Summary: I didn't realize when I bought the camera it had such a small sensor, or I would of never bought it. Pretty much have to have it on a tripod for any picture seems like no matter the settings. I like my old camera better.
Pros: smallest sensor there is in this camera, low light, and fluorescent lighting
Cons: Great zoom! Good shots of the moon. Pretty good closeup, much better after I bought filters.
While reviews on professions photo sites are good, and the price is very reasonable
G. Dutton, Amazon
8 August 2014
Summary: Just a brief comment on this item, which I ended up returning. While reviews on professions photo sites are good, and the price is very reasonable, there were a few small things that turned me off.
Best in class features offset by image noise issues
22 May 2014
Summary: I really wanted to like this product. Hi-res EVF and Screen, dual zoom levers, good build quality and grip on zoom barrel, high speed video etc. Why did this not work for me? Best in class features combined with high noise even at low iso.
Summary: The idea of this superzoom camera is appealing but so far the images are grainy. Further, I think I would prefer to manually zoom rather than electronically zoom. Might want to upgrade to the the HS50exr.
Summary: Tried out this camera for a week and returned it. My comparison is to the Canon SX40 and Nikon P510, of which have both been replaced by newer models, but with little difference (same sensors).
Pretty good camera, the battery died quickly though
Sebastian Fernandez, Amazon
15 August 2013
Summary: There are some aspects that I loved about this camera, but others that came up short. Pros: -Amazing zoom in a reasonably small package -Has many DSLR features without being a DSLR camera -Excellent grip, which is much better than many camaras I have tried in the past, including several DSLRs -Easy...
Summary: What I like: Great zoom lens Great for shooting in low light Manual, Aperture, shutter priority modes Has a nice viewfinder What I don't like: Too heavy Not many F stops-not able to get a blurred background or nice bokeh image with this lens No manual focus Continuous shooting is horrible in this...
Summary: Well I was hoping for a large Zoom which this camera has without the noise,Sadly Fuji did not put enough thought into this model to reduce the noise even at 100 iso. So I sent it back and maybe next time they will get it right,Had some nice features but noise to me is a deal killer.