Monday, November 15, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:30 PM
"The FinePix F300EXR is the latest in Fuji's series of compact, high sensitivity cameras. Over the years, the camera's have stayed the same size, with the lenses getting considerably longer with each revision. Just a few years ago, the FinePix F60fd had a 3X zoom lens -- we're up to 15X now on the F300EXR. The lens isn't what makes the camera unique, though. Rather, it's the SuperCCD EXR sensor that sits behind it. This sensor can take pictures with high resolution, wide dynamic range, or high sensitivity / low noise (though not all at the same time)."
Fujfilm's SuperCCD sensors have evolved and changed a lot over the years, but the ones in the the F30/F31 Finepixes gave many a compact camera a good beating when it came to high ISO results. Unfortunately it seems that the competition has caught up, mostly in the form of that Sony 10 megapixel sensor that's been popping in a lot of compacts. It's a bit sad, really, as Fujifilm had a lot of promise from their sensor technology. Even the new hybrid AF system does not warrant much excitement. Head over to the link for the sordid details, including a match-up with the Canon S95.