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.
Fujifilm Finepix S4300 - Great Value Bridge Camera
Andy pro photographer, Amazon
13 January 2014
Summary: This camera was purchased as a Christmas gift for a keen amateur and was initially greatly received. The Features and really good 26x optical zoom were key to purchasing the camera. However the poor autofocus in lower light such as in the lounge on Christmas morning made the camera frustrating to use. Coupled with searching focus when using the zoom and the camera was quickly discarded for the compact camera.