|Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD lens
The front of the Fujifilm S2000HD seems to be dominated by the lens. The relatively large diameter makes the zoom lens stand out. The lens has a sturdy design, and will not extend that far out. A small AF assist light can be found on the left of the zoom lens, offering support when focusing. The handgrip carries a small receptor/receiver to operate the camera via the (optional) remote control. To the right of the lens there is a tiny button to activate the built-in flashes. The camera is not equipped with a hot shoe for external flashes.
Command dial can be turned 360˚
There are few buttons to be found at the top of the FinePix camera. A command dial, which can be turned 360˚ offers direct access to the main programs such as P/S/M and various programs of the Fujifilm brand itself. The intelligent face detection and action mode are accessible by two separate buttons. The shutter release is positioned at the front of the handgrip, and needs to be pressed firmly. It is encircled by a zoom slider switch to enable zooming.
|Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD menu
The control center of the camera is found on the back of the camera, has few buttons and is quite well-structured. The famous shortcut called 'F' offers direct access to the usual photo settings, such as ISO, image quality and effects. The menu is activated by the Menu button from which the start screen offers limited setting possibilities. Deeper in the menu, more possibilities are available. In addition to the 2.7 inch monitor, the S2000HD also features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) which has neither dioptre setting nor a sensor to turn the EFV automatically on or off, thus it is not very impressive.
Fujifilm S2000HD battery & memory compartment
The tripod screw thread is placed in the center of the base of the Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD right next to the battery compartment. This makes it impossible to change the batteries when the camera is mounted on a tripod. As far as connections are concerned, the Fujifilm S2000HD offers the familiar USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface alongside the luxurious HD output, which enables play-back of all the HD quality pictures and movies in HD quality. The card slot, which exclusively supports SD and SDHC memory cards, is a nice surprise. Fujifilm is making a statement; the xD Picture Card is becoming obsolete.