Written on: 18/03/2003 by Snapshot.
Picture quality, colors, (optical) zoom range, price for value, storage speed
Electr. view finder (EVF), focussing in dark circumstances
A very nice and handy camera with excellent picture quality for a 3M type. Storage of pics is fast, even in 3M fine mode and recharge of flash (less than a sec). The zoom range is excellent and quite unique in this range of camera's (38 -228mm, 35mm equivalent) and delivers great results. Easy to use, you can start taking pictures within 5 minutes and have pretty nice results for a first timer. The included Finepixviewer programs are nice to have (when you're a starter, more than sufficient).
The EVF is useless, the LCD is good enough. Taking pictures in darker circumstances can be a problem as you cannot see much on your LCD. Getting the right frame in your pic can be a problem. Once the picture is taken and you're satisfied with the frame, the result is still good.
Overall, I'm became enthousiatic user of the camera over the past period. Compared with the results of similar types (even some 4M's), Fuji did a fine job. A value for money camera to my opinion.