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. Indeed, until the announcement of Sony's eight megapixel DSC-F828 it was the highest resolution prosumer digital camera.
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 in good light, Unique 'last 5' continuous shooting mode, Implementation of manual focus ('focus check' zoom button, focus ring, one-touch button), Superb movie recording capabi...
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 ISO 400, ISO 800 only at 3 MP or lower, Selecting higher sensitivities affects image sharpness / adds strong noise reduction, Limited continuous shooting performance, 3.3 fps f...
Excerpt: Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., www.fujifilm.com $699.99 list 6.3 megapixels; 6X optical zoom; 2.0 second boot time; 1.1 second recycle time; 1,250 lines; 2.4% transition pixels Takes pictures of very good quality and does it very quickly. Speedy boot time as well. The rechargeable batteries and charger you'll want to use with this camera will add to the cost since it doesn't ship with them. Bulky grip can be awkward.
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. The FinePix S7000 is a pleasant camera to work with, there will only be a few moments when the user is limited in making a desired picture.
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
prosumer category. The all-black body looks very professional as
well as being unobstrusive. Construction is high-quality
and handling and feel is superb.
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 and playback modes, Hot shoe + support for conversion lenses, Good LCD and EVF, Support for USB 2.0 high speed
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 resolutions, Unimpressive bundle
Excerpt: Physical Views The S7000 compared in size to a standard CompactDisc Continue on to Page Two FinePix S7000 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch 4th Generation Super CCD HR Number of Total Pixels: 6.63 million pixels Number of Effective Pixels: 6.3 million 4:3 aspect ratio Number of Recorded Pixels 4048 x 3040 (interpolated) 2848 x 2136 2016 x 1512 1600 x 1200 1280 x 960 Lens Fujinon EBC coating, glass aspherical element, external focus/zoom control ring Equivalent to...
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. Exercise patience and you've got yourself a bargain with the S7000Z. . I own a Nikon D80 which is a great camera but my constant companion is my S7000. It is so light and compact that I can carry it anywhere.
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
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. Indeed, it is the first digital camera to carry the second of Fujifilm’s two proprietary Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensors offering 6.3 million effective pixels to produce up to 12.3 million pixels for prints up to 20 x...
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom is a solid, dependable camera that
has a quality feel about it. It reminds me of a more ergonomic
Olympus C-5050 Zoom, and if you read
of that camera you will know that is a positive
comment. With a current retail price of around £400-450,
the Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom is competing with the likes of the
Canon PowerShot G5, Nikon Coolpix 5700 and the Olympus C-5060
Wide Zoom, rather than the DSLRs and higher-end 8 megapixel...