Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
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Not so good
15 February 2014
Summary: I am somewhat disappointed in the quality. The images are not always sharp. The video constantly changes focus, no matter if the object is moving or stationary. The only good pictures I got were from really close range, like 3-5 feet. I was trying to make a portrait and it came out as DSLR quality, which was very surprising, considering that it was dark and I used flash.
Summary: I use a camera at work and take a lot of pictures of handwriting. Stuff that can't be scanned. Even though this camera has a Text setting, it simply isn't as good as my little Nikon Coolpix S5200 or anywhere near as good as my older Fujifilm Finepix F30, which malfunctions intermittently. That's why I bought this camera. I am annoyed by the flash settings that require you to go through the menu to turn on the red-eye function.
Summary: Camera is not intuitive to use. AND the instruction manual is in Japanese! That information was omitted from the product description. There is no available manual in English. I would rate this product higher if I had an English-language manual. NOTE: the DVD accompanying the camera has English available, but that can't be carried with the camera for quick reference.
Summary: The camera was fine except that the memory from my F100 would not fit into it. Even worse was the handbook - it's all written in Japanese. So now I need to find an online English copy and print it out. They could at least have warned me.
Summary: I really liked this camera but I had to send it back to Amazon after a few day of use. When using the zoom I got constant "lens control error" messages which shut down the camera. Amazon sent the camera in a small box not much larger than the camera box with only two air bags on each side. There was no protection on the top or bottom of the camera so it could have been damaged in route. Electronics should not be sent this way. Pros: amazing start up and focus speed.
Summary: Pros first. This camera fits nicely in the hand and is small enough to carry in a case on the belt without being too bulky. Alternatively it will fit in a jacket pocket comfortably, but I'd say be careful of the delicate lens cover because it seems like it may damage easily. All the buttons are easy to access, and the mode dial is angled back on the top which makes it that bit more convenient.
Summary: By most standards this is a good camera. It's just I thought it would be better than it turned out to be. I bought this as an upgrade from my F600EXR as the new features made it look like it would be significantly better than my old camera. There really isn't that much difference in image quality between the F600EXR and the F900EXR. I've tried dozens of side by side comparisons of images from the 2 cameras, using both jpeg and raw images.
Summary: My main reason for this review is to let people know that the controls are awkward in my opinion. I don't have dexterity problems, in fact I have strong hands, and find the mode knob difficult to shift. I only received the camera today. It would be fair to say I am an advanced user, and have already tried lots of features.