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Fujifilm MX 2900 3 Megapixels and Smaller
Submitted by Jon King a Expert
Date Reviewed: January 3, 2003
Strengths: It has a grat pic
Weaknesses: It needs a usb port
I dont like the way it has a seral prot
I love it and it wasen't chap I am a expert phtogepher and I have take many many photos
Price Paid: $10000.00
Similar Products Used: i have used it for 1 year
Submitted by Jerry Jackson a Professional
Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002
Strengths: -Great image resolution (for a 2 megapixel camera)
-External flash hotshoe
-Easy to use
Weaknesses: -Shot-to-shot time is slow compared to the best consumer-level digital cameras.
-A standard filter thread on the lens would have been nice. You have to purchase an adapter ring to use lens filters.
I've been using both consumer and professional digital cameras for several years now and there's a reason the MX-2900 is my everyday go-to digital camera: It's in a class all its own.
Yes, fuji makes newer, better digital cameras, but none of them sell for LESS than $250! In the right hands, the MX-2900 can deliver professional-grade results for the same price of a low-end consumer camera. In my opinion, the MX-2900 is the most overlooked digital camera on the market!
Why are people paying twice as much for cameras with less features? I get excellent 8x10 prints from the MX-2900, and if I use Photoshop's bicubic interpolation, I can get 8x10s and LARGER prints that rival those shot with 3+ megapixel cameras.
The only real criticism I have is that the shot-to-shot time is a little slow at the highest resolution. Still, I'm not upset for the price I paid. That said, I wouldn't to try to use this camera at a sports event unless you set the camera at the lowest resolution.
Price Paid: $218.00
Purchased At: www.Buy.com
Similar Products Used: Nikon Coolpix 950 and 990
Canon Pro90 IS
I'm tempted to list some of my professional digital gear, but I'll be fair and only compare the MX-2900 to consumer cameras
Submitted by Ken Wong a Intermediate from Vancouver, BC
Date Reviewed: September 17, 2001
Strengths: Great sharpness
Fuji CCD is the best out there
Weaknesses: Slow to focus
Slow to save
Only comes with a 4mb SM Card
No USB connection on board
No intermediate picture size, it's either 640x480 or 1800x1200
Awesome camera for the money. Fuji's super CCD is awesome and simply cannot be beat. It has its short comings but for the price you can get it now, it's worth every penny. However, a USB card reader and at least a 32mb SM card are DEFINITELY must have's for this camera. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to transfer pictures with the on board serial cable. You'll die waiting!
Price Paid: $900.00
Purchased At: Internet
Similar Products Used: 35mm SLR (Elan 7e)
Various film point and shoots
Submitted by Ed Wilson a Intermediate from Anchorage
Date Reviewed: August 23, 2001
Strengths: Very versatile, full manual control, aperture priority, shutter priority, full automatic, white balance, hot shoe for external flash, bright LCD display, ergonomic design.
Weaknesses: Slow RS232 interface for direct connection to computer, weak macro performance, unusable in dark lighting conditions (true with most digicams, very noisy)
The camera was purchased based on features, price, and a number of favorable ratings found on the net. Setup and use was straight forward. This was my first experience with a digital camera of any kind and I was able to produce photos as soon as the battery was charged. The overall picture quality is very good up to 8 x 10. Pictures consistently receive favorable comments. The #1 question asked: "What kind of camera is it?" The cycling time between high resolution pictures is slow, don't expect to shoot a series of action shots. The auto exposure mode works very well. The highest resolution mode creates TIFF images that only the FUJI software can read and a 64MB memory card will store 13 images at the highest resolution. In cold weather (10 degrees F) the camera performed miserably. It would not read any of the smart cards after being exposed to the conditions for only 10 minutes. Get a 64 MB memory card. Get an extra battery as well.
If it weren't for the problem with the camera's smart read and Fuji's very poor customer service I would be giving a higher benefit/cost rating. In the final analysis I can recommend this camera.
Similar Products Used: None
Submitted by Robert a Intermediate from Yonkers, NY, USA
Date Reviewed: March 29, 2001
Strengths: Great Outdoor/Indoor pics. Easy to use. Good resolution in it's class.
Weaknesses: Not enough professional(Manual) features.
Bottom line: it's almost imposible to take a bad picture with this camera. Now you can get it very cheap. It takes great picture outdoors and indoors. It has great resolution and even in lower resolutions the pictures print very well. The software is really good.
Similar Products Used: Toshiba which was also very good
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