Fujifilm FinePix S700 Zoom Review

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Full review posted 11/01/03

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The FinePix F700 is Fujifilm's first consumer digital camera to use its proprietary new Super CCD SR (Super Dynamic Range) technology. Capturing pictures with quality approaching that of film, with the capability to capture 2,832 x 2,128 (6.03 million) recorded pixels, and dramatically increased dynamic range. The Fujifilm FinePix F700 is the first 6.2 million effective pixel (S-pixel: 3.1 million, R-pixel: 3.1 million) consumer digital camera on the market today.

The FinePix F700 is intended for photo enthusiasts who want a near-film quality print experience from digital imaging products. The FinePix F700 produces digital pictures that stay truer to life than ever before, thanks to its Super CCD SR technology, which doubles the number of pixels on the chip. The SR sensor offers 3.1 million large pixels (S) with high sensitivity to light, and 3.1 million smaller pixels (R) with low sensitivity to light, resulting in a dynamic range of four times that of previous Super CCDs. Fujifilm combines this new technology with the traditional color integrity and overall high quality imaging Fujifilm is best known for, allowing consumers to capture truer-to-life images.

The FinePix F700's sleek metal body echoes traditional film-camera design with centralized placement of its viewfinder, lens and 1.8 inch LCD screen. Its 6.2 million effective pixels can produce high-resolution images with 2,832 x 2,128 (6.03 million) recorded pixels. In addition, the FinePix F700 offers on-demand continuous auto-focus, three color modes, manual functions, advanced movie recording capabilities with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second, diminished shutter lag, and at 1.2 seconds, one of the fastest start-up times on the market. The FinePix F700 comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery and a cradle for easy downloading and recharging.


FinePix F700 Zoom Features:

  • 6.2 Million effective pixel Super CCD SR
  • Up to 6.0 Million output pixels (2832 x 2128)
  • 3x zoom (35-105mm equiv) plus 2.2x digital zoom
  • On-demand Continuous Auto Focus, focus assist lamp
  • Movie Mode; 30fps @ 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 with sound
  • Voice Memo - up to 30 sec. picture annotations
  • 3 - 1/2000 sec Shutter Speeds
  • ISO Modes; Auto, 200,400,800 (and 1600 when resolution is fixed at 1M)
  • 1.8" LCD Color Monitor
  • Uses removable xD-Picture cards (16MB included)
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery, USB / Charger Cradle included
  • Compact (4.3 x 2.1 x 1.1 inch) durable metal body
  • Very lightweight at just 6 oz. (excluding battery)


The FinePix F700 comes bundled with an NP-40 lithium-ion battery, Picture Cradle FX700, USB cable, hand strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card™, AC Power Adapter, FinePixViewer v4.0, RAW File Converter LE, ImageMixer VCD for creating CD albums and video CDs on CD-R media that is viewable on most PCs and DVD players.





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Fujifilm FinePix F700

Fujifilm FinePix F700

Fujifilm FinePix F700

Fujifilm FinePix F700

Fujifilm FinePix F700

Fujifilm FinePix F700





Fujifilm FinePix F700

The Fujifilm FinePix F700 and a standard CD for size comparison.





Fujifilm FinePix F700

The FinePix F700 and the Pentax Optio 555.





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FinePix F700 Zoom Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 6.2 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/1.7 inch 4th Generation Super CCD SR
Total Pixels: 6.7 million (S-pixel: 3.35 million, R-pixel: 3.35 million)
Number of Recorded Pixels 2832 x 2128 (6.03 million)
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
File formats Still image: CCD-RAW / JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV
Storage media xD-Picture Card™ (3.3V, 16MB to 512MB)
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) Still images Times of movie recording (30 frames/second with sound, AVI format - Motion JPEG)
6M
JPEG
3M
JPEG
2M
JPEG
1M
JPEG
640x480 320x240
10 19 25 33
Approx.
13sec.
Approx.
26sec.
Lens Super EBC Fujinon 3x zoom lens F2.8, equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera
Zoom 3x Optical, 2.2x Digital
Focus TTL contrast type, Auto, Manual
Focus Range Normal: 2.0ft to infinity, Macro: approx. 9cm-80cm/3.5in.-2.6ft
Aperture F2.8 to F8 (1/3EV step)
Viewfinder Real-image optical, approx. 80% coverage
Exposure modes P/S/A/M
Color modes B&W/chrome/standard
Sensitivity Auto equivalent 160-400 (at LCD on and flash off)
Manual equivalent 200/400/800/1600 (when resolution is fixed at 1M for shots taken at ISO 1600)
Shutter speed 3 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
White balance Automatic, Manual (7 modes can be selected)
Flash Automatic, 5.0m / 16.4ft (Max.)
Auto flash using flash control sensor
Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
LCD monitor 1.8-inch CGsilicon TFT (134,000 pixels)
Interface Multiple Connector (for included USB and AV cable, Cradle)
Video output NTSC/PAL selectable
Power source NP-40 battery or AC-5VW AC Adapter (included)
Dimensions 4.3 (W) x 2.1 (H) x 1.1 (D) inches
Weight 6.0 oz. (excluding battery and xD-Picture Card™); 6.7oz. (including battery and xD-Picture Card™)
Shooting modes Auto scene position, Continuous, Movie
Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels 30 frames/second
320 x 240 pixels 30 frames/second
With sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
Voice Memo Up to 30 seconds WAV format
Other Self-timer: approximately 2/10 sec. delay; multi-language menu
Package Contents 16MB xD-Picture Card™
Li-ion battery NP-40
AC Power Adapter AC-5VW
Hand Strap
USB Cable
AV Cable
Picture Cradle CP-FX700
: DC-in, Multiple Connector
CD-ROM
  • USB Driver
  • FinePixViewer
  • ImageMixer VCD for FinePix
  • RAW File Converter LE
Optional Accessories xD-Picture Card™: DPC-16, DPC-32, DPC-64, DPC-128, DPC-256
Rechargeable battery NP-40
Battery Charger BC-65
AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/5VHS
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Soft case SC-FX700
System Requirements Factory installed USB port
(1) IBM PC/AT compatible computer
  • CPU Pentium, 200MHz or higher
  • Windows®98, 98SE, 2000Pro., Me, XP HE/Pro.
  • RAM of 256MB or more recommended
  • 140MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
(2) Macintosh computer
  • CPU of Power PC
  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.4 to 10.2.2
  • RAM of 256MB or more recommended
  • 110MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive






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