Fuji FinePix F900 EXR review

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Thanks to the camera's aperture priority mode you can force a slow shutter speed to capture motion like this.

Fuji FinePix F900 EXR review

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Here the EXR Auto mode plumped for dynamic range enhancement and has maintained plenty of shadow detail without blowing any highlights.

Fuji FinePix F900 EXR review

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Shots like this expose the Fuji F900 EXR's small sensor limitations. As the grass extends off to the horizon, detail becomes progressively more smeared and painterly, even at minimum ISO 100 sensitivity.

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Despite the harsh sunlight, the camera's exposure metering has exposed the shot perfectly.

Fuji FinePix F900 EXR review

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A compact camera's nightmare, but the Fuji F900 EXR has coped pretty well. Even at ISO 3200 a slow shutter speed of 1/12-second was needed, but the camera's image stabilisation system has prevented any motion blur.

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This is a rare occasion when the camera's autofocus didn't quite do the trick, missing the foreground greenery and targeting the path instead.

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When the 20x optical zoom reach isn't enough, Fuji's Intelligent Digital Zoom doubles this and, in this shot at least, detail has been well retained.

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The camera's sensor is capable of extracting bags of detail, helped by some contrasting background bokeh blur from the shallow depth of field in this scene.

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Maximum wide angle, equivalent to 25mm. It's wide enough to get most groups into frame... or a weir.

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At maximum 20x zoom reach it's amazing what such a small camera can pick out. This scene is barely visible in the wide angle shot.

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Snapped indoors at ISO 500, image noise is nicely subdued and the photo looks very clean, even if some of the beer mats are less so.

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Another example of the detail this sensor is capable of resolving, especially with a 5cm minimum macro focus distance.

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This bright sunny day really put the camera's LCD screen brightness to the test, and judging by the grain and slight sharpening artefacts, the sensor was having a tough time as well.

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While there aren't any obvious joins to this panorama, a 1080-pixel resized height and forced 120, 180 or 360 degree pan width do limit the feature's appeal.

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Macro mode, capable of focusing down to 5cm at wide angle.

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Here's an example of Fuji's 'Pro Focus' effect, which blurs a background to give the shot a DSLR-like quality. Here it's done a reasonable job, although some slight camera shake has taken the edge off the subject sharpness.

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The camera's Partial Colour effect here is set to extract only red hues, with the remaining tones turned monochromatic. In areas of high colour contrast this can look good, but the effect can't cope with more subtle colour boundaries.