Summary: This camera is disappointing to say the least. I do not like the artifacts produced by the EXR sensor which are VERY apparent when you try to do an enlargement. The dynamic range is good for a point and shoot but noise levels are atrocious compared to the f31fd or f30. Any attempts to reduce noise levels in post processing lead to a very plastic looking images. If you plan on just using it for a snapshot camera and never anything else than it may satisfy.
Summary: As a professional photographer I tend to shy away from small handheld cameras. I bring my Canon everywhere with me. I decided I wanted something a lot more portable and with a significantly lower cost (for family shots). Well, I chose this camera because a friend of mine raved about it. I couldn't be more disappointed. Pros: Portable (All the handhelds are!
Summary: Digicamreview_com reviews the fujifilm_finepix_f70exr and rates it nosier than past Fuji cameras in low light, but the dynamic range is improved. There is horrible purple fringing too. In my opinion I've noticed a trend at Amazon where some new product get glowing reviews. It's not until later that we find out the whole truth. One British magazine gave the 70 a very high rating, but its price is way less than in America (a first).
Poor Picture Quality - Not up to Fuji's old standards
1 April 2010
Summary: Pros: The film simulation modes, auto red-eye removal, 10x optical zoom. Great shot-to-shot times and low shutter lag Cons: Grainy, grainy, blurred, dim, and grainy Summary: I had an old Fujifilm 2MP digital camera that took incredibly crisp and beautifully detailed photos, until my kids broke it :(. I expected that same quality when I bought this, but I was wrong.
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.