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Fuji MX-2700 Review

June 1999 | By Phil Askey
Buy on From $289.00

Fuji MX-2700The FujiFilm MX-2700 is a natural progression from the popular MX-700, the MX-2700 comes in a very similar package and shares similar diminutive proportions, vertical orientation and overal styling. Slight styling changes include a protruding hand grip and minor controls enhancements.

The MX-2700 was one of the first cameras announced with 2 megapixel resolution and was certainly the first 2.3 megapixel camera to hit the shelves. It has a fixed 35mm (35mm equiv.) F3.2 lens which is covered automatically by a sliding shutter when the camera is powered off.

The MX-2700 really is a small camera (for comparisons of size to other digicams see the Body section) slightly taller than a pack of cards and about twice the thickness. It's not *quite* pocketable but does go a long way. It's probably the best looking small digital camera with the distinctive silver aluminium case and good overall design points.

The competition at time of writing this review is (or soon will be) the Nikon Coolpix 700 (2.1 megapixels), Sony DSC-F55 (2.1 megapixels), Toshiba PDR-M4 (2.1 megapixels) and the new Olympus C-21 (2.1 megapixels). Weighing in at around US$600 all of these fixed lens cameras are seen as a good entry point to many people new to digital photography.

(Size compared to a pack of playing cards)

If you're new to digital photography you may want to read my Digital Photography Glossary before diving into this review (it MAY help you understand some of the terms I use).

Photographs of the camera were taken with Nikon Coolpix 950, images which can be viewed at a larger size have a small magnifying glass icon in the bottom right corner of the image, clicking on the image will display a larger (normally 800 x 600 or smaller if cropped) image in a new window.

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This review is Copyright 1999 Phil Askey, All Rights Reserved, the review in part or in whole may NOT be reproduced in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from the author. For information on reproducing any part of this review (or any images) please contact: Phil Askey.

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