Fujifilm unleashes Finepix Z800EXR with Hybrid autofocus
Fujifilm has released the FinePix Z800EXR premium ultra-compact. A successor to the Z700EXR, the camera features a second-generation EXR CCD that incorporates sensors for the company's new Hybrid autofocus system. The camera automatically chooses between using the contrast-detection AF method used in compact cameras and the phase-detection method usually used in DSLRs to offer DSLR-like autofocus times. The camera also inherits the 3.5" touch screen LCD and 5x (35-175mm equiv.) optical zoom lens from its predecessor.
Jump to:Press Release:
Fujifilm’s latest Touch Screen Sensation: the FinePix Z800EXR featuring a NEW second generation EXR sensor and Hybrid Auto Focus SystemJuly 21, 2010: Hot on the heels of its multi-award winning predecessor, the stylish FinePix Z800EXR is set to hit the shelves this autumn. With its sleek design and advanced features including a large and intuitive 3.5” touch-screen LCD, internal Fujinon 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel EXR sensor featuring the new Hybrid Auto Focus System and enhanced Dual Image Stabilization, the Z800EXR will produce images that are just as magnificent as the camera itself. Second Generation EXR sensor with Phase Detection AF and advanced image quality
Fast and intelligent Phase Detection AF system NEW!
Immediate, instantaneous, incredibly speedy. What more can we say about EXR’s new Phase Detection auto focusing system? Basically you press the button, and it auto-focuses and takes the photo. There and then. None of this waiting 5 seconds for something to happen. It’s quite unbelievable how immediate it is. 0.158*1 seconds to be precise! Phase detection Auto Focus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs of images and calculating the phase difference to check whether the object is in front focus or back focus position. This mechanism is same as that of external sensors on DSLRs and achieves an incredibly fast auto focus speed of 0.158* seconds. The benefit for the photographer is immediate and obvious: an almost instantaneous capture of your image, with no missed shots or subjects half out-of-frame.
Choice of two focusing systems in one camera
The new EXR sensor has the ability to intelligently decide between the two focusing systems on the camera using its Hybrid Auto Focus System NEW! to measure the amount of light and contrast in a scene and select the optimum setting:
- When a bright, high-contrast subject is positioned in the centre of the frame, super speedy Phase Detection AF focuses and takes the photo in 0.158 seconds which is about the same length of time it takes you to blink!
- In dark, low-light scenes, Contrast AF is employed to work accurately as it does in conventional digital cameras.
The EXR Quality Edge
Introduced in 2009 with the FinePix F200EXR compact camera, this radical new approach to sensor technology has been met with rave reviews and numerous awards from international industry organisations such as EISA and TIPA. The FinePix Z800EXR sports the latest 12 megapixel second generation EXR sensor, offering even higher resolution than its predecessor whilst still offering class-leading dynamic range and low noise/high sensitivity options. Designed to emulate the human eye, the unique design of the EXR sensor enables the user to switch the behaviour of the sensor according to the scene to the photographed.
When the light is strong and even, the camera can be switched to HR (High Resolution) mode to ensure every small detail is recorded. When light is strong but contrasty, the sensor can switch to DR (Wide Dynamic Range) mode to get the optimal balance between highlight and shadows. Lastly, in low-light, the sensor will switch to SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode, to ensure you achieve clean, noise-free, pictures even in dark shooting conditions.
EXR technology was developed by Fujifilm to maximize image quality in cameras where larger sensors simply cannot be used, making it perfect for long-zoom compacts, delivering extraordinary results even in the most challenging of conditions.
Intuitive, Sleek, Pocketable design
Stunning 3.5” touch-screen LCD
You really do touch and glide with the Z800EXR’s brilliantly-designed touch-screen. Not only can you opt to touch and shoot and touch and zoom, but probably the most impressive use of this feature is flicking your way through your photos on the large 3.5” LCD. With a generous 460K dots, this screen is able to show every single detail in photos you capture and play them back in superb high resolution.
With its Dual Direction GUI and Dual Image Display, navigating though the Z800EXR’s functions is smooth and easy; the Dual Direction GUI detects the orientation of the camera and automatically switches the direction of the menu button accordingly (for shooting, playback, multi-viewing and image search), whereas the Dual Image Display function splits the screen in various ways to view multiple images at once, so you can scroll through your images quickly and easily to locate the one you are looking for. Use it as a mini photo album and while-away many hours looking back over your photos and showing them off to friends and family.
At a mere 16.9mm thick, this camera can be popped into a back pocket or small handbag and carried with you at all times ready to capture those unexpected photo opportunities that always happen when you don’t have your camera with you.
Sleek, chic, and unashamedly sexy, the Z800EXR is available in the UK in 2 great colours: a gorgeous bright Red and a stunning matte Black. The choice is yours!
Internet friendly- for FACEBOOK/YouTube users
With its handy FACEBOOK and YouTube easy-web upload feature, you can decide which pictures and movies you want to post on-line and mark them in-camera for upload. The next time you connect the Z800EXR to a computer, and launch the MyFinePix Studio software, your photos and movies will upload with a few seconds. A great time-saving device!
Ever found that due to the volume of photos on your memory card, you can never quickly find the one photo you are looking for? Well, that problem’s been solved! Fujifilm’s Image Search tool on the Z800EXR allows you to locate photos quickly and easily; search by Date, by Scene Position (landscape, portrait etc), by Face, and even by your Favourites star rating. Genius!
More Photographic Functions for Advanced, Beautiful Pictures
Intelligent Image Stabilization for both stills and moviesNEW!
With a newly enhanced gyro sensor, the new image stabilization system promises further improved image quality with reduced blurring and noise in pictures and movies, even when shooting at the full 5x optical zoom or in very low-light. The new sensor is able to overcome handshake and can compensate for both sharp and wide hand movements, therefore it is no longer necessary to increase the ISO quite so much to freeze action, meaning you can achieve beautifully sharp low-light pictures at ISO400, rather than 800 or 1600.
Motion Panorama 360˚ for the Perfect All-Round Shot NEW!
A popular new technology that allows you to take “sweep panoramic shots” ever so easily. New to the EXR II sensor, you literally select “panorama mode”, press the shutter button, pan around and let go, that’s it! You’ll have a stunning 360˚ horizontal shot (shots can also be taken vertically if required). Your home will soon become a gallery of your own panoramic shots*2 with gorgeous framed memories of romantic sunsets and faraway beaches.
Super Intelligent Flash
The FinePix Z800EXR is fitted with a class-leading flash control system that efficiently controls the flash power to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background, even in macro mode. Gone are the ugly washed out shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and under exposed. With the improved gyro stabilisation system, lower ISO settings can be used, meaning that slower shutter speeds give more balanced night portrait shoots, with smooth gradation and lower noise.
Fujifilm’s Intelligent Functions
Taking Face Detection technology to the next level, Fujifilm’s Face Recognition technology allows you to pre-programme your camera to recognise up to eight friends/family. The Z800EXR will not only be able to search for pictures of your pre-programmed people quickly and easily, but also will optimise its settings for focus and exposure to favour your chosen few!
The Z800EXR isn’t just all about people; it features some very clever Dog / Cat Detection technology, too. This works in a similar way to Face Detection, and can detect up to ten cats or dogs in a scene and optimises the settings for your four-legged friends rather than for any distracting background. Auto
Release perfect for photographs of babies and children NEW!
For those tricky shots of babies or children who will just not sit still, the Z800EXR incorporates a new mode to automatically fire the camera as soon as your subject looks straight at the lens. Using Face Detection technology, the camera can ‘recognise’ when it can capture a front-on image of a human face, and will quickly secure the shot before attention is distracted. It takes the guesswork out of taking photos of babies and is remarkably successful at capturing sharp, high quality shots with minimal fuss.
Have Fun with Your Pictures After Shooting
HD Quality for Both Movies and Stills
The Z800EXR features a high resolution HD movie mode (720p) with sound, and allows you to easily display ultra clear high definition photographs and movies on high definition televisions*3.
Favourites Rating NEW!
New to Fuji’s 2010 range of cameras is the ability to rate your pictures using a star rating system. You can search images by the selected star rating, and view only your favourite ones.
Photobook Assist NEW!
Select the images you want to feature in your Photobook in-camera; this task becomes even easier if you search by your top star rated images! This will save time at a kiosk or computer downloading and organising which pictures to include in your Photobook*2. Or, you can simply enjoy viewing the selected images in an on-camera Photobook!
Z800EXR’s features at a glance:
・1/2” 12 Megapixel second generation EXR sensor
・Hybrid Auto-Focus System
・3.5”, 460K touch-screen LCD
・Fujinon 5x optical zoom
・Intelligent Image Stabilization
・Motion Panorama 360˚
・Super Intelligent Flash
・Auto-image-rotate, Dual Image Display
・You Tube/FACEBOOK easy-web-upload
・Face Detection, Face Recognition, Pet Detection
・Full HD Photos and 720p HD Movies
*1 Fujifilm research July 2010
*2 Print service availability depends on region.
*3 HDP-L1 HDTV connection kit and a HDMI cable are required to view your photos & movies on HD ready TVs.
|Sensor|| 1/2" Super CCD EXR
12.0 million pixels
|Image sizes||• 4000 x 3000 (12M)
• 4000 x 2664 (3:2)
• 4000 x 2248 (16:9)
• 2816 x 2112
• 2816 x 1864 (3:2)
• 2816 x 1584 (16:9)
• 2048 x 1536
• 2048 x 1360 (3:2)
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
|Movie clips||• 1280 x 720 pixels (HD), 24fps
• 640 x 480 pixels
• With monaural sound
|File formats||• Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3 )
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
|Lens||• Fujinon 5x Optical zoom lens
• F 3.9- F4.7
• f=6.4mm - 32mm
• 35-175mm equiv.
|Image stabilization||Yes, Sensor-shift|
|Digital zoom||Approx. 4x|
• Single AF
• Continuous AF
• TTL contrast AF
• Phase detection AF
|AF area modes||• Multi
|Focus distance||• Normal: Approx. 60cm/2ft to infinity / Tele: Approx. 1m /3.3ft to infinity
• Macro: Approx. 9cm-80m / 3.5in-2.6ft / Tele: Approx. 40cm - 80cm / 1.3ft. - 2.6ft.
|Metering||TTL 256-zones metering|
|ISO sensitivity||• Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
ISO3200 : M mode or lower
|Shutter speed||• Auto : 1/4 sec. to 1/1000 sec
• 4 sec. to 1/1000 sec
|Aperture||F3.9 / F6.4(Wide) F4.7 / F8.0(Telephoto)|
|Exposure Modes||• Programmed AE
|Shooting modes||• Portrait
• Portrait enhancer
• Dynamic range
• Touch & Shoot
• Face recognition
• Face Detection
• Auto red-eye removal
• Film simulation
• Framing guideline
• Motion panorama 360
• Auto release
• HR Resolution priority
• SN High ISO & Low noise priority
• DR Dynamic range priority
|White balance||• Auto
• Preset (Fine, Shade, Incandescent light, Fluorescent light 1(Daylight), Fluorescent light 2(Warm White), Fluorescent light 3(Cool White))
|Self timer||10sec. / 2sec. delay / Couple Timer / Group Timer / Auto-shutter(dog, cat) / Auto release|
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 1.6frame/sec. max. 5frames|
|Flash||• Auto flash (Pop-up)
• Effective range: (ISO 800): Wide: Wide : Approx. 30cm - 3.9m / 1ft. - 12.8 ft. Telephoto : Approx. 40cm - 3.2m / 1.3ft. - 10.5ft.
Macro :Approx. 30cm - 80cm / 1ft. - 2.6ft.
|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.
|LCD monitor||• 3.5-inch Touchscreen TFT
• approx. 460,0000 pixels
• approx. 100% coverage
|Digital input/output||• USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Video output||• HDMI (Type D)
• NTSC / PAL selectable
|Storage|| 30 MB Internal memory
• SD / SDHC memory card
|Power|| Rechargeable NP-45A Li-on battery
CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)
|Weight (no batt)||Approx. 141g (5.0 oz)|
|Weight (with batt)||Approx. 158g (5.6 oz)|
|Dimensions||98 (W) × 59(H) × 20 (D) mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.8(in))|
|I see you by Phocal|
from Animal eye reflection
|Apocalyptic Sunset by Impact Photo|
from A wheel good photo!
|AU4_6418_BB-35 by DaveInHouston|
Wiral LITE is an affordable, easy-to-use cable cam system that can do things a portable slider simply can't do, and go places no slider would dare go.
Not happy with the recent demise of Lightroom as a stand-alone, subscription free service? Macphun's got your back... or they will in 2018.
Once connected to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Pholio automatically searches through the device storage and backs up all images and videos—complete with auto-tagging and intelligent search capabilities.
The 360 Round uses eight horizontally positioned camera pairs and one upward-pointing single lens to capture and livestream panoramic 4K 3D content.
Introduced just three years ago, the Samsung NX1 was both a technological tour-de-force and a great camera to use, earning one of the highest scores we've ever awarded and winning our 2015 Innovation Award. But its short-lived run in the photo world leaves us wondering what could have been.
The Fujifilm X-E3 is styled like a classic rangefinder, but features a built-in touchscreen, AF joystick, and electronic viewfinder – truly an old school meets new type of camera. Lay some eyes on our sample gallery to see how it performs in the real world.
Like it or not, Adobe is embracing a cloud-centric, AI-rich future with the introduction of Lightroom CC. And that's a great thing, though you may not see it now, argues Rishi Sanyal.
The announcement of a more cloud-integrated Lightroom product sees the death of the company's standalone version. This need to make payments in perpetuity (whether you choose Lightroom Classic or CC), chips away at the idea that your Lightroom library is a long-term solution, argues Richard Butler.
The XPro-C 2.4GHz wireless flash trigger that Godox released for Canon users last month now has a Nikon equivalent—the aptly named XPro-N. Sony, Fujifilm and MFT versions are in the works.
In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, camera and lens maker Sigma is extending its standard product warranty to cover damage caused by these three natural disasters.
The F4 Plus can can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast livestream footage at 8K resolution... that's 7680 x 3840 pixels!
Lightroom is hogging the spotlight at Adobe MAX, but Photoshop CC got some substantial improvements as well. Find out what's new in the latest version of Photoshop CC.
The aptly-named 'Nude' app automatically detects NSFW images on your iPhone, moves them to a protected vault and deletes the original files in the camera roll and on iCloud.
The Zeiss Milvus family of manual-focus full-frame lenses just gained a new member. Meet the Zeiss Milvus 24mm F1.4: a fast, rugged new lens designed primarily for landscape and architecture photography.
Lightroom has built a brand new Lightroom CC from the ground up to be faster, easier to use, and cloud-based. The application formerly known as Lightroom CC will continue to exist, and will go by "Lightroom Classic CC."
Google Research did a deep dive on the Pixel 2 smartphone's background-blurring portrait mode that uses neural networking and dual-pixel technology instead of a dual-camera setup.
With the arrival of the PowerShot G1 X III, there are now seven Canon cameras built around the 24MP Dual Pixel sensor and Digic 7 processor. We take a look at the differences and what might prompt you to choose one over the others.
Meet the HP ZBook x2. The so-called 'world's most powerful and first detachable PC workstation,' it was built with creative professionals in mind, and is being debuted at Adobe MAX.
PDN sat down with Ahmed Fakhr, director of photography at RollingStone.com, to talk about how the famed publication is adapting to the changing photo and video needs of the modern era and how he 'evaluates the skills of potential contributors.'
Kudos to Canon. Earlier today, the camera giant announced that it had produced its 90 millionth EOS camera and 130 millionth EF-series lens.
The ROV Slider is a portable, motorized slider that promises to bring 'beautiful cinematic video and time-lapse' shooting to anybody with a smartphone, GoPro or DSLR that weighs less than 5lbs.
The new Surface Book 2 laptops come with Intel's 8th generation quad-core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 GPUs. In other words: they pack a serious punch.
Leica is resurrecting a portrait lens from the 1930s: the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90. This lens features just 4 lens elements, and was famous for its spherical aberration that creates extremely soft images.
Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).
The Google Pixel's camera is among the best we've reviewed, and its successor has already been hailed as class-leading. With expectations set high, the Pixel 2 has nonetheless left a very good first impression on us as we shot some initial sample images.
Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.
Canon went and put an APS-C sensor in a G series compact. The result is a mighty tempting camera for travel.
Google Photos is adding a few pet-friendly features that will make it easier to find photos of your favorite pooch. Now, you can organize your pet photos by facial recognition, and you can even search your library by breed.
Colorful tripod maker MeFOTO has launched a new tripod... and a whole new brand name. Meet the GlobeTrotter travel video tripod, the first product to be released under the MeVIDEO brand.
If you own a Moto Z, you'll soon be able to attach a Polaroid instant printer to it. Check out the unreleased Moto Mod, which was leaked earlier today.