Fuji FinePix F300EXR review

A lightweight 12MP compact camera comes with some fancy tech to take better pictures

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Fuji f300exr

First impressions of the FinePix F300EXR are good, its attractive curved black metal chassis has a solid feel and there are several surfaces with rubber pads to give a confident grip.

Camera controls are well thought-out and fall easily to hand. A particularly nice touch is the main command dial being angled at 45 degrees, facing the user, which comes easily to the right thumb. While the dial arrangement is great, it needs a little more resistance as it has a habit of turning when the camera is slipped in or out of a pocket – the F300EXR is perfectly sized for carrying in a pocket.

The only other issue I had with the handling relates to the small flash which pops up as soon as the camera is switched on. It gets in the way of the fingers of your left hand, and there is no way of retracting it when not required. In it's favour, it does give wonderful fill-in results.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyFinePix F
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom15x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)195 g
Image Sensor Size1/2" (6.40 mm x 4.80 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.2 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth32.6 mm
Product SeriesF
Focal Length4.40 mm to 66 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelF300EXR
Product NameFinePix F300EXR Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Exposure Control
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03220A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

Featuring a powerful Fujinon 15x optical zoom, and an amazingly fast auto focus speed of 0.158 seconds (faster than you can blink!). Plus, a multi-award winning Super CCD EXR sensor for superb picture quality however challenging the shooting conditions. The new Motion Panorama mode allows you to press the button and swing the camera around to capture a 360° image, simply and easily. This super-smart camera will suit any member of the family, no matter what their experience behind the lens; optional manual sensor controls will suit the more discerning photographer, while EXR Auto offers point-and-shoot simplicity and guaranteed results every time.

Package Contents
  • FinePix F300EXR Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year