Summary: Here's the Good News: I have had many cameras in my life, digital and film , and I have found the Z1 to be my favorite. The camera is very user friendly and the pictures are sharp with great color. My previous camera was a Minolta Dimage 7($800) and I found that this camera's photo quality was just as good. The best feature of the camera is the fact that it is sturdy and compact enough to carry with you daily.
Great feature set - very very bad compression makes the it all for naught
C. Carroll, Amazon
27 July 2005
Summary: Hi all - I loved the features and the form-factor of this camera - all metal, feels like quality, great looking and the speed is great. Plus the fact that you could shoot video in full VGA at 30fps w/ no limit except the size of your memory card. But unfortunately, Fuji used a compressor chip that scrunches the data in the photo so much you lose a lot of clarity.
Summary: Yes it's sleek and black. Yes it's small and light. However, the image quality is shockingly poor, even in reasonable lighting conditions. Any largish expanse of colour suffers from terrible noise; I guess there's just not enough light getting to the CCD. Also, the screen may be large (relative to the package as a whole), but seems very poor in resolution. I'm afraid to say I sent it back shortly after receipt, and strongly advise readers to look elsewhere.