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 cameras, except for the F200EXR which has a slight edge.
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
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
Cons: Odd pixel-level processing artefacts; resolution drop in EXR mode; EXR mode not fully integrated with normal shooting modes.
Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR – EXR mode for better quality photos
23 September 2010
Excerpt: This is a very nice looking compact megazoom camera with nice set of features. You get a 27 mm wide angle lens, 10x zoom, three inch LCD, and 12 megapixel super CCD EXR sensor which should guarantee better quality photos than a standard point and shoot camera. It is designed to improve dynamic range and low light performance. On the top of the camera, there is a power button, shutter release, and zoom ring.
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 features for those who like to experiment a bit more. While not without its quirks, the F80EXR earns a high recommendation for the pocket camera that it is.
Excerpt: We bring to you the FinePix F80EXR, Fuji's latest compact super-zoom. Using a powerful Fujinon 10x zoom lens, Fijifilm claims that no matter what the setting, the lens depicts what the eye sees. Enabled with Super CCD EXR, a 3 stage sensor employing Fine Capture (high resolution), Pixel Fusion (High Sensitivity & Low Noise), Dual Capture (Wide Dynamic Range) technologies for superior picture quality. The F80EXR boasts 12- megapixels of resolution for large size prints.
Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is outwardly virtually identical to its predecessor, the F70EXR model. It's a fairly compact digital camera that just fits into the palm of your hand, with very similar subtle curves on the top, left and right of the metal camera body. With dimensions of 99.3(W)× 58.9(H)× 28.4(D) mm and weighing 183g, this is a camera that you can slip into a pocket or small bag and not notice until you need to use it.