|Fujifilm has introduced the fourth generation Super CCD in 2003 and gradually we may see this innovation as a fact. So far Fujifilm is keeping this innovation to itself and it can distinguish itself from the masses with these image sensors. The FinePix S7000 is a pleasant camera to work with, there will only be a few moments when the user is limited in making a desired picture. The camera is a follow up on the success the FinePix S602 left behind so we may come to the conclusion that Fujifilm lives up to the expectations. The 4th generation Super CCD technique has a lot to offer, the FinePix S7000 gives me the impression that it doesn't give away its possibilities immediately. If you let yourself get carried away with the RAW format files you will discover the real possibilities of the camera and will be surprised of the rich detailed images. The many settings are easy to reach which will be a good experience for a beginning photographer. A Fujifilm digital camera user will recognise the way the menu has been built up. Logical and purposeful! The speed of operating the camera equals the speed the camera needs to handle the images: high resolution, large amount of continuous shooting and very fast storing of the images.
Is the FinePix S7000 a perfect camera? Well, some things can always be found, and the S7000 is not an exception. I would like to have some more choices of compression, beside the Fine and Normal mode in a 12M resolution. The other resolutions have only one compression! Also disappointing is the large range of shutter times only in M mode and not, as I would have expected in the S mode. The camera is delivered rather frugal, that is to say: a standard 16MB memory card with 4x AA Alkaline batteries won't surprise the buyer.
But on the other hand, the S7000 is a fully equipped digital camera with a heart for photography and the possibility to record a striking high quality video clip. The Fujifilm FinePix is a remarkable digital camera with its own characteristic face. The performance is great and the user is not likely to look for another model once possessing this one! The model is a fine combination between user-friendliness and versatile use, a combination between being compact and having SRL features, in short: a recommendable camera for the creative photographer!
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