Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix F900 EXR is a lovely camera to use. It's easy to understand, the menus – while large and thorough – are simple to navigate, although are prone to a little jargon. The build quality of the camera is excellent. It's solid in the hands, but light enough for one hand shooting.
Excerpt: and features the same 20x optical zoom lens, 3inch screen, built in Wi-Fi, but adds a new 16.1 megapixel backlit EXR II CMOS sensor with built in phase detection focus.
Pros: Compact metal body, Good front and rear grip, 20x optical zoom lens, RAW mode available, EXR D-Range Priority boosts dynamic range, EXR High ISO / Low noise reduces noise, Manual controls, Bright saturated colours
Cons: Slow video focus, Short battery life, White balance performance
Conclusion: It's the small things that can make a big difference. Despite the disappointing lack of optical image stabilisation, the F900EXR has fixed some of its predecessors' shortcomings. Autofocus - while not always super-fast - now doesn't "freeze" at longer focal lengths, close-up macro mode is impressive...
Pros: 20x optical zoom, raw file shooting ability, the "freeze" issue with previous F-series models has finally been rectified, E-Fn menu, EXR mode works well in a variety of conditions
Cons: Still no lens-based image stabilisation, settings unavailable while raw files write, potential lens flare problems, no touchscreen, autofocus can be slow to hunt out subject at longer focal lengths, little is new, reflective LCD screen
Excerpt: Fazit: Fujifilm verspricht bei der F900EXR einen satten Geschwindigkeits-Schub, den die Kamera im Test auch einlöst. Im handlichen Gehäuse bietet die F900EXR einen 20fach-Zoom, viele Funktionen und eine insgesamt ordentliche Bildqualität.
Pros: 20fach-Zoom in kompakter Kamera, WLAN-Modul, Manuelle Einstellungen und RAW, Sehr schnell