Summary: The Fuji Finepix F80EXR leaves a distinct feeling of deja-vu, following the F70EXR in series but being closer to the Fuji Finepix F200 EXR Fuji Finepix F200 EXR in performance. As such, the F80EXR matches the very best image quality among its peers and even in the broader group of fixed-lens digital...
Pros: Best image quality in an ultra-compact, Low image noise up to ISO 800, Highest dynamic range outside of a DSLR, Great lens sharpness, Reliable exposure, Manual controls in an ultra-compact, Excellent stabilization, Fast and responsive, Good LCD visibility, Good build quality
Cons: Complex interaction of features, strange limits, Interface somewhat twisted, Useful but limited continuous drive modes, No physical aperture, Quite poor battery-life, Mode-dial easy to change accidentally
Conclusion: The pocket-size Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR gives you enough zoom to get close to the action, and it takes some pretty impressive photos, but the user interface on this camera needs a serious overhaul.
Pros: Great image quality. Little noise at low ISOs. Minimal shutter lag. HDMI out.
Cons: Antiquated user interface. Less zoom than some same-size competitors. HD video capture is 24fps, not 30fps. Proprietary USB port.
Summary: All in all, I think the F80EXR is a great little compact camera. If you are looking for a pocket camera with a competitive feature set, the F80EXR deserves a serious look. It offers a basic approach to snapshots for those who don’t take things too seriously, while offering a number of more advanced...
Summary: Fujifilm's EXR technology looked fascinating when it first appeared, but it just doesn't seem to have moved on. The FinePix F80EXR boasts a mild resolution increase over the FinePix F70EXR and the purple fringing is gone, but the crossover between the normal and EXR modes is as confusing as ever
Pros: Extended-dynamic-range options; 10x optical zoom; you can use the autofocus and zoom when shooting 720p movies.
Cons: Odd pixel-level processing artefacts; resolution drop in EXR mode; EXR mode not fully integrated with normal shooting modes.
Conclusion: Concluding scores hovering between four and five suggest the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR delivers everything you might want from a compact and a little bit more. Not perfect, but comes enticingly close for its price.
Excerpt: The Fuji Finepix F80EXR is one of the best compact cameras around. Picture quality is outstanding and there are a number of areas where this camera outperforms its rivals. Fuji has also packed an impressive range of features into the Finepix F80EXR.
Pros: Picture quality - Features - High Definition movies - Handy Size
Conclusion: Whilst not perfect in every area the Fujifilm F80EXR is a largely successful addition to the ranks of "high zoom" compacts. Whilst that sounds like feint praise, it's not meant to be.
Pros: Impressive build quality and attractively glossy styling, comprehensive and occasionally innovative feature set including largely successful film simulation and Natural Light modes, good price given the above
Cons: Operational noise - particularly the buzz of the optical zoom - picked up when recording video, pronounced pixel fringing between areas of high contrast, slippery surface (though as the gloss looks great, we'll put up with it)
Summary: The Fujifilm F80EXR is a modest upgrade to last year's excellent F70EXR model, most notably adding more megapixels, a larger 3 inch LCD screen, HD movies, and face recognition. While all these new features make the F80EXR one of the best-specced cameras at its price-point, the 12 megapixel sensor...
Excerpt: Video quality proved to be good but not fantastic. Noise reduction suppressed fine details but still let some noise get through, even in sunlit shots. Still, detail levels were far better than in any VGA video mode – including the F70EXR’s – and automatic exposures were smooth.