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Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Review posted 10/27/03

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The FinePix S7000 is the first digital camera to carry Fujifilm's new Super CCD HR (High Resolution) image sensor. The chip provides 6 million effective pixels to create rich, life- like images with up to 12 million recorded pixel output - the highest resolution image files available to consumers. The FinePix S7000 also offers advanced exposure control and wide aperture 6x optical zoom and 3.2x digital zoom in a compact SLR-inspired styling.

Increased resolution and reach - The first consumer digital camera to produce output files of 12.3 million recorded pixels, the FinePix S7000 is the first camera to carry Fujifilm's second Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor. The camera maximizes 6.3 million effective pixels to produce a true-to-life 4048 x 3040 (12.3 million) recorded pixel output file. The camera also offers a long reach wide aperture 6x optical and 3.2x digital zoom, and works with optional wide and telephoto lens adapters, allowing photo enthusiasts to capture long- range subjects.

Full manual controls - Consumers who want maximum image control will be pleased with the FinePix S7000's fully manual controls. The camera offers a range of special shooting modes including continuous focusing, continuous five frame 12MP shooting, auto bracketing and custom white balance. In addition, shutter speed, aperture range and focusing systems can be manipulated. The FinePix S7000 also offers photo enthusiasts the ability to capture images in CCD-RAW format, and may use the included FinePix Viewer software to convert to TIFF files.

Movie recording with sound - The camera offers full VGA movie recording at 30 frames per second with sound, allowing consumers to capture everyday events and special moments to play back for friends and family at a later date. If a 512MB xD-Picture Card is used, movies of 7.4 minutes at 640 x 480 pixels and 14.6 minutes of 340 x 240 pixels can be captured. Movies can be burned onto CD-ROMs for storage using the ImageMixer VCD for FinePix software included with the camera.

FinePix S7000 Features:

  • 6x zoom F2.8 (35-210mm equivalent) with zoom/focus ring
  • 4th Generation Fuji SuperCCD with 6.3-Megapixel resolution
    2848x2136 pixel native images and up to 4048x3040 with interpolation
  • High-resolution EVF viewfinder with 230,000 pixels
  • 1.8-inch color TFT LCD monitor with 118,000 pixels
  • RAW, JPEG and AVI movie formats
  • Program AE, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual and Scene modes
  • Continuous shooting at 3.3fps up to 5 frames at full resolution
  • 640x480 or 320x240 movies with sound at 30fps
  • 1/10,000 to 15 second shutter speeds
  • Auto TTL white balance with 6 presets and manual
  • 64-zone Multi, Center-weighted averaging or Spot metering
  • Super Macro focus mode, from 0.4" to 7.9"
  • ISO Auto, 200, 400, 600 or 800
  • Adjustable image sharpness, contrast and saturation
  • xD-Picture Card/CompactFlash I and II/Microdrive storage
  • Flash hot shoe for external flash units
  • USB 2.0 "auto connect" connectivity
  • Uses four standard AA batteries

The FinePix S7000 comes bundled with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, four AA alkaline batteries, shoulder strap, USB cable, AV cable, FinePix Viewer, and ImageMixer VCD for FinePix. The camera is available now at the suggested list price of $799.95.

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Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

The S7000 compared in size to a standard CompactDisc

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FinePix S7000 Specifications

CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch 4th Generation Super CCD HR
Number of Total Pixels: 6.63 million pixels
Number of Effective Pixels: 6.3 million
4:3 aspect ratio
Number of Recorded Pixels 4048 x 3040 (interpolated)
2848 x 2136
2016 x 1512
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
Lens Fujinon EBC coating, glass aspherical element, external focus/zoom control ring
Equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera
optional 55mm lens/filter adapter
Optical zoom 6x
Digital zoom 3.2x
Focus TTL contrast multi-zone auto, area auto, center point auto, focus lock, manual focus
Focus Range Normal: 1.6ft to infinity
Super Macro: 0.4in-7.9in
Aperture F 2.8-F8 (W)
10 segments in 1/3 increments
Viewfinder Ultra high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF 0.44" with 235,000 pixels)
Exposure control Auto/P/A/S/Manual/Scene Position
Exposure modes TTL-64 zone Multi-point, Center-weighted average, Spot
Sensitivity Auto: equivalent to ISO 160-800
Manual: equivalent to ISO 200 400 600 800*
*only in 1/2/3M mode
Shutter speed 15 sec. – 1/10,000 sec.
White balance Automatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Flash Auto flash using flash control sensor
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro

Effective range (at ISO 200):
1.0ft-27.9ft (W)/3.0ft-25.9ft (T)

Hot shoe for external flash

LCD monitor 1.8-inch TFT (118,000 pixels)
Shooting modes Auto, Exposure Combination, Macro, Movie
Continuous shooting modes Continuous first or last 5 frame @ 3.3fps 12MP shooting
40 frame 1/2/3MP continuous shooting
Special shooting modes Continuous autofocusing, Continuous 3.3fps up to 5 frame 12MP shooting, 40 frame 1/2/3MP continuous shooting, auto bracketing, photo mode control – ISO/Resolution/Color, sharpness, multi-exposure, custom white balance
Movie recording 640 x 480 @ 30fps with sound
320 x 240 @ 30fps with sound
Movie clip length limited to media capacity
File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), RAW
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV
Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
Storage media xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)
CompactFlash Type I and II
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) Still Image Movie
12MP (Fine) 12MP (Normal)
3 6
10 20 25
33 1


Approx. 13sec. Approx. 26sec.
Video out NTSC and PAL switchable
Voice memo 30 seconds
Playback Single frame (with 14.4 playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
Camera terminal USB 2.0 interface
Power source 4 x AA batteries (NiMH, lithium, alkaline)
or AC-5V AC Adapter (optional)
Dimensions 4.8(W) x 3.2(H) x 3.8(D) inch
121 x 82 x 97 mm
Weight 17.6 oz / 590 g (excluding batteries and media)
Accessories included 16MB xD-Picture Card
4 AA alkaline batteries
Shoulder Strap
USB Cable
AV Cable
FinePix Viewer
ImageMixer VCD for FinePix
Lens cap
Optional lens adapters 0.79x Wide
1.5x Tele
(Cannot use built-in flash when using lens attachments)
Optional accessories AC-5V AC Adapter
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Compact Flash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Battery Charger with Battery BK-NH/BK-NH2
Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF (2 AA-type Ni-MH)
Tele Conversion Lens TL-FX9/FX 9B
Wide Conversion Lens WL-FX9/FX 9B
Soft Case SC-FX 602

(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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