Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR Brief Review


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  • 16MP EXR CMOS 1/2 inch Sensor
  • 15x optical zoom with 24mm wide-angle
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 1080p HD video at 30 fps with stereo sound
  • GPS Tracker
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Manual modes
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-09-11
  • Final Grade: 86 4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR
16MP EXR CMOS 1/2 inch Sensor; 15x optical zoom with 24mm wide-angle; 3-inch LCD; 1080p HD video at 30 fps with stereo sound; GPS Tracker; Optical image stabilization; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The EXR sensor is the selling point on the F600; the user can choose one of three modes that favor high dynamic range, low noise, or high resolution. The low noise and high dynamic range modes reduce the resolution, yet truly improve image quality. You can even leave the camera on EXR AUTO, which will make these difficult decisions for you. Also included are manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority modes. Reviews have been very positive, with most stressing the value for the features, high zoom range, and fast operation. Do note that replacements to the F600 have been announced in the F770, F750 and F660. The F660 has the same zoom range as the F600 but loses the GPS, while the F750 and F770 has been upgraded to a 20x zoom. If you still want GPS you'll need to go with the F770.

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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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