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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!