Excerpt: One of the better superzoom compacts I have tried offering a quite nice set of features. Positive points are + Decent 27-270mm lens range and optics are quite good (least on my copy sharp) + EXR does indeed work esp the DR modes really does help cling onto highlights where most cameras run and hide + Metering is good mostly reliable and won't need much adjustment even in lower light levels + Flash is quite consistent with good powering down for closer up subjects can be...
Summary: Introduction: The Fujifilm F70EXR is the smallest Point & Shoot camera out there with a amazing 10x wide angle zoom! This camera offers a 10MP censor, ISO from 100-12800, 27mm wide angle lens with a 10x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, CCD sensor, shutter speeds from 8 seconds to 1/2000 seconds, Aperture from F3.3 - F5.6, built in flash that is effective up to 4,2 meters, and takes SD/ SDHC cards.
Pros: The Fujifilm's common strenghts are:, - 10 megapixals offer good quality images even up to 10x zoom, - Very good wide angle, - Very good zoom, - Lot's of shooting modes including 480p video and low light mode, - Comfortable to hold and transport (you can carry it in your pocket), - Good mode dial ring
Cons: The Fujifilm's common weaknesses are:, - The camera doesn't memorize the photo you were just viewing. (example: You are viewing photo #54 out of 100, and you take a picture, then if you want to view IMG54 again, you need to click the button all the way to that photo, so it bascially doesn't memorize the picture you were viewing., - The zoom ring can get stuck and not work properly, - It doesn't have very good Image Stabalization, - Doesn't shoot RAW, - Doesn't have ve...
Excerpt: The Pro Focus and Pro Low Light mode are very interesting features to play with. The SN EXR mode works well and up to my expectation. IMHO, the ISO 800 is also usable for print up to A4 size. Quite good value for money.
Excerpt: Great point & shoot with DSLR colors/contrast, the Aperture mode leaves alot to be desired IMO, battery could be better but with a lower resolution screen setting and no display its fine worth the $160 i paid for, it replaced my 3yr old olympus fe360 has my P&S (which is still a great camera).
Excerpt: Coming from a D3/D700 in dslr country, I got this as my pocket zoom, take everywhere cam. Overall IQ is not that of a dslr, but for what I does provide, its great. I have been very pleased with it from an operational POV. The menus are a little quirky, but simple enough to navigate. The speed to AF on a relatively contrasty subject is fine, even in somewhat lower light. EXR modes are useful and helpful for some subjects.
Excerpt: EXR dynamic range mode is great for outdoor photos. The fancier high-ISO modes (eg pro low light) produce impressive results, but an auto shot that uses 800 or above is quite grainy. That seems to be the payoff for the long zoom. Build quality is excellent although the battery/SD card cover jammed briefly. It's freed up again now though. Haven't taken many shots with flash so can't comment on that. Update - battery/card cover now jammed completely.
Excerpt: Just as good as the F30 in my opinion. Similar low light results can be achieved if the F70's shots are scaled down to match the F30's resolution in Photoshop. In my comparison, auto ISO 400 on the F30 and auto ISO 400 set on Astia on the F70 get similar low light results. The Astia setting seems to remove most of the purple fringing from the F70's high contrast images and makes the colors more saturated like the F30.
Excerpt: Fuji finally achieved what i wanted improved over my F900: 27-10X optical and 10 Megapixels, excellent low light, real imge stabilization (triple level), and about $200 in a beautiful metal housing that fits into a shirt pocket. Perfect as a travel camera. Nothing really more to say. Except, these great attractions are coordinated with superb software controls, powerful image stabilization and virtually distortion-free optics.
Summary: My F70EXR REVIEW So far after almost 2 weeks use, i must say i like it. I bought it during my trip to tokyo last week for 32,000 yen tax free no SD card. its a unique general purpose pocket mega zoom but with many contradicting qualities. Image quality is good though not best-in-class, build quality is very solid, size is perfect in hand, screen is very sharp, zoom range is excellent though a little soft, I.S.
Pros: -unique exposure system, -wide dynamic range, -wide angle and 10x zoom, -small and good quality, -can zoom during movies, -excellent low light abilities, high iso low noise, -very useful pro low light mode, -responsive, -some manual control
Cons: - the lens, though i love its range 27-270mm, it looks a little soft. Its not as sharp as my g7 but fine for family photo., - it does not actually have a proper iris, the aperture is changed using an internal neutral density filter., - focusing in dim light often not successful which takes away many points from its otherwise excellent low light ability., - Leaving it on auto sometimes may NOT yield the best image quality, even auto exr mode selected iso much too high....