Pros The long lens (720 equivalent) coupled with the 16 megapixel resolution and the electronic viewfinder and a full feature set make this the equivalent of a dSLR at a fraction the cost. It produced excellent results from wide 24mm thru 126mm settings.
Cons It is nearly as bulky as a dSLR. It will take some time to master all of the menu options -- such as "best frame capture."
Summary If you are looking for an advanced camera with a long lens but want to avoid the cost and weight of a dSLR, this is a stand-out option to consider. 16 mp, 3.0 LCD, full HD video, 360 degree panorama, 11 frames high speed continuous shooting, 3D shooting, high resolution ETV.
Pros Great zoom, total manual or auto adjust, RAW, ease of use, photo quality, HDR, manual focus, Fuji film capable, well constructed, excellent lens, large CMOS, large tilt screen, fantastic video, take photos while shooting video, and stereo recording!
Cons Not real good in low light, as expected, but better than anticipated.
Summary Absolutely a great camera. Others of this kind do not shoot RAW or have the CMOS size. Fuji did an excellent job with this adjustable point-and-shoot. It has excellent battery life, with over 600 shots and an extra after-market battery is CHEAP. I take thousands of photos each year of all kinds to use for later artistic endeavors and I love my Olympus E-510 with a ton of lenses, but I wanted more convenience. This camera does it all quite well and I can use my 58mm filters! I had owned a smaller Fuji (4 megapixels) years ago and loved its quality. I looked at a similar Cannon and Nikon with high zoom, but the Fuji had more to offer for the same price range. DO NOT expect this camera or others like it to give you the same quality a good DSLR can with great lenses, because they cannot. But for what it does it does it very well and you can get professional quality photos with this camera easily. My own examples are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.511141618911991.135564.100000484730724&type=3Sorry about the link, try this one instead: http://pastorblastor.xanga.com/photos/
Updated on Aug 28, 2012
Pros I am in love with this camera I bought a few days ago. Ultra-macro and macro shots produced pictures of high detail, first of its class, at a 1-cm focal length. The Fn button gave me an additional 30x (total 60x)zoom, which produced stunning images.
Cons It is taking time to master this camera.
Summary A single liner - EXCEPTIONAL
Pros best shutter speed and high resolution
Cons extra battery' cost is too high. One extra battery should be available with less charge included. NO ac adapter and dc coupler