Award-winning compact superzoom digital camera now records HD 720p Movie. The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR features 12MP resolution (1/2.0-in. SUPER CCD EXR); a 10x wide-angle optical zoom (27-270mm equiv.); built-in Sensor-shift image stabilization; and a 7.6-cm (3.0-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot) in a beautifully sculpted metal shell with a double coated lacquer finish.
Fujifilm’s F-series digital cameras are well-known for their award-winning low-light performance, setting the standard for high ISO low noise results in compact digicams. The Fujifilm F80EXR retains the Super CCD EXR image sensor that is 3 sensors in one: HR (High Resolution) ensures your picture is recorded with maximum detail; DR (Wide Dynamic Range) balances between highlight and shadows to retain detail in both when the light is strong and contrasted; SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) captures clean noise-free pictures even in the darkest conditions. Set the F80EXR to EXR Auto mode and it detects the scene conditions (Landscape, Portrait, Macro, Night, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait) and lighting (HR, DR or SN), and automatically optimizes the focus, exposure and white balance for optimal results.[SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode caps two adjacent pixels together to produce 6 million large photodiodes, which are big enough to absorb light in the darkest of conditions, to produce low-light shots of extraordinary quality with minimal noise and grain.]
The F80EXR also sports the ‘Pro Low Light’ mode which provides extremely low noise even when zooming in low light scenes by combining a burst of 4 high sensitivity images using SN mode in quick succession. Using sophisticated Multi Frame Technology, all four images are merged to create one image.
The 10x wide-angle optical zoom (27-270mm equiv.) is ideal for capturing sweeping landscapes, wide interior shots, large group shots as well as telephoto shots such as distant sports and wildlife action. Dual Image Stabilization combines a mechanically stabilized CCD sensor with high ISO sensitivities to reduce the blurring effect of both hand-shake and subject movement even at the long zoom settings or in challenging low lighting conditions.
You can shoot High-Definition (HD) movie 1280×720 pixels (720p) at 24fps with monaural sound. Enjoy your pictures in High Definition on any HD ready television (an optional extra HD Card Reader and HDMI cable required) or PC.
More advanced photographers will appreciate the availability of Program AE, Aperture-Priority mode and Manual mode. [There is no Shutter-Priority mode.]
The FinePix F80EXR also continues to offer the popular Film Simulation Modes. 5 different film modes allow the photographer full creative expression to explore a variety of pre-set color and contrast modes designed around Fujifilm’s most famous film emulsions: Velvia/Vivid (for dramatic full saturation colour), PROVIA/Standard (for classic ‘neutral’ photography), ASTIA/Soft (for gentle, low contrast portraiture and soft, fine, smooth tonality), Sepia (for antique, warms tones) and Black & White (for dramatic monotones).
Other features include: Face Detection, Face Recognition, Pet Detection, Tracking Autofocus, and auto picture rotation. Super Intelligent Flash efficiently manages the flash power to produce balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background, even in macro mode, to avoid washout shots. Use Pro Focus Mode to separate your subject from a cluttered background (as in portraiture) by combining several exposures to create a crisp shot of the main subject against a defocused background.
Fujifilm’s F-series cameras have won awards year after year for their low light capability and the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR continues that tradition. The F80EXR is available in black (and red and silver in the UK) and is priced at about US $300 (CAD $300).
Read our Fujifilm F80EXR review…
|US | CA | UK|
|Image Sensor||12.0 Megapixel, 1/2.0-in. SUPER CCD EXR|
|Optical Zoom||10x (27-270mm equiv.)|
|Aperture||Wide: F3.3 / F9.0, Telephoto: F5.6 / F16.0 with ND filter|
|Media||SD / SDHC; 40MB Internal Memory|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Scene Modes|
|Shutter Speed||(Auto mode) 1/2000 to 1/4sec.
(All other modes) 1/2000 to 8sec.
|Continuous Shooting||Top-3, Final-3 (max. 1.6 fps); Top-12, Final-12 (max. 4.2 fps, "S" resolution)|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-pattern Metering|
|ISO sensitivity||Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800|
|Autofocus||CCD Contrast Detection
Auto focus (Multi, Center, Tracking) / Continuous AF, AF assist illuminator available
|Macro||5 cm / 2.0 in.|
Automatic scene recognition; Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
|Display Monitor||3.0 in. LCD, 230k-dot|
|Movie||HD 1280 x 720 @ 24fps, Monaural sound|
|Battery||Li-ion NP-50 (TBD shots) included|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||99.3 x 58.9 x 28.4 mm / 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.|
|Weight (body only)||183g / 6.5 oz.|
|MSRP||US $299.95 / CAD $299.99 / UK £|
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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