Summary: This camera is a few years old and the size, 6.5 megapixels is a bit small compared to newer models. This is a true professional camera in every since. The quality and color are incredible. Being older the price now is affordable compared to the original 3 grand. It's fully manual and allows you full control, just like professional 35mm cameras. It also lets me use all my Nikon lenses that I have collected over the years.
Summary: Bought my first S2 as a backup for my Nikon D1, but the S2 quickly became my frontline camera. It takes Nikon and off brand lens that the D1 won't, has the built-in flash for snapshots, and takes different external flashes. The photo quality is excellent, and the controls are easy to use.
Summary: This camera is a piece of junk. It has a known defect, the CCD will stop working at any time, for no reason, rendering it a paperweight. This is known as the black screen of death. Fuji used to replace it, but they no longer make the CCD and will not repair it. So if your CCD dies, it's worth nothing and will never work again.
Summary: I wanted a japanese made camera with robust construction. I did not want to spend as much as the price of a new plastic chassis dslr. I have a high regard for the durability of Fujifilm cameras.I found that the Nikon d1's that i looked at were too battered or too expensive for the features they offer now(2012).