Nice design and build quality, decent photos, bad LCD
Christopher Leung, Amazon
6 May 2012
Summary: I've owned 3 Fujifilm digital cameras, and all of them have been good to great cameras: A210, S5200, HS10 This Z70 model is a nice looking, super compact camera with a non-extending lens. The body feels pretty sturdy. It seems to contain more metal than plastic, which is a good thing in my opinion. It's pretty easy to use. Just slide down the cover, and it turns on pretty fast. The 5x zoom lens is nice, and the 720p HD video recording also works great.
Summary: I received this as a 25-years of service award from my company and am unhappy with it. It doesn't seem to be able to focus well and although the slide-down power on feature is interesting, I found it too easy to leave it down, thus draining the battery (yes, user error.
Summary: This is a review, from a long running fujifilm user. I, like others really wanted this camera to perform amazingly. I got it within the first week it was out. I went from a Fujifilm s700 to this finepix Z70. As soon as I started using it, I did not like it. But the s700 is a bigger camera and thought "maybe I just need to adjust to it, learn its tricks". But alas NO. If you live in a house or apartment with medium lighting, you're still out of luck.
Summary: The camera itself is beautiful. So different from the rest of a typcal point and shoot. The buttons on the back even light up pretty. cosmetically the camera ia sexy!! I love the sliding down front! Im giving it 2 stars cause its pretty, different from the normal camera and the returning was easy enough to handle! However, its not worth the money for it to just "look pretty". I found that you NEED a tri-pod or a table to take a clear shot without a flash on.
Summary: i recieved this for christmas, so i have had it for about 6 months. recently, i dropped it about 2 feet high on wood. it broke. the internal lens is horrible. i am definetly not going to get a camera with an internal lens. i had very high expecatations of it, they were wrong. it does take wonderful pictures, and i love the camera settings they have. but if you do get it, be very very careful. i do not reccomend it if you drop things easily.
Summary: I received this camera as a gift from my family and returned it two weeks later. I was wanting a small digital camera that I could throw in my purse and use for those spur of the moment situations. Well, this camera started up so slow that I was missing it all anyway. Also, I heard that it took good hd video so I thought I'd try it out on my daughter.
Summary: I received this camera this afternoon, fully charged the battery, recorded some HD video, and two things: 1) Within several videos, all on the "HD Setting", some of the videos were terrible quality, and most were good. This is probably on some wrong setting. Weird. 2) MAJOR ISSUE! the microphone on this camera sucks! it hardly picks up anything from more than 2 feet away. I had to turn the audio to full blast on my laptop just to hear it at a normal level.