"Excellent Camera - Does IT All!"4.5 starson by kirkmerritt
Pros: Like a DSLR and 3 lenses in one compact package
Cons: Some design flaws
Summary: Have had toe S8000fd for one week. In a word, stunning! The specs are impressive and the performance lives up to the specs. The 18X zoom with dual IS produces great pictures, even hand held. The macro and super macro perform equally well. Using a Sandisk 2GB ExtremeIII the shots are processed very quickly. Bottom line, this camera does what an $800 DSLR + a $1600 zoom + a $600 macro (=$3000) will do $2600 less! The control features are very good and intuitive. The picture quality is great with very natural color saturation.
Fuji's design engineering fell down in a few places. The connection "door" feels cheep, the battery access door isn't easy to use and the camera won't accept filters. This is my 3rd digital camera and, so far, great.