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Fuji FinePix F300EXR review

A lightweight 12MP compact camera comes with some fancy tech to take better pictures

Our Verdict

For

  • Good quality images at lower ISOs
  • Build quality
  • Compact and light

Against

  • Controls and menus a bit fussy
  • No RAW support
  • Poor at high ISOs

Fujifilm's FinePix F300EXR follows on from the F200EXR. The new model is a well-specified, lightweight, 12Mp compact camera that will put a novice at ease while offering something more in-depth for the experienced photographer.

In addition, it is equipped with a very versatile 15x optical zoom lens with an equivalent foal length range of 24mm-360mm in the 35mm format; giving it plenty of appeal.

Furthermore, the F300EXR's Super CCD EXR sensor is the first sensor enabled for both contrast and phase detection auto focus.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix F
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom15x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)195 g
Flash Memory Capacity40 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 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
Total Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Height59.2 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth32.6 mm
Product SeriesF
Focal Length4.40 mm to 66 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelF300EXR
Product NameFinePix F300EXR Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03220A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

Featuring a powerful Fujinon 15x optical zoom, and an amazingly fast auto focus speed of 0.158 seconds (faster than you can blink!). Plus, a multi-award winning Super CCD EXR sensor for superb picture quality however challenging the shooting conditions. The new Motion Panorama mode allows you to press the button and swing the camera around to capture a 360° image, simply and easily. This super-smart camera will suit any member of the family, no matter what their experience behind the lens; optional manual sensor controls will suit the more discerning photographer, while EXR Auto offers point-and-shoot simplicity and guaranteed results every time.

Battery Life250 Shot
Package Contents
  • FinePix F300EXR Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year