Intuitive handling and speedy performance
The new XQ1 is clearly designed to take on the all-conquering Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 (our Compact Camera of the Year in 2012) and the popular Canon PowerShot S-series. It essentially offers image quality somewhere between the two at a very attractive price that is lower than both, whilst offering the same appealing retro design and great build quality that epitomises the X-series camera range.
Great camera, With Limitations
I would only recommend this camera for kids that need a camera that can take a beating or using this around extreme outdoors. For general indoor and sight seeing by land you want to keep your existing camera that probably has better zoom, better in low light, and hopefully better picture quality when blown up on the computer.
Burst modes are very fast which is great for candid street scenes
The price varies depending on retailer but for an average price of around £179, the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 is a good little camera. You get some decent features built in while any issues that surround it, such as the centrally located flash producing red-eye and having an awesome red-eye reduction feature. If you're looking to go on your travels and you want a little camera that has some decent features, the XP60 will suit your needs.
Image stabilisation, Quick focusing
The Fujifilm FinePix XP60 looks good, and offers an impressive set of features including full HD video recording, it's waterproof to 6 metres, and is available in a number of colours. With a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor it offers high speed shooting and fast focusing, however, as it's not a backlit sensor, noise is high and this has a negative effect on images. The lens suffers from vignetting, as well as soft corners, giving disappointing image quality.
Enhanced GPS functionality, intelligent digital zoom
The new Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR offers extra features and a more refined design than its predecessor, but image quality has unfortunately taken a clear step backwards, which means that Fujifilm's travel-zoom camera still lags behind the main compeitition.
Plenty of useful shooting features
The Fujifilm F770EXR replaces last year's F600EXR as the flagship model in Fuji's travel zoom range. Highlights include a 1/2in 16MP EXR CMOS sensor; the ability to shoot lossless Raw image files; Fuji's proprietary EXR exposure modes; a range of creative shooting modes, including a one-touch 360-degree Panorama mode; a 20x optical zoom that offers the focal range equivalent of 25-500mm in 35mm terms; plus enhanced GPS functionality and Full HS movie recording at 30fps.
Capture wonderfully-detailed and richly-coloured images
Fujifilm's FinePix F770EXR is a versatile little camera with a nice design and an ability to capture wonderfully-detailed and richly-coloured images. Its 25-500mm zoom lens, along with a small body size, make it a suitable camera to carry at all times.
Full High Definition Movies, GPS Tracking
The competition between the leading cameras in this category is very tough. They all take good pictures, have similar features and are available for roughly the same price. The Fuji Finepix F770EXR stands alongside the best in the bunch and loses little by comparison. You should be able to take a decent photo in more or less any situation and there are more than enough features to play around with to fine tune your photos and get the most out of this camera.
Image clarity, Video output
The Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR is a well-built general-purpose camera that offers a decent range of manual options for photographers who want to take some control. Specs are high enough to last you for years without it feeling outdated. Fairly priced and with built-in GPS, it's ideal for travel and holiday photography.
Maximum aperture is too slow
The Fujifilm Finepix XP170 is the top dog in Fuji's "Extreme Sports" lineup (the almost identical XP150 is also still available). Many camera users call this class of imaging devices "underwater cameras" or "all-weather cameras", but cameras in this class are actually designed for Extreme Sports aficionados.
Full 1080p HD movie recording and underwater movie mode
If we were to base the review of the XP170 on image quality alone it wouldn't score particularly well. Detail in images isn't great even at the lowest of ISO settings, but if you aren't going to be using the images for large prints but for sharing on the web, this won't be of much concern, particularly as colour reproduction is good enough. Where the XP170 does excel is with its range of features and handling.
The XP-series has carried an affordable price legacy. Until now. The XP170's addition of Wireless Image Transfer hoiks this price point up beyond its XP150 predecessor, acquiring a more sizable Â£220 asking price.
But the XP170 sees no improvements in optical or image quality performance compared to its predecessor and, as a result, it lacks in the all-important camera department.
Full HD video mode and HDMI slot included
It's important for the best waterproof cameras to be tightly sealed against the elements. The last thing you want is to use your camera underwater, only to discover that it wasn't properly built and that it leaks.
With the Fujifilm FinePix XP170, you won't have that problem. Fujifilm has created a very well-built camera with the XP170, ensuring through a double-locking mechanism that this camera will not have problems with leakage.
Comfortable to use and easiest to handle
Overall, a very solid camera for those looking for a rugged camera that can do just about everything. It may be larger than the other cameras, but in my opinion, it's the most comfortable to use and easiest to handle. In my opinion, you can't go wrong buying the XP170 if you're looking for an all around, great rugged camera.
Compact body, Good control layout
The Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR is a very good compact superzoom, but there are cameras out there that deliver more features and better image quality. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS edges the Fuji out in terms of image quality, adds a GPS, and is available for the same price. Our Editors' Choice, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V, is $70 more, but produces top-notch images and adds a GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Comfortable camera for everyday shooting in most lighting conditions
Even though our test results were a mixed bag, we had a good time shooting with the F750EXR, and found it to be a flexible, comfortable camera for everyday shooting in most lighting conditions. Although the body design is rounded and appears somewhat toy-ish compared to many other 2012 designs, this made the device easier to handle. And while the relatively extensive controls may intimidate newcomers, we took advantage of all this detail to achieve better shots than we wouldâ??
Wi-fi connectivity and excellent image quality
In summary the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR manages the tricky task of marrying style and substance, with the new wi-fi options making it the perfect partner to your smartphone. Given the affordable price-teg, there's little to quiblle about , earning the Z1000EXR our coveted Highly Recommended award.
Poor touchscreen performance
The Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR is undoubtedly a stylish, eye-catching compact that will appeal to its target audience. Add to this what appears, on paper at least, to be a strong feature set and the Z1000 looks like a pretty solid option. Sadly, this isn't quite the case though and while it's certainly capable of producing good results on occasion, there are just too many niggly performance issues for it to merit a firm recommendation.
Feature packed, Built-in Wi-Fi, Camera looks good
The Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR will appeal to the younger generation thanks to its stylish body and responsive 3.5 inch touchscreen, which even rotates between portrait and landscape when rotating the camera. Another appealing feature is the ability to connect it to a smartphone via Wi-Fi, making it easy to share your pictures and videos via social networking sites.
Full-resolution photos are clear, color-accurate, and quite detailed
The Fujifilm F600EXR is a well-executed travel zoom, one that casual photographer could bring on vacation and learn to love, though it's really designed with hands-on, enthusiast shooters in mind. Its defining characteristic is control. Several travel zooms at least offer manual control, but very few can shoot the RAW format that photo geeks demand. Even its automatic modes function at a higher level, thanks to the EXR processing.
Superfluous intelligent digital zoom mode
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a very modest upgrade of its predecessor, improving the EXR Auto mode in low-light, expanding the GPS functionality, adding a rather superfluous intelligent digital zoom mode, and perhaps best of all not popping-up the flash automatically whenever the camera is turned on. Perhaps the best upgrade that the F600EXR has undergone is to its price-tag, with a much lower UK RRP than the previous F550 (although the US price has unfortunately crept up very slightly).
Extremely fair pricing
We can see the ideal audience for this camera being young families who want an unfussy point and shoot camera that doesn't cost a packet but does a bit of everything and has the advantage of full HD recording with stereo sound at the press of a button - albeit not a dedicated record button.
High speed 8fps continuous shooting for 8 shots
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a good incremental update to the F550 EXR and still packs everything into a compact body and does so at a significantly lower price than the competition. With a wide angle 15x optical zoom lens, a large 3inch screen and built in GPS, the compact camera would make a great travel companion, especially as it's one of the smallest pocket zooms available with GPS.
The F600EXR is so similar to its F550EXR predecessor that it's tricky to tell the difference. On the upside this does mean it's a decent compact with bags of features: there's an impressive 15x 24-360mm zoom crammed into the body, raw shooting is possible, plus a host of other features. However the image quality's a little short of the mark unless shooting in the 8-megapixel EXR settings.
Great colour reproduction
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is one of the best implementations of a 16-megapixel sensor in a small body we've seen. It really is the 'go-anywhere, do-anything' compact camera Fujifilm claims it is. The camera's results are as impressive as its specs, making this £240 snapper a smart purchase that will last you for many years.
Excellent picture quality
If you're looking for a compact camera with long zoom and impressive feature set for under the 200 mark, the FinePix F600EXR should certainly be on your list of contenders. It's bound to be popular with travellers - upto 30x zoom, GPS, RAW shooting, manual control and most importantly, great image and video quality. Thumbs up from us.
Comfortable, nice-looking design
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a nice compact megazoom and I liked shooting with it. However, you'll have to be willing to really dig into its features and settings to get the best results.
Super tough camera
The XP150 is built in the travel anywhere style, being able to withstand freezing, drowning, particulate matter, and droppings. This particular model has the best tough stats, as well as the highest quality imaging in the XP line. You get 14.4-megapixel photos, with a great CMOS sensor.
Built tough for active outdoors use
The Fujifilm XP150 is a waterproof, shockproof, freeze-proof and dust-proof compact digital camera thatâ?? s as at home underwater as it is in the snow. Aside from the ruggedised and GPS aspects â?? all of which could certainly prove useful in the right circumstances â?? the XP150 is very much a middle-of-the-road compact that doesnâ?? t really stand out from its peers, either in terms of performance or image quality. Itâ??
Very good battery life
If we were to base the review of the XP150 on image quality alone it wouldn't score particularly well. Detail in images isn't great even at the lowest of ISO settings, but if you aren't going to be using the images for large prints but for sharing on the web, this won't be of much concern, particularly as colour reproduction is good enough. Where the XP150 does excel is with its range of features and handling.
Fair battery life, Attractively styled
Less outwardly rugged than PentaxÃ¢Â? Â? s competing WG2, which we'd class as one of the best of its ilk around for image quality and reliability underwater, the prettier Fuji is nevertheless cheaper, more compact and less eccentrically styled.
If you'd rather have wireless transfer and are not bothered about GPS, there's also the XP170, announced in May and available for around the same price.
Lens is disappointing at all focal lengths
The Fujifilm XP150 is your cheapest option for a compact that's waterproof to 10 metres and has a GPS. Is that enough to make users overlook picture quality that trails behind the competition, a sub-standard screen and the absence of a full-res burst mode? That's for you to decide ...
Lens is disappointing at all focal lengths
The Fujifilm XP150 is your cheapest option for a compact that's waterproof to 10 metres and has a GPS. Is that enough to make users overlook picture quality that trails behind the competition, a sub-standard screen and the absence of a full-res burst mode? That's for you to decide .
I purchased the XP100 specifically to take on a 14 day snorkel trip to Cozumel. Yes, moisture gets into the camera. I notice water around the seals of the battery/memory card compartment, and sometimes behind the view screen. I've never had water in the lens assembly though. The camera is still functioning perfectly and taking outstanding pictures and videos.
Built to a high standard
It's a shame that there isn't a "Camera that looks like a budget model but performs like a prosumer" award because the Fujifilm Finepix Z900EXR is a strong contender. It looks a lot less than it delivers because of the unassuming exterior. The internal zoom is also a feature generally reserved for the point and shoot generation that simply want a camera to slip in and out of pockets and bags.
Good quality build
A higher resolution than its predecessor (though from the same size sensor), HDMI output, Full HD video and use of the zoom when recording are all notable improvements over the Z800EXR, which a year ago we were recommending as a best buy for those looking for a competent â??auto everythingâ?? point and shoot. Of course the market has moved on since then and we now expect a lot of bells and whistles for our bucks.
Sleek, slick and funky
The Z900EXR is sleek, slick and funky, and the only issues we have with it are that start up could be a little swifter, plus familiar imaging bugbears such as pixel fringing between areas of high contrast rear their head among the Fujiâ??s images upon close inspection. The touchscreen operation is either love-it-or-hate-it, but the user interface is one of the cleanest implementations weâ??ve come across and for under Â£200 it certainly feels like youâ??re getting your moneyâ??s worth.
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