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Old Oct 21, 2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Why no reviews on s7000

I have been searching for some reviews on this camera and can't seem to find any. Its out so I am suprised no one has reviewed it yet. Anyone know where to find a good review on the s7000
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Old Oct 22, 2003, 6:13 AM   #2
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there is a brief one here: http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/fu..._s7000_pr.html

But yea i konw what you mean, i have been looking for reviews and there doesnt seem to be many yet.
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Old Oct 23, 2003, 5:28 PM   #3
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There have been some comments on other boards about RAW processing, issues with format and noise. I am a rank amateur so what this all means is zip to me. The "other board" has people offering the opinion that the 7000 is in need of a major software upgrade to have utility to most users. You might check around for details. I was thinking of a 7000 myself but am on hold until I understand what the issues are (and whether they will be resolved). Perhaps the potential reviewers are doing the same.

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Old Oct 25, 2003, 11:51 AM   #4
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I already saw the famous s7000 on sale in Best Buy but refrained from buying it. I would think there would be a massive flood of reviews of this flagship camera..... but nothing at all. My only conclusion is that this great camera is really not so great.
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Old Oct 25, 2003, 3:36 PM   #5
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I also saw the S7000 at Best Buy. It was $799.99(US) on Monday and when I went back on Friday it was down to $699.99(US). It made me wonder if there are problems with it. :?
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Old Oct 27, 2003, 2:56 PM   #6
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Both Steve's and DPReview should be posting this week.....according to response to e-mail inquiry. Etronics site has incredible price with shipments this Friday. Hope earlier criticisms about noise are inaccurate in current production models. Let's see some individual posts soon to help us all!
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Old Oct 27, 2003, 5:50 PM   #7
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I dought very much the rummor is true about noise. My friends at Fuji tell me it's a "602 body with a S2 Pro CCD." If someone is into the 602, I am sure they will like the "larger" quality print size the 7000 will be able to make.
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Old Oct 28, 2003, 2:36 AM   #8
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http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/s7000.html
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Old Oct 28, 2003, 9:26 PM   #9
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Although Steve's article seems positive, the noise issue appears to be present:

This "aggressive compression" can be seen as noise in the
blue sky areas of our sample pictures. We also noticed
considerable shadow noise in low contrast areas of the
frame as well but this isn't due to compression, it's sensor
noise.

All in all, it appears to be what is sometimes called a "butt sandwich":

"The camera did well, the controls are fine, the features are fine,
BUT...."

Read: the bad news is more palatable when layered with the good news.

Overall, the review appears positive. As enthused as I initially was about the 7000, it appears to me that it's closest competitor, the Minolta A1 (my opinion only), might be a more compelling choice. The Canon lemmings will leap on the 300D, harping on the $899 cost, then finally admit that the cost is really $999 with a limited use lens. By the time you actually have lenses sufficient for most non-professionals typical use, the cost is $1400. The 7000 might be a great fit against the Nikon 5700, particularly if the street price hits $599. Of course, if the A1's price heads towards that as well.... it might be a tough road for Fuji.

Just an opinion.

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Old Oct 30, 2003, 2:44 PM   #10
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Every camera has good points and bad points. It all comes down to a matter of personal taste etc etc.
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