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Fujifilm FinePix S7000
By Tan Joe-sie
Category : Digital Camera
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 30th March, 2004
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

We have seen a proliferation of advanced prosumer cameras in the market to answer the needs of photographers who require an all-in-one digital camera with a fixed lens of versatile zoom range and independently adjustable manual functions. The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 is able to give us this with its 35mm to 210mm (35mm film equivalent) lens with a maximum wide-aperture range of f/2.8-3.1. Boasting an image sensor with a 6.3 MegaPixel count, it is the first digital camera from Fujifilm to carry the second of its two proprietary Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor. Together with this sensor, it is able to maximize its 6.3 million pixels to produce an interpolated 4048 x 3040 (12.3 million) recorded pixel output file. Coupling the camera with optional wide and telephoto lens adapters and external flash, photo enthusiasts will be able to increase their creativity with the flexibility of capturing a wide variety of subjects. Other features include four preset Scene Position shooting modes, continuous five frame 12MP shooting, auto bracketing, custom white balance, three focusing modes, dual memory slot, movie with audio recording at 30fps and more.

Before we move on with the detailed aspects of the camera, here are the Fujifilm FinePix S7000's detailed camera specifications: -

Technical Specifications for Fujifilm FinePix S7000
General
Suggested Retail Price* S$1399
Dimensions 121.0 x 81.5 x 97.0 mm/ 4.8 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 3.8 (D) in. (not including accessories and attachments)
Weight (body alone) 500g/ 17.6 oz.
Remote Control No
Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ 98SE/ME/ 2000 Professional/ XP Home Edition/ XP Professional
  • Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2
  • Tripod Mount Yes
    Image Capture
    Sensor Type 4th Generation Super CCD HR System
    Image Sensor Size 1/1.7-inch
    Effective Pixels 6.3 million
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Shooting Modes
    • Auto
    • Scene Position (SP)
      • Portrait
      • Landscape
      • Sports
      • Night Scene
    • Programmed Auto (P)
    • Shutter Priority (S)
    • Aperture Priority (A)
    • Manual (M)
    • Macro
    • Super Macro
    • Movie with audio
    • Voice Memo (30 seconds)
    Sequential Shooting
  • Top 5-frame (3.3 fps up to 5 frames)
  • Final 5-frame (3.3 fps up to 5 frames)
  • Long-period (1.0 fps up to 40 frames)
  • Lens
    Lens Type Super EBC Fujinon
    Aperture Range f/2.8-3.1
    Focal Length 7.8 - 46.8mm (equivalent to 35mm - 210mm in 35 mm format)
    Optical Zoom 6x
    Digital Zoom up to 3.2x in 1M
    Focusing Range
    • Normal:
      • Wide-angle: Approx. 50cm to infinity
      • Telephoto: Approx. 90cm to infinity
    • Macro:
      • Approx. 10cm to 80cm
    • Super Macro:
      • Approx. 1cm to 20cm
    Focus Methods
  • TTL contrast
  • Multi-zone auto
  • Area auto
  • Center point auto
  • Focus lock
  • Manual
  • Display
    Viewfinder Electronic (0.44-inch with 235 000 pixels)
    LCD Monitor 1.8-inch TFT
    LCD Pixels 118 000
    Replay Modes
  • Single-frame
  • 9 multi-frame index
  • Zoom
  • Auto Playback
  • Movie Playback
  • Voice Memo Playback
  • Information and Histogram display
  • Playback Zoom 14.4x
    Exposure
    ISO Settings
  • Auto: Equivalent to ISO 160-800
  • Manual: Equivalent to ISO 200/400/800
  • Light Metering
  • TTL 64-zones Multi
  • Spot
  • Average
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Custom 1
    • Custom 2
    • Preset
      • Sunlight
      • Shade
      • Fluorescent 1 (Daylight)
      • Fluorescent 2 (Warm White)
      • Fluorescent 3 (Cool White)
      • Incandescent
    Compensation -2 EV to +2EV (13 steps in 1/3 EV increments)
    Shutter Speeds
  • Auto/ SP: 1/4s to 1/2000s
  • SP (Night scene only): 3s to 1/250s
  • P/ S/ A: 3s to 1/1000s
  • M: 15s to 1/10000s
  • Bulb: Up to 15s
  • Self Timer
  • 10s
  • 2s
  • Noise Reduction Automatic
    Flash
    Modes
  • Auto flash
  • Red-Eye Reduction
  • Forced flash
  • Slow Synchro
  • Red-eye reduction + slow synchro
  • Range
  • Wide Angle: 0.3m to 8.5m
  • Telephoto: 0.9m to 7.9m * At ISO 200
  • Compensation -0.6 EV to +0.6 EV in approx. 0.3 EV increments (5-levels selectable)
    External Connection Yes
    Image Storage
    Recording Media
  • xD-Picture Card
  • Microdrive
  • Recording Format
  • Still Images: JPEG (EXIF Ver 2.2), RAW
  • Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV * Design Rule for Camera File System compliant/ DPOF-compatible
  • Number of Recording Pixels (Image/Video Size)
    • Still Images:-
      • 12M: 4048 x 3040 (12.3 million) pixels (interpolated)
      • 6M: 2848 x 2136
      • 3M: 2016 x 1512
      • 2M: 1600 x 1200
      • 1M: 1280 x 960
    • Video Clips (30 fps, VGA (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound) :-
      • 640 x 480 (up to 13s with a 16MB xD-Picture Card)
      • 320 x 240 (up to 26s with a 16MB xD-Picture Card)
    Power Supply
  • 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • AC-5V AC Adapter (optional)
  • Connectivity Ports
  • Audio/ Video Out (NTSC and PAL switchable)
  • USB interface
  • DC-IN Jack
  • * Price is correct at the time of publication.

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