Pros Excellent photo quality for a Point and Shoot
Cons It is easy to end up changing the wrong setting. No raw format.
Summary If care about photo quality but don't want to or can't carry a DSLR it is a good choice. I bought it so I can always have a camera with me.
"Disappointed"on by Miami33131
Pros loads of features, feels good, looks good.
Cons Didn't deliver on picture quality.
Summary I've had Sony and Nikon and after reading the reviews on CNET, it looked like the Fuji was the perfect replacement. Wrong. I like the camera but the bottom line is the picture quality was just not as good as my previous Sony (DSC7). The camera takes too long to adjust to light conditions after powering up. If you don't take the time to turn it on, depress the shutter half way, then take the picture, you will have poorly lit pictures. This is not cool when traveling and are taking shots on the go. I sent it back after 3 weeks of testing!
Pros Considering the size it makes good quality sharp photos
Also in low light situations
Fits well in the hand
Cons Slight convexity on close ups. Straight lines bend outwards somewhat.
Battery is a bit on the small side. Recommend buying an extra for long day shootings.
Summary Being a point, shoot and get on with life type of guy. I wanted a little camera that I could hide in my back pocket, but could also take some near professional pictures. In my opinion this it it. Got it for our summer vacation trip to Sardinia, which also included a tour of a cave. Surprising, almost all the pictures came out decent considering the low light environment. On the beach it was of course perfect to have around. Now if they can only make it waterproof too!
Pros Takes great pics in well lit areas, lots of modes to choose from, EXR mode takes great pics in most situations
Cons No HD videos, menus and modes can be confusing and difficult to navigate, difficult to take pics in low light (if you use the auto modes)
Summary We bought this camera because of the great reviews and the EXR function. We were going to Italy and knew our current camera wouldn't cut it.
Well, my mom's less expensive Canon Powershot took better pics!
I'm an amateur when it comes to photography so I only use the auto modes. My indoor pics and night pics are inconsistent, even using auto modes dedicated to party (indoor) and night time situations. These pictures frequently come out blurry or too dark.
I was unsuccessful taking pictures of anything in shadow, too. My mom's Canon, on the other hand, didn't darken the subject or over-expose subjects in backlit situations.
The camera also stopped registering pics on one of my memory cards. Less than 1G into the memory card, the camera started saying that the pics were not readable. Luckily we only lost about 15 pics before we noticed the problem. To be fair, it might have been an issue with the memory card.
This was a pricey camera but I think you need to know what you're doing in order to use it. For what I need, the Canon seems to be easier to use and more successful in the auto modes.
...And in case you're wondering, yes, I've read the manuals.
Pros Clear and fast pictures for those who are like me who just need something simple!
Cons Settings are easily switched especially pulling out of pocket.
Summary GREAT quality pictures. DO not use EXR. May take a few days to get settings the way you like, BUT OVERALL well worth the money.JUST took 878 pictures on a Mission Trip to Honduras and was well PLEASED with its performance. I needed something light and POINT and SHOOT! Was NOT SOLD until I took it and used it on
the trip...I LOVED its performance. My daughter and many others commented as I posted pictures from Honduras how great the pictures were.SO for the money I AM WELL-PLEASED. The only thing is the settings wheel is easily changed, but other than that and knowing NOT to use the EXR mode, it is an awesome camera.