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)