Fujifilm F800EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR front

Fujifilm F800EXR summary

Fujifilm F800EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially released on July of 2012. It features a 16 MegaPixel, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm released this model in an effort to update the earlier Fujifilm F770EXR (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards launched the more recent Fujifilm F900EXR (Read Full Comparison) to replace this camera.

The Fujifilm F800EXR places at #73 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #560 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personalized factors.

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Fujifilm F800EXR history

The Fujifilm F800EXR is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.

Fujifilm F800EXR Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm F800EXR based on factors that are usually considered useful in a digital camera.

comes with face detection focus
comes with tracking autofocus
decent sized screen (3 inches)
flash built-in
good minimum ISO (100)
great zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI support
lighter than competition in class (232g)
MP count decent (16MP)
rather wide (25mm)
supports RAW formats
very long reach (500mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have external microphone jack
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not have phase detect auto focus
fixed screen
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dot)
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor size is very small (1/2")
slow max aperture (f3.5)
sluggish at full zoom (f5.3)
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Fujifilm F800EXR Sensor information

The Fujifilm F800EXR features the EXR processor. The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm F800EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.

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The EXRCMOS sensor boasts 16MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are supported which means that you have more margin for error.

The picture below shows the Fujifilm F800EXR's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm F800EXR sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.6 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm F800EXR dimensions

Fujifilm F800EXR weighs 0.51 lb (232 gr / 8.18 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 105mm x 63mm x 36mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Fujifilm F800EXR is less heavy than other competitors.

Photography Glossary

Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm F800EXR next to a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button layout on the Fujifilm F800EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR topview buttons dials

Fujifilm F800EXR Lens information

The Fujifilm F800EXR features a fixed lens with a focal range of 25-500mm giving it a 20.0 x zoom which is ideal and can enable you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 25mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.5 which will be kind of sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you will find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will also need to increase your ISO which causes noisy photos. For the long end, 500mm is fantastic zoom and comes with f5.3 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Connectivity

The Fujifilm F800EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send images and in some cases change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

A few apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Video information

The max video resolution in the Fujifilm F800EXR is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality vs file size but 1080p will not give you much room to downsample. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably best to get another camera in case you require decent sound in your videos.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing on the Fujifilm F800EXR so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Fujifilm F800EXR Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm F800EXR features a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm F800EXR are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.

Fujifilm F800EXR Shutter information

Fujifilm F800EXR continuous shooting speed is 11.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm F800EXR has got just inbuilt flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm F800EXR Autofocusing information

Fujifilm F800EXR has got only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it handy for portrait photography.

It also has Tracking AF for objects on the move. Fujifilm F800EXR lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good for low light or you require more exact control on focusing.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Battery life

The battery pack (NP-50A) on the Fujifilm F800EXR is designed to last for 300 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks making it comparable with its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life for this group of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:

Fujifilm F800EXR for various kinds of photography

The following chart shows a rundown of the Fujifilm F800EXR for various kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm F800EXR as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm F800EXR gets a score of 44 which is horrible, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files & flexibility to use external flash.

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MP count decent (16MP)
has face detection focusing
exports RAW files
manual focus not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2")

Fujifilm F800EXR Street photography highlights

Having a nice score of 68, the Fujifilm F800EXR is a very decent option for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (232g)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2")

Fujifilm F800EXR as a Sports photography camera

A moderate sports photography rating of 53 means the Fujifilm F800EXR is fairly appropriate for photographing sports. A camera should have good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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great zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
tiny sensor size (1/2")
has no phase detect AF

Fujifilm F800EXR as a Travel photography camera

Weight is extremely important when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm F800EXR gets a above average 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine fit to purchase for your trips.

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lighter than competition (232g)
good megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
long reach (500mm)
missing Timelapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)

Fujifilm F800EXR Landscape photography information

For anyone planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm F800EXR with it's modest score of 50 as a landscape camera is fairly suitable compared to its competitors.

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fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
saves RAW formats
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor is very small (1/2")
missing Timelapse recording

Vlogging with Fujifilm F800EXR

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Fujifilm F800EXR is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a horrible score of 34.

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quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (232g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no mic socket

Fujifilm F800EXR Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm F800EXR, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph here will give you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm F800EXR compared to it's highest scoring rivals listed earlier.

These are some more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Maximum enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-500mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inches
Screen resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
3.70 m (Wide: 15 cm–3.7 m / Tele: 90 cm–2.4m)
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
232 grams (0.51 lbs)
105 x 63 x 36mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.4")
Battery life
300 images
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Launch price