Summary: I got this for my 15 year old daughter who has been a photography lover for years. This was her first "real" camera (in other words, her first expensive camera). She loves it and does some amazing photography with it.
Summary: I'm not a beginner but wanted an inexpensive camera that allows me to use some camera skills without a bunch of lenses. It was recommended by a friend that is a naturalist photographer. Meets my needs.
Summary: The Fuji Finepix S4000 is a great camera especially for the price of about $200. The 30x zoom is great. It is at it's best outdoors of course. I found that taking pictures using the long zoom does not work well if the subject is not lit; that is probably true for any camera.
Summary: Used this little gem for about a year now. After shooting for roughly 25 years - using multiple types and formats of cameras...I have to say - this is a nice little camera. I can stow it in my pack's padded phone / ipod pouch & I'm done.
Summary: I have only had this camera for a little over a month. When I first received it, I took a few pictures around the house just to get comfortable with the camera. I took the camera on a Caribbean Cruise two weeks ago. It took amazing pictures.
Summary: It would be simply unfair NOT to give this product a five-star rating. And its not only taking into account the incredibly low price. With such a price you just cant complain about the (very good) plastic case and perhaps the a-bit-less-than-ergonomic design, for example, or even the slow response...
Summary: So I worked for Best Buy for a little over 2 years, which has given me plenty of time to play with most of the electronics the day they are released onto the market everything from the Canon 7D to the Nikon 1. My favorite camera so far was the Sony CEX5 and for good reason.
Summary: This is my very first camera that I have ever owned but I can tell you that it is a great deal. I did a lot of research on the camera before I purchased it, and im glad I chose this one. I would recommend anyone looking for a good deal but also a good camera towards the fujifilm S4000.