Powerful 15x Zoom with New IS and Hybrid AF
Optimal image quality through Fujifilm's unrelenting supportive functions with Fujinon Lens.
15x Optical Zoom in a Compact Body
Acclaimed Fujinon lens technology packs both the power of 15x zoom and the versatility of a super-wide angle lens in one stylishly compact body. Zoom in and capture distant subjects in gorgeous detail with the award-winning sensor.
Fujinon Optical Excellence
Acclaimed by imaging professionals, Fujinon molds its high-precision aspheric lenses from extra-low dispersion glass to deliver superior resolution and low color aberration, and applies an originally developed Super Electronic Beam Coating to minimize ghosting, flare and purple fringe. Using these high-quality lens elements, new Double Sliding Structured Lens engineering fits the sharpest, clearest 15x zoom in its class and super-wide angle 24mm* versatility into the slim 32.6mm body of FinePix F300EXR.
* Equivalent on 35mm camera
New Double Sliding Structured Lens Technology
Fujinon's new Double Sliding Structured Lens Technology empowers you with both 15x zoom and 24mm super-wide angle in a stylish pocket-sized compact. Twelve lens elements smoothly telescope and slide into position to bring you closer to your subject for shots like never before.
Hybrid Auto Focus
Enhanced with built-in phase detection pixels, Super CCD EXR is the first sensor in the world with both contrast and phase detection auto focus. F300EXR harnesses this power with an innovative hybrid AF system that intelligently selects between the two focus systems. In most scenes and especially dark scenes, conventional Contrast AF captures beautiful results, but struggles to find a focus when shooting high-contrast subjects or with a long zoom. Only F300EXR with Hybrid Auto Focus can instantly switch to the speed and accuracy of Phase Detection AF for these scenes. Even at maximum 15x zoom when subject is moving and the moment is fleeting, you won't miss the shot!
Introduces Super CCD EXR which selects optimal AF type.
Hybrid Auto Focus System
Phase detection sensor pairs on the EXR sensor work like the sensors of a DSLR. Unlike slower Contrast AF which continually adjusts until maximum contrast is detected. Phase Detection AF divides incoming light into image pairs, performs a single calculation of the phase difference to determine the precise direction and amount of focus adjustment achieving an incredible auto focus detection speed of 0.158* seconds.
* Based on Fujifilm research
Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization) for Blur-free Results
Longer zoom magnifies not only the image, but also blur-causing hand shake. Featuring an improved gyro stabilization system, Intelligent I.S. not only improves correction for "quick and short" vibrations caused by shaky hands, but also is very responsive to "big and slow" movement like body sway. Especially shooting night portraits with long zoom, Intelligent I.S. enables shooting at lower sensitivity and slower speeds for blur-free photos with silky smooth gradation and minimal noise.
High Sensitivity ISO12800
With maximum sensitivity of ISO12800*, photos appear natural and more true to life even with limited available light. High sensitivity also stops the action of high-speed moving subjects.
* At ISO12800 and ISO 6400, number of recorded pixels is limited to [S]. At ISO3200, number of recorded pixels is limited to [M]. At full resolution (12 megapixels), sensitivity is limited to a maximum ISO1600 or lower.
3.0-inch High Contrast LCD
With ultra-wide view angle of 160° you can hold the camera high or low to frame your shot. Later let everyone gather around to enjoy the results on the large 3.0-inch high-contrast (1100:1 ratio), high-resolution 460,000-pixel display.
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Intuitive Control Palette
The FinePix F300EXR delivers a powerful array of functions and features in a slim dynamic design. The sleek form molds to your hand with all buttons and controls just where your fingers expect them to be.
Inclined and knurled for comfortable fingertip control.
Quick command selection with rotary dial ease.
Easy to hold the camera steady for long zoom shots.
Outstanding Quality with Super CCD EXR and HD
The integration of Super CCD EXR sensor with high definition and Super Intelligent Flash promises outstanding results in your photography.
EXR - Even Closer to the Human Eye
The Super CCD EXR provides superior picture quality, enabling a 3-in-1 sensor combination of Fine Capture Technology (High Resolution), Pixel Fusion Technology (High Sensitivity & Low Noise), and Dual Capture Technology (Wide Dynamic Range). With an innovative color filter array and image processing technology, the EXR ensures an advanced reproduction in imaging with exceptionally balanced quality.
EXR AUTO - Extreme Point and Shoot
Capture image just as your eye sees it. The EXR AUTO not only automatically recognizes the scene and selects the ideal shooting mode, but also switches the sensor to the perfect capture mode for the conditions.
EXR Priority - Extreme Creativity
With EXR Priority, you can manually switch the sensor to one of three capture modes. Just like your eye prioritizes different functions for optimal viewing of different scenes, each EXR mode uses a different approach to change how the sensor captures the image.
Just as your eye sees the finest detail in bright conditions, Resolution Priority uses the full 12 megapixel resolution of the unique EXR array to reproduce the smallest detail in bright beautiful color.
Wide Dynamic Range
Just as your eye sees the full range of shadows to highlights in high-contrast scenes, D-range Priority simultaneously captures two images to produce a single image with Wide Dynamic Range up to 800%, revealing subtleties in shadow and eliminating washout of the bright areas.
High Sensitivity and Low Noise
Just as your eye strives to make dark scenes as bright and detailed as possible, High ISO & Low Noise Priority takes advantage of high sensitivity and FinePix's original pixel binning technology to capture the subject with exceptional brightness and minimal.
Super Intelligent Flash
The Super Intelligent Flash lets you take macro shots with the ideal balance of flash output and sensitivity. Integrated in the Auto mode, this next-generation flash system captures both the subject and background in bright, clear details over the full flash range include ultra close-ups.
HDTV-Compatible Photos & Video
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix F300EXR lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display.
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4,000 x 2,248 pixels, 2,816 x 1,584 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels).
Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1,280 x 720 pixels).
HD Image Viewing
Simply connect any HDMI cable available in the market to the HDTV and enjoy the full impact of high resolution images and movies.
* Direct connection from the HDMI Microport (camera).
One Touch MOVIE Button
One Touch Movie button just for shooting movies! No settings. Just press, shoot, and enjoy the movie.
Motion Panorama 360 and Creative Shooting Modes
Motion Panorama has been extended to 360 in degrees enabling the opportunity to capture the scene around you in a single photo. More shooting options for you with pro-class functions.
Motion Panorama 360
Select Motion Panorama Mode, press the shutter button and sweep the camera to pan the scene. The FinePix F300EXR cleverly produces a stunning 360° panorama shot, effortlessly and automatically!
Pro Focus Mode with Face Detection
This focus-bracketing mode emulates the gentle, out-of-focus background look of a DSLR when shooting portraits or macro subjects. A single press of the shutter first takes an exposure focused on the main subject, then additional exposures at different focus points*1. This produces a final image emphasizing the sharply focused subject against a soft, out-of-focus background*2.
*1 There must be sufficient distance between the subject and the background for this function to work properly.
*2 Except for subjects where focus bracketing is unable to produce sufficient defocus.
Pro Low-light Mode
Ideal for shooting non-moving subjects in low light, this mode automatically takes a series of four high-sensitivity & low-noise exposures and then combines them into an image with less noise than the single exposures.
Film Simulation Mode
Simulate the distinctive look of 5 different types with just a touch of a button. Modeled on Fujifilm brands loved by professional photographers, each breathes life into your image with a quality that previously only film could capture.
PROVIA / Standard Mode
Powerful mode for any subject. Produce colors with the natural tone of PROVIA film, trusted by professional photographers.
Velvia / Vivid Mode
Mode for distinctive saturation and the colors of Velvia. Produce the vivid colors of subjects in photos with great sharpness and color tones.
ASTIA / Soft Mode
Mode for soft, fine, smooth tonality. Fidelity of huge and soft tone are the features of this mode.
Black & White Mode
Capture the dramatic honesty of your image in black and white.
Create a sense of nostalgia with the warm brown antique tones of Sepia.
Detection, Recognition and Tracking
Face Detection function has evolved into a unique technology of detecting and recognizing more varieties of subjects.
Face Detection optimizes people pictures by detecting faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results.
Red-eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result.
Instantly Detect up to 10 Faces!
The Face Detection can simultaneously recognizes up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the Zoom Up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results.
As soon as the Face Detection function detects the face, shutter is automatically released capturing the finest of the person with great optimization.
The FinePix F300EXR not only detects faces in a frame but it can also recognize who is who! You can register up to 8 people in your camera and next time you take a photo of them it will bring up their name and optimize settings in favor of your registered faces. In playback, you can search for all photos containing registered faces to quickly find photos of your favorites.
Dog / Cat Detection
By incorporating Dog / Cat Detection function, the FinePix F300EXR is able to detect dog or cat faces*, optimizing focus and exposure for pet photos that will delight everyone. An auto-release function can also be selected to automatically shoot the photo when the pet is looking directly at the camera.
* Up to 10 dog or cat faces per photo; cannot detect faces in profile; cannot detect faces in scenes with both dogs and cats.
Tracking Auto Focus
Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even when the zoom is fully extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups.
Shooting for all Scene
Scene-flexible shooting modes can adjust to wide range of shooting conditions, delivering you with optimized results.
Mode Dial and Scene Position
Easy-to-select Mode Dial and Scene Position. Simply choose the shooting mode that matches the scene, and every setting from shutter speed to white balance is optimized to capture an exceptional image.
EXR MODE - Improve clarity, reduce noise, increase dynamic range, or let the camera automatically adjust settings to suit the scene.
Auto - The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photography.
Advanced Mode - Motion Panorama 360, Pro Focus Mode, Pro Low-light Mode
Scene Position - Choose a SP scene suited to the subject or shooting conditions and the camera will do the rest.
Manual - Provides detailed settings that are impossible to set in Auto mode.
Aperture Priority Auto - An automatic mode to set the aperture.
Shutter Priority Auto - An automatic mode to set the shutter speed.
Program Auto - An automatic mode to specify the settings except for the shutter speed and aperture setting.
Motion Panorama 360 - Sweep the camera right or left, up or down to create panoramic image.
Pro Focus Mode - Choose for blurring the background of a subject such as portrait or a flower to make it impressive.
Pro Low-light Mode - Choose for shooting a subject under low light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom.
A Host of Scene Position
Natural Light & with Flash - Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations.
Natural Light - Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions.
Portrait - Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhance the overall natural look.
Portrait Enhancer - Enables automatic enhancements of skin tone.
Dog - Detect dog faces, optimizing focus and exposure.
Cat - Detect cat faces, optimizing focus and exposure.
Landscape - Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively.
Sport - A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment.
Night - Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter.
Night (Tripod) - Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod.
Fireworks - Effective for taking shots of fireworks with a slow shutter speed.
Sunset - Capture sunset scenes vivid in color.
Snow - Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white.
Beach - Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight.
Underwater - Best for shooting underwater capturing clear images of the ocean blue.
Party - Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambience in low-light conditions.
Flower - Capture a clear close-up shots of blooming flowers rich in color.
Text - Clear shots of letters on a document or white board.
Other Shooting Functions
Cycle Shooting - While shutter button is pressed, the camera take up to 40 pictures, but only the last 23 shots or 5 shotes are recorded.
Continuous Shooting - The camera takes up to 23 or 5 pictures while shutter button is pressed.
Framing Guideline - Framing assistance for you to place the main subject on the crossing point of vertical and horizontal lines for a balanced shot.
White Balance - Optimizes the white balance according to the lighting conditions under various shooting modes: Auto, Custom, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater lighting).
Auto Release - The shutter is released automatical when the camera defects a human portrait. Especially useful when shooting babies.
Flash - Flash settings are available for best results for various modes, such as Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
AF/AE Lock - AF/AE function locks onto the subject while the shutter button is held down half way. Most effective when the subject is not in the center of the frame.
Self Timer - The shutter sets off as it waits 2 to 10 seconds after the button is released.
Post Capture Functions
Photo playback and image search are as simple as it can be! With advanced picture search function, micro thumbnail and slideshow, revive your captured memories.
With the convenient Image Search Function, you can search pictures by Date, by Face, by Favorites, by Scene and by Type of Data.
By Date - Viewing your saved photo image by date, making it easy to locate specific events or occasions.
By Face - All your portraits can be selected and replayed based on composition: group photos, couple pictures, or solo portraits.
By Favorite Rank - Quickly search favorite pictures depending on the rank.
By Scene - Photos shot with Auto, SR AUTO, or Dog / Cat mode can be replayed according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene and macro.
By Type of Data - Display the content of your image library according to the type of data: still photos, edited images, or movie footage.
Fujifilm's Tagging Technology lets you tag images for search optimization and organizing your photo collection in-camera.
Sort your favorite photos tagged by rank of stars from 0 though 5. Quickly search favorite pictures depending on the rank using image search.
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your photobook can also be ordered online for print when connected to the internet*1, as well as when you go to stores to get your photos printed*2, images can easily be sorted when tagged.
*1 MyFinePix Studio is required to be updated through Internet to use this function.
*2 Print service availability depends on region.
Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playback.
Micro Thumbnail View
Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10x10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback.
Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.
SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
The versatile card slot is compatible with SD and high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC) memory cards.
Comments about FujiFilm FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR Digital Camera (Black):
Got it for Christmas. Took a few pictures the following weekend and they were clear and sharp. Didn't have quite the zoom I expected. January 9th we went to a family function and I started taking pictures. After about 10 or so pictures I had turned the camera off to eat dinner. When I turned it back on I noticed a dark angle at the upper left of the pictures. I looked at the front of the camera and discovered the shutter didn't open all the way. I turned the camera off and the shutter didn't close all the way. I turned it back on and used the tip of my fingernail to open the shutter the rest of the way. When I turned it off again it did close all the way. However, some of the pictures were badly blurred and I deleted the worst of them. This camera will be returned to the store.
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Comments about FujiFilm FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR Digital Camera (Black):
I have only had the camera for about a week and I'm still experimenting. So far - nothing to complain about. I love the fact that you can take a double picture, one with the flash and one without. The pictures I have taken are great, excellent color quality.
I wish it had the a/c adapter that you could use instead of taking the battery out of the camera.