Summary: I last owned a Fujifilm fine pix in 2004, then bought a Nikon S9300. I am not a professional and just wanted a great camera for vacations and family photos. I decided on this one after reading the reviews and searching the web. I love this camera. I wanted a camera with fast reaction time. I wanted to be able to catch those cute shots of my 3 yr old twin niece and nephew . Kids do not like to stand and wait and pose. And I wanted candid shots of them.
Summary: So far this camera has exceeded my expectations. I first used it while sailing on a schooner in Gloucester MA and was amazed at the clarity of the pictures including full zoom. It took a few attempts to get the panorama function to work correctly, but once I figured it out it worked great. I'll primarily use this camera on the auto setting, but will eventually read the directions and make more use of the many functions.
Summary: Camera takes food pictures and people/animal pictures pretty much as good as the $700 camera I'd borrowed to use. Much more budget friendly, came with all the basics I need - rechargeable batteries (4) and charger, 16 GB? memory card, tripod, camera carrying bag (with straps), and a great size camera with the ability to take quality pictures.
Summary: This camera is amazing, you get high quality for a heck of a price. If you are like me and can't afford something super expensive this is route to go. I have taken tons of amazing pictures with this camera and it is very easy to use since it has so many awesome settings. I especially love the auto setting which adjusts itself according to the environment. I have been able to take really nice long distance shots as well. I've been absolutely delighted with the results!
Summary: I have had this camera 1 year now. It takes some playing around to get familiar with the settings and picture quality but that is to be expected with any camera. Setting it on Auto works great for just about everything. Overall the pictures are great. The speed of starting the camera is very fast. The HD video is fantastic. Zoom is remarkable.