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Old Dec 17, 2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default s7000 instead of 5000

For a while now i have had my mind set on the s5000, but recently i was introduced to some more money, and the s7000 sudenly became more of a reality. I am just curious to know if the 7000 is worth the extra money (its about 300 more in Canada). I love the manual focusing ring it has, and its ability to focus off center. as well as the 15second to 1/10,000second shutter range it has. not to mention the hot shoe if i want to invest in an external flash. The fact that it is double the MP is not a huge deal to me because i dont plan on making giant prints of anything. and the fact that it only has a 6x zoom makes me sad So i wondering if the extra money i would be spending is worth it, if i dont really need the huge MP and its only 6x zoom. Any other differances that people know about can also be mentioned here, and are appreciated.

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Old Dec 17, 2003, 11:19 PM   #2
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Default S5000 vs. S7000

You are correct. I am in the same situation right now with choosing which camera to buy.

I also was sorry to hear that the S7000 did not have the same 10x optical zoom as the S5000, which can somewhat be made up by using add-on lenses.

However, owning to the fact that the S7000 has a better RGB setup, uses USB 2.0 instead of 1.1, and has the hot shoe (a big item for me), in addition to accepting both xd cards as well as CF and Microdrive cards, I would choose the S7000.

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Old Dec 18, 2003, 9:27 AM   #3
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I concur with gilbney. The additional features of the 7000 are worth the extra money only if you will use them. You also need to consider that you will need to buy a larger media card, an external flash, battery charger, and rechargeable batteries. You may not need to buy them all at once but there will be a day you will want these extra items.
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 11:00 AM   #4
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why do u need the baateries and charger as extra, does it not come with these, im jus wondering cos i am also in the same dilema and duno wheterh to but he s5000 or s7000.....?(its a gift for sum1)
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 1:10 PM   #5
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This is a link to the specs page:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...000.html#specs

You can see that the camera comes with 4 AA batteries and 16mb XD card. I would purchase rechargeable batteries and a charger instead of using alkaline batteries. It will not take long before they will pay for there purchase.
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 4:16 PM   #6
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Hey thanx for all your responces, i dont know what you ment by the different RGB setting though... gilbney, can you explain that a little further? plus if i am at this price range are there any other cameras to consider? or is the 7000 pretty much the cream of the crop?
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 4:42 PM   #7
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The S7000 is Fuji's cream of the crop for their digital cameras (non DSLR). Other competition would be the Minolta 7Hi, Nikon 5700, and the Sony F717, just to mention some.
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Old Dec 19, 2003, 1:44 PM   #8
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can sum1 advise me,
i need to know how long do the rechargeble batteries of 2300nimh last in the s7000.............with the viewfinder on the whole time......how many shots can i get in with zooming in and out. i had an hp812 and the bts used to go flat with only 10 shots 2300nimh and with the viewfinder on.....does the s7000 do the same?
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At a minimum you should be able to shoot over 200 pictures with a set of 2300. My son uses 1800s with his S5000 and he can shoot well over 200 shots.
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Old Dec 20, 2003, 2:18 PM   #10
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thanks for your reply

i would like to know sumthing elsoe...i have heard that there is a bateery drain problem with the compact card or sumthing..if you leave the bats in, the card drains the batery..is it true...if so how can we get around this.thanks
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