Pros The camera body is good and has a nice feel. Nice zoom operation.
Cons Tried everything and the pictures are not as clear as they should be.I found that Fuji lower models of cameras took much better pictures than this one. I would NOT recommend the finepix S8000fd
Summary I find I have to take a lot of pictures to make sure I get a clear one. The auto focus does not work well. I have used lower models of fuji cameras and they took much better pictures than this model.
Pros The price - the spec.
Cons Build quality leaves a little to be desired
Summary At the price, nothing on the market realistically compares.
"A Dream Come True"on by Call_Me
Pros EVERYTHING I always wanted
Cons Wish I had it 50 years ago!
Summary I've taken photos my entire life. I specialize in bugs, birds, and blooms. I started out with a Brownie, then a SLR Canon with 1000 pounds of lenses and finally a couple of SONY Cybershots. This little camera, which I bought from HSN, is the camera I wish I'd had my entire life! Light-weight, lightening fast, and takes macro-close ups worthy of National Geographic. I bought rechargable batteries and can shoot for 4 hours with no problem. Thanks to this camera, my sales of nature photos are up 33% and I've only had it for 6 weeks. I love it!!!
Pros Lite, compact
Cons That darn f-mode button
Pros Value for price
Cons Focus has issues
Summary I received this camera as a gift and initially was thrilled with the 18x zoom. Since my initial love I have found that the autofocus often focuses on something other than what I am trying to photograph such as the braches in the background if I am shooting at a bird.
Using the auto settings I have found that taking pictures of people causes bluring if they move at all unless I use the flash.
The image quality is descent but no better than my Sony DSC-S75 point for everyday picture taking (birthdays, weddings, candid shots). I find myself using the Sony for most situations and the Fuji when I need the zoom or if I can take the time to set the manual settings. If I set the settings manually instead of using the auto focus the images seem to turn out better.