Summary: Purchasing this Fujifilm FinePix was a great solution for my husband. His original camera, identical to this one, was in need of repair which would have cost more than purchasing this camera. It arrived promptly in original packaging and it works great.
Excerpt: In 9 months that I own the S7000 I've made about 10000 pictures of different style. I love this camera 'cause it's a very flexible robust companion. The more I work, the better I can use all features. Most of all, I use the M-Mode, because it offers shutter speeds down to 1/10000s.
Finest 6.3 Mpx Point & Shoot on The Market - 4.5 Stars
16 September 2006
Summary: I must say I have been totally pleased with the purchase of the S7000 camera. I owned a Fujifilm 6900Z prior to acquiring this camera and have found the S7000 to be a world apart in difference (much better).
Summary: I've only had this camera for a week now, but the "shake out cruise" at a local botanical garden left me anxious to get out and take more pictures with it. Even in 3 MP mode the images can handle significant enlargement, and my tests to date (partial frames printed on an Epson 2000P printer) suggest...
Summary: I've now learned that the problem with the batteries discharging while the camera is turned off is limited to early production models with certain CF cards left in them while turned off. In the UK Fuji repaired the cameras. In the US they've just told people not to leave CF cards in them.
Summary: Now that I've had the camera for several months its seems like a good time for an update, especially given some of the criticisms that have been leveled at the S7000. The short answer is that I still love the camera, even though it's not perfect. The long answer deserves some explanation.
Summary: Quality, much better than I imagined. I was unsure about switching from 35m SLR film to digital but this little beauty has changed my way of thinking. The controls are very similar to an SLR. The results speak for themselves. I have used the camera now for about 6 months, taken over 500 shots.