Summary If you are going to buy a pro digital right now, this is the one to get. Incredible flesh tones straight out of the box. I'm sure there are plenty of D100/D60 owners crying because they made the mistake of not getting an S2--there's a reason S2's are in very short supply world wide, while everybody and their brother has D100's in stock. Finally, If you are seriously considering a Canon D60, buy it now because the D60 is being discontinued (Source: Canon Canada)!
Pros Great pictures of people and pets. Also makes for great outdoors photos. Uses AA batteries and 123 types. I've gotten an attachment to replace the 123 batteries with AAs and it works great. Eliminates looking for 123s which are VERY expensive. Handle
Cons Not light but well built. Will eat batteries if left on when not in use. Uses CF cards of 1GB or smaller which limits the images per card.
Summary Overall a Great camera for the money and produces great images. People are it's best area although it will do a very good job outdoors and in low light areas. Like all other cameras used with flash, get a good flash and don't depend on the one on the camera. The camera should last a lifetime if taken care of and 6MP is a very high quality image. You won't get more for you money than with the S2 Pro unless you can find an S3 Pro for a very good price. The camera is a keeper and will make you glad you spent the money.
Pros the s2 pro has stood the test of time and although is showing it's age, it still performs well I have a D80/D70 and E-500 along with many non removable lens models that are of the superzoom variety
It is notable that all features are so easy to use.
Cons Battery and weight is high, but with today's batt's it still can run a long time on a set of good eneloops.
Summary A camera that was ahead of it's time and when picture quality counts is still hard to argue with. I bet there are many on the used marked, that are able to be picked up for a song, if you already have Nikon lens's and would like to add a workhorse to your fleet, or one that can take the knocks and keep running based on the fact it's frame is built from the N90 and not a lesser design makes it tough. I see them listed in the used market for $200 and would be a good deal at the price if you already are invested in the nikon system, Enjoy the superCCD.
Pros Querky, but very reliable. Common batteries a plus in field "out of country".
Cons CCD probs with certain serial number range was actually a Sony problem. Fuji honors free replacement.
Summary First, let me mention the quarter century as a pro photographer with funding by an uncle with very deep pockets. I have had and can have virtually any imaging device or accessory required to fulfill my clients wants or needs. The Fuji Sx Pro series have always been best in their class when measured on overall performance and long-term value. For the S2, just look at the closing prices on ebay vs. the Nikon and Canon counterparts (look at an average of several as there are always exceptions). You will see that these 5 year old beauties regularly pull down 25 to 40% more than the competition from the same era. Please don't compare them to the new cameras as even you won't compare with the new generation human when they are your age. The CCD gripe affected a certain range of cameras that had chips contracted to Sony. Fuji and Olympus have offered free replacement of the affected CCD's. Google for all of the re-called cameras from this era such as various Sony and Olympus models (C-5050 comes to mind). And speaking of which, with all of the flaming laptop battery recalls (Sony, Apple, Dell, Compaq, etc.) that are Sony contract faults, it's amazing anyone does business with Sony for contracting out anything.
Bottom line: I use this camera as my personal "daily shooter" and prefer it over all but the newest. It also comes down to reliability, most bang for the buck, and how much I want to lose in the field when "out of country".
Pros easy operating controls
Cons it has been in for repairs twice in 2.5 years