Replacing the old camea with the latest was an easy chore!
9 January 2014
Summary: The camera was bought as a gift for my wife. She has been using a previous model of the Finepix cameras, and was having a minor problem with it. The new one fits right into her plans and required very little relearning to use. The features of this camera far exceed the older version. She was taking great pictures within minutes, but still has a lot of features that she has yet to learn. Many times since she opened it, she has yelled, "Look at this!.
Summary: I haven't used it much yet, but so far I'm pleased. The picture quality is excellent and I love the mini LCD in the view finder since the larger LCD on the back gets washed out in sunlight. The manual options seem fine and much better than my old Nikon L120. The menu isn't quite as user friendly though. Still, a great buy and a top quality bridge camera.
Summary: Great digital camera, with many manual options that you would have with a SLR. It has so many options, review the DVD that comes with it, big help in understanding all the options for the amateur.
Summary: This is one of the few EVF cameras which is still available for those who want to be able to view and compose their photos under a variety of conditions. The camera accomplishes this well with a very visible and logically laid out display. The problems come with low light situations where color shift and noisy images become apparent. The camera is very light weight but bulky and the plastic construction gives it a very cheap feel.
Summary: Bought this to replace a Fujifilm FinePix S5000 which developed the dreaded white screen syndrome after about 5 years of hard use. So far I am happy with the S4250 which has a few improvements over the S5000. All in all, a great camera for the price!