Summary: As a professional photographer I have learnt the hard way that a missed picture has a big impact on your income and reputation. I am now retired, during my career I have used large roll film cameras and every brand of professional 35mm SLR you can think of, and today I still have 3 Nikon slr Bodies and 15 lens that I must do something about selling sometime. However, I decided 2 years ago to leave the Nikons at home and brought a Fuji Finepix x-s1 Bridge camera.
... could write for ages why this camera is so good, the zoom is fantastic
23 October 2014
Summary: I could write for ages why this camera is so good, the zoom is fantastic, the quality of the camera is excellent, its durable and well made but its not too bulky, it fits in your bag or the GEM large camera case perfectly. Camera has a good weight to it, so its not heavy on your neck.
Summary: Excellent camera, does what it says on the tin. Very well built, nice to hold and simple to use. Any 20-1200mm lens (35mm equiv.) is not going to be perfect, but I have tried it out across the full range and its good enough for the family/amateur, a single camera for the beach, walking in the hills or a day at the zoo – this is it.
Summary: A very good camera in its class.Copes well in difficult conditions. I am very satisfied with it. Would be good if there was a book on how to make the best use of its features. The lens quality and handling exceeded my expectations.
... old Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ38 which I was very pleased with but lacked the long lens
smokeys38 "smokeys", Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: I purchased this to replace my old Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ38 which I was very pleased with but lacked the long lens, so I updated to the FZ72EB-K and it has meet all my expectations and more, even more surprising was the quality and sharpness of most of the photos I took handheld at the uttermost zoom the anti shake technology in this camera is second to none My 2 old Nikons and lenses with other bits and bobs weighted 32lb including the camera bag and is now collecting...
but this is something else the Zoom is fantastic and no need to carry a big lens with ...
Grandad "Keith", Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I have had a Panasonic Lumix camera for some time , but this is something else the Zoom is fantastic and no need to carry a big lens with you . I took pictures up to a mile or more away and they were still good quality pictures . for close work the pictures are so clear. I LOVE IT.