Fujifilm FinePix 4700 Zoom

Announced Jan 31, 2000 •
2 megapixels | 2 screen | 36 – 108 mm (3×)
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Ahhh..bought this one waaay back in 2001, I think. It has literally been on the shelf for the last five years (been using Nikon DSLRs lately). So today I popped in a fresh set of batteries and slid the Fuji into my pocket. How refreshing to see the simplicity of the thing in action. It's great for stealth street photography. Use a decent de- noising software program and results can be pretty good. Funny how I paid nearly US$800 for this baby (new) back in the day. How times have changed....

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My first digital camera. Ahh! Memories... Made my very trigger happy form many years. IQ was great for a 3 MP camera. Colors were more accurate then a lot of cameras during its hayday. Problems: Upgraded to SLR and never looked back to point and shoot. The AA to LCD perfromance was horrid.

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My first digital camera several years ago, took it all over the world thousands of pictures, always produced excellent results. Its been used by my daughter for the last couple of years and still going strong.

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Hmm, well I'm reviewing this camera as I'm retiring it - well, not really, I guess it will be around as a backup/rough duty unit. How to review? By today's standards, or the standards of March 2000 when I purchased it? I guess to be fair, review it against today's market. I have no idea if you can still buy it - looks like ebay carries refurbs for ~ $300. Good price. This camera has been to a fair bit of the world with me, 17,000 images later (plus lots of vid clips) and it is still ...

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I bought this camera nearly 3 years ago after trying out the Olympus C3000 first (disappointing). It gave me a year or two of excellent service, when in a weak moment I sold it to my sister who wanted a decent digicam for her husband (she had a limited budget). I then "upgraded" to the Canon S40, which does NOT produce such delightfully sharp, richly coloured images as the 4700Z (despite being a 4mp camera). I'm currently considering going back to Fuji (601Z) - despite Phil's reservations ...

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I bought this camera about two years ago and it has given me outstanding images. I must confess to being a bit of a fan of Fuji, but perhaps when I next upgrade I will try an alternative brand. I was especially pleased when the Smartmedia storage allowed me to use 128mB cards. Problems: Nothing major. The 4700z does not always cope well with very bright sunlight. Overall, a worth while investment.

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Very good camera,buy it.! Problems: To much red colors

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This is an older model, so I bought it new for under $200. Not bad! I like the fact it uses AA NiMH batteries, which are widely available. Image quality is good, though a step below my Canon Powershot. I think the unit is extremely easy to use. Menus are well laid out and I figured out 95% of the operation without reading the manual. One small tip, the Fuji Canada site offers free upgraded software that Fuji USA does not. Problems: None so far. The software that came with the camera ...

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Long term user. I got my 4700 way back when they were new. Digital cameras age like computers I suppose. Anyway, I have taken about four thousand photos with it and it still works perfectly. The only sign of it's age is some dust behind the function LCD panel. PROS: Small size. Uses standard size batteries. Decent picture quality. AVI movie function with sound. Fast boot up and button response. Excellent zoom range on picture review lets you check focus and small details. CONS: Some users ...

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Nice point-and-shooter. My next camera should give better colours. Problems: Low battery life; lens distortion: all buildings are now round; you get more than you see through the viewfinder; colours are not too good and depend heaviliy on lighting conditions and apparantly on the electronics.

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