Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Preview

Fujifilm has announced two new F-series EXR point-and-shoot cameras, the F900EXR and the F850EXR. While both cameras feature similar megapixel counts (16) as well as the same EXR Processor II, 20x optical zoom lens with CMOS-shift Image Stabilization, EXR auto mode, a 3.0-inch LCD display, full manual controls, and special features like Motion Panorama 360 and Advanced Filters; there are a few key differences.

The F900EXR costs about $100 more than the F850, and includes the newer EXR-CMOS II image sensor, which includes Phase Detection AF (Auto Focus) for more accurate color representation and quiet autofocus during Full HD 1080p video recording. The F900 also includes built-in Wi-Fi for Wireless Image Transfer to computers, tablets, and smartphones, and, as of January 2013, boasts the world's fastest Intelligent Hybrid AF at 0.05 seconds! The F900EXR can shoot in RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG formats and has a high-speed burst shooting capable of up to 11 frames-per-second speeds (to a maximum of 5 speeds).

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Features
  • 16MP ½-inch EXR-CMOS II sensor with Phase Detection
  • 20x optical zoom (25-500mm equivalent)
  • CMOS-shift Image stabilization
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3.0" LCD screen with wide viewing angle
  • Full HD 1080p Video (60 frames per second)
  • EXR-Auto (with auto optimization for 108 different scene permutations)
  • Full manual controls
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF
  • Start-up time of 1.1 seconds
  • Interval between shots of 0.5 seconds
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
  • WiFi / Wireless Image Transfer to PC, tablets and smartphones
  • 11 frames per second (max 5 frames) continuous shooting (at full resolution)
  • Advanced Filters
    • Pop Color - emphasizes contrast and color saturation
    • Toy Camera - create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
    • Miniature - adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
    • Dynamic Tone - create a fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tonal reproduction
    • Partial Color - retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white
    • High Key - enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
    • Low Key - create uniformly dark tones with few areas of emphasized highlights
    • Soft Focus - blur the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect
  • Motion Panorama 360
  • Up to 260 shots per battery charge
With color choices like champagne gold, black, red, and indigo blue, the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR will be available in March (2013) with an MSRP of $399.95.

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