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Fuji FinePix S700
Fuji FinePix S700

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Fuji FinePix S700

We've given the S700 a grade of B-.

Editor's Review

Ahh, remember when a 10x lens was considered a megazoom? Times have changed. Fuji's well-regarded S series cameras have much larger zooms these days. Take a look at the S1600. Here's what we had to say about the S700 when it came out in March 2007:

The Fuji FinePix S700 offers a budget-conscious alternative to existing megazoom consumer digitals like the Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the Sony CyberShot H5. It's a fairly bulky camera that packs a 10x optical zoom lens and a nice 7.1 megapixel sensor. With full manual control over all shooting settings, you can take advantage of the S700's hefty ISO and shutter speed ranges to ensure you get clear, clean images. The camera also offers a trio of features to automate the process of getting a great shot. A selectable software-based image stabilization system will automatically choose the correct ISO/shutter speed combination to eliminate blur. A new flash system called iFlash promises to auto-adjust flash strength based on ambient lighting, avoiding washed out foregrounds and dark backgrounds. And the optional Dual Shot Mode will take two shots in quick succession, one with flash and one without, saving both for your later review. With a MSRP of $250, the S700 is a great value for enthusiasts who want to dip a toe in the megazoom pool without tossing in their wallets.


  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 10x optical zoom / 4.8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus, auto and manual exposure modes
  • ISO 64-1600
  • Movie mode, with sound
  • 2.5" LCD display (230,000px)
  • Secure Digital/xD Picture Card Storage (27mb internal storage)
  • JPEG file format
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • Part Number: 15747988
  • UPC: 074101477405
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2007

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Fuji FinePix S700 Reviews

Fuji FinePix S700 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible Purchase (Kyle Boudreau — 11/24/2009)

DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA. Have had two fatal errors (zoom errors...basically the camera will not work because the start up test fails). The first time I contemplated having it fixed. I did and now regret, as now I sit two months out of the repair warranty and have the same zoom error. This camera is to expensive for a disposable camera. You have been warned.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing camera (Marcia — 10/22/2009)

I bought my S700 in April of 2008. It is totally amazing. With the zoom on in, who needs an SLR? I photographed the baseball stadium in Puerto Plata from the top of Mount Isabella de Torres and it is hsarp and clear - clear across the whole town. I have tried the Fuji1500 and also the Fuji2000 but neither of them do the job that the FujiS700 does!!!
Wonderul and amazing camera for your money - and to think that I bought it on sale at Staples for $189!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Best digital I could find for the price.. (JWiles — 08/08/2009)

I looked at many digital cameras over a two month period and I bought the S700 for several reasons. First was a recommendation by the manager of the store, then there was the price, I only paid $138 for it brand new. It took good pictures, that other people have ( including actors ) have raved about and finally it's features, ( although they are not extensive, they were above average for a digital camera at this price ) Hey it's not a $1000 camera with all of the bells and whistles, but I sincerely feel that this camera was well worth the money I paid for it ( and the fact I haven't had one problem with it since I bought it ) Have a nice day :-)

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing camera (Dj Venn B — 07/27/2009)

This was the best camera I ever owned, I'm a Disc jockey and I used this camera for my website photos this camera is excellent for outdoor and indoor check out my website and you will see the variations of the use of this camera. With the built in flash this camera is amazing in the night scene, and as I said this camera was so good someone stole it from my event with over 400 pictures in the memory card. But I hope to purchace another or an up graded model. So take my advice and buy one and prove me wrong.
Dj Venn B. Toronto, Canada.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Sweet little camera! (Brenda Dale — 07/22/2009)

I've been a die-hard 35mm SLR buff for a long time. My first experiences with digital cameras were a nightmare, so I swore to stick to film cameras. But as the prices came down on digitals, and the digitals were a little more manipulative, I splurged and bought my Fuji, for just $219 CDN! I love it! The 10X zoom gets me close up to birds and critters in my nature shots, and the super macro gives me the hairs on a fly's legs! So many manual options also. The resolution is great. 4 AA batteries give me about 300 pictures (without flash or using the LCD screen). It's wonderful! Kudos to Fuji for bringing us this all around great multi-purpose camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Quite a camera for the money (Jeff Lawson — 07/16/2009)

I been taking photos for over 40 years and used digital and the Fuiji models both Slr and the 9 mega model. I have run close to 4,000 shots through this camera amazed at the results. Even won a prize with a macro shot. Love to shoot manual and at 64 reminds me of my old Kodachrome days. I even took a 35mm on a small job with the S700 and never brought out the 35mm and the prints and Cd,s were great. If you know photography this camera can crack the digital bubble for you and lead you in to the digital world big time at a price that wont, break your bank. I also love the viewfinder and the big 2.5 screen. Nuff said.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Wonderful Dependable Camera (DAWN — 07/13/2009)

I love my Fuji Finepix S700 it is so easy to use and great for beginners too. Worth every penny!

  • 5.0 out of 5
get it (eric — 06/07/2009)

If you get a chance to get one, do it, it has sweet features and can take good pixs.

  • 5.0 out of 5
s 700 fuji camera (fred williams — 05/17/2009)

we have found this camera exellent and have had no problems of any kind with it

  • 5.0 out of 5
Family pictures (sirobe — 04/14/2009)

I had a Kodak camera that I loved until it was bumped offf the table and hit the floor. It had a zooming lens that was great, one problem though once it was off track (from falling) the camera was no longer any good. It would take more to fix my camera that it was worth. Since the camera was only 6 months old I was upset. I did some research and found out that cameras that have an internal zoom last much longer and are tougher. I have 4 kids and they love a camera so I needed it to withstand let hands and bumps. Finally settled on the Fuji S700 and love it way more than the Kodak. Even my little ones can take a really great picture with this camera. It is truely simple to use and takes great pics and videos. Hate to say I'm glad my Kodak fell but I am. The battery life is good even with video taking. Really can't complain even the price was worth it.

  • 2.0 out of 5
grainy pictures (gc — 04/09/2009)

Indoor pictures are blurry and grainy

  • 3.0 out of 5
Goog camera but... (Winkapot — 03/25/2009)

...the flash just stopped popping up! I'm very careful with this camera, I've never dropped it and it has a case. It still work though but the internal latch that automatically pops the flash stopped working. Bummer! I have to hold the flash up while taking pictures. Other than than, it takes good pictures, has sweet zooms and acceptable video recording with sound.

  • 4.0 out of 5
I prefer the heftier camera (Lin — 03/17/2009)

Pros: I love this camera, it does work very well, and since I have large hands do prefer the heftiness. Take great clear pics and good videos. Uses both types of cards.

Cons: Takes 4 batteries and lots of them. No cover for the LCD screen, constantly smudgy. Kids borrow it all the time, so when needed don't have it. The flash will not pop up and seems that this is a problem as I read the reviews.

  • 2.0 out of 5
average performamance (sanjay dhawan — 03/16/2009)

the camera is not good for indoor shooting, and giving black images even from 4-d feet distance the dealer sell the model s700 by saying the latest and best selling model but now I come to know the model discontinuted from market and co introduced 10 mega pixle with 12 x zoom in almost same price segment. It's not fair , the co has to take back the obselete stock from market or do not sell on MRP, Is there any possibility to repace with the new model as i am not satisfied with the working of camera and it is almost in packed condition. request you to reply on the same


sanjay dhawan

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera packed with features (murray brett — 03/07/2009)

This is a great little camera, with loads of applications, and good battery life. Excellent macro also. A+

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera (Mickey Brown — 02/16/2009)

This is one of the best camera for the money. It takes great photo or video. Easy to operate. My 8 year old granddaughter learn how to take photos with this camera. Would recommend it to any one. Watch what price is charge for camera. The average for this camera was $158.00

  • 5.0 out of 5
best camera for the money (Jerry Whittemore — 12/26/2008)

I like this camera much better than the newer models. The lens does not move out from the main body, which makes it alot more rugged and less trouble free than other models. It takes great pictures and is easy to operate and it will do about anything you want to do. Dim lighting produces just super results. I have taken many pictures of all types of subjects under all kinds of differant lighting conditions. I have owned many cameras, I like this model the best. I would recomend this camera to any one who wants supper pictures all the time and is willing to put up with it's slightly larger frame. The smaller cameras just don't provide the same results. I know I also own one. I just bought my son the Fuji S700 for Christmas, I am sure he will like it also.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great for macro. (Deon — 12/05/2008)

Using a [2x macro] lens gave me outstanding pix.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love this camera (Erin — 09/24/2008)

We switched from a Kodak Easy Share. Could not stand that camera, pictures were blurry, speed was slow then it died after 1 year. We bought this camera and I have taken many action shots with no problem and have been taking portraits of my kids and friends kids. Also shooting various landscape shots. I took a picture of an old country house in black and white, had it blown up into an 11 by 17 and it's haning in my house. It blew up beautifully! I highly recommed this camera.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Lack of Clarity (Pierre Brink — 08/11/2008)

The pictures are fuzzy as if slightly out of focus, I have sent it to one Fuji dealer who did not manage to repair it and I intend sending it back. This is the third S series I have owned and the first two lasted for two years only. For a camera with such 'rave reviews' this is not really good value for money. I enjoyed using the camera and wish they could fix it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Fujifilm S700 Reveiw (Bryan Young — 07/29/2008)

Hi, I have the s700 and have owned it for nearly a year. I shoot manual usually and the s700 is good as for anyone who likes to program there own settings. Eg- Shutter speed. exposure, etc. Also I have had a few problems. Firstly, I have foundthat the battery conpartment has become worn out. You have to be very very careful with the camera. And then also the camera is not responsive to commands and will sometimes freeze but overall the camera is a great camera foranyone that wants an in between of a small point and shoot and a large profesinol camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great photo's, Excellent prints, User friendly (Nick D. — 07/10/2008)

This is a great camera for the price. Lots of features and fantastic prints with Epson RX620 at 8.5"x11". Macro and super macro take incredible close up pictures. I only take the best 7.1 fine pictures and I print a lot of them and they look professional and crisp. . Controls are very easy to use. LCD screen is also very nice. 10X zoom is great to pull in far away shots. Movie mode works very well and looks great on PC. SD/XD Media easy to insert and remove. This camera is very easy on batteries. You can take lots and lots of photo's with Kodak 2100 Ni-Mh before they need a recharge. With all the features this camera has for the price you can't beat it. I use this camera extensively and it always performs like a champ. I am very pleased with the pictures this camera has taken. The Chrome mode for flowers takes amazing colorful pictures. I highly reccomend this model.

  • 2.0 out of 5
great till it quit (william moore — 07/10/2008)

Liked this camera and all it's features including the little" shutter noise" it makes when it takes a pic. However one day it refused to down load to the lap top, and that was end of story. Fiji's horriable on line service and NEVER answer e-mail had me back in the car for the return-refund from the chain store. -Thank K-mart for extended warrenty.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Fuji FinePix S700 (DHARMENDRA — 07/06/2008)

Fuji FinePix S700

  • 4.0 out of 5
alright camera (Fallon — 06/27/2008)

I havnt really had time to really try out my camera well but i find that the pics are not as clear as my old 2 mp fuji camera. this could be because i just dont know how to work it well... the only thing is that it seems to be a lot cheeper now then when my mother bought it for me in xmas... it was closer to 300$. great camera if u can get it for 200$

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best digital Camera for $$ (Bag Boy — 06/04/2008)

Just got this s700 at Radio Shack, they hid it in back. Wow, 640 video seemed useless until I took it to a school awards show and saved carrying 2 cams. Excellent features, got 17 2 gb memory SD card. 34 minutes of video and 1135 pics! Can't beat it. Past cameras were Nikon COolpix, Kodak and olypmus. Not even close.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good for Most Everything (Sarha — 06/02/2008)

This is a great camera! It is easy to use and has great quaility pictures! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take nices pictures and is on a budget or just someone who wants a nice camera to take pictures of the family with!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fuji S700 - great camera! (Gwen Sullivan — 05/11/2008)

I bought this camera for my teenage daughter just after it was released in March 2007. It's so easy to use that right out of the box, she was taking great photos. A week later, I bought one for myself when my HP quit working during a trip. I really love this camera! I've taken thousands of photos and rarely get a bad one. It also does a nice job in movie mode. I have since bought 2 more for other family members. At the time, these cameras were about $275 each, which was worth every penny. Now they have dropped in price. It offers great quality for the price and surpasses other entry level cameras I've used. During a recent visit, my brother-in-law, an avid photographer with quite a collection of cameras, borrowed my S700, and he ran out to get one that day. He loves this camera as much as I do.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fuji s700 was a great purchase (Rob Morris — 04/01/2008)

I have just owned this camera for 2 weeks and it was a great purchase. My daughter plays a lot of sports and we needed something for fast action and close up and got the best of both worlds. The clarity is great on the lcd screen and the quality of picture is wonderful. We had looked at some 8.0 mega pix and I swear it seams with this camera it takes better quality pictures. The price was even better. We found this camera on clearance for 112.00 dollars. For what the camera can do and how it performs you can not beat the price. To sum it up great quality, zoom, price, and easy to operate for a semi-advance camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent camera (Amanda Johnson — 03/27/2008)

I have had this camera for about a week now & I use it on a daily basis. I absolutely love this camera. I have been figuring out that you can get additional lenses for this camera as well as filters. For the money paid it is well worth it. I use my camera on a daily basis & it works great. I am the Internet Sales Manager at a car dealership & after 3 bad Kodak cameras that the pictures always turned out blurry I thought I would go with this camera & it has been well worth the investment. I really love taking pictures of all my animals as well as my vehicles at work. This is a great all around camera. I love it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera that won't cost you a bundle (Angel — 03/11/2008)

Yes the camera is a little bigger than the latest and greatest "mini" cameras but if you're looking for a good zoom & quality picture coupled with a long battery life at a great price, this is your camera. I'm not worried about fitting a camera in my pocket (my son has a small camera for those occasions) so size wasn't a major factor for me.

I wanted a good resolution camera that didn't require new pricey memory cards and that could use rechargeable AA batteries. I loathe battery packs since they tend to go dead right when I need the camera. With 4 AA batteries, not only is the battery life very long, I have an extra set that can be used in case they do go dead (not very often; I can usually take a couple of hundred pictures before they actually die). The batteries do make the camera heavy but again, it's all a tradeoff. I didn't want to have to spend another $40 on an extra battery pack when I already had two sets of fast rechargeables.

The zoom is great at 10x. I have a friend who has the next model up with an 18x zoom but found that it's really hard to focus above about 12x and the pictures tend to turn out blurry unless the camera is sitting on a tripod. I find it just as easy to use the 10x and if I want more zoom, to just manually adjust the zoom/crop features with editing software.

The continous shooting feature is great with our dogs but as with all cameras, you cannot use the flash with continuous shooting so you'll have to make sure you have decent lighting. I tent to use the auto-scene selection for most of my pictures and they turn fine. Definitly use the picture stabilization scene when taking action shots or shots when you're going to use the zoom to its fullest. I also really like the fireworks scene. I'd never used that option on other cameras but tried it out last summer and got some really great shots of fireworks display we attended.

My other favorite feature is the video option. I've stopped carrying my video camera with me and just use this camera for videos anymore. Sure the videos aren't spectacular quality but I'd gotten to the point that I stopped taking any videos because I hated carrying the video camera and digital camera too (I guess I need to eventually invest in a new digital video camera but I haven't quite gotten there!) The video will record as long as you have space on your memory card and records sound as well.

The software the camera comes with is not really my thing. I prefer Google's Picasa program. Also, although I really like this Fuji camera, I still prefer Kodak processing.

  • 5.0 out of 5
just bought a second... (pauli — 03/09/2008)

We had a Kodak...hated the shutter lag. Our son is a stunt rider the Kodak missed a lot of shots. My husband bought the s700 and we love it. I just ordered another one for myself! We are still learning all of it's features and haven't found anything we can fault so far!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good bang for your buck (Josy — 02/17/2008)

- The supermacro mode can be TOUCHING the subject... and it'll be in focus. I love it.
- 10x optical zoom... and it's all internal. No external moving parts. Come on.
- Threaded lens, so you can attach 46mm filters.
- It uses 4 AAs (none of those expensive Lithium things), and the battery life is (to me) FANTASTIC. I figured I'd need to charge my batteries every week or two, as I did on my little Nikon Coolpix 3200, but I can go MONTHS without changing the batteries in the Fuji S700.
- If you're concerned about image (admit it, you are), it looks pretty sharp.
- The power switch, which I thought was in a perfect position to always be accidentally switched on, has only once (in 9 months of throwing it in my purse without the protection of a camera bag) been accidentally switched on.
- On that note: I am fairly brutal with my cameras. I take them out in the rain, I put them on the dirty ground, I don't protect them with camera bags, I drop them. After nine months of abusing this little camera, it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to show for it. Aside from some minor cosmetic scuffing, it's perfect. So for everyone who thought the plastic battery/adapter/memory card flaps were flimsy... they're sturdier than you'd think.
*However: this is a digital camera. Don't use it for batting practice.

- The image quality is pretty bad above ISO 200. If you have noise reduction software, then ISO 400 should be fine... but the ISO 1600 that this camera boasts is essentially useless.
- The maximum shutter speed is 4 seconds, and the maximum aperture is 3.5. It's more aggravating than you'd think... I can't do any decent light trails in 4 seconds, and 3.5 is just not wide enough to let in enough light for the kind of low-light conditions I generally shoot in.
- The notorious purple fringe is, by all accounts, pretty notable in this camera, particularly in bright light.
- The "image stabilization" mode doesn't actually stabilize anything; it just boosts the ISO. And, as I mentioned, the image quality is pretty noisy at boosted ISOs.
- While I like the fact that the camera does offer a manual focus setting, it's a royal pain to use. But—on the plus side—the shutter lag is almost nonexistent when you focus manually.

Bottom line: it's a good value for the money. The cons on this camera, which I didn't initially think would bother me, have irked me on several occasions. On the other hand, I have seen cameras that cost an extra $100-300 but didn't impress me any more.

  • 4.0 out of 5
The best I owned yet (Christian — 02/14/2008)

For the price I paied for this camera it's the best one I bought. It's simple to use and the picture quality makes this camera one of the best in it's price range.
Good zoom, quick responce time and good picture quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5
i love it (essam — 02/03/2008)

i have Fuji+FinePix S5700 with its 10 x optical zoom & 4.8 digital zoom i can take excellent shots .
thanks fuji

  • 5.0 out of 5
AMAZING! (Linda — 12/31/2007)

I am absolutley in LOVE with this camera. I'm only 13. I wanted a nice camera to start me off in my photography career that wasn't too expensive incase something happened to it. I found this camera on the U-Promise site, and I couldn't be happier. I found a great deal on a wonderful camera and saved on my college fun. What else does a girl want?

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing. (Monique — 12/30/2007)

This Camera has been amazing. It takes such beautiful pictures and I am able to capture all the natural beauty.

  • 5.0 out of 5
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! (Katherine — 12/29/2007)

I previously owned a Kodak 3.1mp easyshare - loved it, so when it died, I of course bought the newest Kodak Easy Share........sadly it was terrible and I returned it after 2 days..... and an entire collection of Christmas pictures ruined. While this Fuji camera was much larger and has more power than I ever thought I would want in a camera, after reading the reviews on this site I gave it a whirl. I cannot believe how many options it has, not to mention the ease of use in the standard setting for a novice like myself mainly taking pictures of my kids. The shutter speed is SO fast, it's perfect for taking pics of the littlle ones that always seem to move before the picture is actually taken on most cameras. If you don't mind not being able to carry your camera in your back pocket, and want great shots every time - this is the camera for you!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best camera I ever had (Memo — 12/15/2007)

Best camera I ever had.

This is an excellent camera. It is simple to use, it looks nice, and it takes great pictures. It has a very good zoom and acceptable image stabilization. AA rechargeable batteries are the best and XD/SD memory compatibility is an extra worth to mention.

Probably its shooting speed is not professional grade but for the price who cares.

From every angle this is an excellent camera. You will be delighted with your purchase and proud of your pictures.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing, Excellent Camera (Lifedrifter — 12/11/2007)

I've searched the net for the best camera that is out in the market that has functions comparable to a DSLR (which is a big help for amateurs such as me) but without hurting one's wallet and FUJIFILM s5700/s700 is the best choice.
The pictures come crisp and clear, same thing with videos (with sound and which you can zoom in and out during recording) even if you've already zoomed in on a subject. I've used the camera during a brazilian jiujitsu match of my beau and I was able to take good shots as well record good quality videos at 10x zoom. This was also a blessing during Vertical Horizon's concert in Manila. I was able to take amazing close-up shots of the band and Matt. Amazing! Another feature of this camera that I'm so happy about is its macro mode which can really get you really close to your subject and capture every detail. I've only owned the camera for a month and there is still a lot more I have to learn and discover, but all in all this is the BEST CAMERA YET! :)
Btw, it runs on 4 AA batteries. I left my rechargeable niMh batts and used 4 disposable ENERGIZER alkaline batts instead. Unbelievably it lasted for 2 weeks with me experimenting with the cam!
P.S. DON'T DARE USE Eveready batts they were NEVEReady.

  • 5.0 out of 5
This camera is amazing! (Aimee — 12/02/2007)

i dont think I could have asked for a better one. I got it for my birthday and since then I have taken amazing pictures and videos as well.

  • 5.0 out of 5
excelent camera (joe gardner — 11/29/2007)

i am 16 i am involved with year book at my school and in an advanced welding class. this camera allows me to take great photos and movies. i would recomend this camera to anyone.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love this camera! (Amy — 11/20/2007)

We love our camera! The zoom is wonderful and so is the picture quality. We have no complaints whatsoever! I purchased the camera at and a 2 Gig memory card at Office Max on sale. Seems like I have unlimited space to take picutres at the maximum megapixels. We would definately recommend this camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
make it (viki — 11/20/2007)

some time i want to use it as webcam as is it possible.
& if 'yes' plz. tell me how use it as webcam.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera ! (R.J. Piel — 11/15/2007)

I purchaed this camera online for $188 with free shipping from Circuit City. I also added the 1GB card which greatly increased the number of pictures I can take. The battery life is remarkable, and the ease of use is great. The pictures are very crisp and clear. I really like the feature that lets you toggle from the LCD screen to the EVF (Electronic View Finder) the EVF is great for taking quick pictures outdoors. It allows you to see your subjects exactly as the camera sees them in bright light conditions. I have no idea what the one reviewer meant by "Purple fringing". I would think they have something adjusted wrong on the camera. All in all this is an excellent camera for the money.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Missmaris — 11/14/2007)

I'm an amateur picture taker. This is the 4th digital camera I've owned, and the first SLR-type camera. I really love it! One thing that amazes me...the batteries seem to last forever...I've only charged them 4 times in 3 months, and I've taken several hundred pictures since I've gotten this camera, so either the batteries are good, or the camera has a good use of energy. I can't judge the camera as a professional photographer would judge it, but as an amateur who is getting better and more knowledgeable every day, I'm really happy I got this camera and would recommend to other "newbie's" looking for a good camera with a ton of features for a decent price!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Just rec.'ed as a B'day gift....BEAUTIFUL....loving it! (Aldine — 10/27/2007)

I just rec.'ed as a birthday gift only a few days ago but so far, I Love My FUJI S700 ....... it is fun to use, easy for the most part and the video rocks !!! I zoomed onto TV screen, did a video of a show re. global warming....... the video looks as though I was there filming the story myself........I did a video of the birds out on my deck .....Beautiful !! My pics I must say are not coming as easy... All is well if I leave it on a easy setting but I do like to experiment so......I just went out and purchased two photography books today to learn about different settings and how they work......ALL in all, I truly love this little gem.....what a grt. gift, Thank U Jamie......

  • 5.0 out of 5
This camera rocks......VERY Good Pics, Very Good Video...can't go wrong !!! (Aldine — 10/26/2007)

I have only owned this camera for two days but I truly am enjoying it...... It takes a grt video, nice zoom and really nice pics......I have already ordered a couple of UV filters just in case I experience the "purple fringes" that a few people have voiced concern over......Considerable amt. of light even when not using the flash so I must get into the owners manual to see if what other setting I should be using.......I actually used my zoom.... took a video from off TV and I swear, U would think I was there filming the scene I made a video of......Fantastic birthday gift....... thx so much Jamie !

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible purple fringing! (Dennis C. Malbon — 10/22/2007)

I trusted a brand name and got burned—the purple fringing in any situation where there is a combination of light and dark (sunlight and shadows) is awful. Every picture is ruined. What makes it worse is that I can't find and Internet point to write Fuji and give them a chance to redeem themselves. If anyone has a contact point for Fuji that works, please advise.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Jeff — 10/20/2007)

I've owned my camera for a year. It is very versatile, and takes great pictures. I'm a novice, butwhat I like about it is that it gives me room to grow, should I want to advance my knowledge and experience in photography,

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing and easy to use! (Kristie — 10/19/2007)

I got this camera, because I have always loved photography, but never new what I was doing unless it was a point and shoot. After many years with no camera, and the prospect of going on a cruise, I decided to get a digital camera after a year of vacillating. I read all the reviews from this website, from HSN, and others places, and this had such rave reviews that I went for it. I could not have chosen better! It is big enough to feel it in your hand, it has somewhat advanced features, ie shutter speed, aperture settings, which I have found easy to learn and use. To see 2 C130's fly over your office, pull the camera out of the bag and snap both of them, the props look still, the sky is vivid blue, there is no blur. I have shots of bees on flowers in super macro mode and you can see the pollen on the flower, and on the bee's behind and legs...! If I can do all of this, imagine what someone with experience can do. After two months, my composition has drastically improved because of the optional "rule of 3's" gridlines on the LCD. And people are asking me for copies of my own pictures. Love it!

  • 5.0 out of 5
worth it!what a surprise (Scott Lang — 10/16/2007)

I've been a Nikon guy my whole life, this is my first foray into another brand and I'm incredibly impressed. Ease of use,dependable in varied weather question, and light enough to carry while on hiking trailwork projects have made this a complete winner for me!

  • 5.0 out of 5
I *heart* it so much! (Jinky Winky — 10/14/2007)

I am into digital scrapping ang my old digicam is well, old... it's not making me happy anymore. So my husband and I went to look for a new camera and found this GEM! I fell in love with it instantly so we (actually my DH did) bought it! It was better than the Kodak camera sitting next to it, as far as features were concerned. It even produced crisper images than that camera. I am so thrilled thet in 2 weeks I've scrapped a lot of photos of my kids taken with this camera! This is heaven-sent for (thrifty) digiscrappers! I really *heart* it!

  • 4.0 out of 5
easy to use (Rickeymud — 10/09/2007)

Have been using a fuji e510,than picked this up.Is easy to use takes nice pictures.The best part is it uses XD and Sd cards so,thats a plus.We will see how it holds up on our trip

  • 5.0 out of 5
best bang for the buck (kevin olson — 10/06/2007)

i have had this camera for 2 months and have great fun with it,with the 4 recharger batts,the thing runs forever.i have taken 10 gig of pics and movies from still to airshows and have not been skunked yet ,now i see they are 187.00 on amizon great price great camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
very good (robert — 10/05/2007)

it is not a good camera and it is not excellent, it is in between. it is extremely nice though. pictures are somewhat grainy in a rainy situation. very glad i got it instead of D40

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera At A Great Price (Barry Nelson — 09/29/2007)

Couldn't be happier, made movies of a friend shooting pool in a dark bar, sure it was slightly grainy but players were recognizable. Can't wait to shoot Christmas pictures with it indoors and out. Love the macro feature, Pictures are better than even my old Canon F1 professional took. I just ordered Fuji's latest camera "S8000FD" with it's 18X Zoom, just hope it's half as good as this one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Forget Canon & Kodak..go for Fuji! (Heather M — 09/24/2007)

After reading all of the reviews from this site on this camera, I decided to forget Kodak & Canon & go with
move I could've made! I LOVE this camera! The color of my pictures is awesome & the zoom does way better then I
had anticipated. The camera is a little bigger then I had hoped to go for, but the quality in pictures I've received out-weighs being able to slip it into my pocket. I just got back from a Mediterranean cruise & out of 834 pictures I took with this camera, only 20 didn't turn out (operator error...not the camera!) This camera is easy to use! Save yourself some money & go with this camera vs. the more expensive ones that give you the same features.

  • 5.0 out of 5
easy to use (kerry — 09/12/2007)

i love it its so easy to use and takes wonderful pics. its fuji so what do you expect...

  • 5.0 out of 5
2nd fuji (wook — 09/11/2007)

Have had the S700 for one week now and am amazed at quality (camera and prints) and ease of use.
Couldn't ask for a better deal. Previously owned S3000 and thought I was upgrading by buying Kodak point & shoot. Didn't take long for me to miss my Fuji.
This is an excellent camera for beginner and advanced alike.
I have read most of the reviews and most problems that are mentioned are resolved in the user manual if you take the time to read it through.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera for the price (Andrew — 09/09/2007)

I've used this camera every day I've had it, and I've used many of its features. Batteries that came in the box still have power.

For stills such as landscapes, this camera is great. Macro (close-up) shots are great, not blurry at all. It's good as a point & shoot, but it also has manual modes where you can adjust the focus, shutter speed, and arpature. Videos can be taken at 640x480 and 320x240, and they are saved as MJPEG with PCM audio. The camera has a speaker so you can listen to the video while you play it back. The videos are rather good quality, even at night.

The camera has a squence mode which allows you to take photos as long as you hold the shutter button down. In this mode the camera takes photos about a second apart.

Optical zoom is great (10x), but you may need a tripod if you have shaky hands and are at maximum zoom. The camera can accept lens filters with a 46mm diameter. I suggest buying a UV filter simply to protect the actual lens from scratches.

The camera accepts SD and xD cards and takes 4 AA batteries. I am planning on getting a high-speed SD card (eg SanDisk Ultra II) so the camera can save the pictures quicker.

Special drivers are needed so the camera can talk to the computer, and the camera is not supported under Linux. If you use Linux or don't want to install the driver, get an SD card reader.

My only complaint is the lag between the time you hit the button and the time the camera takes the photo. However, all digital cameras have this problem (I don't know about true Digital SLR cameras though).

  • 5.0 out of 5
s700 (Marcel — 09/06/2007)

i love the s700 its so easy to use but its powerfull too.... its also very affordable :)

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great, Fun Camera (Brent Knott — 08/22/2007)

I bought the S700 as an upgrade from an earlier Fuji camera.
It is easy to use and can take abuse. It goes everywhere with me, usually in a bike bag. I've dropped it and banged it around a little and it still functions perfectly. I have taken scenic pictures, low light pictures, action pictures, and indoor pictures and have yet be dissatisfied with the camera's performance. I think it's a great camera for the price.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Massive Purple Fringing Ruin The Impression (dswe — 08/11/2007)

I bought this superzoom as a upgrade to my nikon coolpix 2000. The main reason was the the fuji had large zoom and a viewfinder, it closes out irritating lightness. My first fuji died in the viewfinder after 2 days, but the pictures went on to be rather good just using the LCD. Not to much Purple Fringing in theese shoots. But when I got the replacment camera the problem mentioned above accelerated quickly. Most shots are affected with Purple Fringing i there is light and dark areas in the pickture. I can not take a singe shot of views in the landscape when sun is in front of camera and trees in the back without to get the P. F. fenomen. This is really disturbing! And no matter what I do with the settings, nothing helps the situation. I think it´s really odd that this peace of crap is the best selling camera in the pricesegment. Because it can not only be me who is having this problem? it? Thought the controls are nice and the zoom is ok, but that means nothing when the pictures is mostly bad. I´m so dissapointed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Little Camera! (Marilou — 08/11/2007)

This camera worked very well at at the National Zoo in Washington DC where photographers cannot get close to the subject, indoors (at Panda House) and the outdoor exhitbits. Zoom worked very well. I'm not a camera whiz but all I know my photographs look great!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent camera (Tom — 08/02/2007)

I have only used this camera for a short time but it is excellent . I was lazy so I did not read the manual so I did a lot of experimenting and everyday this camera impresses me more. A great camera at a great price .Also the pics I take are awsome!!!! You wont regret this one. p.s the batteries also last a very long time

  • 5.0 out of 5
My 1st digital and I LOVE it! (Laura — 07/28/2007)

I have been one to drag my feet on getting a digital and after searching and reading this website for about a year and a-half I finally bought the Fuji Fin Pix S700. It had everything I wanted plus. And was $200 which is what I wanted to spend. It took great pictures, better than my film camera, within the first 2 days! It's really easy to use for a first timer in the digital world. I'll never go back to film again. It's so fun to use and I love all the features (I haven't even used them all yet), but am looking forward to learning more. The close up and action features are great. I love the zoom. It looks great and fancy. But the secret is it's really not hard to use and such a great deal. Be sure and read the manual. I recommend this camera to anyone. Especially those of you that are hesitant about getting a digital. You won't regret it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Excellent Entry Lv Digital Camera (Li — 07/11/2007)

10x zoom is more than enough, 7mp, and records great movies with sound as well. Easy to learn to use for someone who do not know how to operate a camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
More then a bargain (Bill Lindenmuth — 07/06/2007)

I have owned this camera now for a few months, during this time i have become somewhat familiar with the s700 and most of its components. I have taken many outdoor shots and i did experiance the purple fringe thing when using the telezoom. I think i fixed the problem by adding a 46mm screw on haze/uv filter. My outdoor shots of people, flowers, wild life are all exceptionally clear sharp images,with vibrant colors as well. This is a cool camera a beginner can play arround abit and be more then happy with the results. I recommend that you puchase 8 aa rechargable batteries and a charger. The 4 batteries will last all day long i have taken 300 to 400 pics on one charge. I am no expert to digital photography but i have owned 4 camers previous to this (casio< HP< and (2) canons. Each of these cameras had their own personalities. But i am finding that i love the s700 cause it allows me to do so much, which makes my picture taking more creative. So if you want to be the creative sort or if you just want to have fun and enjoy what you have taken, this is a really good camera at a great price. I would use two words to describe this camera and they would be "well Balanced"
not written by an expert, but my friends ooooh and ahhhh at my pictures. i wqas at a rock concert and a few people standing behind me were blown away by what they saw on my LCD. enough in fact to tap me on my shoulders and ask if i would mind sending them pics from the concert. The very next day i sent two sets of 350 pics to these people, their replys were "wow". and they asked me what camera i used. I am convinced their are at least two happy campers that bought the S700 based on picture proof

  • 3.0 out of 5
The best camera for the price by far (Tarheel — 07/06/2007)

This camera is amazing, I don't know how you can sell it for $200. The bracketing feature is very nice, as well as the three shot burst feature. I love this camera and if your not quite ready for an DSLR this is your camera. it's like an introduction to a DSLR without spending to $300 to $600 dollars.
The only problem I have had is with the software.
I recommend buying two sets of rechargeable batteries with a charger, make sure the batteries are 2500 mAh they last a longer than the average alkaline and they recharge. And at least two 1GB memory cards.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fantastic Quality Pictures!!! (Kelly — 07/03/2007)

I am completely amazed with this camera. The ease of use and picture quality is exactly what I expect from a great camera. Indoor photos with flash are just as amazing as outdoor photos. Fuji deserves much more recognition.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I LOVE THIS CAMERA! (felbel — 06/29/2007)

This is an AWESOME camera! I am a mom and love to take pics and blow them up. I have some amazing pictures on my walls and they receive many compliments :) The face shots are my fav.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Kim — 06/23/2007)

Got this camera for my birthday...what a GREAT gift! Straight out of the box, took some awesome pictures. I read the manual (thanks to David's review last month) and took even better pictures in various situations; the sports settings, night settings, macros, etc. While driving down the freeway, this camera took a picture of a semi-truck in on-coming traffic and it is absolutely crystal clear...the only way you can tell it was moving: the wheels are blurred from the motion.
I could not be more pleased with this camera. I am more than happy with my purchase.

  • 5.0 out of 5
$ 200.00 IS a GIFT (Joe — 06/21/2007)

You cant buy a better camera for this price .......

  • 5.0 out of 5
AWSOME (Joe — 06/21/2007)

THE ZOOM is great picture quality fuji awsome like always. I dont no what all the canon and others like so much about there cameras but one thing for sure if you want nice clear clean pics FUJI all the way.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Camera (Stephen — 06/19/2007)

I've been using this camera for awhile now and I love it. I've been very surprised with the quality fuji has put out. The "SLR-style" body is excellent and really helps take a crisp picture when using the zoom.

The zoom on the camera is excellent, and the stabilizer is definitely worth having on the camera. The camera is full of great modes (ie portrait, etc) and if worth using.

One thing i really like about this camera is that it takes either xD memory or SD. Personally I just use SD, but it's a good feature to have.

Finally one of my favourite parts of this camera is the flash/non-flash mode. What this does is takes 2 pictures quickly, 1 with flash, 1 without. To be honest I'll probably do this for a lot of my pictures as it gives me a lot to work with when I get back to my computer.


  • 5.0 out of 5
Great but (Indy — 06/17/2007)

I have only had this camera for a week but so far like what I got. For the price there are alot of features that aren't in many other 7.1 megapixel cameras for the price. I am having one problem though is that the LCD screen looks grainy and noisy. Don't know if this normal though. Or I am expecting too much. Just wondering if others had this problem especially in lower light. Again just the LCD screen not the pic playback or the pics themselves.

As the reviewer before me mentioned I found that you definately need alot of light on a subject for video so it doesn't look grainy and noisey. The voice and zoom on videos is great. I was able to shoot my parrot talking from across the room without bothering him.

One other thing that I had a small problem with was the left side of the camera could have been a little larger for better placement of hands. But that could just be me also.

Over all I love the camera. A professional might have some concerns but for the average person I think it is great.


  • 5.0 out of 5
You cannot take this one away from me... (Brian Spencer — 06/17/2007)

I love this camera... it has made photo taking to new heights with its easy use and perfect quality making ... i take photos like a pro... great choice for active families.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love it! (Bonnie Breneman — 06/09/2007)

After owning a Sony for 6 years now, boy was I ever pleased I purchased this camera. A big bang for your buck. I love it, I love it, I love it. The pictures are awesome!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Love It (Bonnie Breneman — 06/09/2007)

My Sony quit on after 6 years of service. So I wanted to get a good all around camera. After reading the reviews on this camera I went and bought one. I love it! Wow, what great pictures and easy to use. I am soooo pleased.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Nice cheap camera (larry — 06/06/2007)

Bought to supplement my film cameras with something quick and light for snapshots.
Bought online and picked up at Circuit City. Didn't have to have a salesman assault me with extended warranties etc.

  • 5.0 out of 5
fuji s700 awesome camera (steve — 06/04/2007)

i bought the s700 last week and i was blown away by it, straight out of the box, i did some great time exposures on my street, some great macro shots of the bugs that were climbing up my screen door and to top it off i did some of the best moon shots i have ever done at iso 100, f3, 2.5' exposure, this camera is a rare treat at just over a hair over $200 there is no reasson why you should not have this camera, when they talk about "bridge" cameras, this is about as good as they get, i can't get over the camera, I am totally pleased with it-

  • 5.0 out of 5
Quality photo's (David — 05/31/2007)

I purchased my S700 the day before my daughters high school graduation,read the owner's manual, walked around taking pic's in the yard and inside the house to familiarize myself with it, and was quite surprised at how easy it was to get used to the different settings. We went on a cruise and the photo's I got developed on the ship (Carribbean Princess) really surprised me, as the quality was just as good as the ship phoptographers that were going around and taking pictures with very expensive and complicated looking cameras. The photo quality on the ship was much better than Wal-Mart, so I have ordered some prints online at to see if the quality is similar to the ships photo quality. I am extremely satisfied with this camera and, what sold me on it was it takes regular AA batteries. I have taken over 600 photo's and have not changed the batteries yet! I did use the e2 batteries, not the ones that came with it, they are being held as back-up. I'm 40 years old and am not a digital or computer wiz and I found that reading the owners manual helped me quite a bit, but if I had any doubt what setting to use, I put it on auto and took the picture-they all turned out great.some of the night settings I took without a steady rest-I found out you must hold it steady or use a tripod, set it on something as I guess most people already knew that, though. I couldn't bemore pleased with this camera, some of the photo's I took I'm going to have developed into 8x10 and see how they turn out, so far I have only had 4x6 developed, they were like post cards, my family couldn't believe I took them! I'm the new photographer in the family now, thanks to Fuji and the S700!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome Camera (Jacob Redmon — 05/29/2007)

This is a great camera for professionals and amateurs I got it for my birthday it's greatest quality is it's zoom it has a 10 times optical zoom I have yet to get a blurry picture.

  • 4.0 out of 5
good but not excellent (al — 05/29/2007)

I have this for 1 month now and I must say I,m abit disappointed. Reason: a lot of noise ove ISO 400 and purple fringing (bad). The purple (blue) fringing can be seen when taking pictures in good light conditions and where the high contrast zones are (i.e. three leaves and sky contrast). Indeed it takes awesome pictures in macro mode, nice landscapes and night pictures (night mode).

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Bowdrie — 05/21/2007)

This is actually my second Fuji digital. A couple of years ago I purchased a 5mp Fuji and kept it for 1 year. I upgraded to a Kodak only because of the speed/refresh rate. I had actually enjoyed the Fuji, but my wife wanted a faster camera for taking pictures of the kids. She still uses the Kodak. I ordered this just as it was being released and have been very pleased with its performance. The dual memory card capability is great. I only have one XD card at the moment and about 7 SD cards that I share between the two cameras. This is an excellent savings feature to me. The picture quality is excellent as is the zoom. The layout of the controls is very user friendly along with a terrific display on the back. Even knowing that the camera would be slower than I am accustomed to I genuinly prefer the ease of use and the quality of the pictures from the S700. I took this camera for its first real use to photograph my daughters in a field of bluebonnets. These shots came out perfect with only about 4 or 5 shots prior to this event. I was immediatly sold by this camera after this.

If you want a top quality camera at a budget price then this one is it. It is packed with plenty of features and should easily satisfy the masses. I have allowed several friends to try it out and all have been blown away with its simplicity and capabilities.

  • 5.0 out of 5
It��s a pretty nice compact prosumer camera (Luigi Trastorno — 05/17/2007)

I found very useful the bracketed feature. It let you take three photos with different exposure settings in a single shot, so, if you like the HDR postprocessing, it´s pretty nice. In addition, and this is not menioned in user manual, is a PnP device, so you nnedn´t install the finepix USB driver, because PC recognizes it as an extenal device, such as a pen drive. I-m from Argentina, and I took some pictures (a lot!) at Bariloche (a ski and touristic town) by usin an UV filter (not a skylight) and it worked nicely. Just a weak piont was found: the video sensitivity, you´ll need a well illuminated subject / target. If not, a grainy / noisy image is obtained; but unit compress the AVI file very well, a normal spedd SD memory is just needed, not the expensive hi-speed ones like other cameras I see. Well, I hope that this comment helps you on your camera choice!