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Fuji MX-2900 Review

September 1999 | By Phil Askey

Fuji MX-2900

The Fuji MX-2900 is Fuji's answer to the Nikon Coolpix 950 and Olympus C-2000Z. Aimed squarely at photographers looking for a 2+ Megapixel digicam with enough manual features to be flexible and creative. Specifications are impressive, slightly higher resolution than its competitors at 1800 x 1200 (other 2 megapixel digicams are typically 1600 x 1200) which of course gives it the more 35mm like image aspect ratio of 3:2.

If cameras were to win awards for styling then the MX-2900 would definetly win the majority of them, looking like a futuristic cross between an SLR and traditional compact camera with it's lens skewed to the side (don't yah love CCD's..) and it's big bulky grip.

Based on the same basic engine as that found in it's smaller older brother the MX-2700 (and the same CCD) menus and operation would be familiar to existing Fuji owners. One slight oddity with the MX-2900 is the push-pull zoom control (more of this later).

If you're new to digital photography you may want to read the 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 and the review in part or in whole may NOT be reproduced in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from the author: Phil Askey. For information on reproducing any part of this review (or any images) please contact: Phil Askey.

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