Summary: I know [from using my first digital camera and recently borrowing my Dad's] that heavy/bulky designs make for shaky hands, which in turn means blurry pictures. Add a protruding lens to the weight and bulk, and taking simple snaps can be bloody hard - especially in tourist hotspots whilst on holiday or in a club etc, where crowds are jostling you. Luckily I can confirm that this was by far been the easiest camera to simply point and shoot - even in crowds.
Summary: The FinePix cameras are great, and this replaces another one. It has a single on/off button for recording films which is much better than having to turn a dial. The front slides down and up to switch it on and off. The case is also lovely. The pictures have been of a great quality. Completely recommend it for a camera if you want a simple to operate but good quality images. Also easy to connect to the computer.