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Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR 12MP Digital Camera with 15x Wide-Angle Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD


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  • 12-megapixel resolution with EXR technology; 15x super-wide-angle zoom (24mm-360mm equivalent)
  • 720p HD movie and Micro-HDMI interface; 3.0-inch high-contrast LCD
  • Hybrid High Speed AF; Intelligent Image Stabilization; Motion Panorama 360
  • EXR Auto Automatic Scene Recognition; High Sensitivity ISO 12800
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Fujifilm
  • Model: FinePix F300EXR
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 15 x
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Exclusive from dpreview.com: Fujifilm's phase detection system explained

Fujifilm's phase detection system explained at dpreview.com
With the announcement of the Fujifilm F300 EXR and Z800 EXR coming on a day that also saw four other cameras being launched, it would be easy to overlook their most radical feature. Because, with the latest version of its EXR sensor, Fujifilm has achieved something that's been hoped for but not previously brought to market - phase detection autofocus in a compact camera. The company is claiming the system enables focus times as fast as 0.158 sec. We got some more details of the system from Hitoshi Yamashita, manager of the company's Technical Support Group.

Read the full explanation of Fujifilm's phase detection system at dpreview.com


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.3 x 2.3 inches ; 7.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003VYB1KK
  • Item model number: FinePix F300EXR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,345 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Encased in a beautifully sculpted black metal shell with a double coated lacquer finish and measuring only 23mm thick, the FinePix F300EXR offers a 12-megapixel EXR Super CCD, a large, 3.0-inch high-contrast 460k LCD, Intelligent Image Stabilization and HD movie capture at 720p.

Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR Highlights

Sharp, Clear 15x Zoom Lens
The FinePix F300EXR features a Fujinon 15x Super Wide-Angle optical zoom lens that produces crisp high resolution results throughout the focal range, from 24mm wide-angle to 360mm telephoto. The lens of the FinePix F300EXR also features Super EBC Coating that keeps ghosting and flare to minimum, allowing for optimal picture quality.

Fujifilm FinePix digital camera highlights
1x zoom/ 5x zoom/ 15x zoom

EXR Sensor Technology, with Hybrid High Speed AF
The next generation EXR sensor in the FinePix F300EXR incorporates Phase Detection pixels built-in to the CCD to realize Hybrid High Speed Auto Focus. It has the ability to intelligently decide between the two focusing systems on the camera. For example, when a bright, high-contrast subject is positioned in the center of the frame, Phase Detection AF works fast and accurately; and in dark scenes, Contrast AF is employed to work accurately.

The F300EXR uses both Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF to offer fast auto focus speeds in all scenes. To achieve an incredible auto focus speed of 0.158 seconds2, Fujifilm engineers placed pairs of phase detection pixels on the EXR sensor, which work like external sensors on DSLRs. The F300EXR automatically selects the better focus system (Contrast or Phase Detection), by measuring the amount of light or contrast in the scene. The benefit for the photographer is immediate and obvious--an almost instantaneous capture of the subject in the frame, with no missed shots or subjects half out-of-frame.

Intelligent Image Stabilization
Long-zoom cameras need stabilization more than any other compact, with handshake and subject movement a particular problem in low light at telephoto range and in movie mode. With a newly enhanced gyro sensor, the new image stabilization system promises further improved image quality with reduced blurring and noise in still pictures and even when shooting movies at the full 15x optical zoom or in very low-light. The new sensor is able to overcome handshake and can compensate for both sharp and wide hand movements, therefore increasing ISO to freeze action is no longer so necessary, meaning beautifully sharp low-light pictures can be achieved at 400 ISO, rather than 800 or 1600 ISO at night scenery. The FinePix F300EXR also works to reduce blur to a minimum by deploying high ISO sensitivity to automatically increase shutter speeds, and CCD Sensor Shift Stabilization to counteract the problems of handshake. By cleverly combining these two, blur is reduced to an absolute minimum.
Fujifilm FinePix digital camera highlights
Intelligent Image Stabilization reduces blur and noise.


3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD
Fujifilm FinePix digital camera highlights
1. Conventional digital camera, 2. FinePix F300EXR,
The FinePix F300EXR is fitted with a high contrast 460K-pixel 3.0-inch LCD. The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light, and means that the camera can be directed at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots. The LCD is bright and clear for beautiful rendition of shots in playback.

HD Movie Capture
With the ability to capture movies in HD quality 720p, the F300EXR also has a Mini HDMI Port, making it quick and easy for users to realize the full benefits of their home theater system and to share all their special moments.

Improved Pro Focus Mode
Introduced on the F70EXR, Pro Focus Mode has proved very popular with photographers. Through complex digital imaging technology, several images are combined to create a crisp shot of the subject against a defocused background and foreground. Ideal for portraits, nature photography or any subject that needs 'lifting' from its background, the FinePix F300EXR Pro Focus Mode provides satisfying professional results at the touch of a button. Results are even more simple to achieve as Pro Focus Mode has been now been combined with Face Detection and Face Recognition.

Motion Panorama 360 for the Perfect All-Round Shot
New to the EXR sensor, the F300EXR extends the sweep range to 360° (shots can also be taken vertically). Combined with high quality Fujifilm printing, astounding scenes can be taken, showing fine detail, low noise and high resolution at 180, 240° or a full 360° range.

Face Recognition
With Face Recognition, users can register up to eight (8) faces, along with names, birthdays and categories, and the F300EXR will prioritize focus and exposure right on the faces of those special people. Users can also use Image Search to view images of a registered person. Compared to models from other manufacturers, Fujifilm's Face Recognition has faster recognition speed, greater number of names displayed, and the ability to recall the most often shot subject.
Fujifilm FinePix digital camera highlights
Face Detection in action.

Tracking Auto Focus
The F300EXR also has Tracking Auto Focus, which allows users to track a moving subject automatically for still picture capture.

Additional Features
  • Super Intelligent Flash The FinePix F300EXR offers a flash control system which efficiently controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background. Gone are the ugly washout shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and unexposed. Super Intelligent Flash is most useful in macro photography where the contrast between subject and background can be especially challenging, but is also effective for night and backlit photography.
  • EXR AUTO Technology Prized for bringing a new level of image quality to the consumer compact market, Fujifilm's EXR technology has the unique ability to switch its behavior depending on the shooting conditions by automatically switching sensor modes. The FinePix F300EXR can be left on EXR Auto Mode and the camera will do all the hard work for you, or alternatively, you can manually select one of three EXR Priority modes for high resolution (HR), dynamic range (DR) or high sensitivity and low noise (SN).
  • Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the FinePix F300EXR is fitted with Fujifilm's latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously, at almost any angle to the camera. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
  • Photobook Assist Photobook Assist lets you select and organize images in your camera to create a digital photobook. You can download the photobooks to your computer using MyFinePix Studio software that is included.

Product Description

Uncompromising design outside.  Superior FUJIFILM quality inside. The FinePix F300EXR, with its acclaimed FUJINON lens technology, is packed with both the power of the 15x zoom and the versatility of a super wide angle lens in a stylish, compact body.  Zoom in and capture distant subjects in gorgeous detail with the award-winning EXR sensor. Enhanced with built in phase detection pixels, Super CCD EXR is the first sensor in the world with both contrast and phase detection auto focus.  The FinePix F300EXR harnesses this power with an innovative hybrid AF system that intelligently selects between the two focus systems. Even at a maximum zoom range, you won't miss the shot. With Pro-class functions and features such as Pro Focus mode, Pro Low Light mode and Film Simulation mode, the creativity of the scene lays in the hand of the photographer. The FinePix F300EXR will deliver uncompromising pictures every time!

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

They took it on their honeymoon to Colorado and said they love, love, love the camera. We watched the slideshow of all of their pictures, and the shots were amazing! They… Read more ›
* simple, sleek, ease of use, major zoom, photo effects are a huge plus! The panoramic option is so cool! Read more ›
The camera indoor performance is not that impressive. But once you have good lighting; macro, portraits and landscape shots are wonderful. The GUI and Camera options allow… Read more ›
The F300EXR gives a very impressive first impression and the actual images are pretty good. All said and done though, the creative capability offered by a larger than… Read more ›
This camera has a lot of different settings you can use to take better pictures but the thing I like the most is that it takes really good pictures even with just the… Read more ›
For the best shots, you need to be outdoors At 24mm, it's f3.5 Read more ›
Prior to the trip I put the camera through its paces and was impressed with its EXR features. In addition the HD video and the panoramic modes are great! My wife took over… Read more ›
If I use the flash, the subject or anything white is white...the darker subjects are dark...nothing is clear...I used different setting (EXR, Adv., etc.) but i have to say… Read more ›
It has a longer zoom, and more options. I really like the panoramic mode. I've taken some 360 degree shots that are pretty cool. Read more ›
I called customer support and they confirmed this. I like the delete function on other brands, but this isn't a big deal. Read more ›
I also liked the Panorama mode to shoot upto 360 degree photo. It worked without much practice, after trying one or two times. Read more ›
A 12 MP maximum resolution is not a concern to me, the higher the resolution is, the more space will take…I love the panorama mode, a 360 degrees unique in Fuji's cameras. Read more ›
This is a real nice camera and takes a great picture. The zoom is great and the automatic functions work well. Read more ›
Metal case, sense and weight of a quality stuff. 15x zoom is awesome, put into such a small body. If you are not a "photo freak", EXR mode will do all for you in a simple way. Read more ›
The flash pops up right where you would normally put you finger which is…The zoom is quite nice and I didn't find that I needed a tripod to get clear pictures in this mode. Read more ›
The picture quality I think isn't as great as the F200EXR. The 15x zoom is good, except I'd recommend using a tripod or other stable platform or your pictures will be bad. T… Read more ›
In any case, it sits well in the hand, it has great zoom and nice set of features but none of that is going to matter to you because you won't like the pictures that come… Read more ›
Quality build & performance. Wide angle is terrific, zoom is amazing, 360 degree is cool. As long as you understand what you're buying and your benchmark isn't a digital… Read more ›
Very fast auto focus and shutter. The hybrid phase/contrast AF seems to really work and this camera simply blasts out the shots compared to most. Read more ›
Yes it did, although I attempted to defeat the claim by intentionally moving my hands while pressing the shutter button, and still the camera automatically adjusted and the… Read more ›
Did I mention she was in…I was impressed that no matter how dark and blurry the image on the camera's display, the actual shot was perfectly lighted and focused every time. Read more ›
Much superior to any…The 12MB resolution is also excellent giving one the ability to zoom many times a picture to examine detail while still having a very sharp focus. A… Read more ›
I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a faster focus and is willing to make sure the shots are properly composed manually instead of letting the digital camera… Read more ›
So until another mfr. offers a similar form/feature set, I'll rely on my Canon SD780 despite its measly 3X zoom -- it's really pocket size, it works great… Read more ›
Checking online I found chats and blogs that indicated this was a problem with other users as well, and suggestions for owner repair ranged from banging the camera on a… Read more ›
I loved the camera at first…The camera had a great zoom and was easy to use but the fact that the camera was only two days old and letters rubbed off the dial worried me. Read more ›
Love it! This camera is so light and easy to use. The zoom is great and I really like using this camera. Read more ›
I absolutely love this camera and would recommend it to anyone. It is so easy to use and its features are great. I wish I could post some of my pictures to show how close… Read more ›
If you want a relatively easy to use 12MP camera with a small size, this Fuji is definitely worth a look. The picture quality is very good and the 15x wide-angle zoom is a… Read more ›
Mode switch wheel - can be easily turned when you take out…Zoom - is not easy to get used to, it takes time to get adopted and it is not that smooth like in other cameras. Read more ›
- The display screen is really nice. Your pictures will look amazing on it. Read more ›
Here are a few more observations: Pro - the display monitor is bright and much easier to view in sunlight than that of the Lumix. Con - the flash pops up exactly where I… Read more ›
The Power Management has three settings. One to save the battery, one for quick focus, and one for a clear LCD. I use the quick focus most of the time. Read more ›
I have a Finepix S5200 that has taken many great pictures so I think Fuji makes a high quality product so when I saw the F300EXR's compact size, large LCD, 15x zoom I had… Read more ›
But all that has changed with the Fuji FinePix F300EXR Camera. It has a nice, big LCD screen so I can tell if the picture I am about to take is not worthy of my efforts. It… Read more ›
I had great expectations for this camera as I have a large Fuji camera that is really good and also had…On the nice LCD everything looked good until you looked closer. Y… Read more ›
I also had the chance to borrow my brother's new Lumix LX5 (great cam) and shoot the F300 side-by-side. My verdict indoors where the Lumix's f2-lens was a clear advantage? I… Read more ›
This Fuji F300EXR's lens range is its greatest asset. The wide angle position will satisfy realtors and home seekers and the zoom can satisfy nature and sports enthusiasts. Read more ›
Yes, there is some noise on those pictures,…Actually, I need the "perfect" camera with has the pocketability and "fast" lens of the Lumix and the total control of a DSLR. Read more ›
When zoomed fully, in full daylight, the image taken with the…I probably should not expect more from a compact lens that can zoom to a 300mm equivalent, so just mention it. Read more ›
I…You'll never "chop off" another person or a part of the scenery again thanks to its wonderful lens that doesn't require you to backup 50 feet to get everyone in the picture. Read more ›
The camera LCD works as advertised, bright in daylight and low light, vibrant, and the icon resolutions are also nice, sometimes manufacturers make really bad icons and UI… Read more ›
It'…A 12 MP maximum resolution is not a concern to me, the higher the resolution is, the more space will take in your computer, and higher resolutions are greatly overrated. Read more ›
Much superior to any…The 12MB resolution is also excellent giving one the ability to zoom many times a picture to examine detail while still having a very sharp focus. A… Read more ›
When played back on my HDTV or on my computer (a 24 inch LCD monitor) the resolution is pretty good but not as good as what you would see playing back a standard DVD using… Read more ›
I jumped at the chance to get a review copy…Had I paid for this, it would be on its way back for a refund though as the image quality is just plain bad at full resolution. Read more ›
Takes good pictures and easy to carry around when you want a smaller camera. Pictures are pretty good quality too Read more ›
The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR has just about…It offers performance, good design, it's easy to carry around, it's simple to use and has overall above par experience. Thi… Read more ›
It has…The F300 doesn't challenge a DSLR, but the best camera is the one you have with you, and this one is easy to carry around and gets you a pretty good picture to boot. Read more ›
It is however a nice lightweight easy to carry and hold camera that takes a pretty nice picture in just about every situation I put it in from very bright light to a very… Read more ›
The flash does a decent job, at least as well as most compact digital cameras as far as color and range go. But turn the camera on and one finds that integral flash, sunk… Read more ›
The automatic retractable lens and flash work smoothly and quietly when the on/off button is pushed. The gracefulness of these actions is one indication of the quality of… Read more ›
- I was really impressed by the low light/no flash…If you shoot often without flash, or don't like the way flashes look, this camera is a great bet in a point and shoot. Read more ›
Connectors: Now that these pockatable cameras are getting big zooms and other higher-end features, how about thinking outside of the box and providing just some cheap/easy… Read more ›
On the bright side, this camera has wonderful sensor mode settings, great low-light performance, it is rather fast and has tons of zoom power. While its small size can be a… Read more ›
But, don't expect images that are as clean and full of detail as the much cheaper Canon PowerShot in spite of the 12 megapixel size of…And, don't expect fast performance. Read more ›
My suspicion is that the people talking about awesome low light performance are talking about the focus performance of the camera - and it is very good as I've already… Read more ›
Even my husband, who is far less fussy than I am about image…Even its cool features and decent outdoor performance aren't enough to make up for its poor quality images. Read more ›
I write a travel blog and freelance travel articles, so it is the perfect size to take along and produces the photos I need for both blog and print. It fits in purse or… Read more ›
I settled on this one mainly for the features offered (especially the automatic modes and the incredible zoom) all in a very nice size. As stated, I am not a photographer,… Read more ›
Why? Opening and comparing images in Photoshop, each camera compresses the image down to about 12% of its full size when the least JPEG compression is selected. (For one… Read more ›
So until another mfr. offers a similar form/feature set, I'll rely on my Canon SD780 despite its measly 3X zoom -- it's really pocket size, it works great… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

148 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Brian Monahan on September 14, 2010
I purchased this camera last month and took its through its paces on a trip through Canada. I usually travel with a Canon 7D, wide angle and moderate telephoto with accessory flash. I wanted a camera that I could take with me in my pocket and leave behind the much heavier gear. I realized there was no substitute for the SLR Canon camera on image quality and would suggest a comparason is unfair. The Fuji 300 EXR did an exceptional job given my expectations not to compare it to the SLR. I would highly recommend it as among the best possible choices in a traveller's camera today. It is definately a compromise over the SLR, but it is a very good compromise. The micro four thirds cameras may have some performance advantages but the high cropping factor of the sensor (2x), bulk, and high total cost to own (with a wide angle and modest zoom lens > 1000.00) led me to select the Fuji f300EXR
Strong points:
-used in museums and in meetings with fluorescent light (no flash): the best perfomance I have ever seen in a point and shoot. (Better than my Canon SD940 IS) The images have good contrast and low/modest noise even at extreems of its very long zoom.
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful By D. Matheny TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 26, 2010
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I remember getting my first digital camera almost 10 years ago. In many ways it was an amazing device - we could take as many pictures as we wanted without having to worry about film, and we could review our pictures instantly without waiting to get the film developed. On the flip side of this, the slow focus speeds of digital cameras vs. film cameras was a major irritation. Now, 10 years later, digital cameras have improved a LOT - but the slow focus problem is something we've just learned to live with... until now.

When I first unboxed and started playing around with the FinePix F300EXR, I was instantly impressed. This would have been an easy 5-star review if I hadn't spent several days taking hundreds of pictures at a family event first. Now, after playing with it for a while, I'm waffling between 3 & 4 stars - which is unfortunate since this camera has so much to offer. I'll go over each feature that has impressed me, positively or negatively, and I'll try to keep each section brief since there is a lot to say about this camera.

*** Focus Speed ***

The first thing I noticed about this camera was the nearly instant focus speed. It works great in pretty much any lighting and just blows any other compact digital camera I've used out of the water. This camera dispenses with all the fancy processing to determine which zone or face to focus on - and just focuses in the center like a point-and-shoot film camera would have done. The resulting focus speed is unbelievable!

It's funny that I'm having to get used to focusing on a subject and recomposing the picture again. With most other digital cameras, that work is done by the camera while it is focusing.
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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Stinnett VINE VOICE on September 26, 2010
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I purchased my first 1.2 megapixel digital camera in 1999 and have used quite a few through the years since then -- but I can say with all honesty that this new Fujifilm F300 EXR has literally redefined what I think of as a quality digital camera. This guy is amazing -- and once you try out its wide-angle lense and facial recognition features you won't want to stop taking pictures everywhere you go!

I fell in love with the camera because of the wide-angle lens and 15x zoom and just kept being impressed the more I used it. You'll never "chop off" another person or a part of the scenery again thanks to its wonderful lens that doesn't require you to backup 50 feet to get everyone in the picture. Then there is the 15x built-in zoom. You never want to judge a camera by its digital zoom as that degrades the picture, so when I found out this camera had a 15x "true zoom" I was blown away. I zoomed in the full 15x and my picture was still just as clear and crisp as it was when I didn't use the zoom. Of course a lot of that crispness also comes from the fact this guy is a 12 megapixel camera.

Battery life is awesome -- two days later and almost 100 pictures later I'm still going strong; the flash uses a multi-flash setup so instead of blinding your subject with a single white flash it pulsates the flash so you get rid of redeye and don't bleach out your photos in low light conditions. Of course when you get tired of just taking plain pictures this guy can take high-definition video as well. You'll never need to carry around both a video camera and a still picture camera again!

In the video I talk about some of my favorite features of this camera plus give you a small tour.
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