Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR Review

December 1, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR is a new 16 megapixel travel-zoom compact camera with a 15x, 24-360mm zoom lens. Capable of auto-focusing in as little as 0.16 second, other highlights of the successor to the F600 EXREXR include an EXR Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor, advanced GPS functionality, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen, 8fps continuous shooting, RAW image capture, full 1080p HD movies and High Speed movie capture at 320 fps. New features include an updated EXR Auto mode with Motion Detection capability, updated GPS with landmark navigation and a compass, and an intelligent digital zoom mode which doubles the telephoto range to 30x. The Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR is available now in black, red or white at a retail price of $349.95 / £269.99.

Ease of Use

The new Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is virtually identical to the F600 EXR model that it replaces, both in terms of its design and features. Therefore most of the comments that we made about that model apply equally to the F600, which has the same glossy curves as its predecessor. The new 16-megapixel model somehow shoehorns a 15x optical zoom (24-360mm equivalent in 35mm terms) into a slender, handbag or pocket friendly chassis, measuring just 22.9mm in depth at its thinnest point. The lens is neatly folded away when not in use, making the F600EXR eminently pocketable, with overall dimensions of 103.5x62.2x32.6mm and weighing 220g with battery and optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card inserted.

Even in its inactive state, the camera's optics look like they're ready to burst forth from the body. The lens barrel is surrounded by what resembles a pregnant bulge, its rounded edges and controls avoiding this Fujifilm looking like the usual rectangular box that so many other compacts resemble. Apart from that, the F600EXR presents a clean and sophisticated faceplate, the only features apart from said lens being useful rubberized hand-grip, a window for the self-timer/AF assist lamp and four holes for the stereo microphone, all positioned top left of the lens. The black version also has a rubberised coating to further aid grip.

The back of the F600 EXR also impresses, sporting a 3-inch, wide view 460k-dot resolution LCD. So in practice we didn't miss that the camera omits an optical viewfinder of any kind, as the LCD screen is perfectly adequate for outdoor use. Out of the box you get a basic quick start manual, with the rest on a supplied CD ROM. This also includes the usual basic software, here FinePix Studio for Windows PCs and FinePix Viewer for Macs.

Since this is a point and shoot camera first and foremost, Fujifilm has thoughtfully ramped up the performance of its auto focus features, with a claimed focusing speed of just 0.16 seconds. Other key features include a 360° motion panorama mode for sweeping landscapes, the ubiquitous face detection/recognition (including dogs and cats), tracking auto focus, the DSLR-like background blurring Pro Focus mode seen on other EXR compacts, plus 'intelligent' flash and gyro sensor image stabilisation.

To help avoid blur resulting from camera shake when shooting in low light or hand-holding the camera at the telephoto extremity of the zoom, Fujifilm have added a 'belt and braces' solution of high ISO sensitivity, stretching up to ISO 3200 at full resolution (JPEG only), a built-in mechanical stabilizer with Continuous or Shooting Only modes, and digital image stabilisation too if required. Activated via the IS Mode menu option, you can set the system to Continuous, Shooting Only, either mode with the addition of digital stabilisation, or Off. Note that the camera will only automatically adjust the ISO speed when using the Auto shooting mode - in the other modes the ISO speed that you select will always be used, so only the mechanical CCD-shift part of the system is used.

Film simulation modes show off Fujifilm's heritage, the choice once again being the well-saturated colours of 'Velvia' mode, the default natural-looking setting of 'Provia', or the soft and gentle 'Astia' for portraiture, plus black & white and sepia. Likely to get more use by those with families is an auto release mode that fires the shutter when the camera detects the subject is looking directly at the lens. Fujifilm suggests this is ideal for photographing never-sit-still children and babies. We also get full 1080p HD movie clips, with usefully a dedicated video mode button on the backplate that falls readily under the thumb, and a mini HDMI output alongside the regular AV and USB output at one side. Plus, in playback mode, there's a chance to sort through images faster with the Photobook feature, as well as rate your favourites by allocating stars to them.

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Front Rear

Like most of its travel zoom ilk the F600EXR is made for the pocket, there's not much of the actual camera to get a firm grip on. There's a gentle curve and rubber patch to the left hand edge at the front while at the back the F600EXR Fujifilm has introduced possibly the first 'booty' on a digital camera. A bulge top right provides a resting place for the thumb, a backward slanted shooting mode dial topping it off; an unusual move that Fujifilm suggests makes for easier control access and so faster operation. It looks at once like that portion of the camera is melting, and at the same time very cool indeed.

Switch the camera on via the recessed top plate button that sits alongside the shutter release, once again encircled by a zoom lever. Thankfully the behaviour of the integral flash has been changed for the better. Neatly sunk within the top plate, on the F550 it rose automatically and without request. You had to gently rest your finger on the flash to stop it from appearing, or push it back down once it has risen. Now the F600EXR only pops-up the flash unit when you select one of the flash modes on offer - much more logical.

The F600EXR takes roughly two seconds from being activated before you can fire off the first shot, rear LCD bursting into life and lens extending to maximum wideangle with an audible mechanical whirr. A half press of the shutter release button and AF is virtually instantaneous, in keeping with Fujifilm's claimed 0.16 second speed. Though it's neither here nor there, the on/off switch glows with a cool blue light, which recalls the same feature incorporated on Samsung's compact range.

Also on the top plate directly above the lens is a large lump housing one of the F600EXR's main features, built-in GPS. The camera recognises your location and displays the longitude and latitude co-ordinates or the place name if recognised. You can then search for an image by place name and create a photobook using the Photobook Assist function. The F600 EXR can also navigate you to where a specific photo was taken, acting like an iPhone-lite by providing the distance and direction from your existing location, and there's a new Landmark Navigator option which alerts you to nearby landmarks and tags them in your photos, and can act as a compass by pointing the camera down. Finally, the camera can join the dots between your photos and create a map of the route using the Tracking Data option.

GPS can be manually turned off or on, either permanently on or just when the F600EXR is switched on. The first option is useful if you quickly move from one area to another and don't want to wait for the camera to lock onto a signal again, although it does drain the battery more quickly. The F600 EXR's GPS receiver works a lot better than most other GPS-capable cameras that we've reviewed, saving accurate positioning information for the majority of the images that we shot in built-up central London, making this camera useful for urban as well as rural photographers. The main downside of the GPS is the subsequent drain on battery life, with the camera only managing just over 150 shots with GPS turned on instead of the 250 that it can manage without.

Somewhat strangely, there's no external control for another of the F600EXR's star turns, its fast continuous shooting speed. Instead the Continuous menu option brings up four options - Off, Top 4, Best Frame Capture and three different kinds of bracketing (exposure, film simulation mode and dynamic range). Choosing Top 4 allows you to take 8 full-resolution photos at 8 frames per second, which is faster than most compact cameras and indeed most DSLRs too. The only fly in the ointment are that only 4 out of the 8 are actually saved to the memory card. Choosing Best Frame Capture shoots at 11fps at 8 megapixel resolution from the moment that you focus and then saves up to 16 images including pre-recorded frames. Once the burst is completed, it takes over fifteen seconds for the camera to clear the buffer, during which you cannot take another picture. There is also another continuous shooting speeds where the Fujifilm F600EXR shoots at a faster speed 11fps at at 4 megapixel resolution for up to 32 frames.

Although JPEGs are quickly committed to memory in single-shot mode with only the briefest pause between each one, unfortunately there's a very noticeable 5 second delay between the capture of one RAW file and the next during which you can't take another picture, which rather slows down the shooting experience unless you stick to the JPEG format.

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Front Top

Both the power button and shutter release fall readily under the forefinger when gripping the camera in your right hand, and the zoom lever is similarly ergonomically located. Nudge the latter and said zoom veritably powers through its broad focal range, quietly zipping from maximum wideangle to extreme telephoto in actually under three seconds.

Looking at the rear of the camera, there's a clearly labeled and logically laid out control set, with a chunky, ridged shooting mode dial which is reminiscent of those found on DSLR cameras. Ranged around the dial, which turns with just the right amount of resistance for it to lock firmly into place at each setting, are a range of shooting options, such as full auto, program, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes, along with a scene position mode (SP) that's pre-optimised for common subjects. Note that there are only three available apertures in A mode, rather limiting your control, although there is a full range of shutter speeds on offer.

There are two more shooting modes that are particularly noteworthy. First up is the EXR Auto mode (one of the four EXR modes), which is an 'auto everything' scene recognition mode that's the equivalent of Panasonic's Intelligent Auto mode. Although far from infallible - if you're not paying close attention and it's presented with a busy scene it will call up landscape when macro is needed and vice versa – it instantly makes the F600EXR more beginner friendly, instantly recognising 10 basic scenes and then applying one of the three other EXR modes too. It also now includes a a Motion Detection capability, which makes the camera increase the ISO speed to help capture a sharper picture in low-light when it detects movement.

Fujifilm's EXR sensor can be utilized in one of three ways by the photographer. There's a choice between shooting at full 16 megapixel resolution in High Resolution (HR) mode, or an 8 megapixel image in the Low Noise (SN) mode for shooting without flash in low light conditions, or the Dynamic Range (DR) mode to achieve an optimal balance between shadows and highlights. The latter offers five strengths ranging from 100-1600%. If you can't decide which is best for a chosen scene or subject, then just leave the camera on the scene-detecting EXR Automatic Mode and let it choose for itself.

The second shooting mode of particular interest is the rather misleadingly named Advanced mode, which actually has three options that are well suited to all experience levels. The first shooting mode is the Motion Panorama option, clearly inspired by Sony's popular Sweep Panorama function. This lets you capture a 360 degree panoramic image very easily without the use of a tripod. All you need to decide is whether you would like to start from left or right, top or bottom, then press and hold down the shutter release while doing a "sweep" with the camera in hand. Exposure compensation is available before you start the sweep, with the exposure fixed once you depress the shutter button. After you are done with the sweeping, the camera does all the processing required, and presents you with a finished panoramic image.

Although undoubtedly fun, there are a few catches. The final panorama is of relatively low resolution, and if you do the sweeping too slowly, or you let go of the shutter release button too early, the panorama will be truncated. If the exposure varies throughout the scene, then some areas will be over or under exposed, depending upon the exposure value that was chosen as the panorama was started. Finally, people and indeed anything that moves in the frame are recorded as several ghost outlines, which means that you can really only record static, empty scenes, something that Sony have solved in the latest iteration of their Sweep Panorama feature.

The Pro Low-light mode uses multi-bracketing technology, taking a series of four high sensitivity/low-noise shots in quick succession and combining them into an image with less noise than the single exposures. You can see examples of this shooting mode on the Image Quality page. The Pro Focus mode makes it easier to achieve a blurred background, perfect for portraits where compact digicams traditionally struggle.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

With video not represented among the other shooting modes on the dial, as mentioned at the outset this thoughtfully has its own button just below, a press of which kicks off recording whichever alternative mode had previously been in use. This means that movie quality needs to be adjusted separately by delving into the camera's shooting menu via the main 'menu' button. Surprisingly the zoom function can also be used when shooting movies, but in this mode it is altogether smoother, steadier and any operational noise - though still audible if filming in quieter environs - is nevertheless dampened down.

The F600EXR offers full 1920x1080 pixel footage at 30 frames per second with constantly adjusting auto exposure and focus with stereo sound. There are still few digital compacts that offer 1080p video recording, so the F600EXR is a definite camera to consider if movies are your thing. It can record video clips up to 29 minutes long for the 1920x1080 and 1280x720 pixel formats, with longer times available for VGA and SVGA modes. The dedicated Movie button on the rear makes it quick and easy to shoot a movie without missing the start of the action, and there's a mini-HDMI port for connection to a HDTV (cable not supplied). You can select one of the Film Simulation modes to give your footage a more creative look, and there's the option to take a still photo at any time during movie recording.

In addition to these "normal" movie modes, the F600EXR also offers several high-speed modes, a feature that was first pioneered by Casio. There are three different speeds on offer - 320, 160 and 80fps, with the file size varying from 320x112 to 640x400 pixels respectively. This slow-motion effect is initially very appealing and sure to impress your friends, but there are some drawbacks to be aware of. Sound isn't recorded at all, horizontal bands can appear as the lighting fluctuates, and the actual sizes of the recorded movies are pretty small.

To the left of the video record button is the familiar playback button. Press this and as well as reviewing images the user is invited to have access to all the camera's extensive photobook features. Beneath this again Fujifilm has implemented the aforementioned Canon-like scroll wheel and central control pad combo, the latter itself encircling a central menu/OK button - for calling up said menu folders, always clear, concise and to the point with Fujifilm, and then executing any functional changes.

Ranged around this scroll wheel/pad are a means of adjusting exposure when in one of the capture modes, or deleting duff images in playback. We also get access to the camera's flash settings (oddly disabled if you've switched the camera to silent mode), self timer options and the ability to switch from infinity to macro focus - here close ups are offered down to 5cm.

Also doubling up, in terms of control, is a 'display' and 'back' button - the latter very useful if, in your keenness for exploration of the F600EXR's Pandora's box of features, you've stumbled onto a setting you didn't actually want and want to retrace your steps. Last but no means least, tucked into the right hand corner of the F600EXR's backplate is an 'F' (for 'Foto') button which, as regular Fujifilm users will know, provides a short cut to the likes of image quality and the film simulation modes. Operation pared down to the bare essentials for quick and easy access then, and very useful it is too.

The right hand flank of the camera features the cover for the mini HDMI port and AV/USB output, with a metal lug for attaching a wrist strap just above. At the camera's base meanwhile we find a centrally located metal screw thread and, to its side, a sliding door hiding the shared compartment for the optional media card and battery.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 16 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5.5Mb.

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR produced images of good quality during the review period. It handled noise fairly well, with a little noise appearing at the relatively slow speed of ISO 200 and then becoming progressively worse at the faster settings of ISO 400 and 800, along with a smearing of fine detail. The fastest full-resolution settings of ISO 1600 and 3200 suffer from an even greater loss of detail and colour saturation. The headling-grabbing settings of ISO 6400 and 12800 are both actually shot at a reduced resolution (medium and small respectively) and they're noisy too. Chromatic aberrations were well controlled, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. The 16 megapixel images were just a little soft straight out of the camera at the default sharpen setting and require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you can change the in-camera sharpening level.

Macro performance is excellent, allowing you to focus as close as 1cm away from the subject when the lens is set to wide-angle. Commendably barrel distortion is well controlled even at the 24mm focal length. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and adequate overall exposure, although there is noticeable vignetting at 24mm. The anti-shake system works very well when hand-holding the camera in low-light conditions or when using the telephoto end of the zoom range. The maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds allows the cameras to capture enough light for most after-dark situations.

The Pro Low-Light scene mode produces better image clarity at high ISO levels at the expense of a loss of fine detail, while the Pro Focus mode effectively throws the background out of focus for portraits. The Sweep Panorama mode works largely as advertised, making it simple to take hand-held low-light and wide-vista shots, although there is a clear ghosting effect around any moving subjects. The EXR modes offer a choice between shooting at full 16 megapixel resolution in High Resolution (HR) mode, or an 8 megapixel image in the Low Noise (SN) mode for shooting without flash in low light conditions, or the Dynamic Range (DR) mode to achieve an optimal balance between shadows and highlights.


There are 8 ISO settings available on the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting:


ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)


ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)


ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)


ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)


ISO 6400 (100% Crop)


ISO 12800 (100% Crop)


Focal Range

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR's 15x zoom lens provides a focal length of 24-360mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.




Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little bit soft at the default sharpening setting, and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


File Quality

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

16M Fine (5.38Mb) (100% Crop) 16M Normal (3.82Mb) (100% Crop)
16M RAW (24.2Mb) (100% Crop)  

Chromatic Aberrations

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR handled chromatic aberrations very well during the review. Just a little purple fringing was present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the example below.

Example 1 (100% Crop)

Example 2 (100% Crop)


The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR offers a Super Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 1cm away from the camera. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject in Macro mode (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.

Macro Shot

100% Crop


The flash settings on the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR are Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, and any of those modes combined with Red-eye Reduction. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Flash Off - Wide Angle (24mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (24mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Flash Off - Wide Angle (360mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (360mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. Neither the Auto or Red-eye reduction mode caused any amount of red-eye.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

Red Eye Reduction

Red Eye Reduction (100% Crop)


The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 8 seconds at ISO 100.

Night Shot

Night Shot (100% Crop)

Anti Shake

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR has an anti-shake mechanism, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. To test this, I took 2 handheld shots of the same subject with the same settings. The first shot was taken with anti shake turned off, the second with it turned on. Here are some 100% crops of the images to show the results. As you can see, with anti shake turned on, the images are much sharper than with anti shake turned off. This feature really does seem to make a difference and could mean capturing a successful, sharp shot or missing the opportunity altogether.

Shutter Speed / Focal Length

Anti Shake Off (100% Crop)

Anti Shake On (100% Crop)

1/7th / 24mm
1/4th / 360mm

Panorama Mode

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR allows you to take panoramic images very easily by 'sweeping' with the camera while keeping the shutter release depressed. The camera does all the processing and stitching, and there are three views available. The main problems are that the resulting image is of fairly low resolution - 1080 pixels high and 5760 pixels wide for the 360 degree image - moving objects are recorded as "ghost" images, and different lighting sources cause obvious vertical streaks to appear.

360 Degrees

EXR Modes

Fujifilm's EXR sensor can be utilized in one of three ways by the photographer. There's a choice between shooting at full 16 megapixel resolution in High Resolution (HR) mode, or an 8 megapixel image in the Low Noise (SN) mode for shooting without flash in low light conditions, or the Dynamic Range (DR) mode to achieve an optimal balance between shadows and highlights. The latter offers five strengths ranging from 100-1600%. If you can't decide which is best for a chosen scene or subject, then just leave the camera on the scene-detecting EXR Automatic Mode and let it choose for itself.

Resolution Priority

Resolution Priority (100% Crop)


High ISO & Low Noise

High ISO & Low Noise (100% Crop)


D-Range Priority

D-Range Priority (100% Crop)

Pro Focus

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR's Pro Focus mode makes it easier to achieve a blurred background, perfect for portraits where compact digicams traditionally struggle, with three strengths of blurring on offer.

Pro Focus 1

Pro Focus 1 (100% Crop)

Pro Low-Light

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR's Pro Low-Light scene mode produces better image clarity at high ISO levels, with the camera automatically taking a series of four high sensitivity/low-noise shots in quick succession which are then combined together using in-camera processing into an image with less noise than the single exposures. The main drawback is a noticeable softening of fine detail.

Pro Low-Light Off

Pro Low-Light On

Film Simulation Modes

The Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR offers 5 different film simulation modes to help repliatce the look of your favourite film stock from the past.

Provia / Standard

Velvia / Vivid


Astia / Soft

Black & White




Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR camera, which were all taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Fujifilm RAW (RAF) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1280 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 18 second movie is 31.2Mb in size.

Product Images

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Front of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Front of the Camera / Turned On

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Front of the Camera / Flash Raised

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Isometric View

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Isometric View

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Isometric View

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Isometric View

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Rear of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Rear of the Camera / Image Displayed


Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Rear of the Camera / Turned On

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Rear of the Camera / Main Mode

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Rear of the Camera / F-Mode Menu

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Top of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Bottom of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Side of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Side of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Front of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Front of the Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Memory Card Slot

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

Battery Compartment


The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a very modest upgrade of its predecessor, improving the EXR Auto mode in low-light, expanding the GPS functionality, adding a rather superfluous intelligent digital zoom mode, and perhaps best of all not popping-up the flash automatically whenever the camera is turned on. Perhaps the best upgrade that the F600EXR has undergone is to its price-tag, with a much lower UK RRP than the previous F550 (although the US price has unfortunately crept up very slightly).

The F600EXR has the same 16 megapixel EXR sensor as the F550, with an ISO range up to 12,800, fast continuous shooting speeds and slow-motion movies, and full 1080p HD movies. GPS functionality is the icing on a very rich cake, working well in both rural and built-up areas, something that most cameras with this feature struggle with, although it does adversely affect the battery life. It's not all good news, however, as the 16 megapixel sensor also results in noise and loss of fine detail at the slow speed of ISO 200, quickly becoming all too obvious at ISO 400. The F600EXR also suffers from the same slow RAW processing speeds that adversely affected its predecessor.

Despite these short-comings, the Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR is still a stylish, full-featured and likeable compact camera, with the 15x zoom opening up a wealth of framing possibilities. Image quality remains a significant problem though and the list of improvements is very short, so it's great to see a significant price-drop in the UK at least, which goes some way to making the F600EXR worthy of our Recommended award.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 4

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR from around the web.

reviews.cnet.co.uk »

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is one of the best implementations of a 16-megapixel sensor in a small body we've seen. It really is the 'go-anywhere, do-anything' compact camera Fujifilm claims it is. The camera's results are as impressive as its specs, making this £240 snapper a smart purchase that will last you for many years.
Read the full review »

expertreviews.co.uk »

Ignore the 16-megapixel mode and treat this as an 8-megapixel camera, and it will take gorgeous photos at breakneck speed
Read the full review »

ephotozine.com »

Joshua Waller reviews the new Fujifilm FinePix F600 EXR - like the F550 before it, it features a 15x optical zoom, but adds new GPS functions.
Read the full review »

steves-digicams.com »

Fujifilm's FinePix F600EXR features their new updated EXR system. Made up of a new 16-Megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS imaging sensor, Dual Core EXR image processor and a Fujinon lens. the F600EXR combines all of these technologies to create the highest quality images possible.
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digitalcamerainfo.com »

The FinePix F600EXR is Fujifilm’s latest small-body, long-zoom camera. It’s a replacement for the six-month-old F550EXR, which was a solid performer with a loyal enthusiast following. Fuji has never been shy about flooding the market with tons of cameras, though, and decided that it was already time for a new shooter.
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whatdigitalcamera.com »

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR updates the mid-2011 F550EXR model. Although the latest release adds very little to the features list, it still offers a rangey 24-360mm optical zoom and a 16-megapixel 1/2in sensor with Fujifilm's unique EXR sensor technology. What Digital Camera takes a closer look at the Fuji F600EXR...
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Model FinePix F600EXR
Resolution 16.0 million pixels
Sensor type 1/ 2-inch EXR?CMOS with primary color filter
Storage media Internal memory  (approx.33MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I) memory card
File format Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ), RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Number of recorded pixels ?? (4?3) 4608×3456 / (3?2) 4608×3072 / (16?9) 4608×2592
M? (4?3) 3264×2448 / (3?2) 3264×2176 / (16?9) 3264×1840
S? (4?3) 2304×1728 / (3?2) 2304×1536 / (16?9) 1920×1080

Motion Panorama
360°?Vertical 11520 x 1624?Horizontal 11520 x 1080
180°?Vertical 5760 x 1624?Horizontal 5760 x 1080
120°?Vertical 3840 x 1624?Horizontal 3840 x 1080
Lens name
Fujinon 15 x optical zoom lens
focal length
f=4.4 - 66mm, equivalent to 24-360mm on a 35mm camera
F3.5(Wide) - F5.3(Telephoto)
10 groups 12 lenses
Digital zoom EXR Auto mode: Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2x (with 15x optical zoom, up to approx. 30x)
Other than EXR Auto mode: Intelligent digital zoom approx. 3.4x (with 15x optical zoom, up to approx. 51x)
Aperture F3.5/F7.1/F10 (Wide?
F5.3/F11/F16 (Telephoto? with ND filter
Focus distance (from lens surface) Normal
Wide: Approx. 45cm/1.4 ft. to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 2.5m /8.2 ft. to infinity
Wide: Approx. 5cm - 3.0m / 1.9 in.- 9.8 ??.
Telephoto: Approx. 1.2m - 3.0m / 3.9 ??. - 9.8ft.
Sensitivity Auto,
 Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*/12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)?
?6400?M mode or lower?ISO12800?S mode 
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi, Spot, Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes SP: Natural Light, Natural Light ?with Flash, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, Text, MODE DIAL: EXR, P, S,A,M?SP, Adv,AUTO
Image stabilisation CMOS shift type
Face detection Yes
Exposure compensation '-2.0EV?+2.0EV??1/3EV step
Shutter speed Auto: 1/4 sec. to 1/2000 sec
All modes: 8 sec to 1/2000 sec
Continuous shooting TOP
L:TOP- 4/8  ?3/5/8 frames/sec.?
M:TOP- 4/8/16  ?3/5/8/11 frames/sec.?
S:TOP- 4/8/16/32  ?3/5/8/11 frames/sec.? 
Best Frame capture:
L:  8 frames  (3/5/8frames/sec. )            
M: 8/16 frames  (3/5/8/11frames/sec. ) 
Auto bracketing  AE Bracketing                   ±1/3EV,±2/3EV,±1EV
 Film Simulation Bracketing   PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT
 Dynamic Range Bracketing     100%/200%/400%
Focus Mode
Single AF/Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie)
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Center, Multi,Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom
Self timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay / Auto release / Auto release (Dog?Cat)
Flash Auto flash (super i-flash)
Effective range: (ISO AUTO)
  • Wide:  Approx. 15 cm–3.2 m/5.9in.–10.4 ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 90 cm–1.9 m/2.9ft.–6.2ft.
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Hot shoe
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording 1920x1080pixels/1280X720pixels/640 x 480pixels??30 frames/sec.? with stereo sound    
Optical zoom function can be used.
Photography functions EXR mode (EXR Auto/Resolution priority/High ISO & Low noise priority/Dynamic range priority), Face recognition, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Film simulation, Auto release, Framing guidline, Power management, Frame No. memory,
Advanced mode (Motion panorama360,Pro focus, Pro low light,)
High Speed Movie  (80/160/320  frames/sec.?
GPS Measurement
Advanced Anti Blur
Playback functions Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Voice memo, Exposure warning, Auto rotate playback, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames,
Photo navigation, Histogram display
Other functions Landmark Navigator
PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode
Terminal Video output
NTSC?PAL selectable with  Monaural sound
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI output
HDMI Mini connector
Power supply NP-50 Li-ion battery (included)
CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)
Dimensions 103.5 (W) × 62.5(H) × 32.6 (D) mm / 4.0 (W) ×2.4(H) ×1.2 (D) in.
(Minimum depth: 22.9mm / 0.9 in)
Weight Approx. 220g / 7.7oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 201g / 7.0oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Operating temperature '0??40?
Operating humidity '10%?80% (no condensation)
Battery life approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-45W  ?
Hand strap
A/V cable
Owner's manual
Optional accessories Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-45W
DC coupler CP-50
AC power adapter AC-5VX
Water?proof Case WP-FXF500

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