If you've been following this blog for a while, you might remember a post from a month ago or so when I trumpeted a new point-and-shoot from FujiFilm, the 12-megapixel FinePix F200EXR.
This high-end camera is pocket-size for those looking for something convenient, which includes me for those times I just don't want to lug around a heavy camera bag or backpack. The big lure for me -- which is why I mentioned it previously -- is that it offers a couple desirable features that you'd otherwise wouldn't expect to be able to execute unless you were using a DSLR. This includes, in one mode, the ability to shoot in wide-dynamic range (the camera actually captures two shots at different exposures by dividing the 12MP, reserving 6MP for one exposure, and 6MP for the other), and in another mode, it regroups the 12MP into 6 million large pixels to enable high-sensitivity in low light conditions (and, consequently, low noise).
Photography Bay, an online resource which touted the F200EXR this year right before the annual Photo Marketing Association convention in Las Vegas early this month, recently posted an analysis (click on link) of the camera after checking it out at the convention, where FujiFilm gave the F200EXR its formal introduction.
Yesterday, I noticed that Amazon.com had trimmed $25 from the camera's original sale price of $399. Camera equipment prices don't remain static; in fact, many manufacturers have jacked up prices on camera bodies and lenses since the new year. Odds are this price will not stick at $374 for long.