Summary: The build quality of the camera is fairly good but not up to the standards of e.g. Lumix or Cybershot cameras. The lens is extremely sharp easily outclassing Lumix and Cybershot compacts but this may be more due to very sophisticated software rather than the lens quality itself.
Pros: Exceptional distance capabilities and good detail and colour rendition
Cons: Could improve the build quality up to Lumix standards
Excerpt: I bought this camera to capture my newborn babies every moments. I wish i'd chosen a different one. To be fair to the camera it takes ok pictures, not too bad but not fantastic. but the video recording is not great at all.
Excerpt: We purchased a Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 digital camera a few months ago in the ASDA Black Friday deals promotion. It cost us £65, which we thought a great price as it generally retails at anything from £78-£100.
Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Digital Camera - Silver (14MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
26 September 2011
Summary: This is an excellent camera and at a greatly reduced price was very good value for money. It uses SD cards, has a x10 zoom, a 14 Megapixel sensor, a 28mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle lens and is quite small in size (easily pocketable).
Summary: Camera arrived on time, charged battery straight away and switched on set date time etc then shooting photos and video , had to buy larger mem card but expected, simple to use and good quality especially at price got it for off Amazon... definitely recomend to others
Summary: The camera seems fine but needs a good run out. First feeling are of a well designed and versatile product. The fact that the first order was returned to Amazon as UNDELIVERABLE just before Christmas was a severe dissapointment as it was to be present.
Summary: I bought this camera in Oct 2010 for our daughter who is a budding amateur photographer. After plenty of research and reading reviews we settled on this little fuji as a good compromise between cost, the 10x optical zoom and perceived fuji quality.
Summary: Within 5 days of opening the lens stuck in the open position and would not close. Needed to be returned to Amazon for a replacement. Once it arrives, I will leave another review (good or bad) to update my opinion on this product.
Summary: I waited a long time before finally taking the plunge and ordering this fabulous little camera. I read a lot of reviews on a lot of similar cameras and kept finding there was always something not quite right for me.