Fujifilm FinePix A700 Review

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Review posted 2/09/2007

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Featuring a 7.3 MegaPixel Super CCD sensor - the first of its kind - a large 2.4" LCD and 3x optical zoom, the FinePix A700 is ideal for families, first-time digital camera buyers and consumers looking for a competitively priced upgrade to their first digital camera.

The highlight feature of the FinePix A700 is its sophisticated 7.3 MegaPixel Super CCD sensor. Originally, Fujifilm placed its Super CCD sensor in digital cameras aimed at advanced amateur and professional photographers. This year, however, a breakthrough was made and Super CCD made its maiden, A-Series appearance in the FinePix A400 and FinePix A500 digital cameras. Those cameras carried four and five MegaPixel Super CCD sensors, respectively, and were followed later by the six MegaPixel FinePix A600.

As an added bonus, Fujifilm's Super CCD technology is also responsible for the FinePix A700's unrivalled low noise performance across its ISO 100-400 sensitivity range. Less noise in photos leads to sharper, crisper pictures.

FinePix A700 uses are sure to take a lot of pictures, so a little extra storage space is always helpful. The camera has approximately 12MB of on-board storage just in case the removable, xD-Picture Card (sold separately) is full.

Two standard AA batteries (alkaline one-use or rechargeable NiMH type) power the FinePix A700. Never get caught with a dead proprietary type battery, you can buy AA batteries nearly anywhere in the world. Off the shelf alkalines will let you capture up to 100 pictures, 2500mAh NiMH cells deliver as many as 300 pictures per charge.

FinePix A700 Features:

  • 7.3 million pixel Super CCD HR sensor
  • 3x optical zoom lens (36-108mm equiv)
  • Movie Mode; 320x240 10fps w/sound AVI format
  • Auto, Manual and Four scene modes
  • 2.4" 112K pixel TFT LCD monitor (Approx. 91% coverage)
  • ~12MB of memory, xD-Picture cards slot
  • Powered by two AA-type batteries
  • USB connectivity and PictBridge direct-print

The FinePix A700 is available now with and MSRP of US$199.

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Fujifilm FinePix A700

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The FinePix A700 and a standard CD for size comparison.

Fujifilm FinePix A700

The 6-megapixel FinePix F20 and the FinePix A700.

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FinePix A700 Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 7.3 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,072 x 2,304(7.3M) /3,264 x 2,176 (3:2) / 2,304 x 1,728 (4M)/ 1,600 X 1,200 (2M)/ 640 X 480 (0.3)

Movie: 320 x 240 pixels ( 10 frames/sec.), 160 x 120 pixels ( 10 frames/sec.)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 12MB), xD-Picture Card (16MB - 2 GB). xD Picture Cards sold separately.
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording Capacity with 256 xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images Movie

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Lens Fujinon 3.0X Optical zoom lens, F2.8 - F5.2
Lens Focal Length f=8mm - 24mm, Equivalent to 36-108mm on a 35mm camera
Focus Auto Focus
(Center, Multi)
Focus distance Normal : Approx. 1.6 ft. to Infinity
Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 3.9 in to 2.6 ft.
Shutter Speed 2 sec. to 1/1600 sec. (depend on Shooting mode)
Aperture Wide-angle: F2.8 - F8
Telephoto: F5.2 - F14
Sensitivity AUTO/Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400
Exposure control 64-zone TTL metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight),Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light.
LCD monitor 2.4 inches, Aspect ratio: 4:3; 112,000 pixels , Amorphous silicon TFT, Approx. 91% coverage
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO):
  • Wide angle (Approx. 1.6 -12.5ft.)
  • Telephoto (Approx. 2.0 .-6.6ft)
  • Macro (Approx. 1.0.-2.6ft)
    Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
  • Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
  • Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec. delay
    Video Output NTSC/PAL selectable
    Digital input/output USB
    Power supply 2�AA-size alkaline batteries , 2�AA-size Ni-MH batteries (optional), AC power adapter AC-3VX (optional)
    Dimensions 3.7(W)� 2.4(H)� 1.2(D) in.
    (excluding accessories and attachments)
    Weight Approx. 4.9 oz. (without battery and xD-Picture Card)
    Camera Functions
    Digital Zoom 6.3x
    Shooting modes Normal : Auto, Scene Position (Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene)
    Movie Recording - 320 x 240 pixels, 10 frames/sec.
    - 160 x 120 pixels, 10 frames/sec.
    With monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG )

    A movie can be recorded up to 60 seconds (with movie setting at 320) or 180 seconds (with movie setting at 160). Zoom not available during movie recording.

    Movie Recording - 320 x 240 pixels, 10 frames/sec.
    - 160 x 120 pixels, 10 frames/sec. With monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG )
    A series of continuous image can be recorded up to ?? seconds (when setting 320) / ?? seconds (when setting 160). Zoom cannot be used during movie recording.
    Playback functions Single frame , 9 Multi-frame , Trimming, Automatic playback
    Optional Accessories
  • xD-Picture Card: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
  • PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
  • CompactFlash Card Adapter DPC-CF
  • AC Power Adapter AC-3VX
  • Fujifilm Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF
  • Fujifilm Battery Charger with Battery BK-NH2
  • Soft Case SC-FXA03 / FXA04
  • (Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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