FinePix F80EXR

FinePix F80EXR

Features & Controls

By Matt Metzker

The Fujifilm F80EXR has a super zoom lens with 10x zoom capability. That means you can bring the subject 10 times closer. Fujifilm has a world recognized fujion lens and is coupled with the Super CCD EXR technology. Super CCD EXR Auto is comprised of a color filter array and image processing technology to provide better image quality. The 35mm equivalent of the lens is 27 - 270mm.

Focal Distance:
  • Wide: Approx. 45cm / 1.5ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto: Approx. 2m / 6.6ft. to infinity

  • Wide: Approx. 5cm - 2.5m / 2.0in.- 8.2ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 2.5m / 3.0ft.- 8.2ft.

The Flash has a whopping 10 settings whic include: 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.

The flash range is:
  • Wide: Approx. 30cm - 4.2m / 1.0 ft. -13.8 ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 2.4m / 3.0ft. - 7.9 ft.

Controls for the F80ERX are located both on the top of the camera and the back. On top are the power buttons and the shutter release. Wrapped around the shutter release is the control for the zoom.

on the back of the camera the controls are all located on the right side of the camera. At the top is the mode selector dial which is used to select the shooting mode for the camera. Below that are the playback and "F" mode menu buttons. The Playback button allows for viewing of the images stored on the media card. The "F" mode allows you to change values such as ISO and image size as well as activate the film simulation filters. The 4-way dial accesses the macro mode, flash settings and timer. When the camera is in playback mode pressing the top of the 4-way dial will delete unwanted images. In the center if the 4-way dial is the Menu/OK button. Pressing this will open the cameras menus where, depending on the mode your in, numerous camera functions can be changed. It is also used to confirm changes as well. Last we have the DISPlay button which changes what information is shown on the LCD. And last is the Intelligent Face Detection button which allows the camera to detect and set focus priority to faces and not backgrounds.

The F80EXR has two external ports on the side of the camera. The top port is for connecting the camera to an AV cable for viewing pictures on a television, and for plugging a USB cable in for plugging into a computer or PictBridge compatible printer. the bottom port is for an HDMI cable  for use with High Definition Devices (playback only).

fuji_f80_sd.jpgSD and SDHC memory cards are the preferred memory storage cards used in the camera. Shown here is Lexar's Professional SDHC 8GB card. Both Still images and movies can be stored on these, how many depends on the size of the card.

fuji_f80_battery.jpgThe F80EXR is powered by a 3.6v 1000mAh rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. The charger which is included with the camera will plug into any standard wall outlet. The battery should be able to shoot 230 images according to Fujifilm's web site. 

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