Fujifilm launches new superzoom compacts

Fuji FinePix F770EXR
Fuji's FinePix F770EXR has advanced as well as automated exposure modes

Fujifilm has launched two new superzoom compact cameras boasting up to 20x optical zoom capability in a slim body.

The first camera, the F770EXR features a 16 million pixel EXR-CMOS sensor coupled with a 20x zoom lens.

In addition, it also includes enhanced GPS functionality in a pocket sized body.

Fuji finepix f770exr

The EXR-CMOS sensor within the camera has been enhanced, with EXR Auto automatically optimising settings according to scene types and which has now been expanded to offer 103 different shooting patterns to push the camera's low-light capabilities.

Fuji has re-shaped the photo diodes on the sensor, which it claims results in a 30% reduction in digital noise over the previous version when using high ISO settings.

World's smallest

With its 20x optical zoom, the F770 is the smallest camera shell in the world to include such a zoom range. With 25-500mm (35mm equivalent), the wide zoom range capability is due to the newly designed Double Sliding Lens System which features two additional lens elements within the optical construction.

Fuji finepix f770exr

Intelligent Digital Zoom can also be found on the camera to effectively double the focal range, thus making an effective maximum telephoto setting of 1000mm. The camera has been optimised for fast start up, while shot-to-shot times have also been decreased along with the AF speed.

Working with the GPS tracker, the camera features a Landmark Navigator feature, which indicates nearby landmarks and their distance. When pointed towards the ground, the LCD converts to a radar view to show locations relative to where the user is standing.

Fuji finepix f770exr

The F770EXR also allows photographers to be creative, with raw format shooting being possible along with a number of advanced exposure modes such as aperture and shutter priority as well as manual and program. Full HD video recording at 1080p at 30fps and stereo sound is also available.

Fuji finepix f660exr

Meanwhile, the F660EXR has also been announced, featuring a 16 million pixel EXR-CMOS sensor and 15x optical zoom lens.

The 1/2 inch sensor has an ISO sensitivity range expandable up to 12800, while the same redesign of the sensor as the F770 also claims to reduce digital noise by 30%.

Fuji finepix f660exr

The F660 also includes 1080p Full HD video recording, face tracking and a full complement of manual exposure modes and raw file capture.

Fuji finepix f660exr

UK price and availability for both the F770 and F660 are not yet known.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.