Summary: I am a professional photographer. I purchased this camera for my mother thinking she would enjoy the extra features that it came with. I wish I had known ahead of time that this camera simply does NOT do what it says it does. I give this item two stars for quick shipping and price. When I get my money back I'll let you know. I spent three hours playing with this camera and getting to know its features only to find that it has very limited and pathetic features.
Summary: We've had this camera for 3 months now and it's not as good at really impressive pictures as my old Olympus 10x optical. I tried to take a pic of a brown recluse spider, just to compare, and could not get the macro to work. A few days back, i tried to zoom in on some boats in the distance. Beyond recognizing them as houseboats, not much good. I took some better shots with my droid phone and could blow them up, then crop the excess, including the close up of the spider.
Summary: We bought this camera because we wanted one to take higher quality photos and videos. The pictures we've taken have been good. But the video is REALLY BAD. We used this camera to film my granddaughters' dance recital. The videos are worthless. I thought that maybe we didn't have the settings right. But my son, who is a professional photographer and videographer, saw nothing wrong with the settings. I suppose we will use this camera for stills only.
Summary: I LOVE taking photographs, and have taken several photography classes. This camera is GREAT if you don't want to take full advantage of the 18x zoom. Issues: When you zoom it makes the entire picture blurry (no matter what setting you put it on the picture ends up blurry) Pros: (when not zoomed in) can take AMAZING photos! LOVE love LOVE all the features! You can take panorama photgraphs, black & white, micro & super micro, has a video recorder WITH SOUND!
Summary: I purchased the Fuji S2950 digital camera in the fall of 2011 and as I have had other Fuji digital cameras with fairly long zooms on their point & shoot cameras, I was disapointed with this camera. My intent was to replace my old Fuji S1000 12X optical zoom digital camera with this one, but I cannot as the older S1000 Fuji camera took clearly superiour pictures in all situations....day or in low light situations.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for my old fujifilm s3200 which has lasted me 7 years. It had been dropped down stair and scratched up and works great to this day. I wanted a better camera with good video features. This one seemed good on paper. It worked okay for about a month but I noticed purple lines in almost all of my videos. Then the on/off switch started giving me problems. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it slides, sometimes it clicks.
Summary: I used this camera both indoors and outdoors, and I thought the image processing was slow, and the amount of light captured by the camera in low light conditions was surprisingly low for a camera this size. In fax, my little Optio performed better in low light with no flash. I also found it had to get the camera to focus on foreground in macro.
Summary: I purchased this camera from Fuji and was initially excited about it, but that excitement turned to disappoint after about 15 days when I sent it back to Fuji for a refund. While they market as a DSLR to be truthful my Canon power-shot point and shoot can walk circles around this camera. My biggest problems with this camera are: Picture Quality: While it shoots at 14MP the quality of the picture even on its highest settings is poor at best.
Summary: Mediocre camera. Not what i expected for a 14mp camera. I bought it to take pictures for a Christmas party that my family was having, and the outside pictures were alright. But the pictures on the inside, were horrific. even with good lighting. I felt like i wasted my money when i realized that this is only slightly better than my camera phone.