Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom

The Good 6X zoom lens; compact design; records video clips with sound; doubles as a Webcam.

The Bad Most settings accessible via LCD menu only; minimal manual-exposure control; poky shot-to-shot time.

The Bottom Line Fujifilm's FinePix 2800 Zoom offers point-and-shoot photographers a 6X zoom lens and a compact design.

Editors' Rating
7.0 Overall

Compare

Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom
Panasonic Lumix LX100 (silver)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark III
Nikon Coolpix L100 - digital camera
Nikon Coolpix L100
Sony Cyber-shot RX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Price $300 MSRP $300 MSRP $1,099 Sony Store Online $300 MSRP $599 Camera House
Design
9
8
Features
8
9
Performance
8
8
Image quality
8
8

Review

Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom is a small bundle of surprises, with its 6X optical zoom and Webcam capabilities. Don't expect a high-end feature set, though; this compact 2.1-megapixel camera is point-and-shoot simple.The Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom is a small bundle of surprises, with its 6X optical zoom and Webcam capabilities. Don't expect a high-end feature set, though; this compact 2.1-megapixel camera is point-and-shoot simple.

Balancing act
Equipping a compact camera with a 6X optical zoom is no mean feat, but Fujifilm has done a nice job with the FinePix 2800 Zoom. Weighing in at 13.3 ounces with batteries and SmartMedia memory card installed, this digicam has a well-balanced, ergonomically pleasing design. Its good-sized grip provides a solid handhold to combat camera shake, which is especially critical when zooming in close. An electronic viewfinder (EVF) takes the place of an optical viewfinder on the camera, and although neither it nor the 1.8-inch LCD will give you the sharpest view on the block, the EVF provides a relatively smooth display when you pan and zoom.

Almost all of the 2800 Zoom's settings are accessible via easy-to-understand LCD menus. The minimal controls on the camera body let you zoom, navigate the menu, and switch between the EVF and the LCD. You can use a dial on top of the camera to select the shooting, playback, and video modes. Although these controls are well placed and readily accessible, we sorely missed being able to access frequently used features such as flash settings and the Macro mode without scrolling through the menus.

Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $300
  • Brand Fujifilm
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 0.66 lbs
  • Sensor Resolution 2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 9.4 mm (1/2.7")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
See full specs

Report errors

How To

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

How to set up your dSLR for beginners

How to set up your dSLR for beginners

How to extend your camera's battery life

How to extend your camera's battery life

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Control camera playback using a TV remote

Control camera playback using a TV remote

How to buy a used dSLR

How to buy a used dSLR

Make Sony NEX-7 videos more natural

Make Sony NEX-7 videos more natural

Best picture styles for SLRs

Best picture styles for SLRs

How to buy a second-hand digital SLR

How to buy a second-hand digital SLR

How to create a retro stop-motion film with Instagram or Hipstamatic

How to create a retro stop-motion film with Instagram or Hipstamatic

Five tips for taking sports photos

Five tips for taking sports photos

Latest News