Summary: I tested this camera in a store and found the close ups in macro to be exceptionally good for a wide angle lens. Fuji has maintained the 4/3 aspect ratio that is essential for good close ups. Many more expensive wide angle compact digital cameras that I own cannot take good close ups in macro setting, which are very important to me. Perhaps the best camera out there in the lower price point.
An Amazon treasure, Fuji FinPix famous for its quality and ease of use.
Arkengareth "Sage", Amazon
14 July 2011
Summary: This camera consistently takes fabulous pictures, whether of still subjects or those moving, because there is a sport selection, not to mention the setting to take video pictures, and this camera fits into your pocket!
Summary: Preteen grand-daughter loves it. Has survived her use and being lost once still intact, even tho it looks a bit fragile. Lesson One: keep strap on wrist! That solves many problems. I also bought extra battery and charger since special sized batteries are needed. Resolution more than enough for 8X10. No regrets.
Summary: I wanted a camera that would take good pictures without having to fiddle with it too much. I get fabulous pictures from this camera. You can take a lot of pictures if you set it up for small pictures. These go through the email nicely. If you want a picture quality good enough to blow up in size without getting fuzzy, this is a good camera. The large pictures take forever to go through the email but great for family mug-shots you can frame. More than worth the money.
Summary: This camera is just great. Compact, stylish and powerful. A great deal for the money. 12 MP, HD Video capability, very nice battery life (which by the way is a rechargeable battery that comes with a very comfortable charging dock), the panoramic feature is very good and user friendly. Face and smile detection are also included. The Auto-mode is pretty intuitive and accurate. I am very happy with this purchase.