Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Conclusions

by Howard Creech Reads (297)

CONCLUSIONS
I really liked the F70EXR and I had lots of fun shooting with it. We are right in the middle of our fall color peak here in the Ohio Valley and I shot the digital equivalent of dozens of rolls of film trying to capture that once-a-year riot of autumn/harvest hues. The F70EXR did a good job and never let me down (although when the battery icon says Low Battery, it isn’t kidding) but in the final analysis this camera just misses greatness.

Almost anyone who buys the F70EXR will like it – the price is right, it is amazingly flexible/tweakable, it produces superb images with bright colors, wide dynamic range, low noise levels, and it is easy to use. So what’s the problem with the F70EXR? This camera really could have put Fuji on the map. Add more flexibility in selecting image resolution, add a small EVF, and enable RAW file capture and the F70EXR could have been a baby G11 – with more flexibility and more natural colors.

Pros:

  • 10x zoom
  • Great pictures
  • Fuji Slide Simulation Options
  • Incredibly flexible
  • Nice Price

Cons:

  • Certain shooting modes limited to 5 megapixels
  • No Optical viewfinder/EVF
  • No RAW file mode


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