Thursday, February 22, 2007

Fuji FinePix S700

We just can't get enough superzooms this PMA. Fuji announced their new budget superzoom. Spec are not too impressive, but for users on a budget it's plenty of camera for the buck.

The S700 is 7.1 megapixels, but is not the usual Fuji SuperCCD. That is a pity because the SuperCCD is famous for its low light performance. The lens is a 10x opertical zoom, 38-380mm f/3.5-3.7. The wide end of 38mm is slightly longer than most digital cameras, and f3.5 fails to impress. There is also no optical image stabilization, a much needed feature for superzooms like this (though it does have ISO boosting "stabilization"). A somewhat disappointing camera, but Fuji should still be commended for introducing a decent camera for this price range (list $249.95).

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