I have purchased 2 digital cameras in my life - a Canon something-or-other point and shoot and this Fuji FinePix.
Now, the two cameras are not comparable. The Canon was a couple of years old but for the time, was full featured for a mid-to-low end point and shoot. But wow, this FinePix is extremely nice. More features than I thought I would really deal with - perhaps too many...?
Anyway, I recommend this camera if you are looking for something a little more than a basic point and shoot but not ready for the (D)SLR jump.
- Fast shutter speed (for me)
- Auto mode takes care of you (for the most part)
- Ease of use with one hand (for me, again)
- LCD or eye view for display
- Flash is built in
- USB connection is not USB "B"...yet another USB cable to worry about
- I have to show all files (including system files) in order to see the media when connected to my Windows XP - I will be trying this on my Ubuntu machine later