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New Fujfilm's Finepix S7000 has 12 million pixel output

New Fujfilm's Finepix S7000 has 12 million pixel output - Fujifilm launch first Super CCD HR digital camera with 12 million pixel image output

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New Fujfilm's Finepix S7000 has 12 million pixel outputFujifilm today announce the FinePix S7000 Zoom and with it the most heavyweight imaging capability ever seen in a 'prosumer' camera. Building on the success and with all the features of the FinePix S602 Zoom - including full manual control and 6x optical zoom - the FinePix S7000 Zoom's Super CCD HR sensor produces a six million effective pixel (12 million recorded pixel) output.

Even before Fujifilm's Super CCD signal processing technology takes control of the image, photographs taken with this camera will possess six million pixels. After the Super CCD HR has processed the file, the image output is 12 million pixels - allowing the user to enlarge to 10x15in, representing gallery-size print dimensions.

This camera offers a serious digital alternative to a film SLR. A compact and ergonomic tool for professional photographers, the FinePix S7000 Zoom also represents an irresistible package for the ambitiously minded newcomer to digital photography. If you have a talent for photography, the last thing you need is to be constrained by your camera.

The FinePix S7000 Zoom's manual modes enable you to exert creative control over aperture, focusing shutter speed and flash. This, combined with the Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon lens, means that even the most ambitious images can become a reality. If you stop at nothing in pursuit of quality, the FinePix S7000 Zoom's RAW mode stores images exactly as they were recorded, pixel by pixel, every time.

Fujifilm's Super CCD HR technology also delivers the renowned Fujifilm colour reproduction, and the sensitive octagonal diodes ensure that images are awash with accurate detail, even in low-light situations.

The FinePix S7000 Zoom offers everything the serious user wants, with a cable release socket, external flash and truly outstanding Super EBC optics.
The camera also boasts VGA digital movie mode, recording at 30 frames per second (fps), with sound. An added bonus is the dual card slot, enabling the use of both xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash/IBM Microdrive cards, a combination of formats that will soon be capable of carrying several gigabytes of memory.

FinePix S7000 Zoom features at a glance

  • Compact, SLR-style body shape to give you features and performance without the bulk
  • Fourth Generation Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels, delivering 12 million recorded pixels
  • 230,000 electronic viewfinder pixels, for accurate image viewing
  • RAW file format
  • Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon zoom lens equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera
  • Dual card format: xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash, for added flexibility
  • Full manual controlUSB 2.0 socket, allowing rapid transfer of images from camera to PC
  • VGA movie recording (30 fps) with sound, providing ultra-smooth movie recording
  • High sensitivity settings (up to ISO800) to allow photography in a wide range of situations, including low light without flash

Adrian Clarke Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, commented, "The tried and trusted design of the FinePix S602 Zoom is reflected in the S7000 Zoom, with the additional benefit of awe-inspiring detail capabilities. Zooming in to check the level of detail captured will be more satisfying with this digital camera - you just keep zooming in and it just keeps giving you more."

Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom specifications

Number of effective pixels 6.3 million pixels
CCD sensor 1/1.7" Super CCD HR
Number of total pixels: 6.63 million pixels
Number of recorded pixels Still image

4048x3040 (12.3 million)
2848×2136
2016×1512
1600×1200
1280x960

Movie 640x480 pixels, 30 frames / sec.
320x240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
File formats Still image: CCD-RAW/JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Storage media

Slot 1: xD-Picture Card (16/32/64/128/256/512Mb)
Slot 2: Microdrive (some CompactFlash cards may not be compatible)

Lens Super EBC Fujinon 6x optical zoom lens
Lens focal length Equivalent to 35 - 210mm on a 35mm camera
Focus Autofocus/Area/Centre/Multi,Manual Focus
Focus distance Normal: 50cm to infinity
Telephoto: 90cm to infinity
Macro Approx. 10cm - 80cm
Super macro 1cm - 20cm
Shutter Speed Auto / SP: 1/4 sec to 1/2000 sec
SP (night scene mode): 3sec to 1/250 sec
P/S/A: 3sec. to 1/1000sec.
Manual: 15sec. to 1/10000sec
Aperture f/2.8 - f/8 10 levels in 1/3 EV step
Sensitivity

Auto Equivalent to ISO160 - 800
Manual Equivalent to ISO 200/400/800
(resolution is set at 1M / 2M / 3M for shots taken at ISO800)

Exposure control 64-zone TTL metering-multi, spot, average
Exposure Modes Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
White balance Automatic
Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light
(Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
Viewfinder 0.44 inches approx. 235,000 pixels electronic viewfinder, built-in dioptre adjustment
LCD monitor 1.8" low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 118,000 pixels)
Flash

Auto flash using flash control sensor
Effective range: Wide angle: 0.3m to 8.5m
Telephoto: 0.9m to 7.9m

Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction and Slow Synchro
Self-timer Approx. 2/10 sec. delay
Video Out NTSC / PAL selectable
Terminal USB 2.0
Power source 4 x AA size alkaline batteries / 4 x Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter (AC-5VH / AC-5VHS) (optional)
Dimensions 121.0 (W) x 81.5 (H) x 97.0 (D) mm
Weight Approx 500g (excluding batteries and media)
Camera Functions  
Digital Zoom 3.2x (1280 X 960 pixels), 2.5x (1600x1200 pixels), 2x (2016x1520 pixels)
Shooting modes

Normal:
Auto, Scene Position (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene)
Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Continuous:
- Top 5 (3.3 frames/sec. up to 5 frames)
- Final 5 (2 frames/sec. up to 5 frames)
- Long period (max. 1 frames/sec. up to 40 frames. only at 1M / 2M / 3M mode)

Colour Modes B&W / Chrome / Standard
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels: 30 frames / sec.
320 x 240 pixels: 30 frames / sec.
With sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
Voice memo Up to 30 sec. WAV format
Playback Single frame (with max.18x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
Accessories included
  • 16MB xD-Picture Card
  • 4x AA size alkaline batteries
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Lens cap holder
  • USB cable (with filter)
  • A/V cable
  • CD-ROM
  • USB driver
  • FinePix Viewer
  • ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix
  • RAW File Converter L
Optional accessories
  • xD-Picture Card: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512Mb capacities available
  • PC card adapter (DPC-AD)
  • CompactFlash card adapter (DPC-CF)
  • Image memory card reader (DPC-R1)
  • AC power adapter (AC-5VH/5VHS)
  • Battery charger with batteries (BK-NH/BK-NH2)
  • Rechargeable battery (2HR-3UF) (2 xAA type Ni-MH)
  • Wide conversion lens (WL-FX9/WL-FX9B)
  • Tele conversion lens (TL-FX9/TL-FX9B)
  • Soft case (SC-FX 602)

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RICHIE 9
24 Mar 2005 9:34PM
i've only had the camera a month and as of yet have found no problems with it,ps the amount of detail captured is staggering...

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