Excerpt: sensor broke down after 3 months of use. I really wanted to like this camera. Initial impression was awesome. Nice long zoom capability. Great image quality. But.... Problems: ....sensor broke down after 3 months of use. Need to send it back to manufacturer for repair. No more Fuji cameras for me.
Summary: In movie mode, the camera makes a continuous internal whirring noise. This is picked up by the camera's microphone, and hence becomes part of the soundtrack for the movie recording. I.e. all movie recordings have a clearly audible humming/whirring noise in the background, so the camera cannot be used to make good movie recordings of settings where you might want to pick up delicate sounds of birds chirping, creeks gurgling, etc.
Summary: The camera was easy to operate and I was very impressed with the zoom, and the pictures looked great in the playback mode. When I put the pictures on the computer I could see that they were not clear at all. Even when priting the pictures they were no longer clear. I would not recommend this camera if one is looking for clear printed pictures.
Summary: I was expecting too much I guess and the only reason I purchased this camera was for the performance in low light situations. The camera has tendency to pick up always a high iso setting when in automatic and all the pictures come out grainy; picture quality are generally poor indoor and the I cannot find the hype about the sensor, as image quality is poor. I have a panasonic and it takes great pictures all the time as a superzoom.
Summary: I bought it as a replacement for a Finepix F-20, which was a cheaper version of the famous F-30/F-31-fd - which the EXR line was supposed to evoke happy memories of. It's just ... not a nice camera to use. It's much heavier, the picture quality isn't as nice as you'd expect (and the 12MP doesn't make up for it), and video sound is choppy. I gave up using it and went back to the F-20.
Summary: After reading many a review I took the plung and brought this. What a waste of money. Don't bother, pictures in general are erratic in quality.....one minute there good, then very good, then totally rubbish. Sold it on ASAP and now have a Canon.
Summary: I bought this camera for photographing on holiday and on social occasions. Photographic reviewers spoke well of it. It is a fine and versatile camera. I have only used it on the EXR setting and most of the time it seems to choose optimum settings and the resulting pictures are of excellent quality. It has a wealth of manual settings which I am sure an expert could use to good effect.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Pentax after it broke. However i have been very disappointed in it. I bought it based on the 'What camera' review and was fairly happy on most of the reviews on here. I find the pictures very grainy and any action shot pictures are a complete dead loss. The camera itself feels nice and slim however occasionally have caught myself catching the buttons on the side, but this wouldn't have bothered me.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my lost Panasonic Lumix TZ5. Overall I have not been impressed, mainly because I expected the picture quality to be better. In my view my old TZ5 was infitely better. The main problem with the F70exr is that in all auto modes it tends to default to the high end of the ISO settings, which causes grainy photo's.
Summary: I got this camera as a xmas present for my girlfriend. She's has a good eye for photography and i thought i would get her a camera that could produce images of a high quality. All the photographic press have said how great this camera is and how it produces great photos. Unfortunatly this didnt end up being the fantastic product i was expecting. i'm sure it has the potential to produce these great images but achieveing them is not easy or straight forward.