FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR Review

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Review posted 11/05/2010

Quick Take
Pros
24-360mm wide zoom lens; Excellent EXR Auto shooting mode quality; Motion Panorama 360 mode; Pro-Focus and Pro Low-Light Shooting modes; 3.0-inch, 460,000 dot LCD; Pop-up flash stays hidden when the camera is off ; Super CCD EXR image sensor and processor; Phase Detection Pixels; Outstanding overall performance; 720p HD video capture with dedicated recording button
Cons
High noise in HD videos; Face Detection struggled slightly; Weak Flash Unit; Only 5 full-sized images in burst mode
Bottom Line
The FinePix F300EXR is a powerful and versatile digicam featuring a 12-Megapixel imaging sensor, 15x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video capture and Phase Detection Pixels. These features allow for incredibly fast focus and outstanding image quality. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
fuji_f300exr_550.jpgOne of FujiFilm's latest EXR equipped models, the FinePix F300EXR is a sleek, yet powerful compact camera that boasts some serious features. These include a 12-megapixel EXR Super CCD image sensor, 15x Fujinon optical zoom lens (24 - 360mm equivalent range), a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD screen, Intelligent Image stabilization, 720p HD video capture, and their new Hybrid High Speed Autofocus mode to name a few.

All of these features are packed into a stylish and durable metal shell, which Fuji used two coats of lacquer to create a beautiful finish. On top of that, the F300EXR is small enough that you can still slip it into your pants pocket; which is impressive when you consider it's packing a 15x optical zoom.

FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR key features:
  • 12-megapixel EXR Super CCD sensor for large prints
  • Fujinon 15x wide angle optical zoom lens with 24-3600mm equivalent focal range
  • Hybrid High Speed AF uses both Phase Detection and Contrast AF methods for superior AF in bright or dark conditions
  • Intelligent IS uses sensor-shift and high ISO to capture blur-free photos
  • 3.0-inch LCD with 460k pixels
  • Motion Panorama mode sweeps up to 360°
  • Pro Low-Light mode
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Dedicated Video Recording Button
  • Face recognition for up to 8 faces in the frame
  • Improved Pro Focus mode
  • EXR Auto exposure mode
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • HDMI output
  • SD/SDHC card slot
  • Powered by a Li-ion battery pack
The FinePix F300EXR is available now with a suggested retail price of $329.95 US.

What's in the Box?:
  • F300EXR camera body
  • Li-ion battery NP-50
  • Battery charger BC-45W
  • Hand strap
  • A/V cable for the FinePix F300EXR
  • USB cable for the FinePix F300EXR
  • CD-ROM


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