Fujifilm A700 Review

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3.00x zoom 1/1.6 inch
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Fujifilm FinePix A700
Resolution: 7.30 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/1.6 inch
(8.1mm x 6.0mm)
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(36-108mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 100 - 400
Shutter: 1/1600 - 2 seconds
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(93 x 60 x 30 mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz (139 g)
MSRP: $200
Availability: 10/2006
Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Full specs: Fujifilm A700 specifications

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Untitled Document The Fujifilm FinePix A700 is based around a new seven megapixel SuperCCD HR imager, with a maximum resolution of 3,072 x 2,304 pixels. Fuji's SuperCCD HR sensors use an octagonal array of photodiodes that increases image resolution in the horizontal and vertical planes - where the maximum detail in pictures should be found. Coupled to a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 36 - 108mm, the sensor offers ISO sensitivity from 100 to 400 equivalent. Where most of the A-series lineup offers optical viewfinders, the Fujifilm A700 (like its A600 sibling) eschews one in favor of a larger 2.4" LCD display.

Other features of note on the Fuji A700 include xD-Picture Card and 12MB of built-in storage, power from two AA batteries, an AVI movie mode with audio, and a product bundle including Fuji's FinePixViewer software. The only other noteable changes from the previous model are a slight weight reduction to 4.9 ounces (body only), and a slight change to the flash range specification (the minimum flash range being increased at wide angle and in macro mode, while the maximum flash range also increases a little at wide angle). The Fuji FinePix A700 is priced at $199, $50 less than the A600 listed for in the Spring of 2006. It is slated to reach stores from early October 2006.

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