Written on: 21/08/2002 by Lewis.
I have taken several hundreds shots with this Fuji Finepix 4700 digital camera and have only been disappointed on the night shots. I think the flash is low spec.
Overall the camera is easy to use, I have been pleased with the life of batterys. I use 1600mah.
The bad thing is that it has been repaired twice and written of on the third.
Looking at some other reviews this could be a problem especially the lens cover not opening.
Generally a good if somewhat unreliable unit. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2002 by Mike T.
Rang & was quoted 75.93 GBP for repair to my Fuji Finepix 4700 digital camera. Invoice dated 29/4/02 recd on 30th. Rang and authorised repair using Visa. Told repair within 5 working days.
10th May rang to ask. They claimed only authorised on 8th May!!! Denied it was possible for it to be autorised and not activated earlier. Expect delivery within 5 dyas.
75 GBP is excessive charge. Moral: Handle with care.
Also photomode button too slack and easily moved accidentally. Too easy to forget... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2002 by PJ.
I like this Fuji Finepix 4700 digital camera but it has proved a poor buy. It has been back to Fuji 3 times since I bought it taking 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 5 weeks+ as it is away being fixed at the moment. The problem is the lens falls out. A friend of mine also has one and his has been back twice with a sticking lens cover. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2002 by Fred Pfost.
I also have the original Fuji FinePix 4700 camera with 1.3 Mpixel CCD. Even it is good as far as it goes with the lower resolution and no zoom. After an extensive questionnaire that Fuji sent out they incorporated most of the requested improvements into the 4700 including the increased resolution and the zoom lens. Now with the new 128 megabyte smart cards the camera is all an amature photographer could ask for. Using Adobe Photoshop and the full resolution (1800 X 2400) I can print... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2002 by Eamonn Fountain.
I bought my Fuji Finepix 4700 digital camera when it was first released, after Tesco's and Kodak managed to lose a roll of film. Having never even heard of a digital camera, I asked a friend who works in the computer industry to help me find a camera which I could use with ease, and could take the quality of print I was used to. After looking at a lot of cameras, the 4700 seemed to fit all my requirements and more. The video camera feature is great for short bursts of footage.
It was once... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2002 by Nick Sullivan.
I bought my Fuji Finepix 4700 digital camera in November 2000 and have taken hundreds of photos with it in all conditions. I also use a Canon AE1 SLR and a Kodak DC4800 in my business. The image quality of the 4700 is good for a digital camera but not up to SLR quality and the camera has (until now) performed perfectly. Like a previous reviewer the "western" button on the LCD panel has become a little "tired" and, more seriously, the camera has developed a "No card" error message for no... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2001 by Tony McDevitt.
I was looking for a mid range digital camera in Dec 2000 and noted from reviews and opinions of learned professionals the 4700 was the one for me.
It has lived up to my every expectation - hardly put it down, goes everywhere with me !
Compact & versatile unit, producing superb images every time. Key strengths - Huge LCD viewer & battery life. It will sustain the large LCD display for an eternity - fails to "drain on use" the 2 1600mAH cells as other cameras do.
My Fuji 4700 with USB port... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2001 by eric.
I've done some extensive research. Fuji 4700 with the SuperCCD stands out. Cool body design and great value. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2001 by Ellis Field.
I doubt whether an enthusiastic amateur could want any more than this digital camera provides. Incidentally - ordered on Friday and delivered on Monday. Excellent service. £20 cheaper than a large High Street store advertising same camera £50 off. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2001 by Roy Haig.
Can't add anything to the previous reviews, except I bought one over a year ago for more than £500. At less than £400 (now), it's a snip (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2001 by Sunny Jim.
The Fuji 4700 is a fantastic little toy. It does exactly what it says on the box, assuming that the box says it takes great pictures, is really easy to carry around with you, and supremely easy to use, from the point and click to the more sophisticated features.
It can be quite battery hungry, so extra batteries are a plus. Extra memory cards too if you are going away for any length of time (the 16mb bundled card really is a bit tight, especially at higher resolutions)
Better still, couple... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2001 by J Kistruck.
This is my first digital camera, so a rating is a bit arbitrary, but I am totally satisfied with it. The controls are simple and intuitive, the quality is fine, the USB and video interfaces simple. It won't ever replace an SLR for extreme quality shots, and ultimate controlability, but it makes all compact 35mm cameras redundant.
At this price, I'd recommend it to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2001 by Hank.
I have used the Fuji MX2700 for the past 2 years and was looking for something with a little better resolution, a zoom, and expanded functionality. I love the MX2700 output in terms of color rendition, and look and feel of the camera. I initially was going to buy the new 6900 but given the price and doing some soul searching, I decided on the 4700. While not as feature rich, I am absolutely pleased with the image quality. I can say the super ccd and image interpolation definitely increases... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2001 by Conrad.
Bought this camera in August from internetcamerasdirect.
My wife has a Contax 167MT and the photo's from the Fuji are as good as any we have seen from there. If you have been waiting for digital cameras to get as good (better?) than 35mm then the 4700 does it. I bought mine with a 128meg card and this allows 75 images at max resolution with no compression. So far I have only used internetcamerasdirect's printing service .... but on 5 x 7 the quality is jaw dropping.
Now this camera is £400... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2001 by Mike.
No regrets ... lots of fun, some truly excellent images. Have actually made a decent amount of money by doing formal group shots and having them processed by Photobox. Customers are shocked to get top quality A4 images in just two days from shooting! I am shocked to find the images as good as scanned negs from my Nikon! Camera has just gone back to Fuji under guarantee (10 months old) because the 4-way push button bezel at the rear, so essential to its operation, has become 'tired' ... the... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2001 by Pete.
I have been looking for a good digital for some time, and decided on the Fuji 4700 after looking carefully at cameras feature's.
Also what put me on to the 4700 was the new super cd and its output of 4.3 million pixels from a 2.4 million pixel chip.
I found that it was value for your money and a brilliant little digital camera packed with many features. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2001 by Dan.
I spent ages deciding on which camera to buy.
In the end I opted for the Fuji 4700, as my mate has a 40i and I was impressed with the image quality the SuperCCD gives.
I opted for the 4700 as I wanted a zoom, and I'm really happy with it.
Running on 2 NiMh rechargable batteries lasts ages.
Its packed with good features which all work well and are intuitive to use. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2001 by steve bailey.
I believe that this may be a good camera (I will reserve judgement until I, if I ever, actually manage to load the camera on to my computer. I am sorely disappointed in its lack of ease of use. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2001 by Tim.
First digital camera. You will want to buy a larger memory card as the 16 MB gets eaten up quite quickly. Very nice picture quality. Comes with a lens cover which, believe it or not, is not standard equipment on most digital cameras. Thumbnail preview is a nice touch. In addition to the viewing LCD, there is a round LCD surrounded by 4 buttons to control zoom, flash etc. Turns green in display mode and orange when in camera mode - slick! Based on the features this camera has I would... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2001 by Steve Parry.
Biggest criticism is the Finepix 4700's limited resolution options - the 640x480 mode is too low to be any real use, 1280x960 is pretty good, but if that is all I wanted, I'd have bought a 1.3 megapixel camera. From there you jump straight to 2400x1800 4.3 megapixel mode, which is a little over the top for everyday use, and due to the way SuperCCD works, introduces a slight degradation of quality. My brothers fuji 4900 zoom, using the same SuperCCD, has an option for a mid-resolution of... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2001 by Giannis.
As with any digital camera, play with it. I see only great things here. I get a more artful shot, so for you photographers that are more creative, than technical, you'll find your heart sinks into this one as you try it and master it in a variety of settings. I've shot night shots of candles at the beach, friends in dark room, tripods, autumn on grey vermont days, etc. I've stripped color off in processing and gotten really expressive black and whites. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2001 by Simon.
Looked into the subject of digital cameras for several months before buying the Fuji 4700. Wish I hadn't wasted so much time - it's superb! (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2001 by D. Atkinson.
The Finepix 4700 is my second Fuji. First was the excellent MX1200. The 4700 is superb. The fine lens is backed up with excellent colour reproduction. Large prints are no problem. I would recommend this camera to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2001 by Peter.
An excellent quality camera, easy to understand the controls and to use; within a short time I was getting very good results.
The additional software to upload pictures to an album online works simply and well.
Highly recommended (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2001 by Julian.
The movie function on this digital camera is a bonus. Overall build quality superlative. Image quality is crystal clear, albeit the image sizes do get a little large at 2Mb uncompressed. You pay for quality somewhere :o)
It is the best buy in the digicam market in it's price range and well worth investing in the extras such as the Smartcard reader since transferring files from the camera by other means can tank the batteries a tad. I'd also recommend buying a spare set :o)
Overall very... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2001 by J. McCabe.
Only had a few days after buying the camera on special offer from 'Internet Cameras Direct'. Taken many pictures just to get a wide ranging feel for it. So far it's absolutely fantastic. Perfectly portable for holidays as well as home/party use. Many more fun hours to go yet !! Ratings pretty obvious really ---- 10/10 ---- (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2001 by Martin.
I've been using the Fuji Finepix 4700 for 5 months. Although it looked promising on the website, when it arrived (promptly) I was very pleased with its size and appearance (I was going to return it if it was too bulky like some I have seen!). Its been easy to use and to download high quality images and (with appropriate software) I have stitched together up to six shots to print some marvellous panoramic pics. The integrated lens cap doesn't get it the way (some dangle in front). Under low... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2001 by Hugh McKerrell.
The first pleasant surprise came when I ordered the camera. Most sales people react like the ground has moved when I tell them where I am from. But absolutely no problem with InternetCamerasDirect. They assured me it would arrive the next day and, to my astonishment, it did. The next pleasant surprise was the USB link. I use Windows 98 so I had to add a couple of USB hubs. Anyway, the whole thing worked first time and you download images so quickly you only switch on the camera for moments.... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2001 by graham price.
my first digital camera and it is fantastic, a few friends saying oh you won't get as good a quality as you do with a "normal camera" but how wrong they were. Aluminium body seems robust and looks great as well. I have taken well over 600 pictures and am still amazed at the print quality. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2001 by Tobias Goebel.
One of the reason I liked the Finepix 4700 was that I could make little movies (Avi's)as well. As you normally can convert them into other formats such as animated gifs. However the camera is using such a compression that this is not possible. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. I have tried to contact Fuji (co.uk, .com, ...) several times. And have had no answer to the problem in fact I had no answer at all.
You wanna make easy going pics, this is the camera to go for. But just don't have any problems, as... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2001 by Richard.
Bought the Fuji 4700 as a Xmas present for myself and have thoroughly enjoyed the camera and used it for my brochure pictures for our self catering unit. The images on the normal setting are good enough for our needs.
Looked extensively on the internet at the various cameras on offer and the prices asked before purchasing and can say that I would buy the camera again and from Internet Cameras Direct again. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2001 by Bob Littledyke.
I bought my fuji finepix 4700 from Internet Cameras Direct in November 2000. Since then I have taken hundreds of photographs, very few of which I have had to discard for poor quality ( these probably more due to the photographer than the camera ) and friends and family have been amazed at the 10" x 8" pictures the camera has produced. My boss has bought one on the strength of photographs I took at work in a dimly lit foundry!
I have excellent Ricoh and Pentax SLR cameras, both of which lie... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2001 by Lee Baker.
I bought the 4700 digital camera about 6 months ago, having previously owned the Fuji Mx700. The Finepix 4700 zoom is 90% better, I have some images on my site homepage.ntlworld.comlee-hayley (no www prefix) as you can see the quality is excellent and printed on the Epson Photo 700 the results are pretty impressive. The only drawback is the 1ong recharge time with the standard charger, I purchased the Optional Quick charger and some extra batteries, and now I'm a happy bunny :)
I do think... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2001 by Maureen.
This is my 3rd digital camera and I am totally addicted. The difference in the quality and clarity of the prints is amazing. I enlarged to A3 some photos taken In Macro mode of some flowers in the garden and the quality is amazing. The raindrops on the petals are superb. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2001 by Chris Neale.
Written on: 29/05/2001 by Shaun.
Hmmmm......To be honest the Finepix 4700 camera..is a joy to hold...at first it felt too small in my hands..but after taking a few pictures..that went away...The camera itself takes wonderful pics..i have it on normal at 1280 x 960. Which gives me about 48 pics...on the 16mb smartcard..which comes in the pack..and i found this fine for my needs..The only drawback i found was the LCD screen...when i change from record to play..as you would do to see what the picture looks like..you need to... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2001 by Clyde.
It has taken me about a year to get familiar with all the features. Shortcuts are available for all feature selections, it just takes experience to remember them all.
The higher resolution images are great, viewed on a CRT or printed with a reasonable printer. Color
seems to be accurate.
The relatively low battery capacity dictates that you always have a fresh set in your pocket. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2001 by Roger J Broome.
Owned for 6 months now, still trying to get to grips with all its features (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2001 by John Hughes.
The Fuji Finepix 4700 zoom is my first foray into the world of digital cameras. I chose the camera after reading many positive reviews, so it should not be surprising that the camera is a gem. It is easy to use, and is of the right dimensions to be carried and used regularly. The controls are laid out for easy access, and clearly defined. The automatic settings give excellent results. I bought it in conjunction with a Lexar USB reader, and they make a terrific team. The list of manual... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2001 by Bob Powell.
I received my digital camera and took it out of the box. As usual I didn't bother reading the instructions, I didn't need to - simplicity itself. My first serious use of the camera was on a skiing holiday where it performed perfectly and in temperatures down to -10! When I got it home and downloaded the pictures they are nothing less that stunning. When printed up to 10x8 using a cheap end printer the output really comes into it's own. Take a look at some pics at... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2001 by George.
I have been sceptical of digital photography for a while now and I've been waiting for a high quality camera that can produce images comparable to film, and the Finepix 4700 is just that. The camera produces wonderfully sharp and natural looking photographs. The camera is very stylish and compact, it can fit in your pocket and be taken everywhere. All the features are displayed very clearly on the LCD screen of the camera, all you need to do is pick it up and play. The movie clip option... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2001 by Alex.
The viewfinder is positioned in the top-centre of the camera which I find difficult looking through. Positioning it on the left would mean that my nose didn't get in the way.
Focusing is difficult in low light situations and I have to resort to manual focus.
Several spare batteries are needed if a long photo session is needed as the screen eats up a lot of power.
Having a mode which popped up the flash automatically would be nice however as it is so easy to review the pictures this is not... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2001 by Phil.
The Fuji 4700 has proved to be an excellent camera, producing good quality images with ease. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2001 by Alan.
The sturdy construction of this camera enables you to slip it into jacket or trouser pocket (or skirt I presume).
The clarity of shots taken outdoors is truly amazing and you would need to spend at least double its price to better it. I have personally enlarged to A3 and the results are breath taking. I do think that indoor flash photography is difficult to get used to as it is not a point and flash operation, however if you read the instructions and experiment with the EV, flash settings... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2001 by Lester.
I was amazed by this camera. Easy to use, after a very short skim of the manual (which is very well laid out and not written in serbo greek) I was able to take my first pictures.
Works well in low light as well as with flash. I replaced my old Fuji Camera (1300 mx) with this one and I had been very pleased with the results from that camera but I am amazed at the difference. Once you have used this you will forget everything else you have tried.
For those that like to tweak settings to get... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2001 by Gary.
Got the camera straight out of the box and wow. The size of the camera is really neat and compact. I could not believe that something this small would give such quality. I had a small handy cam which was 0.1 million pixels which was pants in comparison in the quality. I am a beginner to digital photography and have had excellent results.
Superb. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2001 by Mark.
Close to pro-quality images (I work in the industry) in bright daylight or well-lit flash work.
Huge CCD output means Photoshop keenies can crop the image savagely and still retain enough pixels to create great pictures. Holiday and family snappers will probably want to constrain the image size by using the medium resolution/compression settings, which reduce the resulting file to 500k or less. This still produces images which print wonderfully at 6x4 or 5x7.
Ridiculously easy to use in... (read more)