Summary: This review is based on my personal shooting habits - the ones of a lazy and unskilled photographer that expect the equipment to do the job for me. In more than 90% of the times I shoot in pre-defined or full auto settings. I bought this camera about an year ago, and it was an year old release by then. And just like another reviewer here, I previously owned a J10, which I liked a lot.
Summary: I got this one to replace another FinePix but I wish I didn't. The color in the photos ends up too white even when its set on chrome mode. It only takes photo, but not artful ones unfortunately...
Summary: I purchased this camera to act as a small back-up to my Nikon D200. I owned a Fujifilm Finepix F10 and that camera was great. Excellent image quality and great low light ability. It was on this experience that I bought the J250. I was actually expecting better quality than my F10 since that camera came out in 2005 and cameras have progressed quite a bit. I was wrong. The image quality of the J250 flat out sucks. The low light ability is among the worst I have seen.
Summary: The camera has a very slow response time from pressing the shutter button to actually taking the photo. Camera is very slow not very handy if you want to take multiple shots or catch something moving.