Summary: Purchased camera for my wife to replace a similiar Fuji camera that was excellent. She took great pictures & used it for years with no problem. Unfortuneately, this camera took unclear low quality pictures from the start. Bought it in June 2012. In December 2012 had it repaired because it displayed "TURN OFF THE CAMERA AND TURN ON AGAIN" & would not work. In August 2013 had the same problem.
Summary: Bought this after my S1000fd finally broke on me (banged it up one too many times) and was pretty disappointed with it. I bought it because even though I loved the S100fd, I wanted an upgrade (more MP and Optical zoom) but was very unimpressed the the noise of the higher ISO (like I read in other reviews) and the auto-focus was slow (when it worked) and the LCD screen to review the pictures was pretty grainy and even though looked fine when uploaded to my PC, still...
Summary: I bought this to take on a six-week trip to India. Had a great couple of weeks learning to use it and taking some great shots, really getting to like the camera. Then - a week into the holiday - it stopped working. A message appeared every time I switched it on, to switch off and on again; it was essentially dead. So, holiday of a lifetime with no camera. But at least there were a couple of hundred shots and videos on the card from the first week.
Summary: Ciao, è la seconda Finepix che compro. La prima la acquistai nel lontano 2004 ed, in assoluto, è stata la fotocamera che mi ha soddisfatto maggiormente. Colori intensi e nitidi, messa a fuoco precisa, menù essenziali ed immediati. Peccato che soffrisse, come tutte le sue colleghe, di un clamoroso difetto di fabbrica per cui dopo tre anni il CCD è morto, con tanti rimpianti. Oggi la 2980 ricalca nelle forme la precedente ma nulla a che vedere con la prima.
Flash is broken and two more buttons don't work at all
FURKAN ARISOY, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: I was regret to buy this camera through amazon.de. I will tell you why; once I opened the package, I installed all steps to open this fujifilm. I set all settings realized that my flash, the left button on which there is person's head picture as well as down and left button don't work at all. This camera takes photos so blurry. Without flash, i couldn't able to take photos at nights and it is annoying. They sold me a broken camera. Didn't finish yet.