Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR Review
The F200 EXR isn't an overly demonstrative camera - it doesn't try to look retro, it doesn't shout about megapixels or have crazy design flourishes to distinguish it from last year's model - it just looks like a sensibly-styled compact camera. But we rather like that simplicity. And, when you look closer at the F200 you discover that the buttons and dials are nicely styled and well laid out.
In your hand
|The FinePix F200 EXR fits nicely in the hand and puts the zoom lever and shutter button directly where you want them. The mode dial effectively acts as somewhere to rest your thumb but thankfully it's hard to move accidentally.|
In use, the F200 EXR is very straightforward - if you simply want to point-and-shoot, you can do but, if you want to get a bit more involved in the process, all the key functions are easily accessed (an area that recent F-series Fujifilms haven't always handled well). On the whole, the camera is also very good at warning you when it's had to change other settings as a result of your choices (for instance, the lowest available ISO is dependant on the DRng setting), and usually resets the affected setting when you swap back.