Summary: Hello friends, I originally bought this camera to replace a very dinky $50 digital camera two years ago when I needed a good camera to take quality pictures while studying abroad. Let me tell you, It was worth every penny. Now you can obviously go and spend $600 dollars on a Canon or Nikon, and keep spending hundreds of additional dollars for specific lenses, etc. If you are a professional photographer, sure, go ahead and do that.
Summary: Two parts to this review the product itself and then my experience buying it. First, the camera itself is great for a "point and shoot" camera. I bought this as a present for my wife and she loves it. It takes good crisp photos and the camera functions well. She hasn't played around with all the features yet but she is happy so I'm good with that.
Summary: Everything about this camera is great, especially for ease of use. Great macro capability, and it captures color exquisitely. To get REALLY good low light photos, you'll need to go to manual mode however, but the learning curve for this is not bad. The mini manual supplied will get you started well, but I recommend downloading the PDF manual for complete and excellent instruction on all aspects of use. You'll LOVE the panorama function!
Summary: I researched many cameras before going on our trip to Colorado and Yellowstone National park this past September. Read many good reviews of this camera, and the price was right. Came home with some beautiful photos that look professional. The automatic setting works great, captures great detail. Easy to use. Love it.
Summary: The specs on this camera are very impressive, starting with a 26X zoom, huge 3 inch LCD, a viewfinder and lots of interesting touches, like the automatic panarama feature, which stitches three images together inside the camera to create great panarama shots. Unfortunately, this camera has some fairly serious shortcomings, starting with optics that are barely adequate even at low zoom levels.
Summary: I've owned this Fuji S4300 for a few months now and have come to love it's features and overlook any shortcomings. The #1 feature I absolutely love is, it has a VIEWFINDER. I was missing this feature from all my recent point & shoot cameras. I was getting sick and tired of trying to get a quick picture, only to see my eye looking back at me in the LCD screen.
Summary: If you are looking for a bridge camera and you think you are not ready to spend money for a real SLR so here we are you are on the right address. This camera is just for you guys. I bought this camera almost 3 weeks ago and so far it has been taking great pictures. Not to many features therefore easy to use but not just click it either. Good training before going for a pro. ps : don't assume that you are gonna have good night pictures though.