Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Review

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Review posted 08/07/2012

Quick Take
Pros
  • EXR is one of the best Auto shooting modes available
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • Great image quality 
  • Sensor-shift stabilization works well with the large zoom
  • 20x optical zoom lens provides amazing versatility
  • Nice, Bright 3.0-inch LCD
  • Built-in GPS
  • Full of creative shooting modes
  • Descent overall shooting performance
  • Good Battery Life
Cons
  • Some creative modes can be hard to use
  • Noise is out of control after ISO 800
  • Weak built-in flash unit
  • Flash does not automatically pop up when needed
  • Continuous shooting was not as promised
  • Priced a bit higher than much of its competition
Bottom Line
The Fuji FinePix F770 EXR is a powerful and versatile compact digicam with class-leading features. It has great image quality, creative shooting modes, but lacks a little in performance and carries a high price tag. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The FinePix F770 EXR is one of Fuji's most powerful and versatile, yet incredibly compact digicams. It has been loaded with all of their highest quality features and components, including a 16-Megapixel backside illuminated CMOS imaging sensor, dual core EXR image processor, 20x optical zoom lens and full 1080p HD video recording with just one touch of a button. Fuji's EXR Auto shooting mode makes every decision for you, including changing the camera's shooting mode and choosing the correct scene modes. The incredibly powerful processor also gives the camera the ability to use burst shooting for creative effects, not just for quickly capturing images.

The versatility of the F770 EXR is almost unmatched in a camera this size. Its 20x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 25-500mm is usually only found on a much bigger camera. It can also be used to find your way with the built-in GPS unit. Use it find landmarks or just to track where you shoot. This is also a very stylish camera and it will turn some heads.

Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Features:
  • Built-in GPS  with Landmark Navigator option
  • RAW shooting
  • 1/2-inch, 16-Megapixel EXR CMOS sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom lens (25-500mm)
  • 40x Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 3.0" ultra-clear LCD (406K)
  • High ISO sensitivity up to 3200 (12800 in image size "S")
  • Motion Detection
  • EXR Auto Mode
  • EXR HR (High Resolution Priority)
  • EXR DR (Dynamic Range Priority)
  • EXR SN (Signal to Noise Priority)
  • Super Macro Mode - focus to 5cm
  • 0.16 second Auto Focus
  • 8fps continuous still shooting
  • 1080p HD movie recording @ 30fps
  • 320fps movies at lower resolutions
  • Intelligent Image Stabilization
  • Pro Focus Mode
  • Pro Low-light Mode
  • Motion Panorama (180°, 240°, or 360°)
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • Tracking Auto Focus
  • Face Recognition (up to 8 faces)
  • Face Detection (up to 10 faces)
  • Automatic Red-eye Removal

The Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR has a suggested retail price of $379.95 USD. Colors include Black, Red, Blue, White, and Champagne. See our buy box for the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • Li-ion battery NP-50A
  • Battery charger BC-45W
  • Hand strap
  • USB cable
  • A/V cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's manual


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