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Old Dec 25, 2007, 3:23 PM   #1
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I purchased the S8000fd 2 months ago. The review of the S8000fd on this website indicates that this camera supports either JPG or CCD RAW format; here's a copy of the review section:

FinePix S8000fd Zoom Features:
  • 8-Megapixel CCD imager for up to poster size prints [/*]
  • 18x "Wide" optical super-zoom (27-486mm equiv) [/*]
  • Dual Image Stabilization (Mechanical + High Sensitivity) [/*]
  • Single or Continuous AF and Manual focus [/*]
  • Focus assist illuminator for low-light [/*]
  • 0.24-inch EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) w/230K pixels [/*]
  • 2.5" LCD Color Monitor w/230K pixels [/*]
  • Standard JPEG format or CCD-RAW
Is the RAW file format actually supported by this camera? The owner's manual makes no reference to this feature and the specs on the Fuji website do not mention RAW file format as being available?!!
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 6:03 PM   #2
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Both of the following review sites also claimed RAW capability for the S8000 in their specification sections. dpreview, however stated in the body of their review (under 'cons'), "No RAW mode".



These guys said no Raw...


The S8000's kissing cousin, the Oly SP-560UZ has RAW. Could be where the confusion came in...both camera's specs are practically identical. Looks like Fuji gave in to the whining about SD media, and threw in an SD slot on the S8000...and took out the RAW. Can't have everything, I guess.

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Old Dec 26, 2007, 9:19 AM   #3
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Unlike past "S" series models, theS8000fd does not support RAW mode. This was a mistake by the reviewer.

Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for your help in finding this mistake.
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