The Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR isn’t the first camera to offer file transfer, but it is notable in that it doesn’t include Wi-Fi connectivity. Instead, the F800EXR connects to Android and iOS devices by way of an ad hoc network. Users can download a free “Fujifilm Photo Receiver” app to upload images straight from the connected camera. Up to 30 images can be included in one transfer. Another free app, “Fujifilm Camera Application” can be downloaded to the mobile device. This app will send information about the shooter’s location, gathered from the phone or tablet, over to the camera.
The F800EXR is essentially the same as its F770EXR predecessor. It offers a 20x optical zoom lens, a 16 megapixel 1/2-inch EXR CMOS sensor and a 460k-dot 3.0-inch LCD. Like other EXR models, the F800 offers several specialized sensor modes designed to bring out the best dynamic range or noise level in a photo, depending on which mode takes priority. Full 1080 HD video is included, as are six new in-camera filters like “Pop Color” and “Toy Camera,” and burst shooting mode offers up to 8 fps full-resolution continuous shooting.
Pricing and Availability
The Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is scheduled to arrive in stores this August for $349.95.