Question about Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera
I purchased a Fuji S-7000 digital camera last week and it came with a 16MB XD card. Having recently purased a 510 MB Compact Flash card I was happy too see you had a choice of cards for the S-7000 and I quickly inserted by Compact Flash. In using the camera, I found I could only get about 30 minutes or less of pictures before the AA rechargable batteries went dead. I called Fugi and the tech told me to try using the XD card...the Compact Flash used excessive battery power even when the camera was turned off. Today, I tried an XD card and had plenty of juice left after 2 hours. Anybody out there heard this before? I thought the Tech got a kickback from the XD card people but perhaps not.
Posted by Anonymous on
There is a well-known problem that certain compact flash cards cause excessive battery drain in the Fuji S-7000 camera. For instance, I picked up a compact flash at a retailer, put it in the camera, took one picture, turned off the camera. The following morning the batteries were dead. I can't say exactly which ones don't cause the battery drain (there's a site on the Internet with that info, I've lost the URL), but (unfortunately) SanDisk and PQI(I think that's the name) CF's are among the ones that do. I have a SimpleTech 512MB and a Lexar 512MB 40x CF, and both work fine & don't drain battery.
Posted on Sep 12, 2005
Nikons and Fujis keep the CF slot powered, and "poll" it every now and then to see if a card has been removed or inserted. So yes, a camera may drain batteries much faster with a CF card than it does with an XD. But if it really does do this, then someone at Fuji deserves to be on the street, looking for a new job. Polling a card every few seconds does not have to be a traumatic experience to the camera. A Nikon can sleep for months, and not show appreciable battery drain. After what I've seen in the horribly slow CF write times of the S3, and the large artificial difference in write times between CF and xD on that camera, I'd say someone (or several "someones") at Fuji is doing everything in their power to make CF look bad and steer people into xD.
Posted on Sep 12, 2005
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