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: For the price, this has been an excellent little camera. Battery lasted well while we were on holidays and there wasn't any real lag when taking a photo. 12 megapixles is massive. Best feature is how well the image stabilizer works even when taking shots from a moving car.
Pros: Bright LCD, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: I bring this camera everywhere, the wide zoom range and acceptable high iso performance makes it a good a everyday camera. The image quality up to iso 400 is decent, but at 800, the image definitely suffers and this is with the camera taking 6MP images. In addition, the manual functions are sorely lacking. However, with the $100 rebate, I believe this camera still offers the most bang for the buck from amongst all other options.
Summary: I'm very happy with this new Camera It can do things I may never use, But the option is there in case I need it. I own the Fuji F31fd also, In my opinion this is a great camera for all around use, although not as advanced as the f100fd. My one complaint is that I wish that Fuji would make their accessories common to that camera series, The AC adaptors in all that series should be interchangable...Example, I cannot use the AC adaptor from my F31FD on the F100fd Etc.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: I use this camera mostly for family and baby pictures. I also use it for landscape pics. The only negative I have is that the color on peoples' faces is dark. I have to do a lot of fixing from the computer before I can print pictures. I have a 2 year old Fuji that takes better face photos. Other than that I like the camera very much.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Strong Construction
Cons: Poor Operation in Low Light, Short Battery Life
Summary: I was looking for a point and click camera that allowed me to take sharp photos indoors. After doing some research, I found that this one was the best one for the purpose and after taking 300+ shots, I agree. I let the ISO level go all the way up to 1600 and the photo does not come out to be too grainy, and when I shrink them for blog usage, it's all smooth, so I'm happy.
Pros: Good in low lights, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: Pros: * High quality photos. * Lots of features. * Good low light photos. * Neat night time 8 second exposure. * Browsing photos is fast. Cons: * It is very important to wear the wrist strap, since the large LCD is where you would want to grip it firmly in your left hand. * You have to switch it to sport mode to make sure that pictures with movement don't turn out blurry. * Some features don't work with other features, and it is not always obvious.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: I had a Fuji f810 that I used for all my photo's including underwater. It's underwater housing flooded and wrecked the camera. I looked at other brands and found they weren't as user friendly as I had hoped. So after a search I decided on the F100fd. The Fuji's seem to be simpler to manipulate, at least for me, underwater with gloves and such. I also picked the f810 and the new f100fd because they have manual or custom white balance and setting it is sooooo easy.