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The Fuji FinePix F70EXR is billed by the manufacturer as the slimmest 10x zoom camera on the market and, at less than 23mm in depth, it is certainly very easy and convenient to carry around. The zoom is great for magnification, being the equivalent of 27-270mm in 35mm terms, but I found it to be a little fuzzy at the long end. There is also a 4x digital zoom for anyone who wants it.
The FinePix F-series cameras are renowned for their low-light (high ISO) capabilities and the F70EXR should be no exception, sharing as it does the 1/2 inch sensor of the F200EXR but with 2 million fewer pixels crammed onto it. Also the EXR technology is great for combating noise on higher ISO shots.
Obviously the F70EXR is small, compact and lightweight and, in general, feels great to hold, with all the controls being conveniently placed – apart from the slim-line flash which I found was close enough to the shutter-release button to obscure with my fingers occasionally.
Picture quality is easily as good as other cameras in this price range – better then most for Dynamic Range - and there are a range of resolutions and aspect ratios to choose from, allowing for 3:2 and 16:9 formats as well as the standard 4:3 format.
The Mode Dial gives allows the user to shoot in EXR mode (with three enhanced filtering modes), Full Auto, Full Manual and SP, which gives 15 preset Scene modes including Pro Focus for optimum focussing and depth-of-field, and Pro Low-light, which takes up to 4 exposures and merges them to reduce blurring and noise.
The F70EXR also provides Dual Image Stabilisation, Continuous Shooting (up to 4.8fps depending on resolution) and a Super Intelligent Flash, and a range of Playback options that include Trimming, Rotating, Sorting, Red-eye Reduction and Voice Memos.
On the downside, there is no HD Video Capture (which many of its rivals have) and I found many of the functions unnecessary because they provide many different ways to achieve the same thing. This could be confusing for the beginner.
My verdict? A nice range of features but there are better options for the price.
This PremiumDigital Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR battery charger features both a UK moulded ... more
plug cable and a 12V charger cable that plugs into a car cigarette lighter - allowing you to charge your battery on the move. It will charge a small capacity battery in around 2 hours but will take longer to charge a higher capacity battery. This compact and light charger has a LED to indicate charging in process and changes colour to show a fully charged battery. It includes short circuit protection and will automatically detect different voltage inputs - allowing you to safely charge your battery worldwide with a suitable plug convertor (not included). It will charge Fujifilm branded batteries, as well as equivalent, non-branded, replacement batteries. This charger will charge the following battery models: Fujifilm NP-50
Our 16GB Class 10 SDHC memory card is ideal for all uses including HD video recording due ... more
to it's very high speed. In our tests these cards show a sustained read speed above 17mb/s and a sustained write speed above 15mb/s making them faster than most other memory cards on the market. This product is brand new and comes supplied in a protective memory card case. Class 10 SD memory cards are the fastest speed available and can cope with very large files without the risk of playback lag. If you are using an SDHC memory card in a camera with very high megapixel rating or recording HD video we would recommend using a Class 10 card for optimal performance.