Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR / F305EXR
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Fuji Finepix F300 EXR
29 September 2011
Summary: The F300 EXR excels in capability as much as it does in performance. This compact digital camera has a very versatile 15X ultra-wide-angle optical zoom lens with built-in stabilization which folds into a 1.3" thick body. Manual controls, including custom white-balance and control over metering, give the Fuji F300 EXR one of the most advanced feature set among compact cameras.
Pros: Excellent image and optical quality, Low image noise up to ISO 800, Highest dynamic range outside of a DSLR, Super-fast autofocus, Extremely versatile ultra-wide lens, Reliable exposure, Accurate image colors, Above average white-balance accuracy, Excellent stabilization, Fast and responsive, Good LCD visibility, Good build quality
Cons: Complex interaction of features, strange limits, Interface somewhat twisted, LCD does not keep up during continuous drive, No physical aperture, Video recording delay, Incorrect video framing, Slow video autofocus, Mode-dial easy to change accidentally, Poor battery-life
Conclusion: We’d be lying if we said that this was just another compact, because the F300EXR is a really impressive offering that combines a superb zoom, with great sensor technology and a stylish design. Prices range from £270 through to £350, but the average retail price sits around the £300 level, which is excellent value for money. There are a lot of cool features, including the HD video and improved autofocus.
Excerpt: The 12 megapixel, 1/2-inch triple action Super CCD EXR sporting F300EXR from Fujifilm is a handsome beast. Remarkably so, as it shoehorns a class leading 15x optical zoom into a chassis that will slip as easily into trouser pocket as handbag. Cloaked in serious looking matte black the F300EXR weighs a manageable 215g with optional SD or SDHC card plus battery inserted and has proportions of 103.5 x 59.2 x 32.6mm, or 22.9mm at its thinnest point.
Pros: Class leading optical zoom range given its overall form factor, impressive build quality and attractive design, comprehensive and occasionally innovative feature set, good prices to be had if you shop around
Cons: Operational noise - particularly the buzz of the optical zoom - picked up when recording video, a mixed bag when it comes to image quality with burnt out highlights and pronounced pixel fringing between areas of high contrast
Summary: This camera's great zoom range, metal build and cracking LCD screen are occasionally let down by rather dull, listless images lacking in contrast. The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR's noisy zoom and overly sensitive mic are also considerable pitfalls.
Excerpt: F300EXR har dog testens hurtigste autofokus, hvilket betyder, at man nemt fanger motiver i bevægelse. Desværre har det også testens mest uldne billeddetaljer og den svageste skarphed. De uldne detaljer skyldes muligvis objektivet, for andre testdeltagere med samme opløsning klarer sig markant bedre. Også kontrasten er for lav, så overgange mellem skygger og højlys bliver for bløde.
Conclusion: Wenn Sie eine handliche Kamera mit möglichst großem Zoom suchen, dann ist die Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR Ihr bester Partner. Die 15fache Vergrößerung reicht in fast allen Situationen. Dazu bietet die Fujifilm eine gute Bildqualität, viel Ausstattung und ein sehr flottes Autofokus-System.
Pros: 15faches Zoom, Panorama-Modus, Sehr schneller Autofokus, Guter Akku
Cons: Starkes Rauschen ab ISO 800, Schlechter Auto-Weißabgleich bei Kunstlicht
Summary: Dessverre har det også testens mest ullne bildedetaljer og den svakeste skarpheten. De ullne detaljene skyldes muligvis objektivet, for andre testdeltagere med samme oppløsning klarer seg merbart bedre. Ogsa kontrasten er for lav, så overgangen mellom skygger og høylys blir for bløte. Fargene er derimot rene og klare, og deter bra at bildestøyen først dukker opp fra ISO 800.