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: 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.
Summary: Camera takes very high resolution pictures. Downside is that menus and buttons on camera are very confusing. You really have to take a couple of hours and go through the manual to understand how to properly set up the camera and learn where the controls for important features are located. Once you've done that, you've got a great camera.
Summary: This camera yields the sharpest, most detailed images I've ever seen from a pocketable camera. Compared to the more recent Fuji F200EXR and the Panasonic ZS3, the F100FD is, in my view, better. Far better, in fact, than the Panasonic, especially at higher ISO settings. The more recent F200EXR has nothing on its older sibling, which has most of the same features but better image results.
Summary: I have a Nikon SLR, but like many dragging a big camera around can be a pain! I own an older Canon Elph SD-450 which actually takes rather GOOD pictures..except in low light and well..it's just too old now. I was trying to update my Canon with the newer technology out there..Face detect,image stabilization,better movie mode.
Summary: Yes, under extreme circumstances and with some effort you can create a picture showing a slightly blue / purple speckled black in dark objects or shadows. This is at the extreme left 2% of the photo, visible when artificially enhanced in Photoshop, and difficult to see when printed. The Fuji seems to have less noise and better resolution at ISO 400 and 800 than other cameras in it's class. It is a wonderful little point and shoot camera with limited manual control.