Fuji FinePix F300EXR review

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

TODO alt text

Fuji f300exr

At the lower sensitivity settings the F300EXR produces high quality images , but some photographers will be disappointed that Fujifilm has not added 'RAW' file capability as it gives them much greater flexibility in post-processing and enable them to draw more out of the files.

Fujifilm's menu and control layout is also a little fussy and some users may become frustrated with the unnecessary complexity of changing settings.

Score 
Features: 4/5
Build quality: 4/5
Image Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5

Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: http://twitter.com/techradarreview

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix F
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
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