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. Auto focus is quite fast with enough light, and there's a built-in focus assist lamp for low light situations.
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. With Nikon out of the question, I developed an interest in the S9100 after extensive research & comparison shopping.
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. The flip-out LCD screen makes low-angle and odd-angle photos a snap!
Summary: I have been a SLR (film) camera user for years but, find the S9100 Digital camera has all the "bells and whistles" that my SLR camera has, and then some. The instruction book that came with the camera is clear and concise and will have you up and running in no time. I would reccomend this camera or, it's siblings, to even a beginner for ease of operation and flexibility at half the cost of a Digital SLR camera.
Great Camera, Better Than All Superzooms on Market
1 July 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. The Sony's clearly had lesser image quality and terrible purple fringing not to mention being overpriced.
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. People give this camera bad reviews because they fail to use it properly, it takes trial and error because it works so well in low light; I hate flash photos as it changes the reality of the light source. . For the price there has never been a better camera.
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. You get a very studio-like effect with Fujifilm CCD technology. This camera has many manual controls and features that will interest both professional and amature photographers.