Summary: i love the camera. but, being computer challenged, it is very complicated for me. by the time i learn all its settings, it will break! but will surely get another one, preferably the same one... the panorama comes in very handy! go for it...
Summary: I have had this camera for over a year. Began having intermittent problems immediately with very short battery life. Thought it was my inexperience, each time I used it the problems became worse.
Summary: This was my second fuji point & shoot. The first one was a finepix JX and was quite happy with it until the lens wouldnt extend. So I bought the AX500. Immediately noticed the lower quality case & look of it. This model uses AA batteries, which there is pros & cons to that.
Summary: If you like panorama pictures this camera makes them easy to take. In panorama mode you take a picture and then line up the next one or two pictures with the crosshairs in the viewer. When you play the picture back in the camera it plays like a video left to right.
Read the reviews, do your research, but I found this to be a great camera
C. A. Coshow Jr., Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: I wanted a good camera for a family trip, but one that wouldn't bankrupt me. Research led me to the Fujifilm FinePix. Most of the reviews are very positive, but some complain about the complexity. Make no mistake: this camera has a LOT of little features, which is great.