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Fuji FinePix S7000
Fuji FinePix S7000

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Fuji FinePix S7000

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The Fuji FinePix S7000 brings 6-megapixel resolution to the Fuji digital camera lineup. Built to replace the popular Fuji S602, the S7000 comes equipped with a 6x optical zoom, high resolution video (30 frames per second), and Fuji's Super CCD sensor, which can produce interpolated 12-megapixel images.

Specifications

  • 6.3 megapixels (effective)
  • 6x optical zoom/variable digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and RAW file format
  • ISO 160 - 800
  • 4 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Part Number: 43860800
  • UPC: 00074101480610
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2003

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Fuji FinePix S7000 Reviews

Fuji FinePix S7000 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Picture cards (John Caudill — 11/19/2009)

The camera works ok, nearly full MB photos but the picture card fits very few laptops nd only those desktops that you specify this card reader when you order it or buy an adapter to download into the proper device for adjustments. big mistake by Fuji.

  • 4.0 out of 5
nice camera , with great zoom (dirk-jan boon — 04/23/2008)

the finepix s7000 isn't a standard point and shoot camera, iy has RAW in which it combines 2 pictures of 6.0 Mp to 1 of 12 mp, the 12 mp is also available with out the raw mode. the good size is the amount of pixels the downside that the 12 mp mode (fine of standard) are interpolated.

interpolation means that the camera takes a 6 mp picture and the same picture again and put those two over each other and say 6mp+6mp= 12mb

it has a CF an XD xard slot, een behoorlijk scherm een zoeker (mini lcd) en een groot zoom bereik. de kwaliteit is goed , de instellingen zijn soms wat moeilijk te begrijpen. maar alle bekende instellingen zijn mogelijk (iso / witbalans ev correctie) jet is een vrij grote camera en redelijk zwaar je moet er wel nimh accus in doen want met alkaline batterijen is hij zo leeg

  • 5.0 out of 5
superb camera (Richard Pinales — 02/04/2008)

excellent camera for beginers, learning to adjust manual settings through auto first.
pictures are sharp, clear. please use to learn to shoot in low light with manual settings. most of my pics are in low light settings.
I cont. to use this camera as my back up for my Canon EOS 40D in low light settings.

  • 5.0 out of 5
My S7000 (Doug Sinnott — 06/08/2007)

I bought a Fuji S602zoom nearly 3 years ago,and found it an excellent little camera,producing A4 prints,which seemed just as good as my digital SLR,and better in some ways.
I had toyed with replacing the 602 with a S7000,as the extra resolution,and the faster xd card promised even better results.
I spotted one on Ebay for £110,including the box,all software,and a new Loweproback pack,and the deal was done!
The 6mp prints are great,colouful and sharp,and it has a manual zoom,which the S602 didn't.It packs loads of features into the solid little body,and if you want larger than A4 prints,(and how many do?)or plan to make posters,you have the 12mp setting.Although the 6mp files are only 1.5mb,this is not reflected in the prints

  • 5.0 out of 5
FUJI S7000 (LINO — 02/02/2007)

One of the best digital camera ever I owned. But I already using the newer one ,which is the S9000. But I still missed the clarity of picture of the S7000.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Now that Ive tried a few cheaper pockets I learnt to enjoy the Fuji S7000 for what it is (Harry — 01/20/2007)

Worked in camera store when younger, enjoyed photography for 20 years and bought myself the S7000 as other SLR's at the time were over priced. The S7000 has fulfilled my needs and surpasssed them in a lot of ways. As many have mentioned Macro photography is wonderful, it very user friendly and I loved the fact it was a Auto, Semi Auto AP/SP and Manual camera and I have used these modes to my benefit. The first thing I did was turn to manual focus to remove all the delay on the shutter release, it takes a little getting used to pressing the Manual Focus button with your left hand but well worth the effort as you dont miss that crucial moment. What I noticed in the pocket digicams was a colour separation around the edged and I have never had that happen on my Fuji. I take a lot of stills that I point crop hence I zoom in on the paint package and get a very close look at quality. The ONLY real negative issue I have with the S7000 is the granularity and now that RAM cards are cheap I am exploring the RAW options I have. I found that reducing the sharpness in RAW mode did help a lot. Overall, it's a great camera and my wife loves it too, low light shooting under flouro is excellent at 800ASA and it takes AA's which was a bonus for me as I have 2 kids and rechargables by the dozens. Oh.... I almost forgot the multishot, it's been a savior for action photos and the VIDEO mode is more than acceptable, the audio mic really is impressive too!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Still shooting after all this time (J. Thorne — 12/29/2006)

I was always a Nikon fan that fell back on Canon, but Fuji's new sensor intrigued me so I bought one of these new. I'm still shooting it, it's versitility is huge, I have yet to find a non SLR digital to compare, and most of the low dollar SLRDs still do not, they just give you the optic versitility of lens swaps.
I've noticed that the addition of a good filter set makes a marked improvement to the cameras light handling capability. Florescent lighting becomes no problem with a FD filter.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I use it for anything and Everything (John Falco — 11/02/2006)

I bought this camera, spite the price being a little heavy on the wallet, but I did my research prior to purchase, bought the camera. After purchase of the camera positive reviews popped up in mags that were also positive, and I have never looked back since. This camera is Mac and PC compatible. Enlargements come out really nice, I have gone 20 X 30 and still had a clear picture. There are some extras features on the camera and fun attachments you can purchase, like filters and what not. I have used this camera, for weddings (stills), sports (movement), play, work and school projects (products and ads) to aid me in getting my degree in visual communications and have been happy with all results. Beside it being a little bulky; the camera is great and it lives up to all the hype you will read in the reviews under this one, or in any publication. Only draw back I have with this camera is that anything you are shooting with overly dramatic lighting, or with florecent lighting; the camera tries to compensate for the lack of light. But there probably a feature to correct that somewhere! Buy it and have some fun.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Use it professionally (Jennifercatron — 10/03/2006)

Ive had this camera for two years after giving up my pro equipment. I expect excellence and that's what I got with this camera. Macro feature with this is excellent, and the zoom is pretty good as well. Only has a 15 second exposure, but you probably won't want much more if you aren't a pro. I would definitely recommend this for almost anyone. Great camera. If you want to see it's quality, you can visit photo.net and look under Jennifer Catron. I have a lot of pictures all shot with this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Fuji S7000 (Frank Browett — 09/28/2006)

I use the S7000 regularly and produce prints at A2 with no trouble at all. I use RAW and convert to TIF using the included software.
A very good camera indeed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Close to perfection (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After swearing off Fuji digitals (had one prior that was awful) dealer talked me into trying the S7000. I've been blown away with the overall quality of both the camera itself and the photos it produces. I've yet to find a single detrimental feature (OK...the built-in flash is as weak as most). I've used many shots for professional applications and they rival the results of pro cameras costing 3x or more the price of the S7000. Rechargeable nicads seemingly last forever. Macro shots are outstanding. It's a winner all 'round.

  • 2.0 out of 5
the costly and fatal zoom error! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I had been somewhat satisfied with my s7000. Of course i have had a few of the focus issues that others have reported. The clincher...in the middle of a 3 month travel adventure, my camera freezes up and is useless now due to a "Zoom Error" leaving me cameraless. I have just shipped the camera back to the manufacturer. It will cast $225.00 to have this random yet common malfunction fixed.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Overall excellent; only 1 detractor (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am a serious amateur with 30+ years, always favored Pentax, my fave being my K1000 that I lugged around during college. When I went digital 6 years ago, I basically just went with what I could afford. In '04, I had the bucks and did the research and the S7000 came up as a great all around. The first day, being Independence Day, I took a few dozen fireworks shots using a tripod and cable release, several that were high enough quality to print 8x10 and get great reviews on. It has since gone everywhere, including when I went w/the Red Cross to Mississippi this past September. I have only one issue w/it and that is it's inability to auto-focus in dim light. I take pictures of EVERY thing, kids, church friends, events, landscapes—and I've been really happy w/the quality. The prints are indistinguishable from film, imo. No wasted film, battery life is great, if I had to replace the camera, I would seriously consider getting another one just like it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Value for money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Excellent Digi Cam , Beautiful pics at day time, night time its OK. over all 4.5/5

  • 4.0 out of 5
Darn near excellent (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have taken a good number of pictures with this camera since I got it. I do a lot of hiking, ice climbing, etc. and have brought it with me on a number of trips. In general I think it takes fantastic pictures on its own, and have had great luck using its manual functions as well.
The one thing that I do sometimes have trouble with is shooting in low-light conditions. It is difficult to not get a blurred shot in cases where I have success using some other cameras (e.g. a friend's coolpix 8400) do not blur under the same conditions. Not an issue if you have a tripod, but on hiking trips I try to avoid the extra wieght of a tripod.
Outside of that, I think this is a great camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Actually 4 1/2 stars . . . . . (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've been in 35 and medium format for 30 + years as an amateur and professional. I do stock work, weddings, youth sports and some commercial. I've owned two cheap digitals, just to learn. I bought the S7000 on a recomendation. I love it, especially for macro work. It does particularly well on outdoor/nature work. I'm not ready to throw out my film cameras, but this does open my eyes. Oh yeah, batteries are more affordable than film and you save on the number of shots.

  • 5.0 out of 5
a seriously good digicam (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I didn't know how good until i bought a digital rebel xt to replace the s7000.
the rebel was 850 for the body with the cheapo 18-55 lens. the fuji smoked it. picture quality was far better on the fuji than the canon.
i had to spend over 500 more dollars on a Canon 17-85 f4-5.6 IS USM lens to finally exceed the picture quality of the fuji's f/2.8 lens
(the canon 17-85 lens absolutely rocks!)
for under 500 dollars complete with batteries and a compact flash card, the fuji is untouchable.

  • 5.0 out of 5
WOW what a buy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

i have only owned this for less then 24 hours but WOW i have taken about 300 shots in that time (and i had to sleep too) the close ups like flowers and lavender with bee on it are truly amazing, iam still learning all the features as it has so many, but when you know what it is and what is does (trying reading the manual) it is easy to use and great fun i just cant put it down way too much fun, this is my 3rd digital camera i have had a cannon, and pentax and this one just kicks butt if you are looking to get a great all round camera then you cant go wrong with this one

  • 4.0 out of 5
Explosive in many ways (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've owned this camera for a year and have taken almost 2500 pictures. The 12mp factor is great and batteries (rechargeables last longer than most) My macro pictures are excellent but would love Fuji to develop a more lens capable camera. This is a great bargain for the buy!

  • 5.0 out of 5
The best camera ever (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I used a Canon G2 b4 buying the S7000 and the Fuji is million times better in every way. I average 300 photos a week with my s7000 and keep about 70% of them. Do a lot of sports photography including high speed motro racing, macros are beautiful. The only fault I can find is the extension 210mm lens extension is too slow to take long range pics inside under close magnification but that's all. Check out my web site for examples of the pics I take. Have come well placed in many conpetitions using my s7000.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very good for the price (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Took more than 2000 pictures with it. What I like: ease of use, 6x optical zoom, full manual control, colors/overall quality at low ISO, fast continuous shooting. What I start suffering from: no AF beam for low light focus, slow s. release, noise after ISO200, little image controls. And also Image Stabilization is now a must if you want to take indoor pictures of your children.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great bang for the buck (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Great camera for the advanced amateur. Not to be used as a primary unit for a professional.

Reasons to buy this camera are simple:
Very nice ergonomics. Nothing in the wrong place.
Very nice features and quite flexible.
Good to very good picture quality. On par with my old Canon Rebel, decent lenses, and good film.
Reasonable price, especially now that it has been discontinued in favor of the s9000.

White balance: lighting is what it's all about. Bad lighting = Bad pics. Except if you know the work around for a large percentage of pics.

Solution: buy the Expo Disc and set up custom white balances. It's also known as "photographer's bling":=) Words don't do it justice. Go see the results @: http://www.expodisc.com/
Bonus: this camera has 2 custom white balances!

What this camera isn't: a replacement for a big buck digital slr. If you need that, then break down and spend the money.

Still here?
Added bonus: the Auto mode gets a big thumbs up in the "Wife Acceptance Factor", waf;) She isn't intimidated by the camera in the slightest. And that's the whole point, isn't it?

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love it (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I take my S7000 everywhere I go on the weekends. It takes great pictures. Even after I take the picture I can zoom in and cut it for great results. I develope my pictures at Sams Club and every time I am amazed at how good they look and how little I spend on it. Every wedding I go to I take at least 150 pictures. I love it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Takes Great Pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera... Mine will use both cards. No problem..
It is quick, and gets right in there. Where I want the picture. I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700 also and it cannot compare to the Fuji S7000.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Very Poor WB in Auto mode. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

To start off with a little praise of this camera, I am very happy with the dual memory card capability. But that is where the good ends. I have owned this camera for a year and a half. At first I thought that it was my photography skills that were causing the poor quality images. But after reading many boards I found that this is a fairly common problem. While shooting in the full auto mode, this camera does not do a very good job of setting the White Balance. For example I took 72 individual shots of very similar objects (same color, same size, same lighting, and same zoom) with the camera mounted on a tripod. The resulting images were very good on 31 of the pictures. The remaining photos displayed the white background as yellow. Another issue that I have encountered with this camera is that when shooting at a distance of about 6 feet in a well lighted studio, I have found that I need to turn the macro function on, and use the flash in order to get a decent photo. I have had to revert to my Canon A60 (a 2.0 MP camera) for my current photos, while I research which camera to go with next (definitely not a Fuji!!) Overall I am very disappointed with the quality of this camera for the price.

  • 4.0 out of 5
CF Type II and XD card on S7000 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I recently bought a 2.2GB CF Type II Microdrive for the Finepix S7000 and I had an error "Card not initialized". I googled and found OnBelay by CompuApps Inc to format the card using a card reader. It worked, terrific! But, then, when I set the camera back to use my 512MB XD card which never gave me a problem, the XD card now said "card error". Even after formatting this card, it still gave me the "card error". When I physically took out the 2.2GB CF, the card error on the XD was gone. When I inserted the 2.2GB CF and took out the XD card, it behaved. Conclusion? A Type II CF microdrive and an XD card can not be present in the camera at the same time. A regular CF poses no problem.
Overall, this camera is an excellent performer.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A Seriously Fun Camera!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I started in photography in 1958 and have been an amateur since then. In 1990 I turned pro. I retired from professional photography in 2002 and am now back to being an amateur again.

I have always had Pentax equipment but when the *istD came out it was too much money, too late and too much weight lugging my five Pentax lenses with me.

The Fuji S7000 filled the bill perfectly. Although not a true SLR, it is actually better I believe because it electronically enhances the subject brightness. The pictures are superb. I bought xD cards after initially using an older CF card. The xDs have a much higher transfer rate and have never failed.

In all, the S7000 is truly a seriously fun camera capable of producing professional quality color and black and white images.

I have had many black and white and color 8 x 10s printed at a Kodak printing station that truly look like a large format, 4 x 5 negative produced the images.

Five star rating!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Worth every dollar (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I am just average when it comes to photography but this camera has taken my skills to next level. I have taken more than 1000 pictures since I have bought the camera and have used in various conditions. The quality of each picture is great.
Yes, the camera has too many buttons and one has to read the manual carefully. Also, it takes some time to learn on how to click otherwise it starts recording a movie so to speak.
Bottom line, I love this camera and it can take some serious shots. Like I said, it's worth every dollar you spend.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great all rounder, a good choice for travelers (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The S7000 is a great camera that is ideal for the traveler who wants great pictures, a broad zoom range and excellent power consumption but does not want to carry the additional weight of numerous lenses and battery charging equipment. The power consumption of the camera is more than adequate to serve the demands of a days shooting. With the right rechargeable AA batteries I might add. I use Sony 2300 mAh AA batteries that come with a very lightweight and compact charger that can be used in every country. My Film SLR kit failed on me bit by bit which was very frustrating and can eat up your enthusiasm very quick. I decided to go digital after much protest but realized that it was the most cost effective way of photography whilst traveling, no bulky bags of film! The S7000 was recommended to me by a man in Australia who used to be a photographer for the SAS during the Korean war and currently runs a photography museum and business. Well with a few demonstrations of what it could do I was sold and within 3 days I was the proud new owner of the S7000. The final decider was the awesome Macro mode which I have used to Photograph leaf cutter ants in the Amazon basin of Bolivia. In hot humid jungle conditions the camera never failed me. So far the only annoyance I have got from the camera is the slow start up time which can be a problem when some exotic animal decides to take a stroll in front of you! The colours and contrast you get is great and the picture noise is extremely competitive against the many other cameras I have tested with fellow travelers.

  • 5.0 out of 5
my first digital camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I looked at several cameras, & narrowed the choice between the s7000, & the Minolta DiMAGE a2. what sold me on the s7000 was its 12 mp capability. since I've had the camera I've shot hundreds of photos, employing every option available to me. I'm amazed at the clarity of the photos, & have not regretted the purchase one bit.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Takes Excellent Pictures and Battery Life is Tremendous (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I previously owned the Fuji 3800 for 2 years and upgraded to the S7000 because of the additional features, MP and Super CCD. I was commissioned to shoot a Wedding and went to Wal-Mart to purchase back-up batteries. They sell a kit consisting of 4 NIMH 2000 Ma batteries, fast charger and 2 cords 110v and 12v for $16 and change excellent deal. I used these batteries to shoot the Wedding. I shot 130 pics, all flash, the batteries didn't poop out until I got home and was deleting some pics on the LCD. I thought that was amazing. I think the picture quality is as good if not better than other Cameras with the same Pixels. I also think that the new Fuji Pixel configuration (SuperCCD) is a definite plus that results in better picture quality I have no problems making 11 x 14 prints with my HP 1220CSE Printer. I have not tried the Interpolation feature as yet. I also purchased an external flash, Quantaray QA 25 from Ritz Camera for $24.95. This will only operate on the Manual Feature. Still working on adjustments. I have no dislikes worth mentioning. Very user friendly but not for the Novice.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Many good features; watch out for noise, and lens quality at full zoom. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
What I like. 1 Ease of handling, 2. Fast autofocus, even in dim light 3. Impressive macro mode - as close as 1 cm; sharp pictures of a needle's eye, and stinging hairs on a nettle leaf. 4. 6 X optical zoom. 6. I feel encouraged to use the many facilities available because they are mostly easy to access. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making this camera very user friendly. What I dislike: 1. Far too much "noise" - spoils some pictures. 2. Shooting at full 6X zoom does not give very sharp pictures. I was disappointed. 3. No rechargeable battery or charger included in bundle, and only a measly 16MB memory card. So add to your costs a couple of sets of batteries, a NiMH compatible charger if you haven't already got one, and at least a 250MB memory card. 4. You have to remove batteries to charge them - you cannot just connect up the camera. 5. There seems to be a slight bias towards blue in the pictures. This is not noticeable where colours are strong. But, all in all, it's impressive. A lively, responsive camera.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Fuji Finepix S7000 Super Versatility (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I have had a Fuji Finepix S7000 since January 2004 and after having been an advanced amateur for 31 years and a professional for 12 years the fun of photography is now back! As an amateur I used to lug around a gadget bag with four Pentax Mx bodies and five lenses. What a relief to have most of all of this in one camera! The instant switch to black and white the equivalent 35 to 210 zoom certainly saves a tremendous amount of weight. The images are remarkable. I have had made 8 x 10s black and white prints that actually look like they were made from a 4 x 5 negative! Whoever out there is waiting for digital quality to equal gelatin silver has waited too long. The only "problem" with the camera is the dreaded delay between pressing the shutter and taking the picture. This takes a little getting used to. Once you realize the shutter is two step, the first locking in the focus and the second actually taking the picture, it is no more distracting than the SLR mirror flip. The Fuji S7000 is truly a camera that will grow with you as a photographer. It is capable of some real fun and quality results, the true meaning of photography. Once you go digital with this camera, you won't go back to film.
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