Excerpt: I'm reviewing the S2980, maybe is quite different from the Finepix *50 and the *90 but specs are very similar. well I just bought this compact bridge camera for my girlfriend who wanted to take some decent pics "maybe sometimes also in manual or not-fully-automatic modes". she was bored of her old compact camera point-and-shoot (think it's an old tiny sony with 8mpx) and asked me to look for a bigger, reflex-like, more stable, with a decent optical zoom, camera.
Summary: I wanted a point and shoot camera and this one fit the bill. The memory card it comes with is trash and corrupted half the pictures stored on it, even after formatting, so I replaced it. The bad is super handy, and I'd hoped to use the tripod for indoor merchandise photos (eBay seller here) but the photos come out very dark and the flash causes too much 'flash'. Oh well. Outdoor pictures and video are awesome quality for this price point.
Pros: Amazing indoor shooting if you set it right, lots of features and great price as well. I use it for any photography and it's the best I have ever owned. I have owned point and shoot cameras and they are not as good as this one
Cons: It's not as good as focusing during events that are in the dark so I would suggest the night setting
Summary: the camera looks very professional, quality materials, making it tough, has a good zoom and many modes and scenes to take photos, but ultimately the quality of the photos is not as good, the photos do not have bright colors, is seen as opaque even have photos of cameras compared to other brands that are less professional and these are more alive and better quality, for the price I think it's okay but not as good as it looks.
meets my needs for light,versatile &amp; reliable
12 February 2013
Summary: I bought it as a replacement for another FinePix camera I had that had a broken battery compartment. It's small, versatile, light and ideal for work on jobsites. It's not so expensive that I'd get upset if it gets broken due to rough treatment, but so far it is holding up fine.
Summary: Great overall...havent really seen the pictures on a computer but its got all these cool setttings but Im almost convinced that my Samsung Gs3 takes nicer pictures though. but for the money you cant beat this camera!!!