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Fuji FinePix F300EXR - Digital Camera (Refurb) - £115.59 Delivered (with code) @ Fuji Shop

£115.59 @ Fujifilm
Use code P10FEB15 to bring the price down to £115.59 Delivered The camera is refurbished with a 12 month warranty. "The Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a 2… Read More
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Use code P10FEB15 to bring the price down to £115.59 Delivered

The camera is refurbished with a 12 month warranty.

"The Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a 24-360mm, 15x zoom lens. Featuring Fujifilm’s next generation EXR technology with hybrid high-speed autofocus, the F300 EXR switches between phase detection AF and contrast AF depending on subject and light levels, promising DSLR-like focusing speed. Other highlights of the successor to the F200EXR include an EXR sensor, improved image stabilisation system, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen, 360° Motion Panoramas, and 720p HD movie. "
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#2
small sensor but still a good camera.
1 Like #3
qinyanggl
small sensor but still a good camera.


What? It has a huge 1/2" sensor that's much bigger than almost every other compact camera. And for £116 you won't get a sensor like this even if you had an extra £75.

Hot deal! This came out with an rrp of £330 at the end of the summer. Good reviews based on it being £330.

http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/fuji-finepix-f300exr.cfm
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_f300exr_review/
http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/5015/fujifilm-finepix-f300exr-camera-review
#4
I was wrong. My refurbished camera, didn't come with the legendary wrist strap. Feel a double wammy gutted now that the price has lowered even more. But it was still a good price at £135.

Played around with it a bit more. The HD video is limited. Not great. Photos are ok, if you are not a pixel peeper. Let EXR do more of it for you if you are a novice. But watch out this will drain the batteries. This has a few manual functions which are useful nevertheless.
1 Like #5
After some research I just had to buy this camera for my pending 3 week holiday in Cyprus. The reviews are good and such good spec for the price. Thanks OP.
#6
heat added looks good but can't decide if it beats my Pentax A40 as even though its 3 years old the sensor is larger, and the image quality sounds better from reviews. But for the price is amazing piece a kit really.
#7
These Fuji EXR cameras have mixed reviews. You will find this article and the rest of the blog very useful on how to get the best out of this F300EXR camera http://kimletkeman.blogspot.com/2009/10/fuji-f70exr-how-to-shoot-it-mkii.html. In general if you make use of its special modes and features you can achieve some amazing results in difficult conditions. However sometimes the pictures can be disappointingly plain and you wonder if it was worth £200 or more. I guess many of these refurbs came from disappointed photographers who returned this camera for a refund because of its average picture quality(grainy,noise and smudging). But for £115 refurb with delivery and 1 year warranty this is a bargain and you will need to experiment with it to exploit its strengths in P, M and A modes, EXR and Pro Low Light modes (and refer to the above blog for the best tips and detailed analyses to get the best of the fully packed features and to reduce grain, noise and smudging). The strengths are its white balance, exceptional colour accuracy, fast focus, outstanding range, can even zoom in and out with focus during video (Launched with the F80EXR which I had).


Edited By: splender on Mar 17, 2011 23:46: update with more info
#8
Get after market NP-50 battery from 7dayshop £7. 7dayshop batteries are usually at the rate capacity though the odd ones come dead on arrival (which they replace readily). The ones on fleabay can be as cheap as £2.20 for NP-20, more risky, some times only half the stated charge capacity. On the whole I would say from my experience 70% are as rated capacity (but check sellers rating). So at £2.20 or £3 worth a gamble compare with a £7 from 7dayshop. But these cheap ones are posted from HK or China so need to add at least 7-10days for arrival.
#9
splender
These Fuji EXR cameras have mixed reviews. You will find this article and the rest of the blog very useful on how to get the best out of this F300EXR camera http://kimletkeman.blogspot.com/2009/10/fuji-f70exr-how-to-shoot-it-mkii.html. In general if you make use of its special modes and features you can achieve some amazing results in difficult conditions. However sometimes the pictures can be disappointingly plain and you wonder if it was worth £200 or more. I guess many of these refurbs came from disappointed photographers who returned this camera for a refund because of its average picture quality(grainy,noise and smudging). But for £115 refurb with delivery and 1 year warranty this is a bargain and you will need to experiment with it to exploit its strengths in P, M and A modes, EXR and Pro Low Light modes (and refer to the above blog for the best tips and detailed analyses to get the best of the fully packed features and to reduce grain, noise and smudging). The strengths are its white balance, exceptional colour accuracy, fast focus, outstanding range, can even zoom in and out with focus during video (Launched with the F80EXR which I had).



Good points - I agree that at the launch value or £299 or even the £180 odd it was at Amazon until recently the results would be a little disappointing given the price.
Fuji aren't alone in this; many compact cameras disappoint on image quality; it took me the best part of a year before could get consistently acceptable photos from my 'best in class' Panasonic FZ38.
#10
Still got my F200EXR which picked up as a refurb from the Fuji shop. Looked brand new and works perfectly to this day. I'm tempted to go for this, but got far too many cameras already.

Agree with others, that you have to experiment to get the best out of the EXR sensor.

I mainly use P mode with 400% dynamic range and AutoISO limited to Iso400. Seems to work in most situations for me. If shooting outdoors in sunny contrasty conditions I dial to EXR-Dynamic Range mode and take the DR up to 800% and then switch back to P mode for normal shooting. Good thing about these Fujis is they'll remember your individual settings for each mode, so can switch the mode dial easily as you need to for each situation.

Also in my experience Fuji have the best flash system for portraits, it really is intelligent and it adjusts the flash output depending on subject distance and you end up with natural looking shots whereas my Sony or Casio's would bleach the hell out of anyone's face and make you look like Casper the startled ghost.
#11
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qinyanggl
small sensor but still a good camera.


What? It has a huge 1/2" sensor that's much bigger than almost every other compact camera. And for £116 you won't get a sensor like this even if you had an extra £75.

Hot deal! This came out with an rrp of £330 at the end of the summer. Good reviews based on it being £330.

http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/fuji-finepix-f300exr.cfm

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_f300exr_review/

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/5015/fujifilm-finepix-f300exr-camera-review


Sorry, I meant compared to F200EXR's 1/1.6" sensor. I think it is just inevitable since F300EXR has a huge zoom-range. But according to reviews, they actually achieve virtually similar image quality, that's why I said F300EXR is still a good camera.
#12
thanks @missgem and special thanks to @splender for the great link!
1 Like #13
A tip for those who are new to the EXR cameras from Fuji is that in automatic mode using Standard film simulation mode colours are washed out and very plain. This is true for all S200EXR, FX80, F300EXR which I have or had. For vivid colours it is essential to use Velvia film simulation (then it is very close to the colours they should be - as compared to say AUTO mode of a top end camera like Olympus E-PL1 or very bright lens compacts like the Panasonic LX1 to LX-3). The Fuji EXR camera SCENE MODE for Flowers is also nearly as good but note that the film simulation mode is STD. So if you use P, A, S and Auto modes us Velvia simulation mode.

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