Summary: This was the 1st digital camera I bought for myself and it lasted 6 years!! I've only own two digital cameras my whole life. The previous camera I had was a gift, broke less than a year even had it fixed for free from Kodak. I wanted a good one so I remember doing a lot of research before purchasing this camera. I just broke it today by dropping it on wooden floor and it messed up the zoom while it was on! :( It saddens me since this camera holds so many great memories.
Summary: Image quality right there on top with the best of them!!! This is IMO the perfect camera - - 700 shot battery life! (I did it with little flash or no flash, little lcd viewing) - light weight - unassuming! Only gripe really is lack of wide angle. If this baby is 24mm or even just 28 mm this is the pocket ulticam!
Summary: This is an excellent device. Great image quality. If mine had not somehow been afflicted with dust/tiny hairs on the sensor I'd still be using it. Fuji says they will attempt a fix for $150 but do not guarantee the outcome. The only thing I think will replace it is a Panasonic LX5 - that's how good this pioneering camera is. (The newer F series Fujis are, for me, a bit too small.
Summary: Great Little Camera for low light! Long known in Camera circles as one of the best cameras for low light pics. Would recommend to anyone wanting a small pocketable camera good for almost all occasions.
Summary: I sold this camera when I upgraded to the finepix f200exr. BIG MISTAKE! The level of detail and noise control on the new cam is still not as good as the F31fd. I mainly use this cam to take indoor pictures of people at events and parties. It's my preferred camera when going to museums as it is very discreet and gives excellent detailed flash free shots nearly as good as a DSLR to my eyes.
Summary: This is the second F31 that I have owned and the reason I bought the second one is because it is such a great camera. I also own a Fuji F30 an F20. For low light shooting you simply cannot buy a better camera, and that includes any of the newer Fuji's. Fuji used the fantastic light sensor in this camera in the F20 & F30 as well and both are just as good in low light, but the F31 has a few refinements as well as face detection which is OK but it's not as refined as it...
Summary: A FinePix F31fd was purchased early 2007 new from Amazon to replace a first generation Canon digital point-and-shoot. Electronically, the Fuji product is great. The amazing battery life really makes having the opportunity to catch a great shot much easier than having to remember to recharge each night. The low light capabilities, resolution, etc. are stellar as mentioned by numerous reviews here.
Summary: The Fujifilm F31fd deserves its iconic cult status. In the last 40 years of being an amateur at taking snapshots, I have owned a dozen cameras ranging from instant film cameras to 35mm SLRs to compact digitals to digital SLRs. If I had to pick one camera to use all the time, the Fujifilm F31fd would be that camera. Picture quality...ability to focus and record what I think I see...capturing light..