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Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR 12 MP Super CCD EXR Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD

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  • 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor; 3.0-inch LCD
  • 10x wide-angle optical zoom; 27mm wide-angle to 270mm telephoto
  • 720p HD movie recording; mini HDMI port
  • Pet Detection; Tracking Auto Focus
  • Super Intelligent' Flash; Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal
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DPReview Tested June 2010
Aside from its innovative sensor technology, the F80EXR is a fairly conventional compact camera, both in terms of ergonomics and of functionality.
Barney Britton Barney Britton


The key selling point of the F80 EXR is Fuji's EXR sensor. When switched to the 'DR' setting, the F-80 EXR can produce excellent results, and the 'SN' mode also helps keep high ISO images relatively noise-free. In some other respects though, the F-80 EXR is outpaced by the competition.

Reasons to buy

  • Innovative EXR sensor gives excellent results in DR mode
  • Fast and reliable AF and metering systems
  • Good sharpness from 27-270mm

Things to consider

  • Murky LCD screen in bright light
  • Sub-par image quality in 12Mp resolution mode
  • Fussy implementation makes using EXR modes more complicated (and confusing) than necessary

Suggested for

Capturing excellent highlight detail (in 6MP DR mode)

Not suggested for

Novices, point-and-shooters and anyone that needs to make large prints.
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Product Description

Product Description

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR - 12MP Super CCD EXR, Fujinon Super EBC 10x Wide Optical Zoom (28 - 280mm), 3.0" High Contrast LCD. Other features include: Face Detection w/ Red Eye Removal, Face Recognition, Pet Detection, Tracking Auto Focus, Dual Image Stabilization, Multi-Frame Technology, High Sensitivity 3200 ISO, 6 Scene - SR Auto Automatic Scene Recognition, Smile/Blink Detection Mode, HD Movie 720p w/ Sound - HDMI Connector, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery.

From the Manufacturer

The FinePix F80EXR is a sleek, compact digital camera that combines intuitive use with the most advanced features, including Fujifilm's award-winning EXR technology. Among its many features, the FinePix F80EXR has an impressive Fujinon 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens, a 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor, a large, 3.0-inch high-contrast LCD, Face Recognition, Pet Detection and HD movie capture at 720p.

Encased in a beautifully sculpted metal shell with a double coated lacquer finish and measuring only 22.9 mm thick, the FinePix F80EXR comes in black The FinePix F80 EXR offers several enhancements over its predecessor, the FinePix F70EXR, and boasts marked improvements over competing long-zoom digital cameras, particularly in the areas of color and design, image quality and capture technology.

FinePix F80EXR Highlights

Fuji FinePix digital camera highlights

Face Recognition
Now, users can register up to eight (8) faces, along with names, birthdays and categories, and the F80EXR 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.

Long zoom compact cameras, as opposed to standard compact digital cameras, typically use a smaller sensor that is vulnerable to difficult lighting conditions since light has a harder time reaching the CCD sensor. To mitigate this vulnerability, Fujifilm has introduced its award-winning EXR technology into the FinePix F80EXR, allowing for significant improvement in image quality against the competition.

Fujifilm's EXR technology uses the human eye as the basis for the perfect camera sensor, creating a Super CCD sensor capable of registering excellent levels of detail when switched to its HR (High Resolution) mode. The FinePix F80EXR is also capable of offering excellent quality in low light and superb highlight detail in contrast light when switched to its SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode and DR (Wide Dynamic Range) modes respectively.

Super Slim 10x Zoom Lens
In conjunction with the Super CCD EXR sensor, the FinePix F80EXR features a Fujinon 10x Wide-Angle optical zoom lens that produces crisp high resolution results throughout the focal range, from 27mm wide-angle to 270mm telephoto. The lens of the FinePix F80EXR features Super EBC Coating that keeps ghosting and flare to minimum to allow for optimal picture quality.

Fuji FinePix digital camera highlights
10x optical zoom in action.

Pet Detection
For those who enjoy the company of four-legged friends, the F80EXR has Pet Detection, allowing users the ability to detect up to 10 faces of dogs or cats and automatically optimize the focus. The F80EXR is programmed to recognize 57% of the Fédération Cyno Logique Internationale (FCI) Registered Dogs, 80% of the Top 20 Dogs in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Ranking and 60% of The Cat Fancier's Association (CFA) breeds. Pet Detection works by matching various dog or cat data of facial parts with patterns to detect the dog or cat being photographed.

HD Movie Capture
Fuji FinePix digital camera highlights
With the ability to capture movies in HD quality--720p HD--the F80EXR also has a micro 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.

Tracking Auto Focus
The F80EXR 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 F80EXR 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.
  • Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the FinePix F80EXR 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.
  • Dual 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. The FinePix F80EXR reduces blur to a minimum by deploying Picture Stabilization to automatically increase shutter speeds to freeze action, and CCD Sensor Shift Stabilization to counteract the problems of handshake. By cleverly combining these two, blur is reduced to an absolute minimum.
  • 3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD: The FinePix F80EXR is fitted with a high contrast 230K-pixel 3.0-inch LCD. The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light, and means that the camera can be pitched at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots. Viewable at 160 degrees both vertically and horizontally, the LCD is bright and clear for beautiful rendition of shots in playback.
Fuji FinePix digital camera highlights
Enjoy blur-free images with Dual Image Stabilization

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.9 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches
Item Weight 7 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Item model number F80EXR
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #18,953 in Camera & Photo
#2,091 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com February 2, 2010

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I used the F80EXR for a couple weeks after I dropped and broke my Canon Powershot A620. When it became clear there were few options with the flip-out screen I loved on the Canon, I investigated very compact cameras like this Fuji. Based on very positive reviews of the F70EXR and F200EXR I bought the F80. I immediately began to notice a lot of what I assume is JPEG compression artifact that--at high magnification--gives a watercolor-like appearance. This is noticeable at maximum zoom even on the LCD screen. I have now done more research and it seems others have the same complaint. According to more technical reviews, when Fuji moved from the 10 MP F70EXR to the 12 MP F80EXR, with the limitations of the camera's sensor size there was actually a degradation of quality. For comparison, I shot some side by side tests with the F80 against a very old 4 MP Canon PowerShot A80. To my shock, there was VERY little difference in image quality. When viewed at maximum resolution on my computer (just before jagged pixels begin to appear), the Fuji had slightly better detail. But at that same magnification the Fuji began to show ugly JPEG compression smudging of colors, while the Canon had nice, even blurring or noise. It should be said that the Fuji PERFORMS much better than the old Canon. Its lighter, faster, has much better zoom, deals better with high contrast and flash, etc. But it's amazing that there is almost no resolution difference for the additional 8 megapixels and, to my taste, poorer image quality. This may not be an issue for someone wanting only uncropped images, which should enlarge easily to 8x10. The camera was quick and fun to use. For me, however, the compression artifact was a deal-breaker. I'm still considering an F70.
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I've received this camera for several weeks, and I've done various testing under different environments.

First off, this camera has a tremendous improvement for noise control using the EXR SN or Pro low light mode in a low light environment, better than my previous DC Fujifilm F50fd and other DCs I've seen, at least at this price range. On top of that, the 'Super Intelligence Flash' mode is awesome. It controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background, suitable for shooting macro and close-up portrait. Besides, this camera includes M-Mode (full manual) and P-Mode (P & Aperture priority mode) which gives you complete control especially when shooting night scene with tripod. To me, the manual mode is a good stuff, and it's better than most of the DCs out there I've seen. Wide angle and 270mm zoom is another big plus. HD movie is a basic requirement nowadays, I will just skip it.

- The camera might be a bit heavy to some of you. To me, I am still okay with it.
- I needed to play around with it until finding the best setting to shoot. You do not want to fully rely on its Auto mode. In the beginning, I saw sharpness issue, and some pictures were even getting a bit hazy.

In conclusion, the price is reasonable for all these features, at least they fit what I need.

Here are the setting I'd use in many situations:
Picture mode: Vivid or Soft mode.
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I got this camera to replace the one i've had for a while, another finepix (the z10fd). I had been plenty happy with that one, but it was old and starting to look less than impressive next to newer cameras.

I have only had this camera for a few days, but i'm already blown away by how much better it is that the one I had before. The images i'm getting just out of the pre-programmed settings are beyond beautiful, and I can't wait to start messing around with the manual setting. The quality of pictures on full zoom alone make it worth the price. The detail it can pic up on small things is great. It's very easy to use and figure out. After about 5 minutes I already knew where all the controls were and how to use them.

The only thing I was less than thrilled about, is that it is a TAD on the heavy side...at least compared to other digi cams i've had. But it's not a big deal, and i'm already getting used to it. It's not at all bulky or anything, just a little heavier than i'm used to.

Some of the pre-set modes include: Pro Focus, Pro Focus Low-light, dog, cat, flowers, snow, beach, night, fireworks, landscape, text, party, sport, portrait, portrait enahncer, sunset, underwater (if you buy a protective case), and movie. That's not even all of them.

I'm so excited for upcoming events in my life, such as my husband's homecoming and a new years trip to disneyland. I'm confident i'm going to get amazing captures of those special moments in my life.

If I find anything wrong, dissappointing, or flawed, I will update.
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