Summary: This is very nice starter point/shoot camera.Has nice controls and easy to navigate thru menu's.This is my second Fuji Finepix camera,my original was a S1500 model,this S2950 is a nice upgrade.if you are an advanced photographer this is not your camera,but for everyday pic taking around the house or on vacation,this is a super camera.
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
Terrific camera for the performance and value! A++++
8 January 2013
Summary: I am primarily a point-and-shoot photographer, and this camera has filled all of my needs. The size and shape is perfect for one-handed point and shoot, with all of the controls placed within a fingers reach. The digital viewer is the real plus in bright daylight, as no display screen, even as large and bright as this, can overcome the desert glare. The AA batteries make it easy to replace anywhere, and provide a little more heft in your hand, a plus for me.
Summary: I began using this camera out of the box, on its auto settings indoors; it takes some very impressive photos. I was happy to see that my min pin didnt suffer the usual "I am a vicious red eyed dog" look. To compare the usefulness of the flash, I took photos in absolute darkness and then used the flash. It was great to see that the flash really did its thing without the great wash out effect. The flash worked just as well in regular settings that required it.
Excerpt: I have read all the user and tester assessments and all I can say is I am happy they did not put me off buying this camera. It is really compact and is comfortable in the hand. The picture quality is much better than I had expected after all I read. The focusing is slow and I do not know why as I have an old Fuji S5600 which is very fast in every respect. The 2950 is smaller, lighter and has a wider zoom range.
Summary: It's just PERFECT!!! Nice picture,video,everything.One minus only the video can not be more then 2gb, that's mean if you are in HD video you can not record more then 10 min and must start again(memory size is not on mater I'm with 32gb SD card)