When it comes to image quality, Fujifilm Finepix F470 delivers the goods.
Color is bright, vivid, and hue accurate. Skin tones are a little ruddy. Like most consumer digital cameras red and blue are slightly punched up, but not garishly so. White balance is very accurate outdoors, but I did notice a very slight warmish cast in some interior shots.
Images shot at ISO 64 and 100 had extremely low noise levels with balanced contrast and very good shadow and highlight detail. Noise levels start to pick up noticeably at ISO 200, but not objectionably so. ISO 400 images show noticeable noise and some lost detail, but they should be fine for e-mail or 3×5/4×6 prints.