Pros Large LCD screen (2"), ease of use, automatic setting does well even in lower light
Cons manual pop up flash, battery slide cover hard to open, no recharge port, USB cover not attached to camera itself, (they provide 2 if one is lost)
Summary For a 4.1 MP point and shoot, it holds it's own. Flash could be stronger. It doesn't use up battery power like some of the 4.0 MP or better. Overall, it's worth the money spent.
Pros Nice size, lots of features, pop-up flash, big screen, takes decent video clips
Cons Pictures grainy at high zoom levels, no image stabilization
Summary I like this camera. 4.1 megapixels is fine for me, as is 3.2x zoom. The software is decent, but I prefer copying the pictures manually on Windows XP, because the software will import ALL the photos on the memory card, instead of just the ones you want. It has shut down on me twice, where I would turn it on, but as soon as I touched the shutter button, the camera would just black out. How to fix it: take out the batteries and leave them out for about 5 minutes. Then, put them back in, reset the time, and your pictures will all be there. I recieved this camera for christmas last year, and it has helped me capture memories and create presentations several times. I use it constantly, but if you are a more serious photographer than I am, get a newer model. The pics are slightly grainy at 100%+ zoom levels. But, despite these few problems, I really enjoy and reccomend this camera.
Pros Cost, feature set. Good battery life
Cons no recharge port, I wish Fuji would use SD
Summary For less than $200, much less actually, you get a 3.2 zoom, manual controls and 4.1 MP. Honestly, I don't see how anyone can complain about that. I fail to see many of the complaints listed in other reviews. It would be a 10 if the flash was an auto pop up and if it could charge a battery within itself.
Pros nice size and price, sound with video, good macro, flash doesn't open automatically
Cons terrible colors and grainy, fuzzy photos
Summary Very very disappointed with this camera! I much preferred the photos taken with my old Sony CyberShot purchased in 2002 - even though it was only 2 MP the photos were much sharper and colors truer to life. This Fuji gives weird artificial fluorescent colors, especially with people - orange-y flesh tones. Photos are extremely fuzzy/grainy when viewed at 100%, even when taken in bright sunlight. Wish I could return it!
"prac tical to buy compare with higher megapixels but with almost the same quality"on by jcgalurs08
Pros user friendly
Cons it take awhile to register on the LCD after taking shot
Summary it would have been better if Finefix E500 has a higher optical zoom