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: 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.
Summary: Well, I don't even know where to start for this camera. But about a year ago, when this camera first got launched to the digital camera market, it costed nearly twice as much as what you can pay for it now. For the price, this camera has alot to offer. I just love the color tone of Fujifilm.
Summary: Have owned the camera for a month. Very nice camera, great deal for the price. Controls of the camera are well thought out and with a week or so of practice you become comfortable with it. It has many tools and features that enable the ability to take great pictures.
Summary: I have been shooting photos for over 30 years as an artist. If you do not understand manual settings, buy a point and shoot, or a throw away camera. I used a manual Nikon FM2s and nikormats for 25 years.
Summary: This camera and lens combination is 98% of what I wanted and need. I enjoy the 28 - 300 mm (35 mm equiv) zoom, though there are a few times a 500-600 mm would be better. However, I don't want to lug around the equivalent lenses for a DSLR. I want to get rid of the weight and complexity.
Summary: For a number of years now I've been using a Fuji S3100 digital camera.... A wonderful little camera but have outgrown it.... So I purchased this Fuji instead however not quite ready to go with a digital SLR.
Great Camera, Better Than All Superzooms on Market
26 July 2007
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.