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FujifilmF80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black)
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (16)
  • Image stabilization (12)
  • Good in low light (9)
  • Nice body color (6)
  • Short lag time (5)

Cons

  • Poor flash (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (10)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Low light (7)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big zoom for a little camera

Great point and shoot camera. Having a 10x zoom out of a camera this small is awesome. I like the fact that this has some manual seetting for exposure and shutter speed. Note-...Read complete review

Great point and shoot camera. Having a 10x zoom out of a camera this small is awesome. I like the fact that this has some manual seetting for exposure and shutter speed. Note- if you video in HD make sure you get the correct memory card to do that. Otherwise the audio and video will not synch. However, you can use the standard video setting and it will work fine with a regular memory card.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

There are Better Options

I bought this camera in South Africa while the World Cup was going on. I didn't want to take my professional DSLR into the stadiums, so I got this camera on sale at a...Read complete review

I bought this camera in South Africa while the World Cup was going on. I didn't want to take my professional DSLR into the stadiums, so I got this camera on sale at a local camera shop. I was looking for a camera that took HD video and had a decent zoom. What a waste of money!The first thing I noticed when I took this into the stadium was the vertical banding that occurs when there's a light source in the picture. So wide shots of the stadiums at night were pointless. The banding completely ruins the shot. The same would go for any picture where there's a lamp or other light source in the background. The other feature this camera has is a "high speed burst." However, it can't capture the burst in any kind of useable resolution, so what you get is a small, noisy mess. In the end I just took photos and video with my iphone -- even though the resolution is much lower, my iphone doesn't have problems with light sources and vertical banding. [...] I recommend sticking with Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Even in the point-and-shoot arena they have produced some amazing cameras.

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5.0

I loved it

By Rachel Lee

from MG - Brazil

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

    I used this Camera to photograph wildlife, Sunset, night pictures and many others . The image quality is awesome. I really like how the camera works with the speedlites. It has lots of great functions and capabilities. I am sure I will shoot fabubulous pics during my diving experiences using its waterproof case.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    the shiznit

    By daz

    from South africa

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

    The camera is amazing & easy to use. Different colours wouldve been nice tho

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    There are Better Options

    By Rhixonhanson

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Poor Image Quality
    • Poor Image Stabilization
    • Vertical banding

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

      I bought this camera in South Africa while the World Cup was going on. I didn't want to take my professional DSLR into the stadiums, so I got this camera on sale at a local camera shop. I was looking for a camera that took HD video and had a decent zoom. What a waste of money!The first thing I noticed when I took this into the stadium was the vertical banding that occurs when there's a light source in the picture. So wide shots of the stadiums at night were pointless. The banding completely ruins the shot. The same would go for any picture where there's a lamp or other light source in the background. The other feature this camera has is a "high speed burst." However, it can't capture the burst in any kind of useable resolution, so what you get is a small, noisy mess. In the end I just took photos and video with my iphone -- even though the resolution is much lower, my iphone doesn't have problems with light sources and vertical banding. [...] I recommend sticking with Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Even in the point-and-shoot arena they have produced some amazing cameras.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      comparisons to the f650

      By rootbeer

      from taiwan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

          I carry this camera around every day for those moments that I'd like to capture in a snapshot or on video. It's a great camera for simple pictures and video. However, the quality seems to fall short of older models. Compared to my old Fuji f650, the f80exr has great zoom and better video capabilities. The f80 also has better low light capabilities. But it seems to be lacking in the quality of the picture itself. I admit the camera is still new to me, but so far I've noticed that the low light images I've taken are more "grainy" looking than my old f650. It also doesn't feel as sturdy as the f650. Already the lens cover is inconsistently opening fully. Since the body is a black plastic-like material, it gets pretty hot when I'm shooting in the sun. Also, the macro capabilities were better on the f650. It hasn't been easy figuring out the best camera settings for the type of pictures that I like to take. But it gets the job done and I am satisfied overall with the pictures and video I've taken thus far. But I think you might want a different camera if you take a lot of low light/night time or macro shots. If I could turn back time, I don't think I would buy this camera, but since I already bought it, I don't mind keeping it, either.

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          4.0

          Great Point and Shoot

          By Chaz

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Poor Flash

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

          I use this camera mostly at night without flash, and it takes great pictures. It has great settings that other compact cameras don't have. Using it on Manual is very simple and user-friendly, and another unique feature is the dual shot mode, in which the camera takes one picture with and without flash in the same moment.
          The down sides to this camera are 1) the location of the flash... one tends to put their finger in that spot. 2) No option of removing the start up screen, which slows down the possibility of snapping a quick shot when you turn on the camera. 3)If you keep the camera in your pocket as I do, the on button may be pretty easily turned on accidentally.
          Other then that, it's a great camera. It's a good size, the quality of the images are superior to any Leica and many other top brand cameras.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very Happy

          By Jules

          from Connecticut

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

              I love that there is no lag time between when i press the button and when the shutter snaps. I liked this about my last fuji, which is why I researched this camera. The EXR function is great at choosing the right setting for each shot. The flash recharges much quicker than the fuji I bought a few years ago. Its heavier than i thought it would be but considering all its functions, I would rather have the weight than a tiny flat camera. The zoom is amazing and quite a clear picture.

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              • No

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              4.0

              compact but eficient

              By miriam

              from sao paulo, sp

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                If you want a small digital camera with a high definition visor under sun ligth I would recomend that one.

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                4.0

                Very Nice Point & Shoot Camera

                By SRW

                from Stillman Valley, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                  10x optical zoom is excellent; some washout at full zoom, but still captures great pictures (especially with image stablilzation). Camera is a little slow to stat up, but takes pictures quickly with little delay. Setting adjust wheel does move rather easily, so double check the setting before shooting! Battery life has been decent so far.

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                  4.0

                  Best camera ever.

                  By The Baker

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Food
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    I am an novice baker and use this camera frequently to build my portfolio. I can't leave home without it! It works great in low light settings and most importantly captures all the details.

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                    5.0

                    Great camera

                    By Kevin.pr

                    from San Juan, PR

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                      Great camera. Unfortunately it has a smaller sensor than its predecessor.

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                      3.0

                      Auto is fine for me

                      By Confused User

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good in Low Light

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light

                      Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                      I will mostly use the camera for vacation pictures. The camera on auto is easy to use. You have to really hold it still. The with and without flash option is helpful. The face recognition option doesn't always work. I think it has a problem identifying people who have no hair. I would prefer that it gave me a "focus box" on non-faces as soon as I start to use the camera rather than when I depress the shoot button half way. I often have to go back to refocus. Sometimes the zoom focuses right away, other times I have to depress the shoot button half way to get the zoom into focus. The on screen instructions disappear too quickly. I suppose once I know what they are, I'll think they stay on too long. The battery seems to get low even when I haven't taken very many pictures and the camera wasn't on too long.

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                      2.0

                      Fast and Noisy!

                      By JayMo

                      from Kenosha, WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Zoom
                      • Short Lag Time

                      Cons

                      • Poor Flash
                      • Poor Image Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                      I was greatly impressed by this camera's speed in all respects, but far more greatly disappointed by the horrible images it produced. Any shots taken above ISO 400 were horrendously noisy. Faces ended up looking like Picasso's and were barely recognizable. If you ever plan on looking at your pictures, save yourself the grief and do not by this camera.

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                      4.0

                      Great camera!

                      By Jimmy

                      from Bronx, New York

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                      • Too Large / Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                      I wanted a camera that allowed me to utilize its functions and take great pics in low light rooms (restaurants) but also allowed me to carry it around without being so cumbersome. After extensive research and recommendations I found this camera. It takes great shots and its functions are plenty. I saw sample pics from a blogger's site and was blown away. The blogger also posted his recommended settings, which has worked beautifully for me, on his site as well. All that information can be found here : [@]There are two things I dislike about the camera: 1) The time it takes for a picture to load after a snapshot; and 2) The HD video and sound is below average. Other than that for its price, it really can't be beat! If you're expecting to get great video recording out of this camera, don't get it. I would only use it for photography.

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                      3.0

                      Not worth the money....

                      By photosnapper

                      from SC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                      • Inconsistent Image Qualit
                      • Poor Flash

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                        I purchased this camera primarily for family snap shots. Some of the pictures turned out impressively clear while others had variations in light and color. I did not consisently get high quality pictures even in the same setting. I have a sony that cost about half the price and takes equally as good a picture. The advantage of this camera is definitely the zoom but, the flash is not strong enough to accomdate much distance so unless you have excellent lighting the zoom does not produce superior photos.

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                        4.0

                        Fine Pix Fine Fix!

                        By The Lionness

                        from Hartsdale, New York

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light

                          Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                          Are you looking for a camera that captures images that are dark, light, dull, or bright? The Fine Pix F80 camera allows you to capture those important moments that count. For example, the zoom is excellent, capturing all aspects of the picture. Once you have read the manual and have gone through getting the camera ready, it is quite easy to use.

                          The little screen on the back of the camera gives you an accurate description of what you will be taking.

                          The camera is small, yet sturdy to hold.

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                          5.0

                          Does what you need

                          By bob

                          from boise

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                            Optical Zoom very good.
                            Ease of use. Intuitive use.
                            auto macro feature very good

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                            5.0

                            Big zoom for a little camera

                            By Keith R.

                            from Rome, GA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Zoom
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                              Great point and shoot camera. Having a 10x zoom out of a camera this small is awesome. I like the fact that this has some manual seetting for exposure and shutter speed. Note- if you video in HD make sure you get the correct memory card to do that. Otherwise the audio and video will not synch. However, you can use the standard video setting and it will work fine with a regular memory card.

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                              4.0

                              Versatile camera with impressive lens

                              By Fischer

                              from Denmark

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Nice Body Color

                              Cons

                              • Poor Flash

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Fujifilm F80EXR 12 MP Digital Camera (Black):

                              I use this camera as a stand-in for Fuji Finepix S200EXR when I don't want to carry the bigger camera. The F80EXR is a good all round camera with many of the features of the S200EXR, notably the innovative EXR modes, and a wider 27 mm starting point for its impressive 10x zoom. When compared the F80EXR falls short of its bigger brother in noise reduction but still delivers crisp, saturated pictures.

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