Summary: Bought this camera for a relation who saw the 5700 model i had bought for myself a year earlier. Like me she is not a camera buff, just wants something reliable, works well does what it says on the box and doesn't eat batteries. If this is what you want this camera could be for you. The price from supplier was good, dispatch was quick,secure and well packed.
Summary: I have had 3 problems in 5 months with this camera. 1. SD card got stuck in the camera. It had to be sent back to Fuji to sort out. 2. The flash has stopped working and does not popup like it is supposed to 3. Random problem - The "zoom in" and "turn off" button seems to occasionally get muddled up and switch functions. When this happens the camera gets hot on the bottom and needs time to cool down before it starts working properly again.
Summary: I've had my camera for 7 months and it is very good value for money. It has many features and modes to choose from, and a friend who is a professional photographer told me it is virtually as good as a DSLR camera! A couple of tips I'd like to pass on are:- 1)Be prepared for delay of a second or two before you can take a photo when you switch camera modes. This is because a message appears on the LCD screen to tell you what you've set.
Summary: Yes I researched Which,etc before I bought this camera as I have a digital camera already a CANON power shot I do like the Canon...but I wanted more from a camera...The Fujifilm S5800 for the money is very good value..The battery life is really very good..Menu very good and clear..the ISO selection for the money is excellent..The super macro mode I have used with and without a stand again excellent.
Summary: There was a gap in my digital camera inventory for a superzoom camera. I now use this camera at the beach taking pictures of my windsurfing mates. OK so you do not get great image stabilisation (as with Canon)but then I only paid £90 for it from Currys (currently much cheaper than Amazon). I use with a tripod on high zoom range in any case.
Summary: Have really loved using this camera. Even I can manage to use the basic operations, and when time permits, I am going to look at using the finer options. Easy to use. Great that it take rechargeable batteries.