very disappointed, mislead and annoying.............
15 July 2011
Summary: Camera was described as used with some cosmetic wear. Well the battery flap is broken and if you want to use it you have to tape it!!!!!!!!!!! I think that I should get some of the $76.00 that I paid for the camera refunded for false advertising as I have to go to a camera shop to try to get it fixed.
Pros: when it does take pics, it does a fairly decent job on still but hesitate too long for action.
Cons: bad battery connection, started malfunctioning soon after purchase, but couldn't find anything wrong at first, then just a warranty was running out, was told it had a bad battery circuit connection. Will cost more to repair than buy new.
Summary: I love Fuji digital cameras and have worked with them for years. The S700 came loaded with the features I wanted, but the optics were really poor, the light metering was questionable at best and the auto focus plain sucked. It also was lighter than I'm used to, which gave it an overall "low consumer level" feel. It's a cam with lots of bells and whistles that only work so well.