throughout the focal range, from 27mm wide-angle to 270mm telephoto. The lens of the FinePix F80EXR features Super EBC Coating that keeps ghosting and flare to minimum to allow for optimal picture quality.

Pet Detection
For those who enjoy the company of four-legged friends, the F80EXR has Pet Detection, allowing users the ability to detect up to 10 faces of dogs or cats and automatically optimize the focus. The F80EXR is programmed to recognize 57% of the Fédération Cyno Logique Internationale (FCI) Registered Dogs, 80% of the Top 20 Dogs in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Ranking and 60% of The Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) breeds. Pet Detection works by matching various dog or cat data of facial parts with patterns to detect the dog or cat being photographed.

HD Movie Capture
With the ability to capture movies in HD quality–720p HD–the F80EXR also has a micro HDMI Port, making it quick and easy for users to realize the full benefits of their home theater system and to share all their special moments.

Tracking Auto Focus
The F80EXR also has Tracking Auto Focus, which allows users to track a moving subject automatically for still picture capture.

Additional Features

* ‘Super Intelligent’ Flash: The FinePix F80EXR offers a flash control system which efficiently controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background. Gone are the ugly washout shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and unexposed. Super Intelligent Flash is most useful in macro photography where the contrast between subject and background can be especially challenging, but is also effective for night and backlit photography.
* Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the FinePix F80EXR is fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously, at almost any angle to the camera. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
* Dual Stabilization: Long-zoom cameras need stabilization more than any other compact, with handshake and subject movement a particular problem in low light at telephoto range. The FinePix F80EXR reduces blur to a minimum by deploying Picture Stabilization to automatically increase shutter speeds to freeze action, and CCD Sensor Shift Stabilization to counteract the problems of handshake. By cleverly combining these two, blur is reduced to an absolute minimum.
* 3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD: The FinePix F80EXR is fitted with a high contrast 230K-pixel 3.0-inch LCD. The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light, and means that the camera can be pitched at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots. Viewable at 160 degrees both vertically and horizontally, the LCD is bright and clear for beautiful rendition of shots in playback.

One Response to “Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR”

  1. Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR says:

    Just got this camera for just 232$ and I am definitely happy with the purchase.
    Large view screen,easy to work.
    Includes all the necessary features for the amateur. Superior camera for taking pictures in a “no flash allowed” environment.

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