The Fuji FinePix F200 EXR is touted as a camera that will take the best pictures in an unedited media release on a New Zealand Web site. In the release, Fujifilm guarantees it.
Hey! That’s a pretty big claim. While reading that claim, I felt an inkling to do a bit of research on the camera. I mean I can always use a good point and shoot for candid photography.
It’s In the Sensor, Baby
So what makes this camera the best? Well, it was named the “Best Compact Digital Camera 2009” at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) in Europe. And it has a super sensor–the Super CCD EXR–that adjusts itself wherever you are. The camera has three sensor modes, one of which is an EXR AUTOmode mode which optimizes the camera’s sensor for the best shot. (Gee, I never use auto mode on my dSLR; how can a point-and-shoot have a better auto mode than a dSLR?)
Digital Photography School Calls Sensor “Very Promising”
Digital-Photography-School.com called the camera a ground-breaking event for Fujifilm. It says the sensor is very promising. It highlights an excellent point and one that would draw me to the camera: It has manual controls, including aperture and shutter priority modes.
The camera has a 5X optical zoom, f/stop 3.3-5, focal length 28-140mm (35 mm equiv), video capability and ISO 3200 at full resolution.by