I now have two Fujifilm digital cameras: a 1 megapixel
(purchased May 1998) and
a three megapixel, 4th-generation version of the same basic camera, now
called the F601 (purchased June 2002).
The 3-megapixel Fuji F601 digital camera (see review
at Steve's) has an
interpolated 6 megapixel mode, as well.
I immediately decided to pit the two cameras against each other, though
it is no contest. The F601 has a much faster processor (the
time between consecutive shots is virtually unnoticeable on the F601
compared to the painful 15 seconds of the MX-700). The exposure
settings have been refined. And I now have a 3 X zoom. Below
are some comparison pictures. I'll add more as time permits.
FED-EX BOX COMPARISON
(1.1 MB PNG file)
Here I shot the words on a Fed-Ex box from the exact same distance
(about 2.5 feet) with
both cameras. Obviously, the zoom lens gives the F601 a big advantage,
but even the increased pixels almost make the difference in being
able to read the text.
CAT PILLOW COMPARISON
(547K JPG file)
Here I shot a pillow with a picture of a cat on it from about
8 feet and
sized the same part of the image to the same size for each of the
Again, the zoom gives the most dramatic increase in quality.