FinePix Z800EXR

FinePix Z800EXR

FujiFilm FinePix Z800EXR Review

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Review posted 11/12/2010

Quick Take
Pros

  • Nice ultra-compact and stylish body
  • EXR Auto mode produces best images
  • Easy touch screen interface
  • Good shooting performance once the camera is powered on
  • Wallet friendly price tag of just $229 US
  • Cool 360 degree Panorama mode
Cons
  • LCD performed poorly in lower lighting
  • Flash is not very powerful
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Sub par image quality for 12-megapixel digicam
  • No HDMI output
  • Poor HD video quality
  • Above average noise levels
  • Red-eye in most photos, even with Red-eye reduction function in place
Bottom Line
While the FujiFilm FinePix Z800EXR showed some promising specifications when first released, after putting it through the paces we were left a bit disappointed. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
fuji_z800exr_gold_550.jpgFujiFilm has upgraded the Z700EXR they announced earlier this year with the all new FinePix Z800EXR. This ultra-compact camera includes many of Fuji's most advanced technologies, such as a powerful 12-megapixel EXR Super CCD image sensor, Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens, and an awesome 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD.

This model also boasts easy social networking with their Easy Web Upload feature, which allows you to tag photos or video for direct upload to FaceBook and YouTube when you connect the Z800EXR to your computer with the included USB cable.


FujiFilm FinePix Z800EXR key features:
  • 12-megapixel EXR Super CCD sensor for large prints
  • Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens with 36-180mm equivalent focal range
  • Super Intelligent flash
  • 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
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD with 460k pixels
  • Intuitive touchscreen user interface with Dual Direction GUI and Dual Image Display options
  • Touch Shot mode
  • Motion Panorama mode sweeps up to 360°
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Face recognition for up to 8 faces in the frame
  • Pet detection technology for capturing pics of your four-legged friends (detects cats and dogs only)
  • EXR Auto exposure mode
  • Easy Web Upload mode for sharing photos and videos with your FaceBook and YouTube friends
  • HDMI output
  • SD/SDHC card slot
  • Powered by a Li-ion battery pack

The sleek and sexy Z800EXR is available in four stylish colors (Gold, Matte Black, Red and Pink) with a suggested retail price of $229.95 US.

What's in the box?:
  • Z800EXR camera body
  • Li-ion battery NP-45A
  • Battery charger BC-45W
  • Hand strap
  • USB cable for the FinePix Z800EXR
  • CD-ROM


Additional Product Photos
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