Pros Great pics
Cons A little bit small & needs more things to mess with in the menu
Summary For the Price, can`t be beat
Pros Super flexible allows quick capture changes
Cons Buy two batteries
Summary Use this along with my Panasonic DMC-FZ28 so I now have quality low light museum, very good standard shooting and as long a distance as one usually needs. I capture pictures with the F70 that were not possible. Looking at the Panasonic Lumix ZS-7 also but not enough benefits over the Fuji for my use. Exelence is illusive in this range of camera.
Pros Supersharp photos in normal daylight, best in class for indoor photos. Can zoom whilst video recording, with sound.
Cons The F70 EXR video mode is not HD. You need the 80 EXR for that.
Summary It is cheaper than the competition, up to £100 cheaper! It combines the best of everything and with the EXR intelligent mode it makes taking snapshots a doddle. It has enough options for seasoned hobbyist.To get the best photos with this camera you have to know some basics about photography. The default ISO setting is 800 you need to change ths to 100 or 200 to get really sharp daylight photos. Use the SP appropriate setting for indoor photos or use the EXR mode for the camera to choose the best mode for you. This way you wont get blurred/poor image photos. There are simpler to use cameras, but this camera is for people willing to learn or are interested in Photography as a hobby.
Updated on May 24, 2010
Pros The film simulation modes, auto red-eye removal, 10x optical zoom. Great shot-to-shot times and low shutter lag
Cons Grainy, grainy, blurred, dim, and grainy
Summary I had an old Fujifilm 2MP digital camera that took incredibly crisp and beautifully detailed photos, until my kids broke it :(. I expected that same quality when I bought this, but I was wrong. 90% of indoor pictures turned out extremely grainy, no matter the ISO setting selected, unless the subject was within 2-5 feet of the camera.
I had a chance to take many photos of a couple opening presents in a well-lit room, from about 10 feet away. I tested using Auto with AutoISO 400, using the Indoor Party scene mode, and using the auto EXR mode. The camera chose the 400 ISO for every picture, resulting in identical grainy, noisy, mottled photos no matter the camera setting. A point and shoot should be able to handle this scene on auto and return decent pictures. I got clearer pictures setting the ISO down to 200, however the resulting images were quite dark despite the well-lit room and still a bit noisy. Telling my wife she'd have to use manual settings all the time would not go over well at all.
The Sports scene mode was useless at my son's game. Granted it was a cloudy day, but pictures were dull, colors were off and not at all vibrant, and still grainy. The auto focus could not keep up with the action, despite highlighting my kid before snapping the shots. He's fast, but c'mon. Auto mode did no better.
It's hard to believe Fujifilm would release this camera. They have done and can do better than this. Shipping it back today.
Pros Zoom, price
Cons Picture quality - all shots were very grainy. Those with or without the flash, and throughout the zoom length.
Summary Plan on returning this today and going back to the Canon. We'll give up some of the zoom for a picture qualtiy that at least looks good on the computer!