Summary: Agreed, it is a great camera for the price, but it does have auto focus!!! Three focus modes (manual, shutter and continuous) are controlled by a rotary switch "AF-[C-S] MF" on the left side of the camera.
Summary: I decided to buy the Fuji S9100 as an upgrade for my present Fuji S5200. I was watching & considering a comparable Nikon, but the going prices were out of reach for my budget. However, I am not disappointed with my choice for Fuji. As stated previously, this camera was an upgrade.
Summary: Oh, you didn't want to buy this camera. Its 28mm wide-angle is way too useful for you; you want one of those 14x zooms on a Canon or Nikon that doesn't have a true wide-angle setting (maybe only going out to 35mm). And the pictures are way too sharp for your needs.
Summary: This is a great, easy-to-use camera for the beginner and experienced photographer alike. It features all the advantages of a Digital SLR without the problem of dust accumulation on the mirror or lens, because it features a permanently attached 10.7X zoom lens.
Summary: I have used this camera now, for over a year (bought in March of 07) and I am completely satisfied with it. It performs well, in automatic mode, in my wife's hands and yet it has the complete range of controls that I require.
Great Camera, Better Than All Superzooms on Market
4 September 2008
Summary: I purchased the Fuji Film s9100 after searching for about three months on a replacement for an aging Sony 3mp digital camera. I considered the Sony H7 and H9, the Canon S3 IS, and the Fuji s6000fd.
Summary: I know someone who passed on buying the Fuji S9100 because it only had a 10.7x zoom, in favor of a 12x zoom. She did not understand how to interpret the lens specs. This camera has something fairly rare in a digital camera, and especially rare in a super zoom: a true wide angle lens, going down to...