Fujifilm FinePix F810 Review
Externally the F810 is identical to the F710, itself an evolution of the original F700 design. It's a little wider, but also a fair bit thinner than most competing cameras. Although the design lacks a proper hand grip, the F810 has a small finger grip on the front, which along with the textured and indented 'thumb well' on the rear is surprisingly effective for single-handed operation. The all-metal construction exudes quality and the control layout is logical, and easy to master.
In your hand
The FinePix F810 is by no means ultra compact, but the protrusion-free design and Calista Flockhart slimness mean it slips very easily into a jacket pocket.The combination of high quality magnesium alloy body materials and thoughtful ergonomics mean handling is excellent. It's very light too (around 200g fully loaded), though very well balanced. Fujifilm's designers should be applauded for refusing to cut corners in the manufacture of the F810, giving the camera a real 'luxury' feel in the hand. Thanks too for putting the lens bang in the middle of the camera, which should also help control camera shake.
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