"Replaced good DSLR and lenses for convenience."5.0 starson by leehemen
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