We first saw Fuji's Finepix Z100fd
back in July, but now that camera-buying season is in full force, PhotographyBlog has taken it out for a review and pronounced it a worthy candidate for your hard-earned cash. Of particular note was the 5X optical zoom, which is better than most other cams in this price range, and the image stabilization and face detection systems, which worked admirably. The camera also drew praise for its slick diagonally-opening lens cover and illuminated Z logo. On the downside, the Z100fd was fairly pokey to store shots and didn't offer the absolute highest image quality, but those apparently aren't dealbreakers -- the folks at PB say overall, the Z100fd is "a fashion camera that isn't simply a matter of style over substance."