Cameras that rely on a flash to capture dimly lit pics tend to flush out colours. In order to avoid this, FujiFilm’s new compact cam determines if the subject is moving and then modifies settings, such as ISO sensitivity, to capture a photo, making the most of the natural lighting available.
ISO settings range from 100 to 3200, but can reach 12,800 if the image is stretched. It is also complemented by a suite of exposure modes, including aperture-priority, shutter priority and manual for creative shooting.
20 times optical zoom makes distant objects accessible to photographers without cropping the 16MP photo, but if that’s not enough, it’ll rely on an additional 20 times digital zoom. A highly sensitive gyro sensor intelligently stabilises images to prevent blur and image noise.
Once the camera is turned on, it’s ready to snap photos within 1.5 seconds. It has a high speed shooting repertoire, auto focusing within 0.16 seconds, capturing full res pics at 8 frames per second and can up the pace to capture images at 11fps, (however at ‘medium’ resolution).
The F770EXR is imbued with intelligent GPS software that identifies the photographer’s position, their distance from known landmarks and populates the map with their geo-tagged images. The inbuilt gyro sensor is put to work here by recognising when the camera is in shooting position – displaying the name of the nearest landmark and its distance – while alternating to a radar view that displays relative locations when it is pointing to the ground.
When it comes to recording videos, they’re captured in 1080p (Full HD) resolution at 30 frames per second, with the option of recording high speed movies at 320 framed per second. In addition to stereo sound, these videos employ face tracking autofocus and can be replayed on a TV via its mini-HDMI output. Unfortunately the mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is not included.
Other notable features include versatile motion panorama shots, multi frame technology (which captures images with “extremely low noise”) and the option of saving images in unaltered RAW format.
When released, Fujifilm’s F770EXR will have a recommended retail price of $449.