"For the one who wants options over super fine quality"3.5 starson by moonlitwish
Pros: Zoom, Options, SDHC Compatable; full manual; awesome macro; Great for 4x6's but you're not going to want to blow many of these shot up!
Cons: Picture quality not terrific, lens cap is rediculously attached, AA batteries make it heavier, EVF instead of optical viewfinder, Some controls not intuitive
Summary: I was seriously impressed with the features on this camera in the store. My Casio crapped out on me after 4 years of use and abuse and I had been eyeballing DSLRs anyway because I wanted the same or more manual features than my Casio (Z750) had plus some zoom. Bad thing was I was on a bigger budget than I anticipated buying my camera on and I needed something NOW. Enter the S2000HD after looking at all the compact cameras available at Best Buy and not a single one having a manual focus option. Same (or better) price point, more options. I needed manual focus, viewfinder, video, and an auto mode that worked when I wanted to be lazy. The drawbacks were that the viewfinder is electronic (and grainy, but most seem to be), the lens cap is quite frankly in the way if you shoot looking down, I hate AA batteries, and the pictures are generally so so. I cannot say I haven't made some fantastic shots with this camera. But most of them are not as crisp as I would have liked. I love the options, but I'm still not sure this camera will get me through as many years as my Casio did simply because the number of shots I have to take to get a great one is a horrible ratio so far. But I haven't really gotten to take too many and haven't had the camera for very long (about a month) to get used to it.
Overall, I'm satisfied for what I paid for it, but wouldn't recommend it to a serious photographer friend-probably just leisure picture takers looking for zoom and macro options in an inexpensive camera.