Summary: The Finepix F40fd was a better camera in that size since it offered a larger sensor with fewer pixels, but this one worked well for many many years. It was finally replaced by the SONY DSC-HX50V.
Summary: This was bought top replace my wife's camera that broke. This is the same model and color, so her extra batteries will fit and she did not have to relearn a new camera. We both have Fuji cameras and enjoy them very much!
Summary: this is a great camera. my first digital was also a fuji. my son is using it now. 2 other digital cameras I have had are trash. lasted 1>2 years and died. purchased one for a co-worker, for her son @ work, and he says it is great.
Summary: I have changed the ISO settings and seem to be taking great looking pictures. The details it is able to pick up are great! I take a lot of pictures outside and of plants so I really like the camera.
Pros: 12mp! Easy to use, Great details. The camera does green really well, I am very happy with it at this point. Fast boot up time, and fast taking pictures. Li-ion battery pack!
Cons: No view finder, only 3x zoom, At times the pictures can come out very noisy. I find that taking pictures inside my house makes pictures with LOTS of noise. Battery can not be charged inside of the camera via USB!
Summary: Don't forget to get your free item by checking the combo option. I got the dolica tripod. It works great for stable images or timed shots.
Pros: This is a small, robust, and quick camera. It has a larger CCD than all of its competitors, and even though they have managed to cram 12 MP onto this sensor, it still manages to perform well at high ISOs. It is easy to use and navigate. I would recommend this camera. For the price you can't beat it.
Cons: 12MP images are a bit large filesize. It might have been wiser for Fuji to make this camera 10MP. It would have also helped make images less noisy. Auto mode shoots at ISO 400. If you set it to ISO 100 or 200 you will be much happier with the image quality.
Summary: Pros: 12 MP is great for zooming and zooming and not losing clarity. It is small and easy to use. Video with sound is very clear. Cons: the display is the only viewfinder, difficult to see if you got the shot during bright sunlight. Overall a great little 12 mp camera. I really enjoy it.
Excerpt: I LOVE this camera. I bought it as a pocket size point and shoot and it is great. Action shots of my grand kids on bikes, closeups of flowers, portraits, all great. Easy to learn and use. My Canon G3 does better digital zoom but otherwise the Fuji is fabulous.