Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ultra Zoom Fujifilm Finepix S700

The FujiFilm FinePix S700 ($249) is Fuji's new entry-level ultra zoom camera. It replaces the FinePix S5200, and sits below the S6000fd, which was introduced last summer. The S700 lacks the SuperCCD sensor, face detection, and SLR-styling of the S6000fd, but it still has a plethora of features, including a 7 Megapixel CCD, 10X zoom lens, full manual controls, VGA movie mode, and more. It's also one of the first Fuji cameras to have a memory card slot that accepts the xD and SD formats.

What's in the Box?

The FinePix S700 has an average bundle. Inside the box, you'll find:

* The 7.1 effective Megapixel FinePix S700 digital camera
* Four alkaline AA batteries
* Lens cap w/retaining strap
* Neck strap
* USB cable
* A/V cable
* CD-ROM featuring FinePix CX software
* 178 page camera manual (printed)

Like so many cameras these days, Fuji built memory into the S700 instead of bundling a memory card. The S700 has 27MB of built-in memory, which holds just seven photos at the highest quality setting. That means that you'll want to buy a memory card right away. As I said in the introduction, the S700 supports both SD and xD memory cards, which is a big win for the consumer. As far as I can tell, the new high capacity SDHC cards are not supported. If you are going to buy an xD card, make sure it's a "Type H" high speed model -- it makes a big difference. I recommend picking up a high speed 1GB card to use with the FinePix S700.

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I've owned other Fujifilm digital cameras and my personal experience has been very good. The cameras are well made, have extensive features and the photos turn out well. I wouldn't hesitate recommending FujiFilm. You can often find the FinePix S700 under $200 online.

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