Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix F200 EXR
Digital Photography Interface
20 February 2010
Conclusion: The FinePix F200 EXR is a nice change to the plain world of ever-increasing megapixels in compact cameras. It has a 5X optical zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen and a special Fujifilm image sensor that allows you to choose between image resolution, low noise or high dynamic range priority.
Pros: Good image quality with impressive noise levels for a compact camera (usable till ISO 1600 with the right conditions), EXR modes work well (the dynamic range and low noise priority modes are particularly useful), Supports the old xD-Picture card as well as the more common SD/SDHC format, 5X zoom ...
Cons: Image artifacts, especially noticeable at full 12 MP, No shutter priority mode, aperture priority gives only 2 choices at any zoom setting, Manual exposure/control unavailable when using any EXR mode, Tiny navigation pad and the scroll wheel is gone, making it clunky to adjust exposure in manual ...
Conclusion: Followers of Fujifilm's compacts will see the F200 EXR as sitting in the shadow of the much sought-after F30 and F31fd, but for the wider market it's undoubtedly a much improved camera.
Pros: Good all-round performance, Pleasant, unobtrusive user interface, EXR modes perform well (particularly the dynamic range mode), EXR Auto mode makes it easy to get the best out of the sensor, High ISO performance up with the better compacts on the market, Dynamic range amongst the best we've ever ...
Cons: EXR performance doesn't justify a major price premium over more conventional rivals, Unpleasant noise reduction smearing, particularly in 12MP mode, Occasional unexpected artefacts, No histogram for assessing exposure, Limited aperture selection severely reduces usefulness of manual mode, No orie...
Excerpt: The Good EXR helps dynamic range, less so noise. Large, good quality lens with 5X zoom. Presets skewed towards experienced users. Manual controls. Sturdy build quality. The Bad EXR aids aren't quite as good as marketed. Video mode underwhelming for the class.
Pros: EXR helps dynamic range, less so noise., Large, good quality lens with 5X zoom., Presets skewed towards experienced users., Manual controls., Sturdy build quality.
Cons: EXR aids aren't quite as good as marketed., Video mode underwhelming for the class., Expensive compared to most point-and-shoots., Proprietary data port.
Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR digital compact camera Fujifilm is still able to step into the spotlight. Of course, there are more branches in which Fujifilm is very active, however, solely looking at the camera industry, we have to conclude that Fujifilm is in some kind of a split.
Conclusion: Is the Super CCD EXR sensor heaven’s gift to photographers? Not really, but it is a nice step forward. The camera works well as a point-and-shoot, and adventurous shutterbugs will enjoy playing with the EXR’s individual options just to see what they can do.
Pros: 12MP EXR CCD, Dual IS, 5x wide-angle zoom
Cons: Relatively slow, Noise at ISO 1600 and up, No HD video, Limited aperture adjustments
Summary: If you haven't yet looked seriously at Fujifilm for your digital camera needs, you really should. The company is not the biggest player on the field (often overshadowed by Nikon and Canon ), but it is known for making stylish boxes that take good pictures.
Summary: The Fuji Finepix F200 EXR is a different camera, its EXR sensor produces very high quality images for a non-SLR digital camera. The unique aspect of the F200's sensor is that it has three modes: a 12 megapixels mode which produces superb images for its class, a 6 megapixels mode for low-noise images...
Pros: Best image quality in an ultra-compact, Low image noise up to ISO 800, Highest dynamic range outside of a DSLR, Great lens sharpness, Reliable exposure, Manual controls in an ultra-compact, Excellent stabilization, Fast and responsive, Good LCD visibility, Good build quality
Cons: Complex interaction of features, strange limits, Interface somewhat twisted, Useful but limited continuous drive modes, No physical aperture, Quite poor battery-life, Mode-dial easy to change accidentally
Summary: With the F200 EXR Fujifilm has brought a new standard down to a wider market. Those not wishing to process Raw images but still wanting quality results will welcome the flexibility of the EXR sensor, as well as the results it produces.
Pros: Image quality, useful features, design, wide dynamic range
Cons: Loose battery, start-up could be a little faster, edges around LCD can collect dust