Fujifilm Finepix F660EXR 16.0 MP CMOS 1080P HD Digital Camera (Red)

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  1. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ease of Use, October 17, 2012
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    Sim

    This review is from: Fujifilm Finepix F660EXR 16.0 MP CMOS 1080P HD Digital Camera (Red) (Electronics)

    Fujifilm’s latest addition to their F series of travel zoom cameras is the FinePix F660EXR. Packing a telephoto lens, full manual control and Full HD video recording capability in a slim body, the F series is targeted at those who want serious shooting capabilities without having to carry too much bulk.

    The F600EXR is available in black, blue and red. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, but a tad heavier than most ultra-compacts due to the slightly larger body and telephoto lens. The edges of the camera are well rounded and the glossy finish lends it an attractive look. However, you’ll have to keep a piece of lint-free cloth handy to get rid of smudges that accumulate too easily.

    Fujifilm has paid a good deal of attention to user comfort, especially while shooting. There’s a large rubber grip on the front and rubber dimples for the thumb on the rear, just below the mode dial, for a slip-free grip. This greatly adds to the comfort and inspires confidence while shooting. The rear of the camera is dominated by a large 3-inch LCD screen, which has a resolution of 460K dots. The layout of the control panel is pretty standard with a 5-way d-pad and dedicated buttons for playback, video capture, F-mode and Display/Back. The F-mode button brings up a small menu from which you can set the ISO, image size, drive mode and color mode. A jog dial around the d-pad makes menu navigation a breeze. The d-pad arrows double as shortcuts for instant access to macro, flash, self-timer and EV controls. What we really liked was the placement of the mode dial. There’s a small hump on the top right corner to angle the mode dial so that it can be rotated with only your thumb, and is right in front of you while shooting. The flash pops up from within the body on pressing a button on the left side. It’s locked when the camera is off and automatically sinks into the shell when you switch off the camera. A mini HDMI port and a proprietary USB port for data transfer are housed under a flap on the right side.

    Right from the shell to the buttons, dials and flaps, the build is excellent. We couldn’t find anything tacky or lacking in usability. The only thing we didn’t like was the all-glossy shell, which picks up smudges like a magnet.

    Features
    The FinePix F660EXR is pretty much the same as the F600EXR with the built-in GPS and RAW support removed. Both models, and even the F500EXR and F550EXR, share similar specifications and design. At the heart of this camera is a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 16 megapixels. Note that this sensor is slightly larger (15 percent) than 1/2.3-inch sensors found in most compact digital cameras, so you can expect better control over noise with the ISO speed set even above 800.

    At 24 mm (35 mm equivalent), the lens is wide enough to capture a broad field of view from short distances. You won’t have to stand too far from a subject to shoot full-length portraits or large groups of people. Capturing distant scenes is effortless too, with the lens extending to 360 mm, which translates to 15x optical zoom.

    Apart from the regular auto and PASM modes, the F660EXR offers EXR, Advanced, and Scene modes. For better understanding, each scene preset flashes a crisp one-line explanation along with a thumbnail example on screen. Some of the interesting presets are:

    Natural and With Flash: Shoots two images in a burst, with and without flash.
    Portrait Enhancer: Skin appears smooth
    Dog and Cat: Optimizes focus by using face detection for dogs and cats.
    Night (Tripod): Clear shots of night scenes at slow shutter speeds

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  2. Neo "Mr. Anderson" says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Get this amazing camera before they’re gone folks !!!! Doesn’t get much better than this, April 21, 2013
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    Neo “Mr. Anderson” (san diego, ca) –

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    Well this Finepix F660EXR have been in my wish list for a long time but I finally listened to my gut instinct and made the purchase of the ridiculous low price of $112 free shipping. These things sell for $300 on ebay. And the nice candy red color is even less than the other color options.

    Ok now on to the meat & potatoes, does it take gorgeous pictures in low light or indoors which is the most important criteria to me? A big emphatic YES. I currently have a Nikon S 8100 which I’m perfectly happy with and I also owned and sold a Canon S95 not too long ago and this Finepix takes pictures just as good as the $400 canon s95 which also is rated as one the best compacts out there. I really didn’t think it could best my S 8100 but it does. So why the switch? well I was able to buy the S 8100 for cheap and with this Finepix on clearance price of measly $112 it was a pretty decision as I could sell the S 8100 on Craigslist for prob more than what I paid for this Finepix.

    What I love about this Finepix is that it has most of the advanced options as the S95 but it’s much more user friendly for a novice like myself. NOTE: I maybe a novice but my eyes are as discerning as the pro users because I have much experience with video and home theater so I know what a good picture should look like. My Nikon S 8100 takes super nice pics as well but the scene options were a bit lacking, This Finepix is a perfect balance between the S95 and S8100.

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  3. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Battery must be charged outside of camera, May 19, 2013
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    RED (Maryland) –

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    I like this camera. Lots of functions, and attractive, seemingly high quality. Takes a bit of time to learn the locations of everything. My only complaint is that you can’t charge it through the usb port and that it has a special connector for the camera to the computer, not the typical android connector. So I have to be super careful not to lose or break it, and to remember to charge the battery in the battery charger. Other than those two things, it seems pretty nice so far. I particularly like the panorama function which is very easy to do.

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