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 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 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.
Summary: Still photos are excellent as long as you hold the camera steady, not easy with such a small camera. My first attempts at video were not impressive. Even HD was not very good quality. I shall keep trying.
Summary: I found this camera really easy to use to take pictures, the quality for the majority of photographs taken is fantastic and the video quality i great however the sound quality lets it down slightly.
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 .