"This camera is CRAZY!!!!"5.0 starson by paulndyment
Pros: Face recognition 2.0 (Automatic red eye removal *new feature) , Dual Image stablization, 18x zoom & wide angle in same packaged lens, Super macro.
Cons: It isn't 12 MP... oh well, the 18x zoom makes up for it.
Summary: If you like maximum control with the option of being lazy sometimes, buy this camera, you won't regret it.
I had the Fuji s7000 for years until I dropped it and I could only take video. The s7000 took the best pictures... the manual settings allowed for some incredible shots. Super macro is what got me into photography in the first place, and the vibrant colors that you get with Fuji is incomparable.
Face detect 2.0 with automatic red eye removal. Most cameras have red eye removal but it is manual. If you want the red eyed version the camera keeps the flawed version "just-in-case."(technology is really coming along)
18x zoom... 5.1x digital zoom... total zoom power = 91.8 zoom capability built in. (Just don't let it get in the hands of a peeping tom.)
Blurry photos with zoom??? Not a problem, dual-image stabilization, it corrects the shaking of your hands and the motions of your subject.
Real photo technology... No more washed out flash photography. Fuji has this awesome feature that you need to see to believe. I hated flashes until they came up with this.
Bottom line... Worth every penny.