Summary: I bought this camera strictly for it's supposed low-light capabilities--and it's TRUE. I can now take picturees in a gym or auditorium w/o a flash and w/o the need to carry my true SLR with me. Just this point-and-shoot does the job!
Summary: This was purchased for a friend whose previous fuji film fine pix F30 broke, but she was such a fan of the camera she wanted the exact same one even though there are more recent cameras on the market.
Summary: I bought this camera quite a while ago and love it. It is very easy to use, and the menus are very intuitive, so I don't need to constantly keep instructions with me if I want to use features other than the automatic setting. I also have a digital SLR that I use a lot, but it is heavy and expensive so I often don't use it if the weather is bad, or I am not planning to take many pictures. The F30 is small and lightweight, so I often carry it instead of the SLR.
An older camera that was the best for indoor or low light, and still is
7 November 2012
Summary: This is the legendary F30, little prince of indoor and low-light photography. It's what I carry around now. It uses XD cards which have gone out of style and I've only seen 2GB versions max of the type but it's good enough for my purposes. The XD card thing is why I only gave this product 4 stars not 5. My laptop has a build in SD card reader and it would have been nice to take advantage of it, but no biggie.
Excerpt: I did a lot of research before buying my Fuji FinePix F30 and have found that it lives up to the information I gathered. It has many picture options all of which work very well. I would suggest a tripod if you are wanting to take mainly night photos and expect red eye to show up in some shots but other than that it is a great camera to use, fun and easy. I love the battery life on this camera as well. It last me about a year in between charges.
Fabulous little camera that takes great pics and video
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Having used this Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital camera off and on for two years, I can wholeheartedly say it is a fantastic picture taker. It has amazing ability to capture great shots in various lighting. This camera is perfect for people who want good photos at night time or inside. It expertly works at high ISO speeds. The low light performance and color therein are in a class by itself.
Excerpt: we've had this camera for about 4 years now, it was given to us (used) by my father-in-law when he upgraded to a new camera. we have loved this camera and it has served us so well! i've even dropped the thing a few times and it's taken a beating but kept on working! my FIL told us that this camera is no longer made but used ones now sell for more than he paid for it brand new!!!
Excerpt: The FujiFilm FinePix F30 is a fantastic digital camera. It takes photos in complete darkness, too! Aperture and shutter speeds can be changed. You can record your voice to each photo, and it has an automatic mode for novices to use too! If you are not too sure if a particular photo shoot requires flash or not, the camera takes two photos consecutively at a press of a button! Probably the best compact camera since sliced bread!
Best low-light digital point-and-shoot made, bar none.
9 September 2011
Summary: This little point-and-shoot camera is one of the best of its kind for low-light shooting. I lost my first one and was half sick over it since Fuji no longer makes this model, and I take a lot of dusk and evening pictures. I looked for a replacement, but none could hold a candle to the F30 for extraordinary low light pictures. I found used ones for double what I paid for a new one several years back, but after much looking finally got one on Ebay for a good price.
Great quality images and thats what it's all about!!!!
7 September 2011
Summary: I have several SLR's and usually point and shoots don't compare however this is an exceptional camera. The available light photos at high ISO's are quite nice. Very good for concerts where yhey confiscate your SLR PRO looking camera. I already had one of these that I also purchased on E-Bay. Got this for a spare. The seller warned of a "spot" that appeared in all pics. I bought it anyway. The spot can easily be taken with PHOTOSHOP.