The Fujifilm Finepix S7000 is positioned at the top of of the consumer range and has many professional features, thus qualifying for the monicker "prosumer camera". So it is not a Nikon D series but it is also much more than a point and shoot digital snapshooter.
The features that help to qualify for "prosumer" status include:
A 6.3 megapixel CCD
Interpolation to 12.3 million pixels (4048 x 3040)
A 6x f2.8 quality zoom lens with additional digital zoom available
A Through-The-Lens electronic viewfinder, switchable to LCD screen
Three meter modes
TTL contrast type autofocus with manual override
File format option includes CCD-RAW uncompressed
Storage media can be both xD Picture Card and Microdrive/CF Type II
USB 2.0 file transfer
Fully manual operation (exposure, focus, flash)
The features that are usually associated with point and shoots include:
Built in flash (but there is also a built in flash shoe)
Automatic exposure programs (i.e. P and SP modes)
Movie option with sound
In general, the S7000 is a relatively easy camera to use, given that there are lots of menus to become accustomed to. It is easy to operate as a point and shoot. The negatives are far fewer than the positives and so I will stress the few negatives I could do without!
Start up time takes a couple of seconds as the lens has to telescope out from the body. Once ready to shoot there is a small shutter lag (I would guess around 1/10 to 1/5 of a second) which can be reduced by using pre-set manual or semi-manual focus;
I have ordered a very fast flash card so that images can be saved quickly. There seems to be no point using this camera in 2 or 3 megapixel mode, so large files need to be saved quickly if several photos are to be taken in succession with CCD-RAW switched on. I'll update on this once I have tested the faster storage card;
Fuji should have included the optional AC power supply as it really is necessary when transfering files to the computer;
Apple's Image Capture software doesn't always recognize the camera connection. I am not sure why but a restart is then necessary;
I have also ordered two extra sets of high capacity Ni-MH AA batteries as the one good set I have discharge quite quickly. I wouldn't even consider putting alkalines in the camera unless it was in an extreme emergency!
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