Summary: For the first 5-6 months, my 820 did fine with 2700mAh NiMH batteries. Suddenly, upon turn on, the empty battery icon flashes and it shuts down within 5 seconds. I am using the same batteries and even bought new ones. No deal. Sent it back to Fuji for repair. They sent it back with the same problem.
Summary: i bought this camera in July and was immediately impressed. Now its 5 months later and it is starting to act up. The auto focus has become unpredictable and when you power up and down the camera is making a "mechanical" noise that is making me worried that one day it wont power up at all.
Summary: The Finepix A820 I had took poor pictures, I was very dissapointed with this product. Maybe the unit I had was defective, your results may be better. I found that the auto focus was poor, in lower light conditions the auto focus was worthless.
Summary: Disappointing! In comparison to my Fuji F31fd the A820 is slower, produces poorer picture results, and generally feels like a cheaper camera. It has broken once already and had to be replaced. Certainly the worst Fuji camera I've ever owned.