The Fuji FinePix S700

There is plenty of competition in the digital camera industry. New technology is coming out all the time which makes these cameras sharper, faster, and sleeker. It’s easy for customers to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of camera models available. Even photographers on a budget have many choices when it comes to their digital camera purchase. Some models work best for indoor photography, while others specialize in outdoor or action shots. In most ways, though, digital cameras within the same price range tend to offer the same features.

But every now and then a digital camera comes along which distinguishes itself in some way. For example, the Fuji FinePix S700 is the premier point-and-shoot camera for close-up shots. Users claim that shots come out in focus even when the camera lens is close enough to touch the subject. Now that’s impressive!

The camera is also rather heavy for its size, which speaks of good quality. It might not fit so easily into a shirt pocket, but neither is it the sort of camera that will break after a week of use.

Here are the specifications for the Fuji FinePix S700 digital camera:

* CCD Image Sensor
* 7.1 Megapixel Resolution
* 10x Optical Zoom
* 35mm Zoom Lens 38 – 380 mm
* 4.8x Digital Zoom
* Autofocus & Manual Focus
* Focus Range from 12 in. to Infinity
* Macro Focus Range 1.6 – 117.6 in.
* Focal Length 6.33 – 63.3 mm
* Shutter Speed 4 – 1/1000 sec
* Uses SD or xD Picture Card
* 27MB Internal Memory
* 2.5 inch LCD
* LCD Screen Resolution of 230,000 pixels
* Self Timer, 2 and 10 seconds

Images are compressed in JPEG or EXIF 2.2. The Fuji FinePix S700 has image resolutions of 640 x 480, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, and 3072 x 2304. Images are 0.13MB in size for low resolution, and 3.48 MB for high res pictures.

Video resolutions are 320 x 240 (QVGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA). Videos have a speed of 30 frames per second and use either AVI or Motion JPEG format. The S700 comes with a built-in microphone for audio. The camera has automatic and manual white balance with several pre-sets, including daylight, fuorescent, incandescent, and shade.

The Fuji FinePix S700 digital camera runs on four AA batteries. Its dimensions are 4.2in x 3.2in x 3in (WxDxH). It weighs 0.67 pounds and retails for about $200 US. Black is the only exterior color available. The camera bundle includes AA alkaline batteries (4), shoulder strap, lens cap, lens cap cord, A/V cable, USB cable, CD-ROM and owner’s manual.