Summary: I bought this camera to replace one like it that I've used with great success for more than ten years but developed card formatting issues. It was cheaper to buy this than getting the old one repaired. This now old and "obsolete" 3.1 megapixel camera produces photos as good if not better than many of today's 16mp and higher cameras. The autofocus seems to be better than most and close-up shots are great.
Summary: Actually we would like to return it but we don't know how. It doesn't work properly at all. It's slow loading, and it doesn't load on the computer correctly. Some of the features on the camera wont work or I should say we can't get them to work. I'm sure it's our fault because we didn't know much about the camera when we bought it, and it didn't come with a manual either. We bought all the bells and whistles separately so we are out of some money, but lesson learned.
Summary: a camera is easy to handle. simple but very efficient and effective .. i bought this camera because it would be very easy for my daughter 16 years, which is just in the eagerness to learn photography. I am a photographer and I think this camera helps a lot to my daughter.
Summary: I've owned this camera for almost 2 years now & I still think it's the best all around camera for new parents. Here's why: 1. The video is AWESOME for a digicam. 640x480 resolution + 30 frames per second = 15 minutes of good quality candid shots on an IBM 1GB Microdrive. (note - nobody wants to watch 15 minutes of video, so the 3 minutes available on many of today's cameras is sufficient) 2.
Summary: Okay okay ... You can get this from several Z-shops sellers, starting at $438 (as of 12-26-03). There are some small errors in the description, which you may clear up for yourself at the Fujifilm.com site. But compare this to the S5000, which you can get new, here, for about $340. And if you hunt diligently, today you can grab it for $296. I am not repeat not talking about some auction sight, either.
Summary: I purchased this camera last year from Amazon at an amazing price. It took time to get use to some of it's features but I truly love it. I purchased it for it's movie mode and it's 6x zoom lense. Low light is somewhat a problem but can be overcome with a steady hand or tripod. I have printed 11x14 prints and they are excellent. You can't beat the features for the price.
Great for the price... problem is where the price is...
16 September 2003
Summary: Honestly, if you can get past the three problems I have with this camera, go out and buy it!! I have taken almost 6,000 pictures in less than a month- it's one of the best! But I have a couple complaints. First, is that it's too slow for it's "class". With a camera this size and with so many features, you would expect faster action than with the pocket-size compact cams. Not so.