- Good image quality, overall colour balance, good sharpness
- High resolution (1800 x 1200)
- Fairly quick operation (fast startup, average cycle times)
- Flash output controllable
- Well thought-out on-screen menus
- Simple to use
- Good construction, well put-together high quality feel
- Probably the best looking fixed-focal-length digicam
- Small size makes it very portable
- Camera remembers settings after power-off
- Lithium battery and easy charging
- Automatic lens cover
- Up-close image quality concerns: zipper effect, flat area noise and thermal noise at slower shutter speeds
- Auto white balance can easily be fooled, white balance needs to be selected for best results
- Sometimes requires "double focus" (two half-presses of the shutter release to get a good focus)
- Small size and vertical orientation can make camera difficult to hold steady for long exposures
- Setup menu could have done with allowing a little more flexibility over settings
- Some ergonomical problems (fingers over flash / thumb knocking command wheel) for those with large hands
- Less features than competition
- Different aspect ratios in support resolutions (1800 x 1200, 1280 x 1024, 640 x 480) - not a real "con" but slightly "odd"
The MX-2700 is Fuji's answer to the easily pocketable easy-to-use 2 megapixel class camera and to that extent it fits the bill, most people wouldn't notice or be bothered by the occasional image artifact (although poor performance in low light was a let down). A worthy successor to the popular MX-700. Although about $100 more expensive than the competition at the time of writing this review (end June 99).
|Detail||Rating (out of 10)|
|Lens / CCD combination||8|
|Ease of use||8|
|Value for money||8|
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