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Fuji Finepix Z800 EXR review

The Fujifilm Finepix Z800 EXR boasts a touch-screen, EXR sensor and a 5x optical zoom all packed away in a stylish body

Our Verdict

For

  • Fast autofocus
  • Good image quality
  • Good shooting functions

Against

  • Some design quirks

The Fujifilm Finepix Z800 EXR was announced back in July last year, and is loaded with several impressive features more commonly found on higher end compacts. Within the crowded compact market (especially at the Z800's price point) the touch-screen, the EXR sensor and 5x optical zoom found on board a stylish body, means the Z800 certainly has lots of plus points.

Something bound to appeal to many photographers is the promise of instantaneous auto-focus and shutter release. Thanks to the new intelligent Phase Detection AF, Fuji promises the Z800 can autofocus and take an image in 0.158 seconds.

The 12 megapixel second generation EXR sensor, first introduced back in 2009 on the Finepix F200EXR has been designed to work well in low light, and in the Z800 is claimed to offer even higher resolution while maintaining low noise images.

Touch-screens are becoming a common feature on many modern compact cameras. On the Z800, a large 3.5 inch, 460k dot touch screen takes up the entire back plate, doing away with any physical buttons.

Fuji z800 exr

Other new features on board include Motion Panorama 360, a popular addition on several other compact cameras, the processing of the panorama is done entirely in camera. Intelligent image stabilisation with a newly enhanced gyro sensor is designed to compensate for handshake, allowing you to shoot at lower sensitivities and shutter speeds.

Uploading to Facebook and YouTube can also be done from within the camera, as well as the creation of photobooks. Face recognition, pet detection and auto release for babies and children (the camera automatically takes the shot when a subject looks directly at the lens) are also included.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix Z
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4.4x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)141 g
Flash Memory Capacity30 MB
Minimum Focus Distance90 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD EXR
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height59 mm
Width98.1 mm
Depth20.3 mm
Product SeriesZ
Focal Length6.40 mm to 32 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelZ800 EXR
Product NameFinePix Z800 EXR Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03190A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

The slim, stylish, and very sophisticated FinePix Z800EXR supersedes Fujifilm's award winning Z700EXR and is one of just two cameras announced this Autumn to feature Fuji's NEW 2nd generation EXR sensor technology.

Battery Life170 Shot
Package Contents
  • FinePix Z800 EXR Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-45A
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year