Summary: First,right after I bought the camera I purchased a small Case Logic protective carrying case which attaches to your belt. Now I can take this great little camera where ever I go. I take it when I go hunting or fishing to capture the occasional trophy or the great scenery but I especially bought it to take along on my bike tours. It is built strong, hardly any plastic, it has great optics and is lightweight. You don't even notice when its on your belt.
Summary: I purchased this camera as an upgrade from a Casio 5MP digital camera. The difference is amazing. The detail and crispness of the pictures is stunning, I can't believe what I've been missing! I did a lot of research before buying this camera, went to lots of camera shops and talked to lots of people "in the know". Everyone agreed Fuji is the leader in digital cameras.
Summary: I recently returned from an extended sightseeing trip to England, Scotland and Wales. I took over 450 pictures under many different lighting conditions like indoors, outdoors, cloudy, rainy or sunny and even through a window of a bus. When I got back home and downloaded them on my computer, that's when I really began to appreciate the rich and sharp colors under all these different shooting conditions.
Summary: The Fujifilm Finepix F40fd (F45fd) is the fastest low light P&S camera I can buy at this time (Nov 20,2007). Before I review, let me say a THANK YOU, to all who do post their reviews, because I have read them ALL, and a really big THANK YOU to Steves-Digicams and the CNET staff, who test and provide shutter speeds with flash. Since October I have been researching to find the fastest (for fast moving small kids) low light (for evening indoor pictures) P&S camera.
Summary: Pros: Great color on all the pics. The flesh tones and vibrate colors look better then any digi camera I have had. My first camera was a fuji film and my second was a Canon. The whole time I had my canon I missed my fuji film. I only switched before because the canon 410 was the in camera at the time and my fuji was stolen. My old fuji F4700 told pictures with amazing colors. My old pics just looked more alive.
Summary: Many people who gave negative reviews on this camera have unrealistic expectations - this is a $190 camera which will NOT perform miracles under dim light situation without flash. Its DOES NOT have wide angle, IS, manual mode, or super zoom. However, it is compact and takes very sharp, colorful, and detailed pictures with usable ISO up to 800. It also takes excellent MACRO shots.
Summary: This was a gift for my wife to replace her aging canon, this was camera is small and fits easy into her purse, has great battery life and with face detection and auto-fill flash takes great pictures with little effort.
Summary: After endless research, both online and in stores, I purchased this camera after test driving a Fuji F45fd. The features were incredible, more than I thought I could afford. Came home and after doing a little digging found out that the P40fd and P45fd were the same camera, just packaged for different markets. The P40fd has so many great features such as face recognition that truly helps make your pics better.
Summary: After considering various options in the compact camera market, and then narrowing it down to this or the F31fd, I am happy with the F40fd. Our preference is for less complexity and automation and this is a feature of the F40. I understand that the F31 has manual options that allow better shots in low light conditions. However, the photos we have taken in low light in auto mode and in natural light mode appear outstanding.