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First Look: Fujifilm's FinePix F900EXR great compact megazoom for enthusiasts, and everyone else, too.
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First Look: Fujifilm's FinePix F900EXR great compact megazoom for enthusiasts, and everyone else, too.

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An excellent 20x zoom point-and-shoot is good in auto, but for those who aren't afraid to change settings, it can be even better.

Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET. And this is a great little compact mega zoom for camera enthusiast, the Fujifilm Finepix F900 EXR. Now, typically we reserve using the word enthusiast for compacts that have fast lenses and large sensors larger than a 0.5-inch 16-megapizel EXR CMOS that's in this one. However, with its feature set that includes manual and semi-manual shooting modes and raw and raw+ JPEG capture and controls that make it fast and easy to access and change settings. The F900 EXR is a camera that is better suited for someone who's willing to put in some effort to get in the best shots. Now, that's not to say it's not a good automatic camera because it is. Fujifilm's auto EXR mode is one of the better scene recognition auto modes around and the camera has some advanced auto-shooting options for getting very good low light shots, panoramas or even faking shallow depth of field. Plus, it has built-in Wi-Fi so you can shoot and share by sending shots directly to your smartphone or tablet. Shooting performance and photo quality are excellent for its class 2 but again, while you can leave it in auto and get very good results, you can do better if you learn all that a camera can do. For example, simply changing the camera's EXR dynamic range setting can rescue highlight details that other cameras would lose. So if you're looking for a pocketful camera that has a 20x zoom lens and that does more than just point and shoot, this hits the mark. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the look at the Fujifilm Finepix F900 EXR.

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