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.
Summary: The User manual from the manufacturer is less than adequate. The type/point size slows the communication and the associated icons are difficult to read. My tactic! I downloaded the same instruction to my computer and was able to perfectly control the legibility. Bottom line! It appears to be an exceptional camera with a wide spectrum of versatility...and well worth the price. As with many cameras it often takes time to know how to get the best from them.
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...
Summary: I'm coming into this previously owning a Fujifilm FinePix S4000 which unfortunately died after a good run. You can tag me as the type that loves having a good lens and the ability to do some SLR-like tweaking without the SLR premium price. With that said, PROS: - You really have to see the 50x zoom this thing boasts about to believe it.
Summary: Purchased camera for the unbelievable zoom. Very impressive for the price. One minor complaint is parts of the menu navigation can be complicated. It is not very intuitive. My biggest concern is the battery consumption. They go very quickly, especially when using the flash. Make sure you have plenty of batteries available. 25 photos with flash, 60-70 without flash. I expected better capacity out of the Lithium rechargeable batteries.
Summary: You name it and this little honey packs a wallop and has the right equipment to meet the many needs that are, and are not, found in the larger, bulky expensive, harder to manage well known DSLR Camera's that we know about and are used today! Where can you get 1200 lens that can double right on the same enclosed devise/equipment like is in this well accomplished Fuji FinPix SL1000 digital camera.