Summary: I was an award-winning hobbyist. A divorce cost me my cameras & darkroom equipment. When I became disabled I knew I wanted a camera. I researched heavily, because I no longer have the income to buy multiple cameras.
Summary: I really don't have anything negative to say. All this for $179? It's a steal in my book. The only minor gripe that I have is that the pictures tend to be a little blurry when fully zoomed. Other than that, it's a great, feature-packed camera that takes excellent pictures.
Summary: My experience w/digital cameras has been dismal from Sony to Nikon to maybe a Canon somewhere down the line. I learned on a gorgeous 35mm Leica from WW II era and so point & shoots have always been problematic for me.
Summary: My husband bought me this camera as an up grade from my point and shoot digital camera. Granted I have only had it for a few days but I love it! I consider myself a novice in training, so some features of this camera I am still struggling with, such as setting shutter speed and aperture.
Bad description of "in the Box" items even with help from Amazon Rep.
30 November 2010
Summary: I bought the Fujifilm FinePix S1800 because of it's great value and overall features. I have a 10+ year old Fuji digital camera and at the time, it was great. this new Fuji Camera will be great. The only problem I had was that the description of what came with the camera was very vague.
Summary: The FujiFilm finepix S1800 was an excellent choice for me. I do damage investigation, inspection and forensic photography. I had to have a camera that produced accurate high quality pictures that is quick to set up and easy to use, with features that allow me to shoot in low light, extreme close-up...
Pros: Easy to use but with very hgh quality photography, Flexible manual controls for creative shots as well!, Special Auto features that combine manual with automatic exposure control., Ability to store custom set-ups for quick selection later.
Cons: Slow from shutter to shoot in auto modes (but that is common in digital photography!
Awesome Value for the Money - LOVE the Panorama Feature!
Johnny Saigon®, Amazon
12 November 2010
Summary: There's already a bunch of reviews, so let me just get to the point: PROS: 1. The deal breaker is the price/value - for a camera like this with these features, you won't find anything for this price. This was the ultimate deciding factor.
Summary: You cannot beat the photo quality of this camera for the price. I had previously owned a Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd and was overjoyed with it. Unfortunately, I dropped the camera and broke it. When needing a replacement, I immediately turned to the Fujifilm Finepix S1800.
Summary: I have loved everything about this camera. so much better than my old one!! have two very little boys that are usually hard to get pics of but this camera makes it so easy. very user friendly. couldn't be more happy with my purchase.