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: 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.
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...