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: I take pictures primarily to remember and share events. I like to enjoy the moment more than shooting for the sake of shooting. But I like great IQ too, so I want a small camera to fit in my pocket that takes great pictures when I need it in a variety of situations. All P&S cameras have their shortfalls but the f100fd fits my needs better than anything I have found. The key is to work around the shortfalls.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, size, Strong Construction, Useful Zoom Range, Value
Cons: Awkward Menus, Few Manual Controls, Short Battery Life
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). It's slower then I would like. 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.