"Great results, especially indoors"4.5 starson by lloydg2
Pros: Superb wide angle lens, with crisp shots even using zoom.
Cons: Having to reset picture mode after turnoff.
Summary: As one who does a lot of indoor photo shoots for a small town paper that I edit, I have long needed a camera with a high ISO value with a flash that doesn’t wash out a lot of subject matter within 10 feet of the camera. The Fuji 6000fd seemed to fit the bill in the ISO department, and several much more experienced camera users recommended that I give it a try. I can hardly describe how satisfied I am. I had feared that without true image stabilization there would be blurring due to hand shake when shooting in fast changing news situations, or when using the 300mm lens in full zoom mode without a tripod. So far I have experienced no evidence of the effects of hand shake, and have been astounded by the sharpness of hand-held shots taken with full zoom of kids on swings and cavorting on a jungle gym over 60 yards away. These results were achieved even after realizing that I had forgotten to activate the camera’s stabilization mode (characterized in some reviews by camera pros as being less effective than those used by Canon and Sony). To sum up: So far, I have been shooting only in automatic mode indoors and out. The indoor pictures are neat, crisp and never washed out when the flash is automatically activated. And the indoor results have been achieved without even beginning to experiment with setting the flash at different power settings. In short, I couldn’t be happier with the 6000fd.