Pros Great optics for the price. 10x zoom 28-280mm (35mm ekvi.) covers most of your needs. Auto focus and zoom during filming (not common in this class). HD video (720p). Good picture quality for the price.
Cons Noise during zooming in HD mode. Video is a bitt grey. The camera could have been a little thinner.
Summary When reviewing a camera taking the price of the camera in to the account is mandatory. Comparing this camera to DSLR or expensive compact is ridiculous. This camera is inexpensive, still it provides a 10x zoom, OK picture and video quality. It's a great little camera for traveling or as pocket camera.
Pros reasonable price was the only reason for purchase
Cons picture quality could be better
Summary it's a good camera for a digital beginner but switching to fujifilm after having a canon for so long, there is a huge quality difference.
Pros 10x optical zoom and reasonable price was the reason I purchased plus even though I 've never owned Fuji before it was a well known name.
Cons LCD leaked. This camera was pampered (new toy) compared to my nikon, cannon, and sony ( wanted newer technology and easier to see bigger screen all older camers still work great!) Horrible customer service!!!!
Summary When I called to check on my camera repair I was told they didn't have it ... so I had to track it via usps to discover it had been delivered a week before. Received my refrence number and waited, and waited, and waited. Three weeks later still no confirmation email so off I go to call again. Am told it's not covered under warranty and it will cost me $83 plus tax and shipping to get it fixed!! Remember the camera only cost around $170 to start. I speak with a manager who will fix it at the dealer rate of $45 dollars plus shipping and tax wich was thoughtful but I refuse to spend another cent on anything FUJI. I have put my old camers to all kinds of tests in all situations snow, cold, heat, water, bumps, thumps, excedera and they all work great and this camera was my "new toy" and handled with kid gloves....there is a pathetic example of workmanship compared to cannon, nikon and sony. Do yourself a favor...keep searching...don't try fuji.