Summary: This is a great camera for the money ($250!). You can be a hack photographer and get professional-looking results with the bracketing settings, which shoot simultaneous versions of a shot, with different settings. Ultra closeup all the way to super zoom, in one small, non-detachable lens. Yes, there are better cameras out there, but I take better pictures with this one, because, 1. The automatic settings are superb, if you read the manual on how to use them. 2.
Very light weight camera with good range and clear pictures
4 weeks ago
Summary: Very light weight camera with good range and clear pictures. The only recommendation I would make would be to use a tripod unless you have a very steady hand. I shake too much so a tripod and the camera timer are a must. I feel that for the average hobby photographer this is a nice camera with a reasonable pricetag.
Summary: I've had this camera for 6 months and have not learned how to use it, but that doesn't matter-I've been happily taking great pics! It is intuitive to use, as previous reviewers had mentioned, and it has a nice blend of things you can do yourself-adjustments for focus, etc. and at the same time-the camera will recognize what you're taking a picture of and make adjustments-like focus and speed.
Summary: So far I have received 2 of these cameras, both of which exhibited a rough, almost grinding feel of the zoom lens around the 105 - 135 mm setting. The rest of the range (before and after the 105-135 setting) is smooth as would be expected. I talked with a Fujifilm technician, and he said this is not normal - he had one in his hands and stated the lens felt smooth thru the entire range of motion.
I have been using ASA 800 with pretty good results
20 October 2014
Summary: I bought this camera primarily to take indoor sports pictures. I needed faster shutter speeds to reduce the blurring. I have been using ASA 800 with pretty good results, so far. I also figured the zoom would help get into the action though honestly I need to balance between close zoom and being able to frame the picture given the fast pace of action. I find myself using only about 3x zoom so far, nowhere near close to the limits of this camera.
Summary: Very satisfied so far. IMO this camera is a better choice than the popular Canon SX50HS, which is considerably more expensive and not as capable in some areas. I encourage you to download manuals and read both the specs and operating procedures before buying any camera. I almost bought the Fuji HS50EXR instead, not because of the higher zoom (which I doubt will be usable without a tripod, which I don't want to carry), but because of its lightening fast autofocus (.05...