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
Summary: The camera is compact and relatively easy to use. The pictures are clear, and the zoom function is good. Overall, I am very pleased with this camera. Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Digital Camera - Silver (14MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Summary: I am a novice with digital camera's but I wanted one with a little more Zoom than my last and I am very pleased with the JZ500. It came with battery charger which is much better than my last. Would recommend to amateurs like myself.
Just bought and used my fuji film Fine pix JZ 500 digital camera
dellone "Nigel", Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: Just bought this camera to go on holiday. Needed reasonably low priced small easy to use point and shoot that would fit into shorts or pants pockets. This one fitted the bill. Takes great pictures. I used the fireworks settings to take stills of firework display.
Summary: I wanted to purchase a Fuji camera ,as I have had a few over the years .I read the reviews and they appear to be spot on .I even purchased better accessories for the camera ( memory card ) after reading what other purchasers had commented on . I am certainly pleased I did .
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.