Summary: I LOVE this camera. It takes great pictures and is within a very reasonable price range. I read several reviews on it before I bought it and I am not disappointed. And it was delivered even earlier than expected. Great camera for the price!
Summary: This camera works just like the old SLR's. Only the mirror is missing. The electronic viewfinder is great to use. The LCD display screen is bright and easy to read. Switching between the two is easy, just press a button. You probably will use the view finder more than the screen. The 44X zoom is wonderful. It is like having an 800mm lens on an SLR.
Despite its zoom capabilities, it's not the camera to purchase.
19 May 2014
Summary: After extensive research, I bought the the Fuji S8400W as a bridge camera for an overseas trip I was taking with my wife to Italy. I am an avid and knowledgable photographer, often taking a couple of hundred shots per day using multiple cameras. Unfortunately, this camera cannot handle basic outdoor photos on a sunny day, nor indoor ones with mixed lighting -- despite all attempts to change necessary settings. What a huge disappointment.
Summary: Okay.. to start with, I am NOT a photographer... I'm just a point and click kinda guy and for the past 4 years have only used my smartphone for pics. I have 2 great trips coming up and wanted a nice camera. Received this yesterday and started playing with it. I cannot believe the pics it takes on the Auto setting. I have lots more playing around to do trying out all the settings, but I can tell already that I love this camera.