Summary: I bought this camera for the sole purpose of taking it to concerts where DSLR's aren't allowed. I spent a day or so reading endless reviews on 'pocket cameras' and felt like this was a no-brainer, especially for the price. My requirements: -In the $300 range -ability to shoot RAW -Good low-light performance/ISO range -Major zoom -Good video/audio performance -Manual control Overall, I'm really happy with my purchase. The 20x zoom was fantastic.
Summary: This Fuji model is proving to be a good choice after narrowing possible selections down to it over a months or so of investigating. It fits well into a shirt pocket (even got an iPhone in there with it this morning in a stretchy shirt) and the handling ergonomics are right. It turns on quickly and saving to the sd card is fairly fast.
Summary: With grandbabies and grand kids, my DSLR was feeling cumbersome. No one wants to lug a big camera backpack, water bottles, folding chairs, blankets, and a picnic along to those pee wee football games, or around the maternity unit of the local hospital. This camera gives me the flexibility to have some control over my shots combined with the portability appropriate for everyday situations. Only drawback - there is no viewfinder, only a screen.
Summary: Make no mistake. This camera takes great pictures, even if in the hand it feels like a cheap point and shoot. I remember reading a review that said the body was made of metal. That is pure blarney. It is plastic, and it is made in China. I own the Fujifilm x20 and x100s, both of which in the hand feel like heirlooms. The irony is that they will be obsolete in two years. Their glass and metal will persevere in the landfill, which of course is sad but true.
Summary: So far this camera has been solid. I really like all the features it offers. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is a couple of times I have had issues with it not focusing and the WiFi upload feature is a pain. I still haven't been able to transfer pictures from the camera to my computer.
Summary: The product is great, but only being able to access instructions online is a bit daunting. Espeacially when you have a question and are no where near a internet. An instruction booklet should be offered!!!