Summary: I've had this camera for quite a few years and still greatly dislike it. It's compact, but that's about all I can say. It's my fourth Fuji, and one of the worst. Don't even think about trying to take pics in a low-light situation, such as a graduation in an auditorium. I have missed more event photos due to the awful SLOW shutter and lousy, dark, grainy images. Yes, I have tried manually setting it, auto, and nighttime options.
Summary: This is an excellent low priced camera. It has all the features of a much more expensive camera. It takes great pictures in all kinds of lighting. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a great point and shoot camera.
Summary: I've had good luck in the past with Fuji F20 and F45 cameras. The F100fd looked to me like an F45 with more zoom and image stabilization; an attractive package. The camera is just that. It takes dependably good pictures in Auto and Manual modes. Check the Dpreview Fuji forum for good manual settings. The lens is very sharp. I've only noted three negatives, none of which qualify as a big deal.
Summary: I bought this 2 years ago on a recomendation from a photographer for its features and durability. First the zoom button started sticking once in a while, then all the time and then all in or all out. Next the lens shade would only open half way and if you didn't catch it your picture would be blocked. Now the zoom is stuck out and is pretty much finished. It's almost like it was never lubricated and as time went by it just locked up.
Summary: The more I use this camera the more I like it. I consistently get great pictures at ISO 800. The picture quality is not as good as my old F20 at ISO 800, but it does compete at ISO 400 when assisted with the image stabilization. There is no problem with purple fringing. I keep this camera in my briefcase and use it often for work and play. I use it as a back-up to my DSLR as well. It does great 640 X 480 video, but I bought it to do stills and rarely do video.
Summary: I had been a Sony digital camera enthusiast for many years. Then while at work, I had purchased a Fujifilm FinePix for one of the guys for out in the field. I tried it to take pics of my jewelery and was immediately hooked on the quality of the camera and the ease of use. Ever since then, I have purchased four Fujifilm, upgrading each time. This particular camera is awesome.