Summary: Excellent Camera; one of the best available today's market for the price! One Camera; one lense encompaing many! I am a pro with more than 50 years experience with Nikons, Cannons, Leicas, Mamiyas, etc. I also sold cameras and ran a professional lab. This is one of the best cameras for the money available today! I bought it after reading and comparing with other similar makes, models. Liked it so well I bought a 2nd one.
Summary: This camera convinced me to set aside my Nikon DSLR. I needed an upgrade anyway as my Nikon was aging and was looking for a Nikon replacement, so I could keep my investment in all the lenses I have. But, the flexibility of the lens range, high quality, low noise CMOS sensor and SLR controls and features are top notch. It feels and performs like an SLR, nice solid rubberized body makes for steady controlled shots. You wouldn't know it's not an SLR. I Love it.
Summary: I bought this for its zoom ability and all the positive reviews I've read about it. After having had this camera for almost a year, I would say the advantages are: 1) The camera body and lens are solidly built. 2) This camera appears to have a good dynamic range and can take stunningly clear and cinematic type images 3) The zoom lens is pretty incredible at this price point 4) You can attach an external microphone for video The only issues I have with this camera are: 1)...
Summary: This camera may not have all the specifications of the latest and greatest new camera of the month, but it is an excellent camera for serious photography. Its pictures are very sharp and detailed, It is heavy enough to hold steady, and the detail is excellent. Better than most Super Zoom cameras, since its sensor is larger the standard Point and Shoot Sensor, which includes super zoom cameras.
Summary: Fantastic value and very powerful camera. Stay away from zooming all the way is the only suggestion. Built like a tank because of the quality. I've been having so much fun with this camera and it has so many modes that you'll need to take your time playing with them to learn this beast. Totally Love it!
Excerpt: Had to buy one- the price is just too good. I reviewed one for Fujifilm a while back (as a loaner), just a preview actually, but the recent rash of good superzooms and my HS50EXR review has me revved up to use a superzoom again. I cut my teeth in digital with good superzooms like the F828 and R1, and have used several Fuji SZ's in the past as well.
I have really begun to enjoy this camera (I may buy another as a backup)
L. Garrick, Amazon
7 August 2014
Summary: I have had this camera for quite some time.It took a while to get all of the features down, I did have some pictures that didn't impress me when I first started using this camera but with a little patients and research and study of the camera I can now get the results I expected , I have really begun to enjoy this camera (I may buy another as a backup).
Summary: First of all, this is not a DSLR. That having been said, this camera does it all! It is not as quick as a DSLR, but takes gorgeous 1080p videos and remarkably sharp photos. The auto ISO range goes up to 1600, and the built-in flash is powerful. The sensor is larger than a normal point-and-shoot, the screen is 3", and the controls are full-featured. This camera is not light or small, but is about the size and weight of a small SLR, and is very robust.
Summary: First of all the lens quality of Fujinon lenses is spectacular. The camera is very rugged, controls in easy to access. Wide range of features, for both the novice and experienced photographer.