|Although Fujifilm has not yet discontinued their xD Picture Card, it seems that with the Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD, the new standard is being set. With support for only SD and SDHC cards, the S2000HD joins the many compact and DSLR cameras that already offer full support for this format. This is a smart move since the xD market is rather small, therefore the likelihood is small that somebody will keep their xD cards instead of switching to SD/SDHC. Furthermore, the Fujifilm S2000HD offers a storage capacity of 32GB which is a significant difference compared to the maximum storage capacity of 2GB on an xD card. |
|Fujiflm FinePix S2000DH memory
The 10 Megapixels resolution and exclusive support for the JPEG format keep the file size under control. You should count on approximately 5MB for a JPEG picture in the highest quality. If you have a preference for HD video filming, you should count on approximately 1.5MB per 15 minutes of HD capture. These 15 minutes are limited in HD quality; the remaining video resolutions are limited to a maximum size of 4GB. Consequently, only the highest resolution can be set when shooting pictures; the remaining resolutions depend on the image format or offer a single compression factor. The file sizes are reasonable and it is advised to use a minimum or 1GB of SD or SDHC storage capacity.
Considering 1GB of storage capacity:
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 5MB - 200 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 2.5MB - 390 pictures
9 Megapixels - 3648x2432 pixels - JPEG - 3:2 - 2.3MB - 440 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3648x2056 pixels - JPEG - 16:9 - 1.9MB - 520 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - 1.3MB - 770 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - 810KB - 1210 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - 16:9 - 700KB - 1400 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - 650KB - 1510 pictures
0.3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - 160KB - 6190 pictures
Video Resolution HD - 1280x720 pixels - 10 min
Video Resolution VGA - 640x480 pixels - 40 min
Video Resolution QVGA - 320x240 pixels - 150 min
|USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
When transferring the contents of the SD/SDHC cards onto a notebook or desktop, the Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD provides decent speed thanks to its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. Personally I prefer a card reader so I don't have to go find my data cable and connect it to my notebook or pc all the time. A (multi) card reader offers more freedom, is more accessible and supports more than one device using different types of memory cards. In addition you save the camera's battery life and you can continue to use the camera simply by inserting an empty card.
Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD batteries
The Fujifilm S2000HD supports more than one type of AA batteries. Standard Alkaline batteries are supported of course as well as the rechargeable NiMH and the expensive Lithium Ion batteries. In the menu you have to select the battery you're using in the camera. According to CIPA based measurements, you can get 300 pictures when using alkaline batteries, 400 with NiMH batteries and approximately 650 with Lithium batteries. However, in practice the circumstances differ from the lab environment at which CIPA measurements are carried out, so count on getting slightly less pictures. AA format batteries are available worldwide at relatively low prices, which is clearly its advantage.