Fujifilm FinePix A700 Review


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Record Mode Screens & Menus




The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with a red box containing a camera icon and "A" which is the symbol for Auto Record mode. The "7M" represents image resolution of 7 megapixels, the "F" indicates Fine compression (quality), and "264" represents the number of frames that can be recorded at the current image size. The yellow and gray brackets in the center show the autofocus target area, and the scale on the left indicates the zoom position (wide angle).



Fujifilm FinePix A700


Half-pressing the shutter releases locks the autofocus, white balance and exposure.



Fujifilm FinePix A700


Press the DISPlay button to toggle to other display modes, like the grid overlay.





Fujifilm FinePix A700


AUTO record MENU options:

    SHOOTING MODE - Choose Movie, Manual, Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 7M Fine, 7M Normal, 3:2 (7M mode for 4x6" prints), 4M, 2M, 0.3M

    SELF-TIMER - Off, 2 or 10 second delay

    OPTION - Adjust LCD brightness, enter the SETUP menu

    ISO - Auto, 100, 200 or 400



Fujifilm FinePix A700


This is the Manual record screen. The only real difference between Auto an Manual mode, is you have access to White Balance and Exposure Compensation options. When these options are used, an Icon representing the selected WB will be displayed next to the "M", and the EV compensation will be displayed in the lower right.



Fujifilm FinePix A700


Manual record menu options:
    SHOOTING MODE - Choose Movie, Manual, Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 7M Fine, 7M Normal, 3:2 (7M mode for 4x6" prints), 4M, 2M, 0.3M

    SELF-TIMER - Off, 2 or 10 second delay

    OPTION - Adjust LCD brightness, enter the SETUP menu

    ISO - Auto, 100, 200 or 400

    EXPOSURE VALUE ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent





Fujifilm FinePix A700


The Macro focus mode can be enabled in Auto or Manual shooting mode and allows you to focus from 3.9 inches to 2.6 feet. The optical zoom can be used in macro mode.



Fujifilm FinePix A700


The Movie record mode display. The top info line indicates the movie recording size is 320x240 followed by the remaining recording time at this quality setting. The A700 records motion video with audio at resolutions of 320x240 or 160x120, with the length of a clip limited to 60 seconds at 320x240 and 180 seconds at 160x120. Because audio is recorded, the optical zoom is locked during movie recording.



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