Summary: i needed a decent compact camera as my previous one died. The 10x optical zoom on this camera was particulary nice, though stability becomes a problem when zoomed in so far. the panorama mode is good too, with some potential for some funny shots.
Summary: I bought this after a fair amount of research. I was looking for a compact camera thats easy to carry around, takes good pictures and is easy to use. The finepix ticks all these boxes; the picture quality is excellent, it is very light and fits easily into my trouser pocket even with the carry case. I love the panoramic view, the zoom works well with minimal blurring due to the image stabilisation software. Shots in dim lighting are good and night time shots are not bad.
Summary: I bought this camera for my daughter. She wanted professional one, but it's a bit of excess for 14 years old who changes her hobbies as weather changes. Nevertheless, having as high expectations as professional one, she seems very happy with this little thing. 10 X zoom works great, and panoramic feature is very cools. I have had panoramic feature on my Nikon, but was nothing like this. This camera captures ~ 3 pics into panoramic view.
Summary: I bought this as an addition to my SLR as I found I was leaving the big camera at home and then missing photo opportunities. It does all you could ask of a well priced compact camera. Go and buy one!