Summary: This camera is a great value and overlooked because it won't zoom as much as others. Who needs that much zoom? Without a tripod zooming is tough anyhow.I use mine daily. I am an insurance inspector. I have this and a GE X550. they are comparable but the Fujifilm is faster at picture cycle time and the zoom works faster for zooming in on roof close ups. Just set it to auto and it will hardly ever miss a shot. I don't know about the video mode, I have never tried it.
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: The camera worked fine. I didnt expect to get the quality of a $600 camera. I'm glad to have the camera, and I got it for a great price. I've gotten some decent to great shots from this so far; some I could even place commercially.
A very good plus, starter camera, for newby to intermediate user.
4 October 2012
Summary: Bought this for my daughter, who has taken several classes in digital photography. She says the camera is a cheery, and was an upgrade instead of what was bid upon. The camera handles very well, color and focus is sharp,photos well defined. There is an occasional picture guality issue, but may be due to user error, or poor pratices. Overall rating should be 4.5 out of 5.
Almost perfect - any bad pictures means it's the operator, not the camera.
22 July 2012
Summary: I had purchased another digital camera and it was stold so when I found this on line for the sale price, I had to buy it. It was about the same price with double the features of the previous one. The only fault I have found is that that the lens cover does not fit. It constantly falls off so without a camera case it could get damaged. It has so many features to it that I still have not tried them all. I would recommend this to be used professionally.
Summary: To be fair I didn't have this camera long enough to fully evaluate it, but I ended up with the same brand but slightly better model. Not completely happy with having to use 4 AA batteries even if you can and do use rechargeable batteries it can be a pain and I generally find that this never equals the performance of a rechargeable battery pack specifically designed for the camera.
Summary: Nice cam, but a bit too small for big hands. It has a nice bbig viewing screen, though! Nice price for the money. The flash is a bit clunky, meaning you have to hit a separate switch to get it to work, instead of it being auto when the flash pops up. My older 4.0 mp fugi cam, which I still use, has a bigger frame for easier grip. I think fugi could put this 14 mp in a bigger frame, without loosing money.