Summary: When you first use this camera, i agree all of the posative reviews a valid. However & unfortunatly i & two of my friends bought this camera at the same time for the start of the summer 2012. To much of a coincidence that all three cameras now have serious faults that prevent the camera from working for a variety of reasons & all tree have failed in only 18 months of ownership which of couse is 6 months after the guarantee expired.
Summary: An easy to use camera but completely loses the foreground as the zoom increases. Also gettng very dark foreground in low light conditions. Tried different settings, not impressed at all. I have an older Fuji digital that takes better pictures when I try the two side by side. I will continue to use the old camera and this new camera will go in the bin.
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. When it arrived I was mildy disappointed with the feel and construction, wondering if it would be robust enough.
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 bought this to replace an older model Fuji point and shoot as it had all the basic functions I wanted for a "go anywhere" camera for use when I don't want to carry all my gear. It is being returned to Amazon. I spent a couple of hours testing it out and the picture quality was appalling compared with earlier Fuji models: very grainy, poor colour saturation and fuzzy focus compared with the much lower spec F40fd.
Summary: Camera displayed "Card Error" message when a SDHC card was introduced. Card was changed without success. Camera was exchanged but the fault stll existed. I therefore returned the camera for a refund. Shame as I loved the look of the camera and it would have been my third Fujifilm camera.