FujiFilm F300EXR

 
FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 215g - 104 x 59 x 33mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Additionally Known as FinePix F305EXR
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
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Imaging
37
Features
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Overall
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FujiFilm F300EXR overview

FujiFilm F300EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first announced on July of 2010. The camera has a 12MP, CCD 1/2" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "FinePix F305EXR" in certain regions.

The F300EXR is rated #216 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #930 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm F300EXR family

The FujiFilm F300EXR has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and brand new models along with important specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-F900EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F900EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm F900EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-HS50-EXR front thumbnailFujifilm HS50 EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm HS50 EXR
24-1000mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-HS35EXR front thumbnailFujifilm HS35EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm HS35EXR
24-720mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-F800EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F800EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm F800EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-F660EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F660EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm F660EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-F750EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F750EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm F750EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
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Fujifilm-FinePix-F770EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F770EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm F770EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-HS30EXR front thumbnailFujifilm HS30EXR
F300EXR vs Fujifilm HS30EXR
24-720mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2"2012
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
FujiFilm-FinePix-F300EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F300EXR24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
12MP1/2"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-F80EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F80EXR
F300EXR vs F80EXR
27-270mm
F3.3-5.6
12MP1/2"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-F70EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F70EXR
F300EXR vs F70EXR
27-270mm
F3.3-5.6
10MP1/2"2009

FujiFilm F300EXR Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the FujiFilm F300EXR based on features that are generally viewed as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
does have HDMI out
excellent zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
good sized screen (3 inches)
great min ISO (100)
great reach (360mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (215g)
quite wide (24mm)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not have Time Lapse function
external flash not possible
fixed screen
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
no manual focus
pixelated screen (460 thousand dots)
sensor is very small (1/2")
slow at full zoom (f5.3)
slow fps (2.0 frames/s)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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FujiFilm F300EXR Sensor details

The FujiFilm F300EXR houses the EXR chip. The measurement of the sensor on the FujiFilm F300EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. This ISO can be increased digitally to a high of 12800. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less margin for error.

The graphic below displays the F300EXR's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The F300EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is pointed out in green.

FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm F300EXR dimensions

FujiFilm F300EXR is 0.47 pounds (215 gr / 7.58 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 104mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the FujiFilm F300EXR is lighter when compared with various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the FujiFilm F300EXR alongside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR dimensions scale

The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the F300EXR.

FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR topview buttons dials

FujiFilm F300EXR Lens specs

The F300EXR provides an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 24-360mm making it a 15.0 x zoom which is ideal and does enable you to zoom right in.

At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that is kind of slow and not good for low light events and you might find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to raise the ISO setting causing noisy files. Towards the tele end, 360mm is outstanding zoom and comes to f5.3 which is really slow and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm F300EXR Connectivity

The F300EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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FujiFilm F300EXR Video specs

The maximum video quality on the FujiFilm F300EXR is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should try to get at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to get a different camera if you require good sound for your video clips.

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FujiFilm F300EXR Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the FujiFilm F300EXR so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.

FujiFilm F300EXR Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm F300EXR has a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Sadly the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specs for FujiFilm F300EXR are below:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be pretty valuable.

FujiFilm F300EXR Shutter specs

FujiFilm F300EXR can shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm F300EXR Flash and Hot shoe specs

FujiFilm F300EXR comes with only built-in flash without external flash ability.

FujiFilm F300EXR Autofocus specs

FujiFilm F300EXR does not have Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing.

FujiFilm F300EXR does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be useful in low light conditions or you want to have more accurate control on depth of field.

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FujiFilm F300EXR Battery life

The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life in this range of cameras.

Here is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:

FujiFilm F300EXR for different styles of photography

The following graph provides a analysis of the FujiFilm F300EXR for different styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.

FujiFilm F300EXR Portrait photography features

The FujiFilm F300EXR has a score of 22 which is terrible, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2")
no RAW support

FujiFilm F300EXR as a Street photography camera

With a above average score of 61, the FujiFilm F300EXR is a respectable choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
does not have RAW files

FujiFilm F300EXR Sports photography highlights

A terrible sports photography points tally of 35 indicates the FujiFilm F300EXR is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2")
lacks phase detect auto focus

FujiFilm F300EXR Travel photography details

Size is super critical when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the FujiFilm F300EXR gets a nice 63 as a travel camera which is a fine choice for your trips.

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lighter than competitors in class (215 grams)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)

FujiFilm F300EXR Landscape photography information

For anyone planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm F300EXR at it's terrible grade of 38 as a landscape camera is simply not good in the current market.

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decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function

Vlogging with FujiFilm F300EXR

A vlogging camera ought to have a moving screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the FujiFilm F300EXR is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 30.

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reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (215g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone port

FujiFilm F300EXR Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the F300EXR, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph below shows you an overview of the F300EXR vs it's top scored competitors shown above.

There are more cameras you might regard as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix F300EXR
Also called as
FinePix F305EXR
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched
2010-07-21
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor
EXR
Sensor size
1/2"
Sensor dimensions
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area
30.7mm²
Sensor resolution
12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW format
Highest native ISO
3200
Highest boosted ISO
12800
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.5-5.3
Macro focusing distance
5cm
Crop factor
5.6
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.20 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
215 grams (0.47 pounds)
Dimensions
104 x 59 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
Other
Battery ID
NP-50
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Single
Retail pricing
$280