I got this camera to replace the one i've had for a while, another finepix (the z10fd). I had been plenty happy with that one, but it was old and starting to look less than impressive next to newer cameras.
I have only had this camera for a few days, but i'm already blown away by how much better it is that the one I had before. The images i'm getting just out of the pre-programmed settings are beyond beautiful, and I can't wait to start messing around with the manual setting. The quality of pictures on full zoom alone make it worth the price. The detail it can pic up on small things is great. It's very easy to use and figure out. After about 5 minutes I already knew where all the controls were and how to use them.
The only thing I was less than thrilled about, is that it is a TAD on the heavy side...at least compared to other digi cams i've had. But it's not a big deal, and i'm already getting used to it. It's not at all bulky or anything, just a little heavier than i'm used to.
Some of the pre-set modes include: Pro Focus, Pro Focus Low-light, dog, cat, flowers, snow, beach, night, fireworks, landscape, text, party, sport, portrait, portrait enahncer, sunset, underwater (if you buy a protective case), and movie. That's not even all of them.
I'm so excited for upcoming events in my life, such as my husband's homecoming and a new years trip to disneyland. I'm confident i'm going to get amazing captures of those special moments in my life.
If I find anything wrong, dissappointing, or flawed, I will update.