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Fuji FinePix 6 megapixel s7000 and up

in Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras

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Laurie Ann March
( Laurie_Ann )

Ontario, Canada
Fuji FinePix 6 megapixel s7000 and up on 04/29/2006 09:18:13 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I'm a professional photographer and generally hate point and shoot cameras. Last year for mother's day I was given a FinePix s7000 (which has now been replaced by the s9000). I absolutely love the macro setup on this camera and I've had a ton of fun with it. Best of all the camera weighs a good 14 pounds less than my professional gear and if something happens I won't be out of pocket as much. If you get a Fuji digital camera be sure to set the "film" type to Fujichrome which mimics the saturation of slide film. Here are some examples of pictures I have taken with this camera...

I highly recommend this for a backpacker who enjoys photography but wants a lighter weight camera with some lens flexibility. I would have given it a 5 but it is a little heavier than other digital offerings.

The memory cards are the XD type so really tiny and light. I can get 150 photos on a 256 mg card at 6 mp. The other bonus is that this camera takes AA batteries (and I've had really good luck with rechargeables). In a pinch I can buy a set of regular AA batteries and away I go. I like this because AA rechargeables are much more economical than the proprietary batteries and if they don't hold a charge anymore they are cheaper to replace.

I had 8x10's and 11x14's printed in a professional lab from this camera and they turned out beautifully.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 04/29/2006 09:22:17 MDT.

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