Fuji's latest wide-angle compact is a 10Mp model with a 27mm lens, a 0.5in CCD and a 5x optical zoom.
Images can be previewed on its 2.7in LCD and are stabilised using a combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift vibration compensation. A 360-degree face-recognition feature can identify anyone anywhere within the frame and focus on them.
The macro mode allows for close-up shooting as near as 5cm from the subject and there's a 'super intelligent' flash that Fuji says is able to capture bright, balanced backgrounds without overpowering the subject.
The camera's Extreme Auto mode allows for straightforward point and shoot photography, while 15 different scenes can be selected. In addition, there are four effect modes that allow you to create film-like shots, moody sepia scenes or make your photos either more vivid or soft. Video footage can also be shot. Footage and photos are stored to SD Card removable memory.
As well as user-selectable scene modes, the F72 EXR supports high dynamic range, low-light level shooting and multi-frame composition. This latter option allows several versions of the same scene to be pre-composed and then shot in quick succession.
The 180g camera costs £249 inc VAT from Jessops.com.