Summary: Camera is overall a good product, but there are only two F-stops available F3.1 and F5.6 - frustrating. The camera has a lag of 2seconds before it focuses and then you can take the picture. The rest of the camera is great to use.
Summary: I compare this camera with previous (model Fujifilm S2550HD) - are almoust same, except resolution (14Mpix). What missing in S2800HD? Is not possible to set different aspect ratio than 4:3. Why? The model S2550HD have 4:3, 3:2, 16:9. If I forget this = good rate price/performance.
Summary: I really expected more from this camera, after reading some comments and the presentation in Fuji's site. But all I got is a pretty looking small digital camera, with just decent resolution and an 18x Zoom with zero focus, which makes this feature useless. Flash works, but unless you have excellent light conditions, don't expect anything better than any other simple digital camera out there. Grain is still an issue when taking pictures inside.
Summary: The S2800HD does a fair job of photography. I was somewhat disappointed to see my wife's CoolPix do a lot better job. I use the S2800HD has a quick point and shoot with some quick up scale attributes. However, to be 14 MP it left a lot to be desired. The photos were over exposed in almost every scene, not by much, maybe 1f stop. Even in select scene shot mode exposure was off. Mean time my wife is clicking away with no idea of what she's doing and her photos were great.
Summary: HD video captures as an Easy to edit AVI in premiere and windows movie maker. camera is noisy, you need to use separate audio recorder for this. Great zoom. a bit plasticky compared to my old Fuji bridge camera. I had to have a replacement as the first one was faulty...just hope the build quality will be better with the new one. Fuji customer service were rubbish. Amazon sorted it out though. You get what you pay for. But you do get a lot of camera for the price.
Summary: I purchased this camera last September as an upgrade for my Fuji S8000fd. The HD video is great, you get some noise from the zoom when used in video mode and the sound isn't perfect. Having said that, it's a camera not a video recorder. Using the camera in auto mode is hit and miss; I always keep it on P mode with my preferred manual settings. It took me a little while to get the best out of the camera but the image quality still can not compare to my previous cameras.