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.
Compact metal body, Good front and rear grip
How does this product compare with main market rivals? The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR updates the F800EXR with a new sensor with built in phase detection focus, giving extremely quick focus and shutter reponse. The camera has built in Wi-Fi for easy transfer to smartphones, or alternatively backup to PC. With the Fujifilm EXR sensor you get the benefit of extended dynamic range, although at a reduced resolution of 8 megapixels, however we feel that the compromise is worth it.
20x optical zoom, raw file shooting ability
The F900EXR still isn't quite the champion of its kind, but through the series' progressive ironing-out of bugs and shortcomings we feel it's a whisker ahead of its F800EXR predecessor. In short: it's a decent compact with plenty of quirks - some good, some bad - that amounts to a generally decent snapper.
20x zoom, RAW capture, Compact size, Attractive shape and size
Buying a digital camera is not as easy as it was in the early days of the digital imaging revolution and that's a good thing for consumers. Today's digital camera marketplace provides an almost endless parade of new cameras and photographers (at every experience level) have more choices than they've ever had before.
Good colour reproduction, Wi-Fi connectivity
Like the versions before it, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is one of the smallest cameras available with a 20x optical zoom lens, and its design with large front grip helps keep the camera steady when shooting. The camera takes pleasing photos with good colour reproduction and has a variety of useful options including the ability to get better dynamic range in bright or difficult shooting conditions, although this is at a lower resolution when using the EXR modes.
EXR mode works well in a variety of conditions
Although it sounds good value, the F800EXR lacks some "must have" features and fails to address long-zoom focus issues of its predecessors. Lens-based image stabilisation lacks and lens flare is an ongoing issue, and while picture quality is reasonable and the EXR mode successful, it's no better than its F770EXR in this department. Fujifilm needs to iron out the bugs in the system before the F-series can push forward as, for now, competitors continue to advance ahead of this model.
Sprightly performance, high quality photos
If you're looking for an easy-to-use, able-bodied travel compact that has a beefy collection of tools on-board then the F800EXR is hard to fault considering its bargain-basement price.
Good overall resolution and sufficient zoom without paying for an SLR
Resolution is similar compared to other P&S with similar MP resolution but does not stand out.
The F800EXR is a recently released upgrade to the F770. A lot of stores may start to discount the F770 if you want to get similar quality images as the F800 at a lower price you can consider the F770.
For someone who shoots a lot of videos, this camera is definitely worth buying on the video alone. You don't have to pay for an expensive camcorder to do the job.
Deliver a decent burst mode and a fun high-speed video mode
Of all of the tough cams we've seen this year, the XP200 was the least desirable. Even though it rings in at under $300, you're a stone's throw (roughly $75) away from the best all-round tough cam, the Olympus TG-2. Your $75 nets you much better image quality, great autofocus, a fast f/2.0 lens, and even options for adding filters and a tele or fisheye converter lens. It's a great package and it takes good photos for a point-and-shoot and excellent photos for a tough cam.
Nice camera to use
Why not just use your phone? There are waterproof ones after all. Well, it all boils down to image quality. If you're going on a journey of a lifetime, a camera phone won't give you the image quality you need in all photographic situations. The flash won't be as intelligent and the dynamic range will be much more limited. For those reasons alone, you should look at a camera like the Fujifilm FinePix XP200.
Built in Wi-Fi, 15m waterproof
The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is very tough, with a rating of 2 metres shock proof, as well as waterproof down to 15 metres, making it one of the tougher waterproof cameras available. The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is good value for money, with lots of features including 60fps full HD video with optical image stabilisation, although we would have preferred to see better image quality from the camera.
Full manual controls & Raw capture
The XF1 enters a competitive field in the form of the enthusiast compact market, where it primarily distinguishes itself from its peers through its smart, retro design. The camera's leather and matte aluminium finish, along with the manual zoom operation make the XF1 a pleasing camera to hold and use. Retract the lens fully and the camera can also be easily pocketed. Despite these obvious pluses, the XG1 is not without its faults.
Image quality is good, Takes excellent panorama pictures
If you're in the market for a serious compact camera, the Fujifilm XF1 is an appealing option, particularly as it is available for less than £400. It has a wide range of features, highlights being the f/1.8 maximum aperture lens, panorama modes, advanced filters which all lead to the camera taking impressive, unique pictures. For a serious compact camera, we'd like to see a higher resolution screen and some users may like a hotshoe socket so they can add a flash unit.
Good low-mid ISO image quality
We have handfuls of love for the XF1 thanks to its decent image quality, collapsible manual zoom lens, competitive price and retro, pocketable design. But that's met with a few pinches of disappointment too: the maximum f/4.9 aperture at the full extent of the zoom, lack of optional viewfinder, ongoing "white orb" issues due to the sensor and that not-so-nice faux-leather finish.
Very low image noise, Stellar dynamic-range
The Fuji XF1 is the only pocketable digital camera with a mechanical zoom. This premium compact features direct manual-controls including dual control-dials and a highly customizable interface.
This model uses a 12 MP BSI-CMOS sensor with Fuji EXR technology which gives it a class-leading dynamic range. It is paired with a ultra-bright F/1.8 - 4.9 ultra-wide-angle 4X optical zoom lens.
The Fuji XF1 delivers good image quality for mid-size prints up to ISO 1600.
LCD is sharp and you can control many aspects of the display
If you like the look of this camera, and you want a unique model that you can show off to friends and family, the XF1's photographic quality is more than good enough to justify this camera's high price tag. However, if you aren't thrilled with this camera's retro look and if you prefer a plain-old power button on your cameras, the XF1 probably isn't worth your time.
Wide aperture, Raw shooting option, Stills image quality
The XF1 is a camera that both looks great and takes impressive photos. The unusual power control on the manual zoom wheel, however, is a little fiddly and won't suit everyone. Get beyond this, though, and the wide maximum aperture and raw image recording make for a very exciting, truly pocket-sized compact.
Raw file capture plus Full HD video recording with stereo soundtracks
Introduced at Photokina 2012 as the entry-level model in Fujifilm's X-series of cameras, the FinePix XF1 shares a lot of features with the FinePix X10 but is sleeker, slimmer and lighter. The camera's aluminium body has a synthetic leather cladding that comes in black, tan or red and the retro design is in line with other cameras in the series. Coordinating retro-style cases are available.
Really intuitive to use
There's a lot to like about the XF1: it's got plenty of retro style, it's easy to use, it's packed with useful shooting features and it takes a great picture. Yes, switching it on and off can be a bit fiddly, but the double payback for this is a super-sharp manually operated zoom that's a real pleasure to use, along with a camera that's small enough to happily sit inside a coat pocket when switched off.
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.
Works, super light, and slim with 3 inch LCD, BAD PIX
The specs point to it being a great point and shoot, even on the budget end, but I didn't like the pictures it takes. On the onboard LCD (granted, 3" is big), on the closest "zoom" of a taken picture, you can see the noise and fuzzyness. I didn't try it in bright light and daylight, but I need an all purpose camera. The flash can be really bright. Down side is that the automatic white balance overcompensates and then everything looks yellow in the end.
Very easy to use with only basic features
The Fujifilm FinePix JX580 has a tempting price point, but the frustrations that this camera will cause for photographers, other than the most basic beginners, are high enough that it's tough to recommend it. The JX580's battery life is extremely poor, which means that you aren't going to be able to shoot extended photography sessions with this camera. With 16MP of resolution, you'd expect to make large prints with this model, but focus softness makes that impossible much of the time.
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??
10x zoom is nice for a point-and-shoot
Fujifilm has put out a couple really basic point-and-shoot cameras to build from their last year's models. The T400 is one of these, but we don't feel like it has added much value since last year. In fact, we did a full review of the T300 from last year, and we see that features we liked have been removed. There used to be a rubber grip on the front, making one-handed shooting a breeze, something we felt was a definite detractor on the T400.
Inexpensive and easy to carry
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is a 16MP budget compact that comes with a 10x optical zoom. While the extended telephoto reach certainly adds some flexibility, in all other respects the T400 is very much a bare-bones budget snapper. As such performance is a little sluggish and the rear LCD monitor is of relatively poor quality. Image quality isn't too bad at the lowest sensitivity settings but soon falls apart as you raise the ISO.
Image quality is good for a budget camera
The T400 is a budget compact camera, packing an ample 10x optical zoom, good image quality and impressive panoramas. Having previously recommended the T200 we were expecting big things from this model, but the build quality is a bit disappointing. The T400 is plastic, lacks the rubber grip on the front and there isn't a mode dial, as on the T200. The T400 is also let down by its low resolution screen and poor battery life.
Good value for money
The Fuji Finepix T400 might not end up winning any awards, but if you are shopping for a camera with some extra lens power and you do not want to pay over the odds then this camera is an option well worth considering. Fuji have placed the emphasis on more traditional features and steered clear of some of the more recent buzz features. As long as you are not looking for features such as 360 degree panoramas and 3D photography this camera offers very good value for money.
Low price, Long zoom, High resolution
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is an extremely inexpensive and easy-to-use compact camera. It falls down slightly when forced to use higher sensitivities such as for dark indoor shots and there's evidence of slightly heavy-handed JPEG compression here and there. But the specs are impressive and overall image quality in regular use is good. Samsung ST200F. is a giveaway for around £115.
Mediocre dim light shooting quality, Poor battery life
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is a compact point-and-shoot 16-megapixel digital camera that offers quick shooting, lots of shooting modes and good overall image quality. It lacks manual controls, has a slippery body and slightly less battery life than others.
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.
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