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: During the warranty period, the power button malfunctioned. We sent the camera in for repair, but Fuji insisted that we damaged it. They forced us to pay $85. A couple years later, the same issue occurred -- the power button malfunctioned again. We sent it back to Fuji, and they want another $85 to fix the SAME problem, even though we did not drop or damage the camera. This is just ridiculous.
Summary: I have lost over 300 photos on this camera now. I (wrongly) assumed the memory card was at fault. Three cards later, from three different sources, two of which were bought on the high street, photos are still being deleted. When I searched around on-line I found that this is indeed a common fault of this camera. So I am disappointed to say the least!
Excerpt: этот фотик стоит баксов 50 как максимум, а нам его впаривают за афигенные денбги. Макро можно считать нет вообще. Пейзажи снимать бессмысленно - всё что дальше 4 метров просто набот пикселей а не цветочки и не листочки. Он годится только для того чтоб себя на паспорт сфоткать. Я им даже фоткать не хочу, просто выкину.