Summary: Overall I really love this camera. It is really awesome, except for the viewfinder, which was one of the main reasons that I bought it. Sadly, everything is just a blur through the viewfinder. I debated returning the camera because of this, but decided to keep it anyways. The 50x zoom is great, pictures turn out good even on that zoom level, but I do recommend using a tripod because the slightest movement can alter your photo.
Summary: I actually gave this camera to the lady in my life, because she needed a better camera and she loves it . I would recommend this camera to any buddy. Sutter speed is great. Over all, I wish I had one.
Summary: So far , so good. Downloaded the Fuji apps on my Samsung s2 and received a quick transfer of pictures on to my phone. The zoom lens are powerful and any starter will have no problem using it. The pictures are clear and distinct.
Summary: I have only had this camera for a short time, but so far it is everything that I hoped it would be. I also have the Fuji 5000 and 8000, so you can see where my mindset is. I think for the $$ it's tough to beat this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera so I could leave my heavy DSLR and lenses at home yet still get some decent pictures while on a trip to Alaska. I don't regret the decision, but was reminded that this is indeed a bridge camera and not a replacement for a DSLR. My bottom line conclusion: I'll use this camera when on tours where I'm on a moving platform (bus, train, boat) and don't have the freedom or time to set up a tripod, change lenses, etc.