Fuji FinePix 3800
3.24 megapixels (effective); 6x optical zoom/3.2x digital zoom; auto focus only; program and manual exposure; JPEG file format only; ISO 100 only; 4 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
The Fuji FinePix 3800 is notable for its powerful 6x optical zoom -- a feature not usually found on cameras in this price range. The camera earns a high score for its zoom, ease of use, and general picture quality, but prospective buyers should be aware of the large number of complaints from owners who have difficulty with both the autofocus and electronic viewfinder in low-light conditions. Bottom line: A capable camera, but best used outdoors with plenty of light.