Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Canon SX260HS. Wrong move. The one thing that the Fugifilm F770EXR had over my Canon is that it takes RAW format images. I like to process my photos in High Dynamic Range (HDR) and the software I use (Photomatix Pro version 5) allow you to take three or more images using Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) which my Canon has, or one RAW image.
Summary: My parents got me this for my birthday and I was really excited when I opened it. The next day, it said it had an error so we sent it back to get it repaired. Two weeks later it returned in the mail. Now, the lens' won't close all the way and when I turn it on, it takes FOREVER to load. Over all, it has pretty good photo quality, and suggest it for beginners.
Summary: For the money I found this camera not up to par. Older finepix T310 works better according to my wife and was only half the cost. Of course this camera has a lot more features, we just found them unnecessary.
Resent the fact that detailed instructions are not included
A Virginia Customer, Amazon
10 August 2013
Summary: I bought the camera to upgrade and improve my minimal photography skills, and I think it has great potential, but the big flaw as far as I'm concerned is the fact that it is loaded with bells and whistles but it comes without instructions as to how to use them (other than brief, basic get-started tips). I consider it a very poor business practice of the Fuji company to not include detailed instructions explaining how to use this camera.
Summary: I may have missed the instructions, but I am getting LOUSY color from my pics and can find no way to keep the zoom from going to digital. I only use the optical on any zoom. No matter what the manufacturer says, the digital zoom is shaky and grainy. Keep in mind I print my pictures so maybe if you only keep them digitized it won't matter...?
E. HENEGHAN "Certified Holistic Health & Nutr..., Amazon
2 July 2013
Summary: Would have loved a more detailed instruction book for the numerous settings on this camera - the booklet is awful. There are a LOT of settings in the camera that most people would be intimidated by. However, there are AUTO settings for the beginner, so anyone can really use this camera for simple shooting.
Summary: I can only get the battery compartment open after struggling with it for minutes at a time. It should only take a slight pressure to slide to the side and flip open. I press and squeeze and almost drop the camera, try a different angle, etc, etc. I haven't even charged the battery...it's going back. I have a Panasonic Lumix, about five years old, and everything is as precise as watch works..this feels like a piece of plastic junk by comparison.
Summary: Nice compact camera. quick response time. Drawbacks: Battery life is much too short. Would also preferred to have a view finder rather than the screen for determining the photo to be taken. that would save on battery life and help in bright light situations and would also be quicker when taking pictures.