Fujifilm Camera Gets Details In Low Light With No Flash
- Improved 16-megapixel sensor
- Long zoom
- Great low-light performance
Fujifilm’s FinePix F770EXR compact camera has features that include a newly improved ½-inch 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor, enhanced GPS functionality, Fujinon 20x wide angle long zoom lens, Intelligent digital zoom and an ultra-clear 3-inch high contrast 460K resolution LCD.
Whether you want the simplicity of point and shoot photography or a greater level of control over aperture and shutter speed, the FinePix F770EXR incorporates the features required.
Fujifilm’s EXR CMOS sensor tackles motion blur using a combination of mechanical image stabilisation, high ISO sensitivity and its new Motion Detection capability. It can capture good detail in low light scenes without resorting to flash. EXR Auto automatically optimises settings according to scene types, offering 103 different shooting patterns.
When EXR Auto mode is selected in low light conditions, the FinePix F770EXR can automatically detect if the subject is moving. If so, the camera deploys Motion Detection and a higher ISO to ensure the subject is captured with reduced blurring. If no subject movement is identified, the EXR CMOS sensor automatically keeps the ISO lower and uses image stabilisation to reduce noise.
In manual mode, the FinePix F770EXR offers High Resolution (HR) Priority for the best possible picture quality, Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Priority for scenes with high contrast, or High Sensitivity and Low Noise (SN) Priority for great results in low light.
Its new Fujinon 20x super wide angle optical zoom lens that is said to produce results throughout the focal range, from 25mm wide angle to 500m telephoto. Super Macro Mode allows sharp focusing down to 5cm.
The digital zoom effectively doubles the zoom capacity – with 20x optical zoom, Intelligent Digital Zoom delivers 40x total zoom. Image quality remains the same even when the lens is zoomed out to the maximum focal length.
Once you turn the power on, it is ready to shoot in 1.5 seconds. Auto focus speeds are as fast as 0.16 seconds delivering outstanding high speed shooting capabilities, up to 8 frames per second (fps) at full resolution, up to 11fps at medium resolution and full HD movie capture at 1080p (30fps) in stereo.
It has been equipped with a new high sensitivity antenna which finds positioning quickly. The Route Log feature creates an illustrated map showing where you’ve travelled and Photo Navigation displays the distance to and distance from a previous location. You can record and edit your favourite places in the camera with the new My Landmark function while the Landmark Navigator feature indicates nearby landmarks and the distance the user is away from them. When you hold the camera in the normal picture taking position, you’ll see the name of the nearest landmarks and the distance to it. When you point the lens to the ground, the LCD converts to a radar view to show locations relative to where the user is standing.
The FinePix F770EXR offers the option of a RAW file format for unaltered files and has continuous shooting at up to 11fps (image size M only) for action shots. The ISO mode can be selected automatically and offers a range of 100 up to 3200 – it can also stretch to an incredible 12800 (image size S only). A full complement of exposure modes is available including aperture-priority, shutter priority and manual for creative shooting.
This unit also offers 1080p Full HD movie recording at 30fps with stereo sound which is suitable for playing back on an HD ready TV. High speed movies can be recorded at up to 320fps and all movie modes now come with face tracking AF, ensuring faces stay sharp and correctly exposed even when the subject is moving. Even if a focus locked subject moves within the frame, the camera will keep the focus on part of the subjects face for continuous on-focus tracking. With a mini-HDMI output connector, it is easy to connect and view images on your HD TV.
With a highly sensitive gyro sensor, the Intelligent Image Stabilisation system is said to offer improved image quality with reduced blurring and noise in still pictures and also when shooting movies at the full optical zoom or in very low light. The new mechanically stabilised sensor is able to overcome handshake and can compensate for a range of hand movements, so increasing ISO to freeze action is no longer necessary – sharp low-light pictures can be achieved at ISO400, rather than ISO800 or 1600 at night scenery. Blur is reduced to an absolute minimum in the FinePix F770EXR by deploying high ISO sensitivity to automatically increase shutter speeds and CMOS shift type to counteract the problems of handshake and subject movement.