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. First, the lens cap does not sit very securely on the lens, and always felt as though it would pop off. A small thing, but enough to worry me. Second, the mechanism of the flash always had a tiny rattle when I moved the camera around.
Best in class features offset by image noise issues
Rowan Wing, Amazon
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. This has to be compared with other very small sensor megazoom cameras, which is what I am doing here. There is no point comparing to APS-C sensor cameras (compact mirrorless or DSLR), apples and oranges.
Excerpt: I just bought this camera and return it out of frustration because I did not took the time to learn the features and what it can do. I decided to give it another chance and I am glad I did. So far I am very pleased with the camera and the photos I have taken. For a non professional point and shoot, it is quite fantastic. I was using a Canon T3 and although a great camera, I was not happy with the 55-250 lens.
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: 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.
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 My comparison is to the Canon SX40 and Nikon P510, of which have both been replaced by newer models, but with little difference (same sensors). The Fuji is a camera I wanted to love for it's easy to navigate menu, buttons in the right place for quick access/change, and decent build quality. As a long time photographer, my number one priority is good image quality (IQ).
My new all in one camera - Good quality pics with ultra zoom
10 July 2013
Summary: I have a Canon T2i SLR camera with 3 lenses (18-55mm, 50mm fixed, 75-250mm) and when I want to travel - I have to carry the huge camera, the lenses and keep switching them to take good quality pictures. Now with the Fujifilm finepix I do not have to do that - I just need to carry one camera which covers more zoom than all my lenses put together. What is good about this camera ?
Summary: the camera is great but i would suggest buying on its own or with another bundle, the case and memory card are not what is in the picture, the case is too small for the camera unless you jam it in and the memory card is only a class 4