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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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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Problems, the camera mutelazises its photofiles, the photo's are not recognized as jpeg's,so unusable. smartmedia cards are rejected with "card not initialized" failure too many times. I like the camera, size and features are ok but i use this camera for work and it happened to me 5 times this year that the photo's were lost and i hate this.......... Problems: lost taken photo's 5 times due to damaged photofiles on sm-card and sm-cards give too many times errors resulting in loss of pictures

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I recently upgraded from MX2700 to the Finepix 4700Z and I have found that the lens distortion (barrel) is very bad on the new camera. I will be taking this up with Fuji as I believe it must be a manufacturing problem as I cannot see any comments about this problem in your reveiws or forum discussions. Apart from that Landscapes are fine. I also find it very annoying that the camera did not come with a power supply (only a battery charger) so you have to do all your downloading and ...

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I like the good big 2" display.& zoom great for reviewing your pictures. I want to see my pictures on the camera a 1.5 or 1.6" display would be useless to me ! I like the optional pop up flash & fast ASA settings. its nice to take discreet pictures without flash @400 ASA or even 800. on the manual setting. I could never get this camera out of my pocket. now I have bought a little portable bendy tripod . which acts as a handle and it transformed this camera. Problems: I like to use manual ...

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Its hard to hammer your own camera or get impartial advice from people who have invested in such a nice peice of technology - but here are my niggles. Battery life - its appauling! Whilst its nice to have 'standard' AA batteries, I never get enough out of my rechargeable NiMH. I've invested in some 1800mAh and not much more job than the originals. I tried akalines once to discover they hadn't enough umph in them at all. The battery indicator too is inaccurate and doesn't foreworn enough ...

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Small camera for daily documentation. AF not very reliably (available light). More a toy than a tool. Poor service (in Germany), it took 8 weeks to change the lens. Problems: I detected a ISO-problem with my Finepix 4700Z. The shutter speed looks always very slow so I checked it with three conventional cameras. The result is very poor. Camera setting "200 ISO" à real sensitivity 64 ISO Camera setting "400 ISO" à real sensitivity 125 ISO Camera setting "800 ISO" à real sensitivity 250 ISO I ...

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Repaired twice already. I bought my camera in May. I love it. I love the size, image quality and all the features. movies with sound is a great feature. Not a substitute for a quality camcorder, but great for quick movies. Always carry an extra set of AAs. That should be sufficient for a day of heavy photography. I took mine to London & Paris. 128 MB SM cards are getting cheaper, so I always carry two. I wish the flash didn't have to be manually deployed, and I wish it used compact flash (1 ...

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I had the camera for about 8 months. The usb port is so poorly constructed that it snapped off, fell into the camera and shorted out the entire camera. I am told I have to replace the entire board to fix it. Problems: yes. See my mini review

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