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: 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: 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.
Summary: I am being very open and honest when I say this is the best compact on the market. Please note when I say this I am specifically refering to image quality. Things like looks, feel, menu layout, options, weight...ect are a mater of personal preference and who can judge that for you. I will admit I am not a professional photographer but I don't need to be to see which pictures are more pleasing to the eye. Isn't this what it is all about?
Summary: I recently picked up this camera and could not be happier. It's not going to win any style awards and it does not have all the controls some of its competitors have (though it has most of what I want). The thing that sets this camera apart is the image quality. And, quite frankly, nothing matters more to me than the quality of the image coming out of the camera. I do not make this comment in haste.