Summary: I bought this camera because as a real estate agent I needed something I could keep in the car to take front elevation shots of a house without having to stand in the middle of the street or across the road, Not so it was just about the same as every other camera I have purchased, I wish I had the...
Summary: I've had this camera since June 2012 and have grown to love it. At first I tried the "Intelligent Auto" which is reality is "stupid auto"......Every single pic I took using the optical zoom with the image stabilization set to mode 2 (pictures) was blurry.
Summary: I enjoy collecting cameras and got a good deal on a used fx500 for $42 If you want a good picture from it you MUST use the following settings; Go to Program mode, Menu, Pic Settings, set Contast+2, Sharpness +1, Saturation +1 Set focus to Center focus.
Summary: At first when I saw the manual, I thought 'Oh boy, this is going to be "fun"'. But once I got started with the manual, I an enjoying the features and finding out new things every day. So far in the past week I have taken over 500 pictures, experimenting etc.
Very good day-to-day street shooter with full manual controls
A. Rabun "A. Rabun", Amazon
17 March 2010
Summary: I was tired of my Olympus XA rangefinder film camera getting stuck so that the film would not advance and the shutter would not fire. I have used it for a long while and really enjoyed a "small shooter" I could pop out at any time and snap a quick candid.