Summary: I researched cameras for a long time weighing price, quality, and functionality all very heavily. I even used Consumer Reports to help me in my decision. I came up with the Fujifilm Finepix E550. This Camera was a great buy for the price...at first.
Dont Be Fooled By First Impression - Lots of Problems Here
Alana H. Shores, Amazon
17 July 2006
Summary: I am giving this camera two stars only for the absolutely terrific pictures it took WHEN IT WAS WORKING. This camera came highly recommended on all the camera review sites and consumer reports and for the first 11 months I wouldn't have traded mine for any other camera out there.
Excerpt: Zoom Error . . My camera was brand new. After taking approx. 30 pictures, I received a Zoom Error. Though Fuji gave tips on how to correct this, none worked. I had to send camera for repair. It's been over a month, and I'm still waiting for the return of my camera.
Excerpt: Overall I like this camera but it is mechanically unreliable. See problems Problems: After about 3 months the lens jammed (zoom error) and rendered the camera unusable. After a month at the repair center I got it back and used it another 4 months when I experenced the same problem.
Summary: I am one of the many purchasers who likes this camera but suffered the dreaded zoom error (see the reviews of others who had the same problem). According to a Fujifilm technical service representative (who was very familiar with the problem), it occurs because the lens is designed to come out so...
Nice features but very unreliable.... faulty twice!
11 October 2005
Summary: I purchased an E550 in mid-August for a trip to Niagara Falls and after the first couple of pictures; the camera's retractable lens would not retract. It kept showing a "ZOOM ERROR" and all attempts to remedy this was futile.
Summary: j'ai acheté cet appareil en septembre 2005. Mes critères à l'époque étaient d'avoir un appareil de minimum 5 Mpixel, de dépenser au max 250€, avec un mode video VGA à 30 images/s (pour plus ou moins remplacer mon caméscope qui avait rendu l'âme), une focale débutant à 28 et du bruit ne se...
Summary: aber die bilder sind doch meistens alle unscharft. hatte 5 jahre die canon ixus und dachte, die fuji mit 3x mehr pixel würde gewohnt gute bilder noch besser erscheinen lassen. aufnahmen im dunkeln (weihnachtsmarkt) konnte man gänzlich vergessen, die lampen an den weihnachtsmarktbuden sahen aus wie...