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: Haven't explored all of the attributes yet, but am fairly pleased with the ones I've used. I love it's ability to take photos in low light! I've run into purple banding a few times and missed a few shots (but had my Nikon P90 to cover the situation). It's heavy for a small camera - I actually think the P90 is lighter. But it takes very good pics and will go in really close.
Summary: Over the past few years I've owned a Canon G2, Canon S2, Fuji S9000, a Panasonic TZ3 and now the F100fd. All of these cameras had pros and cons, but after buying the TZ3 I rapidly grew tired of the extremely poor indoor quality and noise that I actively sought out newer and smaller (compared to the beefy S9000) super CCD Fuji. IMO the F100fd is a marked improvement over the TZ3 for indoor photo quality and below are some of the pros and cons I've found with this camera.
Summary: I like this DC so much. very easy to use with many scenarios to choose from and it performs much better in the night than sony and cannon. however, i didn't give 5 star b/c the design of the lens. Unlike other DC's internal lens, this lens is easy to get dirt. Plus, there is some problem with the lid. it doesnt fully open after 3 month use. overall, i like this DC and am willing to get the fd200.
Summary: I tested the F100fd I received through Amazon for the pink banding problem described by the previous reviewer, and it does not appear to have that problem. Also, I compared shots with this camera in moderate daylight to my Canon SD950 (both are 12MP and similar in size). I shot the same scenes at ISO100 (ISO80 on the Canon) and at ISO400. In terms of noise levels, the results were practically identical.
Great camera if you take the time to learn how to use it
Alex Perry, Amazon
1 June 2009
Summary: I was not too impressed with the image quality and versatility of this camera, but now that I've used it on several occasions and scanned through the manual, I love the wide-angle lens and the low-light picture quality. And after the $[...], the price can't be beat.