Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR
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FujiFilm FinePix F600 EXR review
12 February 2014
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a compact camera with long zoom and impressive feature set for under the £200 mark, the FinePix F600EXR should certainly be on your list of contenders. It’s bound to be popular with travellers – upto 30x zoom, GPS, RAW shooting, manual control and most importantly, great image and video quality. Thumbs up from us.
Pros: Large zoom range, Excellent picture quality, GPS functionality
Cons: Difficult to set panoramas, Only black model is rubberised
Excerpt: With built-in Augmented Reality and GPS capabilities, the Fuji FinePix F600 EXR makes travel-shooting a cinch. Using the built-in GPS the F600 notifies users when they’re close to a landmark, then tags location coordinates to each photo. You can even point the camera down to pull up a ~1 mile radar to identify over 1 million points of interests. Of course, a travel camera wouldn’t be complete without a great sensor, massive zoom and movie mode.
Conclusion: The GPS-equipped Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR shows a lot of promise on paper, packing a long 15x zoom lens into a compact body. But the GPS doesn't work as well as we'd like, and images from this superzoom camera are very noisy in low light.
Pros: Sharp lens. 15x zoom range. Nice control layout. Excellent shutter-lag performance. Raw shooting support.
Cons: Poor low light performance. Slow to start. Finicky flash button. GPS is slow to acquire location. Lens vignettes when shooting Raw.
Summary: If you're after a travel compact then the F600EXR has a lot on offer for the cash. It's the low price that makes it a particularly attractive compact. The large zoom range is great to have, though image quality isn't the very best out there - and that's even when considering the EXR technology. Shots are more than good enough, however, just not as standout as we'd hoped for.
Excerpt: Fujifilm's FinePix F600EXR features their new updated EXR system. Made up of a new 16-Megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS imaging sensor, Dual Core EXR image processor and a Fujinon lens. the F600EXR combines all of these technologies to create the highest quality images possible. This system is capable of detecting 99 different shooting patterns, including 54 scene types, 3 shooting modes, and Fuji has thrown in motion detection for even more options.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a great all-purpose camera, packed with useful features and shooting modes for travel photographers. There is little reason for F550EXR owners to upgrade to the F600EXR, though, and those considering the two may want to opt for the F550EXR, which is around £20 cheaper. However, this is a great compact travel camera and will not disappoint.
Conclusion: If the Fuji Finepix F600EXR had managed to focus consistently and quickly in lowlight I would have said it was more or less the perfect compact camera. In most situations this camera is able to produce pictures of the highest quality. It is packed with features and fair play to Fuji for managing to offer a camera this good at a reasonable price.