Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom challenges models from Canon and Nikon for serious photographers' attention with a model that has eye-level, through-the-lens (TTL) viewing, extensive controls, and very good to excellent image quality.
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom: (6 megapixel prosumer) The S7000 is in a fairly unique position, it is the only prosumer digital camera with a six megapixel sensor.
Pros: Good metering, pleasing color balance (very 'Fujifilm'), Six megapixel SuperCCD delivers detailed six megapixel, high res. twelve megapixel images, Good 6x optical zoom lens, large max. aperture at full zoom, Good build quality, feels good and solid, nice ergonomic touches, Very fast auto focus i...
Cons: Barrel distortion at full wide angle, pincushion distortion at telephoto, SuperCCD image quality is often disappointing at default output size (12 MP), Occasional strong saturation response to reds, can lead to clipping, "Super Macro" barrel distortion, Sensitivity at full resolution limited to I...
Conclusion: Fujifilm has introduced the fourth generation Super CCD in 2003 and gradually we may see this innovation as a fact. So far Fujifilm is keeping this innovation to itself and it can distinguish itself from the masses with these image sensors.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom is intuitive
to use, and it is easy to obtain great images
in Programmed Auto mode. With 6x optical zoom, 6.3MP resolution, full
exposure flexibility, and beautiful colour reproduction,
the S7000 provides an easy-to-use entry into the
who have been waiting for a replacement of the venerable Fuji
FinePix S602 Zoom have really had their patience tested. The
S602 was one of the sleeper hits of 2002, with its 6X zoom lens,
high resolution SuperCCD sensor, full manual controls, and VGA
Pros: 6X optical zoom lens, Very fast performance, Full manual controls (more or less), Low redeye, Hybrid AF system helps camera focus quickly in all lighting situations, First rate movie mode, Super macro mode lets you get 1 cm from your subject, Several continuous shooting modes, Histogram in record...
Cons: Way too much noise in images, even at native 6M resolution, Full shutter speed range only available in "M" mode, Focus ring not sensitive enough; takes too much turning to move the lens, No guide in manual focus showing current focus distance, Would like to choose compression levels at ALL resolu...
Summary: The FinePix S7000 is the first digital camera to carry Fujifilm's new Super CCD HR (High Resolution) image sensor. The chip provides 6 million effective pixels to create rich, life- like images with up to 12 million recorded pixel output - the highest resolution image files available to consumers.
Summary: Style from the gods, features to drown in and, of course, 12 interpolated megapixels, Fujifilm claims. Could you ask for more? Well, yes, actually, a bit more speed and responsiveness wouldn't go amiss… however, these issues are not fatal.
Summary: A very quick advanced camera. The 1/10000th of a second shutter speed makes the S7000 very attractive for certain purposes and it is only really let down by a reasonably hefty price tag and poor wide angled shooting.
Pros: Individual dials for certain controls, rapid shot taking
Excerpt: The top models in Fujifilm’s FinePix digital camera series have always set new standards for resolution and features, and the new S7000 is no exception. It’s a significantly improved replacement for 2002’s S602Z, with a higher resolution CCD and a new light alloy metal body.
Conclusion: Before the Nikon CoolPix 8700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 were announced and released more recently, the Fujifilm FinePix S7000 has been sitting atop the list for being one of the prosumer cameras with the highest image sensor pixel count around.