Ten Point-and-Shoot Cameras That Are Better Than Your Smart Phone

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Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Pocket Superzoom Camera

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Pocket Superzoom Camera

The only pocket superzoom with RAW capabilities, the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR also has a larger sensor the competition. Between the larger sensor, RAW shooting and PASM manual exposure controls, the F900EXR will let experienced photographers get the absolute maximum from the F900EXR’s 20x 25-500mm (equivalent) zoom lens. The F900EXR also has built-in Wi-Fi so you can share your photos and videos from anywhere as long as you have a mobile signal for your Smart Phone and Fujifilm’s free mobile app installed.

Why is it better than a Smart Phone?
If having a 20x optical zoom lens in your pocket isn’t enough to convince you, then RAW shooting and PASM manual shooting modes should. You won’t get any of that with your camera phone. Plus, the F900EXR’s built-in Wi-Fi means you can have all of the above and still upload right to Instagram.

Learn More About the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR >>

  • MSRP: $399
  • 16-megapixel 1/2-inch backlit EXR-CMOS II sensor
  • 20x 25-500mm f/3.5-5.3 (equiv.) optical zoom lens
  • 1920 x 1080 60 FPS full HD video
  • RAW shooting
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12,800
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with free mobile app
  • 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display
  • Shooting modes: PASM manual shooting modes with Auto EXR mode and scene modes
  • 11 FPS high-speed burst

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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • James Felbab says:

    Apprarently you missed this.


    For the majority of photographs taken every day, the cameras are way more advanced than the photographers. It’s really not all about the latest and best gear. What it’s really about is whats behind the gear. That could/should be your next article,IMO. Something like “How the top 10 photographers can use a smartphone to create stunning photos.” Or, “Top ten tips to make you a better photographer.” Good photographers don’t come out of a shrink wrapped box and never will. Photography is a skill and you can’t buy that skill with the latest and greatest $$$ camera. And, yes, the best camera is the one you have with you. I don’t carry around my cameras and lenses wherever I go but I do have my phone with me at all times. I’m not inclined to carry my P&S cameras as well as a phone so if/when the need arises the phone does an admirable job of capturing the moment.

    I read that the top selling camera in the world is the smartphone. Nothing else even comes close. That being the case, why not work on helping these smartphone users become better photographers. Once they realize the smartphones limitations they might be inclined to move up to a more advanced camera but it is not all about gear.

    Here are four points that are irrefutable.
    A poor photographer with a poor camera = a poor photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a poor photo.
    A great photographer with a poor camera = a great photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a great photo.

  • James Felbab says:

    That last point should have read… A great photographer with a great camera – a great photo.

  • susanne says:

    need advice: my husband has recently retired &, shall we say, not retiring well. Many years ago, he was an excellent semi-pro photographer. I’d like to find a good digital camera to get him interested in life again. We are an a very limited income (SS only). Any suggestions where I could start?

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