Summary: I bought 3 of these cameras for our county rescue squad because I have used the Fuji Finepix 1400 for years. The camera gives a much better picture that you would expect from a 1.3 Megapixel camera and is very dependable and easy to use. The 3x optical zoom is great and you get great close up pictures with the Macro setting. Draw backs, The battery door clips break fairly easy if forced and the sliding lens cover tends to get loose. All in all its a great camera.
Summary: This is my first digital camera, so not a great deal to compare it to. All I can say is that it is excellent. Great zoom, and price wise it is very competetive. My only gripe is that 4mb of memory is not really enough and the batteries don't last that long, but who cares if the pictures are great!!