Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR / Fujifilm FinePix F85EXR review
Construction wise the F80 EXR is above average although not quite as robust as the F30 which it was supoposed to be replacing as my 'in pocket/travel anywhere camera". The feature set is quite impressive as is the 10x zoom. Unfortunately where it matters most (image quality) is where the F30 takes a serious nosedive. Comparing results side by side (F30 vs F80EXR) the F30 (6mpx) wipes the floor with the F80EXR (12mpx) in every aspect of image quality. The F80EXR produces blotchy images with high levels of noise & an astounding lack of detail compared to the F30 (its 4 year old predecessor). I have had feedback from people who have also found the results poorer than the F11.
All in all the cameras image quality was so poor (& the battery livfe so low) that within a week I had returned the camera for a full refund.
Judge the comparison for yourselves, log on to Pbase.com & search for F80EXR
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