F40 is good but not at high ISO for low light shots
Brian plays Tennis, Amazon
11 March 2010
Summary: The F40 is a nice small size compact, has fast operation, and takes good pictures in general especially outdoors or in good light. However, indoors the low light and high ISO performance is not as good as previous models like the F10, F20, and F30. Photos are grainy with high ISO. I disagree with other reviewers who say they get good high ISO shots with this. Also, it doesn't have image stabilization or much zoom. But using SD cards is a good improvement for Fuji.
Summary: I like this Fuji camera because it can take better low light photos without flash than others in the same price range. I like it also because it does not limit the use of memory cards to the XD format but can register on the low cost,universal,ubiquitous SD. I dislike it because of its ridiculous limited built-in memory. Like other point and shoot cameras, this built-in memory,good only for a few photos, is a joke in this age of multi gigabyte memory cards.
Summary: Pros: 1. sturdy build 2. small, about same size as Canon SD750 3. long lasting battery 4. beautiful screen 5. takes both SD and XD cards 6. displays all relevant information but no irrelevant information when reviewing pictures 7. everything spelled out in plain English so you don't wonder what various weird icons mean Cons: The regular Auto mode isn't good The problem with the Fujifilm Finepix F40fd is that its automatic mode defaults to high ISO's.
Summary: I would not consider myself a digital camera expert by any means, but I'm very happy with the Finepix F40fd. The numerous modes make it such that you can get a good shot in almost any environment. The simultaneous natural/flash mode is especially useful. As far as video is concerned, the sound quality in much better than I expected; it's not nearly as garbled as video I've seen taken from other digital cameras.
Probably the ONLY compact cameras with good ISO 400 shooting
Hafharhrhr Amalmahay "guitar guy", Amazon
31 January 2008
Summary: There is one overriding fact: The Fuji F-series is the only compact camera series that you can use at anything over ISO 100 and expect good results. People don't realize that even ISO 200 on pretty much ANY other small camera is pretty bad. With the F40fd, ISO 400 looks quite decent and even 800 isn't too bad. This is EXTREMELY important and rare, and overshadows any other failings a camera may have - which in this case are few. The F41fd is also quite a bargain.
Summary: I got this camera from Amazon back in Sept - Great camera, but disappointed in Fuji service. For the first time since buying, in November I plugged the camera in via USB to a Mac and it wouldn't recognize. Tried it on an XP system and same thing. Sent it in for Warranty repair, and Fuji came back saying "USB port broken - impact damage", and would not repair under warranty. The camera has less than 40 pics on it total.
Definite value for money where research is concerned...
4 November 2007
Summary: I purchased this camera solely for a research trip and thanks to its museum function I have 3-4 pictures that were easily worth the cost of this camera alone. Enhanced text capability photos were also a wonderful addition for a researcher unable to make copies due to various reasons.