Summary: Good quality photos and good battery life; easy to use, packs well and is durable. However, there are some significant liabilities. The GPS feature takes forever to find the signal and sucks up battery power. The GPS feature was one of the main reasons for purchasing the camera, but its performance has been disappointing. The lens is unprotected and located such that it's easy to get your finger in a number of shots.
To Antarctica and Back! (And All the places in between)
Asa Li, Amazon
11 May 2012
Summary: I took this camera with me on my adventure to Antarctica simply because it was a reasonably priced, highly rated, freeze proof camera with decent MP and zoom (the other features came as a bonus). Yes it is "freeze proof" only rated to 14F, while I was in much colder temps (-20F), it lasted far longer than anyone else's 'regular' camera battery life.
Summary: The camera takes good pictures. I don't like having to recharge the battery frequently.I have to remove the battery after I use it to prolong the battery life. I find the instructions are NOT user friendly and would prefer to have them in a booklet not online.
Summary: I bought this camera for my dive trips.... NOT to use in the water, but to take on the boat when it can get splashed occasionally. It works great for this. For those people who think this is an underwater camera... you are idiots. That is NOT what this camera says. It is waterproof in case you drop it in a puddle, or it gets splashed at the pool. Get real people. Underwater cameras cost hundreds more and have an o-ring seal to keep water out. As far as the pictures go...
Summary: As far as being waterproof and having an integrated GPS (two of the main reasons I purchased this camera), it is excellent. Additionally, the picture quality is acceptable. However, it has two major short-comings. First, the camera can be turned on accidentally far too easily (when in a pocket). When I'm on a long mountain climbing trip and battery life is carefully planned, I can't have the camera randomly turning on because it got jostled slightly.
Summary: I haven't tested the underwater capabilities yet, but otherwise the camera works as advertised. The menu options are clear and easy to understand. I do have a couple of complaints though: The GPS seems to take a while to get a lock. (You can continue to shoot, but the photos you take until it gets a lock will not be geo-tagged.) I was disappointed that you cannot charge the battery through the USB connection.
Summary: The camera feels great and easy to use. As all Fuji cameras (and I had few) it is very user friendly. The quality of photos and movies is second to none and you can take clips of HD and great photos especially with the automatic mode set. There were however 3 very disappointing points which we did not expected and are important to highlight: 1. Most important - batteries.
Summary: Don't get me wrong this camera is good but it is only eight weeks since i bought it and already the battery won't hold a charge. Six images are the most that we can take before it needs recharging.
Summary: I bought this camera for my holiday as I was sick of getting the rubbish underwater pics from the kodak disposable cameras. I can honestly say I was impressed at how easy it was to take photos and videos underwater, and I was also impressed with the quality of the underwater pics. I was a bit nervous to use it after reading reviews of leakages etc but I had no problem with this, it worked fine under the water and can only assume other people hadn't shut the battery...