Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom Review
The S7000 Zoom was announced by Fujifilm at the end of July this year and marks the fifth generation of Fujifilm's top-end prosumer digital camera. The camera looks almost identical to the S602 Pro Zoom which was announced in November 2002 (it was a subtle update of the S602 Zoom). The only physical differences between the two is the addition of the new FinePix 'Photo mode' button on the rear of the camera, the removal of the Pro's PC Sync terminal, a gold SuperCCD logo and a change of the silk screen on the side of the lens barrel, the S602 Pro Zoom said '6x Optical Zoom', the S7000 says '19x, 6x Optical, 3.2x Digital' (a slide back to marketing tactics of the late 90's).
- Fujifilm MX-2900 Zoom: May 1999
- Fujifilm FinePix 4900 Zoom: August 2000
- Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom: March 2001
- Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom: January 2002
- Fujifilm FinePix S602 Pro Zoom: November 2002 *
- Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom: July 2003
* The S602 Pro Zoom was a subtle 'packaging update' to the S602 Zoom, the S602 Pro Zoom had an all black body and added a PC Sync socket, threaded cable release socket, all-black finish, 4 NiMH AA batteries and fast charger and a bundled 340 MB IBM Microdrive.
Fujifilm FinePix S7000 vs. S602 (Pro) Zoom (spec. differences)
FinePix S7000 Zoom
FinePix S602 (Pro) Zoom
|Sensor||SuperCCD IV HR||SuperCCD III|
|Effective pixels||6.3 million||3.3 million|
4048 x 3040 (12 MP)
|2832 x 2128 (6 MP)
2048 x 1536 (3 MP)
1280 x 960 (1 MP)
640 x 480 (VGA)
|Image formats||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|Sensitivity (auto)||ISO 160 - 800||Unknown|
|Sensitivity (manual)||ISO 200, 400
ISO 800 (1 MP / 2 MP / 3 MP only)
|ISO 160, 200, 400
ISO 800, 1600 (1 MP only)
|Zoom control||Buttons on rear
Focus/Zoom ring on lens barrel
|Buttons on rear|
|Digital zoom||3 MP: 2x
2 MP: 2.5x
1 MP: 3.2x
|3 MP: 1.4x
2 MP: 2.2x
1 MP: 4.4x
|Auto focus drive||Continuous AF
|Bulb shutter speed||Yes||No|
|Apertures||F2.8 - F8.0 (10 steps)||F2.8 - F11 (13 steps)|
|Electronic viewfinder||0.44" 235,000 pixel LCD||0.44" 180,000 pixel LCD|
|LCD Monitor||1.8" 118,000 pixel TFT LCD||1.8" 110,000 pixel TFT LCD|
Record mode (live histogram)
|Continuous||3.3 fps, first 5 frames
2 fps, last 5 frames
1 fps, 40 frames *
* 1 MP / 2 MP / 3 MP only
|5 fps, first 5 frames
5 fps, last 5 frames
1.8 fps, 40 frames *
* 1 MP only
B & W
|Flash range||Wide: 0.3 - 8.5 m (11.8
in - 27.9 ft)
Tele: 0.9 - 7.9 m (3.0 ft - 32.2 ft)
|Wide: 0.2 - 4.7 m (7.8
in - 15.4 ft)
Tele: 0.2 - 3.0 m (7.8 in - 9.8 ft)
|USB interface||USB 2.0||USB 1.1|
|External flash||Flash hot-shoe||Flash hot-shoe
PC Sync flash terminal *P
|Remote control||Screw-in wired shutter release||Screw-in wired shutter release *P|
|Video out||NTSC / PAL selectable||Varied by region|
|Storage||Slot 1: xD-Picture
Slot 2: Compact Flash Type I/II
|Slot 1: SmartMedia
Slot 2: Compact Flash Type I/II
Image Mixer VCD2 for FinePix
RAW File Converter LE
*P S602 Pro Zoom only
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