"Professional Results for the Novice"5.0 starson by kmo727
Pros: Ease of use -- especially in automatic mode
Clear pictures in telephoto and regular (wide) mode
Durable casing -- not flimsy in your hand; well-built
Face recognition is accurate
Cons: A lot to learn for the novice
You have to go to the CD to refer to the manual, which is inconvenient
Summary: A terrific camera for the price. This is my second Fuji Finepix. I like the ease of use and the durability of Fuji cameras. And, you cannot beat the colors that this camera captures in your photos. For the novice, the automatic mode is there to help you take wonderful photos. For those more advanced, you can experiment with aperature and shutter speeds, and can establish custom settings. I considered some other name brands that are more recognizable than Fuji, and I even purchased one. But I quickly returned it and went and purchased this camera. I don't think you'll regret it.