Full Review posted for Fuji FinePix 6800 Zoom!|
(Monday, April 9, 2001 - 08:45 EDT)
We've gotten our hands on a full-production sample of Fuji's new FinePix 6800 Zoom. Image quality seems significantly better than the earlier 4700 Zoom...
It's been a year since Fuji introduced their first SuperCCD camera, the FinePix 4700 Zoom. Earlier this year, they announced a significantly upgraded version, the FinePix 6800 Zoom. We've finally gotten our hands on a full production model, and found its image quality pretty impressive: The new model sports a 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD, providing an uninterpolated image size of 2048x1536, and an interpolated maximum file size of 2832x2128 pixels. While not nearly the equivalent of a camera with a 6 megapixel sensor, we felt that we did observe improvements in image quality in the 6 megapixel file that went beyond what we've seen from other 3 megapixel cameras. Image quality otherwise is very good also, with color reminiscent of what we saw on the Fuji S1 Pro camera. (Which we still consider to be about the best we've seen from any digicam.) The main limitations we found were that the camera didn't handle incandescent lighting very well, and had a fairly modest low-light limit of about 1 foot-candle. (Roughly equivalent to the lighting of a city night scene, under streetlights.) Overall though, a very competent performer with very nice image quality in a very compact package. Definitely "Recommended!" Check the review for all the details!
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