Fuji F200 EXR Samples

First published on: Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Last update (Jul 15, 2009): Image quality comparison: LX3 vs F200EXR vs Casio EX-H10 at DSLR-Forum.de.

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Fuji FinePix F200EXR, image galleries and user pictures that I’ve across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Image quality comparison: LX3 vs F200EXR vs Casio EX-H10 at DSLR-Forum.de (Google’s English translation)

Full-resolution user photos from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR and Casio Exilim EX-H10 posted up for your evaluation.

Image quality comparison of the Fuji F200EXR and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 at DigitalRev

There are two full-sized images posted at the end of the article to compare the image output from the Fuji F200 and Panasonic LX3.

High ISO indoor samples by Matt aka Photofreak7

Matt shared some photos taken at the Hershey’s Chocolate World. The images were shot in pretty poor lighting, and allow me to quote Matt on the camera settings he used:

… these are all taken in ‘P’ mode/ISO AUTO1600/-1/3EV and AUTO DR. I am particularly happy with the shots of my kids — the F200 does skin tones well even at ISO1600!

I’m finding the same results with my own F200EXR too — this is a truly brilliant camera from Fuji.

DR100 to DR800 demonstration by EXR

DR stands for Dynamic Range.

Here’s a series of photos taken with the F200’s DR setting at 100%, 200%, 400% and 800%.

Sakura flowers by Tomas Cermak

Enjoy these excellent photos by visiting the forum post and gallery.

Most of the images were captured with the F200 in EXR auto mode, nd no post-processing was done.

This sakura photo is my favorite from the set.

Fuji F200 vs Ricoh CX1 comparative shots at GX Garnerings

There’s a nice table at the end of the blog post comparing high ISO performance of the F200 against the Ricoh CX1.

I won’t make a comment on the noise level and characteristics, but it’s striking to me how well the F200 preserves color in areas of extreme highlights.

Take for example, an F200 ISO 800 image, vs a CX1 ISO 800 image.

Fuji FinePix F200EXR Photo Gallery at DCResource.com

Jeff Keller has posted up 10 high-resolution F200 EXR photos at his site, taken at Chinatown and Stanford University.

Fuji FinePix F200EXR Photo Gallery at DCResource.com

My favorites (links open up a new browser window with the original image, or right-click the link to download to your hard drive) are DSCF0036.JPG (nice detail in the trees and building), DSCF0030.JPG (wonderful demonstration of the Dynamic Range (DR) Priority mode — compare with another version taken in non-DR, maximum resolution mode — areas of blown highlights and lost detail are obvious here), and buildings in downtown San Francisco.

Regarding the ISO 800 image taken in the church, there are two versions, high-sensitivity / low-noise mode, and normal, high-resolution mode. The version taken in high-sensitivity mode looks pleasant enough in terms of the low noise, but you do lose quite a bit of detail, especially obvious if you compare it side-by-side with the high-resolution version.

Real-world Fuji F200 samples at DC.Watch.Impress.co.jp

These samples are included at the end of an F200 EXR review (written in Japanese) at DC.Watch.

Real-world Fuji F200 samples at DC.Watch.Impress.Co.JP

There are other test samples included in that review (here’s the English translation), but what I really preferred to view were the real-world images — here are some of my favorites (link to the full-sized, original photo opens in a new browser window)

  1. Overhead train

  2. Backlit flower

  3. Anturium flower — great color in there

  4. Yellow butterflies

Portrait / skin tone samples at ISO 1600

Matt Long posted three quick shots of his son and shares his thoughts on how the F200 images compare with the ones from the Fuji F31.

Specifically, the F200’s lower NR (noise reduction) treatment makes it easier to post-process the high ISO images.

The first image was shot in P mode at 6 MP resolution, while the other two were shot in EXR S/N mode.

The pics went through a little post-processing in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.

DPReview’s Fujifilm F200EXR Beta Gallery

The photos in DPR’s F200 beta gallery were shot mainly with a pre-production camera, hence the beta tag, but there are a few from a production unit that had just come in.

Images were shot using all three EXR modes, HR (High Resolution), DR (Dynamic Range priority) and S/N (Signal to Noise priority). Here’s an example from each mode (click the link to see the full-sized image in a new browser window):

  1. HR: ISO100 architecture at 28mm equivalent, production camera.

  2. DR: ISO100, side-lit building, production camera.

  3. S/N: ISO 1600 portrait, production camera.

F200 pics from Hugo Poon in Hong Kong

At the time of writing, Feb 11, 2009, if you visit his photoblog, you’ll see that his recent photos are taken with the F200EXR. I find them to be splendid examples of the smooth tonality and pleasant colors one can get out of this camera. Or it might just be Hugo’s excellent post-processing skills, but I like street alley at night, fallen traffic light, crowded street at night and pretty pinks.

One thing I noticed about the night shots is that light points seem to retain their color and are not blown out like how most digicams would render them. Here’s one example, and another, and one more pawn shop + toy shop” — the shop signs and street lights have great color and tones.

Hugo has also shared 20 photos from the F200 in this forum post — look out for the ISO 800 ones, titled “A secondhand bookstore”, “A father waiting for his kids to come home” and “Peak Tram Station” — they may be merely web-sized, but the color and tones remain very, very good at this level of ISO.

On what post-processing is done to the photos, Hugo replied:

Yes, these pics were processed, but only mildly — I’m no fan of digital art. I explained my PP workflow quite a while ago:

More revealing is his impressions of the F200’s dynamic range in that same post:

Maybe the more noticeable difference is I need even less time and effort to PP the new cam’s pics especially when “highlights and shadows” are concerned.:-) I can confidently say that the new cam’s DR is really impressive…

Official Samples

Official Fuji F200EXR image samples

This gallery of FujiFilm F200 EXR images has a nice variety of images to showcase the capabilities of the camera. Some of my thoughts on the images are:

  • The sensor mode used to take each picture is as follows:
    Image 1, Portrait: High Resolution Priority
    Image 2, Portrait: D-Range / High Dynamic Range Priority
    Image 3, Portrait: High ISO & Low Noise Priority
    Image 4, Close-up and Landscape: High Resolution Priority
    Image 5, Landscape: High Resolution Priority
    Image 6, Landscape: D-Range / High Dynamic Range Priority
    Image 7, Still Life, Table Top: High Resolution Priority

  • I see excellent and smooth skin tones on the portraiture photos.

  • Photo 3, a portrait, was shot at ISO400 and utilizes Fuji’s EXR sensor innovation which caps / bins adjacent pixels to decrease noise levels. The output is automatically limited to 6 Megapixels instead of the native 12MP. I have to say that the grain-like structure of the noise remains pleasant to look at, colors, dynamic range and tonality are more than acceptable. This is much more than can be said of the ISO 400 output from my /Ricoh GX200.

  • Dynamic range looks superb.

  • I’m absolutely impressed with the overall level of detail captured by the Fuji F200, but even more with the F200EXR’s capability to capture subtle colors and tones. Even transitions into blown highlights look very smooth and natural, something which cannot be said of almost all compact digital cameras with tiny sensors.

  • There’s also no presence of harsh sharpening halos in the images.

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