Fujifilm F700 Zoom Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Fujifilm FinePix S700


Here you can see the point-n-shoot AUTO record mode - The "7M F" represents image resolution of 7-megapixels Fine quality and the "351" represents the quantity of frames that can be recorded on the SD card at the current image size. In the center are the auto focus target marks.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


Rotating the Mode Dial give access to these exposure mode: Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, full Manual, Movie, SP1 (Scene Position1), SP2 (Scene Position2), Natural Light, Natural Light + Flash and Anti- Blur

Fujifilm FinePix S700


To change the Scene mode when the mode dial is set to SP1 or SP2, press the menu button and use this menu with helpful descriptions.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


Program AE is yet another user friendly exposure mode that gives you access to more advanced options like metering, white balance, AF mode, Program Shift etc. Exposure compensation can be adjusted by depressing the "+/-" button adjacent to the shutter release. You also have access to the full record mode menu which will be explained a little further down this page.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


When you half-press the shutter release the AF marks will show the intended area of focus as well as the shutter and aperture values. I "lightning bolt" indicates the flash is charged and will fire.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


Depressing the "F" button calls up the F-Mode Menu. Options in all still image modes are ISO speed (Auto [Auto 400 or 400], 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600), the image size (7M Fine, 7M Normal, 3:2 aspect, 4M, 2M, 0.3M), each indicating remaining the number of images that can be stored or Color mode (B&W, Chrome [Vivid] or Standard).


Fujifilm FinePix S700


Shutter-speed priority mode allows you to select the desired shutter speed value, while the camera selects the correct aperture. Select a fast shutter speed to freeze fast-moving subjects or use a slower shutter speed to capture flowing water or low-light subjects. If the selected shutter speed is too fast for the available light, the aperture setting will be highlighted in red. Shutter speed can be set in the range of 4 seconds to 1/2000 second.


Fujifilm FinePix S700


Aperture priority is just the opposite, allowing you to select the desired aperture and the camera automatically sets the correct shutter speed. A small aperture (larger f/number) increases the depth of field (range of focus), where a large aperture (smaller f/number) decreases depth of field. Aperture can be set in the range of f/2.8 (full wide angle) or f/4.9 (full telephoto) to f/8.


Fujifilm FinePix S700


This is Manual record mode, the user manually sets both shutter speed and aperture. Shutter speed and aperture values are set by pressing the "+/-" button then using the "up", "down", "left", and "right" buttons of the 4-way controller. You can meter the exposure by watching the display in the lower right corner and adjust the shutter speed or aperture to center the indicator. A histogram is also displayed to further assist in establishing the correct exposure.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles the live image between text displayed, no text displayed, grid lines, or post shot assist, which displays the last three shots and allows you to compare the results of changing composition or exposure settings.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


P/A/M/S menu options:

    PHOTOMETRY Metering: Multi, Average, Spot
    WHITE BALANCE Auto, Custom, Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm white), Fluorescent (Cool white), Incandescent
    HIGH-SPEED SHOOTING On/Off
    FOCUSING Continuous AF, Single AF (default), MF (Manual Focus)
    AF MODE Center, Multi, Area
    SHARPNESS Soft, Standard, Hard
    FLASH Adjust flash output intensity in 5 steps of 1/3EV, a range of ±2/3EV
    BRACKETING Set the step value for bracketing: ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV or ±1.0EV
    SET-UP Enter the set-up menu




Fujifilm FinePix S700


Change the Drive mode by holding down the Drive button and pressing the 4-way selector up or down and watch the LCD display shown above. Options include: Top 3-frame (max 1.4 frames/sec), Auto Bracketing, and Long-period continuous at .6fps to a depth limited only by the amount of remaining available memory.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


Manual focus is adjusted by pressing and holding the "+/-" button and using the "w/t" zoom control buttons. Unfortunately, the center of the viewfinder image is not enlarged as you adjust the focus range.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


The Macro focus mode allows closeup focusing from 1.6 inches to 9.8 ft (4cm - 3m) in Wide and 2.0 to 9.8 ft (60cm - 3m) in Tele.



Fujifilm FinePix S700


The Super Macro focus mode can only be used with the lens at its wide angle position, and allows closeup focusing from .4 inches to 3.3 ft (1cm - 1m).



Fujifilm FinePix S700


The Movie mode captures 640x480 or 320x240 pixel motion video with audio at 30 frames per second (fixed.) The maximum length per clip is limited only by available memory. Even though audio is recorded, you have full use of the zoom lens while recording.


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