The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot that goes beyond the name. In addition to snap shots, the F600EXR has the capability to capture high def video, provide GPS functionality and put a number a number of creative options at your fingertips. Of course, the basics, like a 16Mp sensor aren't bad either.
The F600EXR uses its 16Mp EXR CMOS image sensor to capture stills and HD video up to 1080p. The built-in Fujinon 15x Optical Zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle), a 3.0" LCD and a built-in flash are the external components that help you to take those images. Inside, features like image stabilization, Fuji's "Real Photo Technology", face detection and EXR AUTO all help to you capture the perfect shot without having to get a photo degree.
Advanced functions help the camera go beyond just recording photos and videos. With the built-in GPS you can record where you shot your picture or video and call up images based on location. GPS also allows for geotagging. The Landmark Navigator feature gives you a hand-held tour guide.
The Navigator shows you the direction and distance to nearby landmarks and other points of interest with icons overlaid on the LCD. When you shift direction new landmark icons will appear, giving you the potential to make even more great photos from your journey.
When it comes to the various creative options the F600EXR has the following: Motion Panorama 360, Super Intelligent Flash, Pro Focus with Face Detection, Film Simulation Mode and others. Give your photos a distinctive look and feel, get the best focus on the faces of your subjects, make your images shot with flash reflect the actual scene better the possibilities are endless - and up to you! Tell the camera to do and enjoy the results.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I want to point out I am reviewing the camera, (not the retailer adorama, which was a 5star for sure) I have 3 of these cameras, I keep them in pelican cases lashed to my backpack while hiking or in a underwater case (fuji WP-FXF500) on or under the water. Sweet sweet camera for landscape shots, all the portrait modes work great, nice wide angle with an ok zoom for a point and shoot. One complaint, the stupid stupid placement of the mode dial means that the dial gets bumped, you're shooting in the wrong mode and losing shots if you attention laps from that little detail...
This is the 2nd digital camera I've bought. The first was a cheap Kodak EasyShare that I bought years ago, so I thought a newer, more expensive camera would blow my old camera out of the water. The quality is all right, but I wasn't initially impressesd. For a small point-and-shoot it has a lot of useful features, however, so I've been experimenting with them to improve the quality of the shots. It doesn't function well in low light even with the flash, but overall I'm happy to have a fully-functional camera that easily fits in my pockets. The GPS is fun but very slow and not terribly useful, so don't buy this camera just for the GPS. Sidenote: I use a MacBook Pro with a broken SD card reader. Fujifilm's program does not like Apple, and the USB cord is 1.0 or 1.1 and painfully slow. This will be a frequent annoyance for me, and if I had to do it again (with the same computer) I would probably look elsewhere. PCs or computers with good SD card readers shouldn't have this problem, however.
Great features in a nice portable camera. Looks great and the auto EXR mode gets most of it done, except for low light/indoors, which I'm still trying to figure out how to reduce noise and blur. Battery could be better, had to buy an extra, using the GPS gets quite impossible for this reason, for it consumes its power even faster.