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FinePix S7000 produces 12.3 million recorded pixels


October 30, 2003

Friday October 31, 2003

Using a 4th generation high-resolution Super CCD, Fujifilm's FinePix S7000 digital SLR camera can produce an impressive 12.3 million recorded pixel output for prints of up to 20" x 30" in size.

Designed for the enthusiastic amateur, the S7000 includes 6x optical zoom and 3.2x digital zoom, shutter speeds of up to 1/10,000 (long exposures of 15 seconds are also available in Manual mode), a high definition 235,000 pixel Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and range of manual control options in addition to automatic image capture settings.

The super CCD works by capturing a 6.3 million effective pixel image and interpolating the pixels to produce a 12.3 million recorded pixel output.

The camera comes with a 16MB xD Picture Card (available in sizes up to 512MB) and its dual media slots also caters for Microdrive. Image transfer is via a USB2.0 interface, captured images can be saved in in CCD-RAW and JPEG file formats and low power consumption means that up to 210 shots with four alkaline batteries (LCD on, 50% flash usage) according to Fujifilm.

The S7000 also has the ability to take VGA movie recordings with sound at 30 frames per second up to approximately 7.4 minutes in duration (using a 512MB xD Picture Card) in the Motion JPEG format.

The Fujifilm FinePix S7000 will be available from late November 2003 at RRP of $1399 including GST.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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