The impressive 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor in the F600EXR features EXR Auto with a Motion Detection capability to virtually reduce subject blur in all lighting conditions. The built-in GPS functionality adds a GPS Landmark Navigator feature to help pin-point locations, and the 15x, 24mm optical zoom lens now doubles its telephoto power thanks to the new Intelligent Digital Zoom mode. It all adds up to make the FinePix F600EXR a dynamic package and one that will raise the bar in the premium compact camera market.
Intelligent Digital Zoom pulls in the most distant details
The FinePix F600EXR is no slouch when it comes to zoom capability, featuring a wide-reaching 15x optical zoom, which offers the 35mm equivalent of a 24-360mm lens. This ensures that users can capture a wide range of images from landscapes through to tightly framed details.
Thanks to the new Intelligent Digital Zoom
feature, however, the F600EXR’s zoom range offers double the telephoto power. With its 2x (up to 30x) Intelligent Digital Zoom, even the most distant objects can be reached, greatly extending the creative uses for the FinePix F600EXR.
Intelligent Digital Zoom is an enhanced digital zoom function. Cameras featuring conventional digital zoom functionality boost sharpness during processing by enhancing the edges of all objects in the frame. However, this also increases noise in unwanted areas of the image, leading to lower quality results. Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom assesses areas of contrast within an image and applies selective processing to the sections of the image where sharpness can be boosted without lowering image quality. This ensures that digital noise is not increased uniformly across the frame so results are much improved.
Improved sensor technology = improved low light pictures
The bespoke 1/2inch 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor in the FinePix F600 EXR was first seen in the F550 EXR and combines Back Side Illuminated CMOS (BSI-CMOS) and EXR technologies to deliver superb results across an extensive range of lighting conditions. This is thanks to the design of the sensor, which improves light transmission to boost performance, most notably in low light conditions. On the F600 EXR, however, low light results are further enhanced thanks to the improved EXR Auto mode that now offers Motion Detection plus more a impressive scene recognition range than previous models.
The new Motion Detection
function enables the FinePix F600 EXR to tackle motion blur on three fronts with mechanical image stabilisation, high ISO sensitivity and the new Motion Detection capability working together. In low light conditions with EXR Auto mode selected, the FinePix F600 EXR will automatically identify if the subject is moving. If it is, the camera deploys Motion Detection and a higher ISO to ensure the subject is captured, blur free. If no subject movement is identified, the FinePix F600 EXR will automatically keep the ISO lower and use