The Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is very near to the F770EXR launched last year but instead of getting a GPS sensor, it gets a Wi-Fi connexion that will open its content to the world. But you won’t lose the possibility to geotag your images : the FinePix F800EXR can connect to your iPhone or Android smartphone to synchronize the GPS datas and get your images right on a map. The Wi-Fi of the camera can be used to transfer images to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets thanks to a dedicated iapp called Fujifilm Photo Receiver that can swallow, wireless of course, up to 30 stills fro your camera to later share them to the world, by email, via Facebook, Flickr, Instagram….
For every other matters, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is very similar to the F770EXR it is inspired from offering the same 20x (25-500mm) zoom lens, the same focal range as the Sony HX20V (read the Sony HX20V review). It gets a backside illuminated CMOS sensor of 16MP, can record 1080p movies, shoot 360° panoramas. As any decent Fujifilm camera, the F800EXR offers a film simulation mode and gets the EXR automatic scene recognition system that will compare the scene you want to capture to 103 recorded patterns top set the camera accordingly. But the EXR mode also allows you to give priority to resolution, to dynamic range or to high ISO. It works pretty well and smartly use the multi-image system allowed by the CMOS BSI sensor. What prosumer photographers will love a lot about the F800EXR is its RAW format.
The F800EXR gets new digital filters like toy camera, high-key, miniature, dynamic tone…
The FinePix F800EXR is also pretty fast with a 0.16s focusing time….
Available in October 2012, right after the 2012 Photokina, the Fujifilm F800EXR will be sold $299.
Fujifilm F800EXR : Official Press Release
Easy sharing of high quality images with Wireless Image Transfer
FUJIFILM Corporation (CEO: Shigetaka Komori) will launch the FinePix F800EXR, a compact digital camera equipped with a Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm*1), and a 16 megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) EXR CMOS sensor. The FinePix F800EXR offers the ability to transfer high quality images directly to smartphones and tablets*2, enabling users to post photos to Facebook and other social networking sites quickly. In addition, the FinePix F800EXR features a new Advanced Filter that lets users get even more creative with their photography.
EXR CMOS and Long zoom – Great picture made easy
With its advanced Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens, 25-500mm equivalent*1 ,the FinePix F800EXR is a long-zoom digital camera that can capture clearly defined images even at a 40x zoom range. It combines its 20x optical zoom with Intelligent Digital Zoom, offering optimum image processing to counteract the image degradation that traditionally occurred when digital zooms were employed.
The F800EXR’s 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor features Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR technology*3. Its intelligent EXR AUTO function automatically selects the optimum shooting mode from 103 patterns, dependent to the demands of the scene being shot, guaranteeing beautifully captured scenes with the highest image quality possible.
Superb build quality and finish
The FinePix F800EXR has also been given additional enhancements over its predecessor, making it even better to use. The FinePix F880EXR has been optimized for faster start-up. Turn the power ON and they are ready to shoot in only 1.5 sec. In addition, shot-to-shot take very short time (minimum 0.8 sec.).The AF speed has been as little as 0.16 sec, helping users lock onto their subjects in a flash.
Share the everyday event with easy and speedy “Wireless Image Transfer” to social media networks
Wireless Image Transfer facilitates sending photos from the F800EXR to smartphones and tablets quickly and simply. Once users have download the dedicated “FUJIFILM Photo Receiver“(free of charge), to their smartphones and tablets, they can easily transfer the photos from the camera to the phone or tablet without going through the trouble of entering passwords. Up to 30 images can be sent in a single transmission, and users can share their photos online on Facebook and other social networking sites anytime, anywhere, without having to worry about accessing Wi-Fi hotspots.
By downloading the “FUJIFILM Camera Application“(free of charge),, the F800EXR is able to record the user’s current location data by sending the tablet/smartphone’s location data (latitude and longitude) and displaying it on the LCD monitor of the camera. Users can also send that image to their smartphones and tablets to display the location it was shot at on general map applications. With a database of approximately 1 million landmarks worldwide, users can enjoy various functions, such as Landmark Navigator which displays the distance to a nearby landmark in the direction the camera is faced towards, and Photo Navigation which displays the distance from the photographer’s present location to the place where a tagged photo was taken.
Advanced Filter offers users additional artistic finishes
A new Advanced Filter on the FinePix F800EXR offers the user additional creative expression with six artistic special effects. These all allow you to compose photos and view the filters’ special effects on the LCD screen.
➢ POP COLOR: Emphasizes contrast and color saturation.
➢ HIGH－KEY: Emphasizes brightness and reduce contrast for lightening tone reproduction.
➢ TOY CAMERA: Create shaded borders as taken by toycameras (nostalgic effect).
➢ MINIATURE: Create top and bottom blur for diorama effect.
➢ DYNAMIC TONE” Create fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tone reproduction.
➢ PART COLOR: Retain selected original color and other areas change to monocrome. Colors can be selected from red, yellow, green, blue, orange and purple for dramatic effect!
High-definition and ergonomics design
With optimum usability in mind, the FinePix F800EXR black and red model have a rubber coating*4 which gives the camera a premium quality feel. The champagne gold and white models have a smooth pearlescent finish. And those non-slip grip and tilted shutter offer better handling and additional stability when using the full 20x zoom.
The FinePix F800EXR will be available in four colors (Black, Champagne Gold, Red and White).
*1 35mm film equivalent
*2 AndroidTM smartphone/ tablet, iPhone/iPad
*3 Fujifilm’s proprietary technology that has the ability to switch between three sensor modes (High Sensitivity / Low Noise mode (SN); Dynamic Range mode (DR); High Resolution mode (HR)) according to the requirements of the scene being shot.
*4 Excluding white and champagne gold.
Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR key features
- High quality Fujinon 20x optical zoom covering 25-500mm with intelligent digital zoom boosting range to approx.40x.
- 16 mega-pixel EXR CMOS sensor
- 3.0-inch LCD with 460,000 dots and Monitor Sunlight Mode
- Wireless Image Transfer
- Advanced Filter
- ll HD movies (1920×1080 pixels) with a Automatic Scene Selection
- RAW file capture
- Motion Panorama 360
- Film Simulation mode
- Multiple Exposure mode