Fujifilm F700 Zoom Review

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Review posted 7/6/2007

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The Fujifilm FinePix S700 is ideal for families seeking to kick it up a notch with a more advanced, compact SLR-style digital camera without losing operational simplicity. This is a feature-packed, yet affordable and easy to use model that offers a powerful 10x optical zoom that will ensure that you capture great close-up action shots of your kids playing sports or candid shots of the family on vacation as well as 7.1-megapixel of resolution, perfect for creating large prints.

Rounding out its powerful feature set is a 2.5" LCD, high resolution (230K pixels) electronic viewfinder (EVF) and ISO levels of up to ISO 1600 at full resolution. The FinePix S700 also utilizes many of Fujifilm's unique and innovative technologies such as:

  • Picture Stabilization mode : A selectable mode, Picture Stabilization uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix S700 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by hand-shake or subject movement. It allows the camera to automatically choose the correct light sensitivity and optimal shutter speed to produce clear, blur-free images.

  • i-Flash (Intelligent Flash) : i-Flash (Intelligent Flash) detects subtle lighting differences within a scene and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the FinePix S700 to enable the camera to use less flash, resulting in an image that displays pleasing, natural tones without a "washed-out" effect. And with an automatic pop-up flash, it's always ready when you need it.

  • Dual Shot Mode :In this selectable mode, the FinePix S700 quickly shoots two images in rapid succession -- one with the flash and one without - and saves both. This convenient function lets the user perform a comparison at their convenience and select the most pleasing image.

  • 14 Pre-programmed Scene Modes : The FinePix S700 features 14 pre-programmed scene modes that offer a one-touch setting for almost any situation, including: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text.

In addition to 27MB of internal memory, the FinePix S700 also features a versatile xD/SD Media Compatible Slot that accepts both xD-Picture Cards™ and SecureDigital™ (SD) media cards, providing photographers with greater flexibility and more storage options.

FinePix S700 Zoom Features:

  • 7.1-Megapixel CCD image sensor for poster size prints
  • 10x optical zoom (38-380mm equiv)
  • Single or Continuous AF and Manual focus
  • Focus assist illuminator for low-light
  • Electronic color viewfinder w/230K pixels (approx. 97% frame coverage)
  • 2.5" LCD Color Monitor w/230K pixels (approx. 97% frame coverage)
  • Movie Mode; 30fps @ 640x480 or 320x240 with audio
  • Voice memos can be attached to still images
  • Auto, Program AE, Shutter speed or Aperture priority and Manual
  • Shooting modes: Natural Light, Natural Light + flash (Dual shot) and Anti-Blur
  • Scene Position: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text
  • ISO speeds: Auto (800/400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Metering: Multi, Average, Spot
  • Built-in manual popup multi-mode flash
  • Shutter Speed: 4 - 1/1000 sec in (depending on Shooting mode)
  • Uses 27MB internal memory, xD-Picture Card or SD card memory cards
  • Lightweight at just 10.8 oz. (excluding battery/memory card)
  • Powered by four AA type batteries
  • USB 2.0 (Full-speed) plug-n-play connectivity

The FinePix S700 is available now with an MSRP of US$249.95 and includes AA-size Alkaline Batteries (4), Shoulder Strap, Lens cap, Lens Cap Cord, USB cable, A/V cable, CD-ROM : FinePixViewer-S for Windows2000Pro/XP/Vista, FinePixViewer for Macintosh, Windows98SE/Me, and Owner's Manual.

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Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

Fujifilm FinePix S700

The Fujifilm FinePix S700 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix S700 Zoom Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels

7.1 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/ 2.5-inch CCD
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,072 x 2,304 / 3,072 x 2,048 (3:2 format) / 2,304 x 1,728 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 27MB) /xD-Picture Card TM ( 16MB - 2 GB ) / SD card (512MB, 1GB, 2GB)
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording capacity with one 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images:
3072 x 2304 (F)147
3072 x 2304 (N)293
3072 x 2048 (3:2)329
2288 x 1712523
1600 x 1200819
640 x 4803995
VGA (30fps) 9.3 min.
QVGA (30fps) 14.8 min.
Recording capacity with one 512MB SD Memory Card (not included) Still images:
3072 x 2304 (F)142
3072 x 2304 (N)283
3072 x 2048 (3:2)319
2288 x 1712499
1600 x 1200793
640 x 4803868
VGA (30fps) 9 min.
QVGA (30fps) 14.3 min.
Lens Fujinon 10x Optical zoom lens , F3.5 - F3.7
Lens Focal Length f=6.33mm - 63.3mm, Equivalent to 38-380mm on a 35mm camera
Focus Auto focus (Area,Multi,Center)/Continuous AF/ Manual focus
AF assist illuminator available
Focus distance Normal: Wide angle: Approx. 30cm/1.0ft to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 1m/3.3ft to infinity
Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 4cm/1.6in to 3m/9.8ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 60cm/2.0ft. to 3m/9.8ft.
Super Macro: Approx 1cm /0.4in. to 1m/3.3ft.
Shutter Speed 4 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (depend on Shooting mode)
Continuous shooting Top-3 (max 1.4 frames/sec), Long-period (max.0.6 frames/sec)
Aperture F3.5- F13.6, 7 steps in 1/3 EV increment
Sensitivity Auto / Auto(800)/ Auto(400)/ Equivalent to 64/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom.
Electronic Viewfinder 0.24-inch, approx.230,000 pixels color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
LCD monitor 2.5-inch , approx.230,000 pixels, low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage, 60fps
Flash Auto flash(Auto pop up)
  • Effective range: (ISO AUTO): approx. 0.5 - 6.2m /1.6 - 20.3 ft
  • Macro: approx. 0.3m ? 3m / 1.0 ft - 9.8 ft
    Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
  • Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec. delay
    Video Output NTSC/PAL selectable
    Digital input/output USB Full-speed
    Power supply 4xAA type alkaline batteries(included)/ 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries(optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX(optional)
    Dimensions 106.1(W)� 75.7(H)� 80.7(D) mm/4.2(W)� 3.0(H)� 3.2(D) in.(excluding accessories and attachments)
    Weight Approx. 306 g/10.8 oz.(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
    Camera Functions
    Digital Zoom Approx 4.8 X
    Shooting modes Mode dial : Auto, PS(Anti0Blur), Natural Light,Natural Light& with Flash, SP1, SP2, P, A, S, M, Movie
    SP1/SP2 : Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text
    Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
    320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
    With monaural sound, With Electronic Image Stabilization
    Photography Functions High speed shooting, Best framing, Post shot assist windows, Frame No.memory, Automatic playback
    Playback functions Slide show,Trimming, Single frame, 9 Multi-frame , Sorting by date,Image rotate, Voice Memo
    Optional Accessories
  • xD-Picture Card™ : 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB,256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
  • Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF(2xAA type Ni MH)
  • Battery Charger with Battery(2xAA type Ni MH) BK-NH/BK-NH2
  • AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
  • PC Card Adapter DPC-AD for xD-Picture Card
  • CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF for xD-Picture Card
  • (Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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