Excellent bridge camera with many features and great light gathering.
2 weeks ago
Summary: Bought refurbished camera, Fuji does not pack these units very well, very minimal on materials, a plastic bag that was worn through from all the movement during shipping and a piece of cardboard, no other materials, and no lense cap. Battery life is good, very clear robust images, took pictures at a wedding and could zoom in on wedding party when they drifted away for a quick rehearsal and capture pictures they were not aware anyone was taking.
Summary: Everything is great but the tripod is pretty cheap. Really thin aluminum. Camera met our expectations except it didn't come with a USB cable to download the pics to our camera. It only had a HDMI cable.
... her trip to Mexico this past spring and she loved this camera
25 July 2014
Summary: This was a gift for my mother for her trip to Mexico this past spring and she loved this camera. She was at first intimidated by it due to its size but it was very easy to use and she took some great pictures. She is not a professional photographer but she stated how she was able to get some pictures with this camera other people were not able to. It performed much above her expectations.
Summary: No stranger to cameras. I was attracted to the Fuji by it's long list of features and attractive price. Pluses: Long, Long Zoom lens with stability control and good zoom speed. Fits my medium sized hands pretty good Good low-light performance for most situations Good battery life. I cannot say how many shots I get between charges which mean it's not an issue for me. Excellent shot to shot speed for this price range.
Summary: The zoom is really great. The feature set is robust. I love that it has aperture and shutter priority modes. It has a hot shoe for external flash, which you will need if you use the zoom in low light (on any super zoom). My only problem is that it has no manual focus. When you are trying to shoot distant objects against a flat background (like the full moon or (believe it or not, I got a picture of this) the crescent of Venus, getting the camera to focus isn't easy.
Summary: I spent a lot of time researching various "cross over" cameras: 16 MP or better, zoom telephoto. Price was definitely a consideration. All things considered, this was a good choice. The telephoto is better than I could have asked for. The images are bright and crisp when viewed on my computer screen and 46" HDTV. I have used it more for outdoor photography than indoors, I need to practice more on the indoor settings.
A variety of settings ensures quality photos every time.
5 February 2014
Summary: The more I use the settings on this camera, the better I like it. I can take sharp high speed photos with good color. My photos appear in a newspaper publication and they need to be of high quality. This camera satisfies me and my editor.
If it had a manual focus mode and used AA batteries it would be practically perfect!
D. Jensen "snake man", Amazon
2 February 2014
Summary: After the whole world had gone digital (except for me), I finally sold my extensive Olympus collection, consisting of 3 bodies and an arsenal of lenses, said goodbye to film, and bought my first digital camera - a Fuji SL7000. With a whopping 6-megapixel processor (pretty standard for the time), I used it to photograph my sister's wedding. The results were impressive.
Summary: I have very little to complain about with this camera. Almost all of my pictures come out very clear. The only flaw is not it's fault; it's a fault of all non-DSLR cameras. It recharges slowly between shots, so that you can't take rapid fire shots of moving events. I bought this as a supplement to my Nikon D3200 because we're going on a cruise in May and it's cumbersome to be carrying a large bag for lenses, and for changing lenses (Nikon) itself when you don't have all...