Fujifilm F900EXR

 
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 232g - 105 x 61 x 36mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Superseded the Fujifilm F800EXR
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
55
Overall
47

Fujifilm F900EXR overview

Fujifilm F900EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on January of 2013. The camera features a 16MP, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm launched this camera in order to improve the previous Fujifilm F800EXR (Read Full Comparison)

The F900EXR places at #41 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #452 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Fujifilm F900EXR family

The Fujifilm F900EXR is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-F900EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F900EXR25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-F800EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F800EXR
F900EXR vs F800EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
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Fujifilm-FinePix-F770EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F770EXR
F900EXR vs F770EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-F660EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F660EXR
F900EXR vs F660EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-F750EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F750EXR
F900EXR vs F750EXR
25-500mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-F600-EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F600 EXR
F900EXR vs F600 EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2011
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Fujifilm-FinePix-F550-EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F550 EXR
F900EXR vs F550 EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2011
Fujifilm-FinePix-F500-EXR front thumbnailFujifilm F500 EXR
F900EXR vs F500 EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
16MP1/2"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-F300EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F300EXR
F900EXR vs F300EXR
24-360mm
F3.5-5.3
12MP1/2"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-F80EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F80EXR
F900EXR vs F80EXR
27-270mm
F3.3-5.6
12MP1/2"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-F70EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm F70EXR
F900EXR vs F70EXR
27-270mm
F3.3-5.6
10MP1/2"2009
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Fujifilm F900EXR Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm F900EXR based on criterias that are usually viewed as useful in a camera.

amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focus
comes with tracking autofocus
flash built-in
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has HDMI port
has phase detect auto focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (232g)
long reach (500mm)
nice clear screen (920 thousand dot)
quite wide (25mm)
saves RAW formats
screen size is good (3 inches)
very good min ISO (100)
cannot use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual focus
max zoom aperture not good (f5.3)
no external mic port
no headphone port
no moving screen
no Time Lapse recording
not so great battery (260 CIPA)
sensor size is small (1/2")
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Fujifilm F900EXR Sensor specs

The Fujifilm F900EXR features the EXR II chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Fujifilm F900EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.

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The EXRCMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can be extended digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore you have more margin for error.

The image below shows the F900EXR's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The F900EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is pointed out in green.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm F900EXR dimensions

Fujifilm F900EXR weighs around 0.51 pounds (232 gr / 8.18 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 105mm x 61mm x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Fujifilm F900EXR is lighter as compared to other rivals.

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Below is a photo of the Fujifilm F900EXR beside a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button design on the F900EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR topview buttons dials

Fujifilm F900EXR Lens details

The F900EXR is equipped with an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 25-500mm making it a 20.0 x zoom which is great and can allow you to zoom right in.

At it's widest 25mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 and that's kind of sluggish and not the best for low light conditions and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to up your ISO setting causing noisy files. On the long end, 500mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.3 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm F900EXR Connectivity

The F900EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and at times alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Certain apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm F900EXR Video details

The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm F900EXR is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance between quality vs file size but FULL HD won't give you any room to crop. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably best to take a look at an alternative camera should you want better sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm F900EXR Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm F900EXR so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm F900EXR Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm F900EXR features a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Please note that the display has no touch support.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR screen and viewfinder Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm F900EXR are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be rather useful.

Fujifilm F900EXR Shutter details

Fujifilm F900EXR continuous shooting speed is 11.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm F900EXR Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm F900EXR features just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.

Fujifilm F900EXR Autofocusing details

Fujifilm F900EXR features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.

It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Fujifilm F900EXR does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is good during low light scenarios or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.

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Fujifilm F900EXR Battery life

The battery (NP-50A) for the Fujifilm F900EXR is fashioned to last for 260 pictures with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it lower in comparison with it's rivals. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Following is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:

Fujifilm F900EXR for various styles of photography

The following chart shows a overview of the Fujifilm F900EXR for various styles of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm F900EXR Portrait photography info

The Fujifilm F900EXR has a rating of 45 which is awful, meaning that it is just not very good for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the potential to utilize external flash.

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decent MP (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2")

Fujifilm F900EXR Street photography advice

Coming in at a nice points total of 69, the Fujifilm F900EXR is a fine pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (232g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2")

Fujifilm F900EXR as a Sports photography camera

A average sports photography points tally of 56 means the Fujifilm F900EXR is fairly suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
tiny sensor (1/2")
bad battery pack (260 shots)

Travel photography with Fujifilm F900EXR

Portability is super important in selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm F900EXR gets a above average 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine choice to take with you on your trips.

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lighter than average (232g)
decent megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (500mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery pack (260 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)

Landscape photography with Fujifilm F900EXR

For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm F900EXR and it's decent rating of 48 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable amongst its rivals.

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rather wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
saves RAW files
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor (1/2")
terrible battery (260 CIPA)
no Time Lapse function

Vlogging with Fujifilm F900EXR

A vlogging camera should really have a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm F900EXR is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a awful score of 34.

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decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (232 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone port

Fujifilm F900EXR Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the F900EXR, here is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the F900EXR compared to it's top rated competitors listed above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2013-01-30
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXRCMOS
Chip
EXR II
Sensor size
1/2"
Sensor dimensions
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor surface area
30.7mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW support
Highest native ISO
3200
Highest boosted ISO
12800
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-500mm (20.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.5-5.3
Macro focusing range
5cm
Crop factor
5.6
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
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
8s
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed
11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.70 m (Wide: 15 cm–3.7 m / Tele: 90 cm–2.4m)
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
232 grams (0.51 lbs)
Dimensions
105 x 61 x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4")
Other
Battery life
260 shots
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-50A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
One
Cost at launch
$380