Pros 1. ease of use 2. picture quality 3. wonderful zoom 4. super macro
Cons don't install the software included, it will give you problems, you can transfer the photos without it
Summary This is the BEST camera ever and I am so thrilled to own one now! ... for those curious about what this camera can do, go to YouTube and search for the fuijiguys videos.. they explain the main features and it does everything they say it does and more! .. also, they answer any questions you have... just leave a comment... if you want to see photos taken with the camera, you can do a search at Flickr and see those as well.. please don't expect great results without knowing what you're doing.. I saw many complaints about either petty stuff or unfair rants.. if you have a faulty camera, send it back but if it's working fine, get to know it before you make up your mind... I almost didn't purchase one because of all the bad comments.. please try it yourself and make up your own mind about it! ... I could not be happier!
Pros 1. Rugged body
2. Terrific digital zoom
3. Dual viewfinder
4. Picture quality
5. Photo editing software in camera
Cons 1. Battery cover is flimsy, needs delicate handling.
Summary This is my first advanced point and shoot and I must say I am glad I picked this camera. I am happy with the performance of this camera. For the money the camera delivers excellent results. On improving the product, there is only one comment, the battery cover should be made rugged especially the latch.
Pros Lots of options and features for every kind of user.
2 Zoom modes (Optical and digital). Both can be used together for a maximum zoom well over the advertised 18x.
Multiple rapid shooting modes.
Easy to use controls and menus.
Cons The only thing I dont like is that there is no manual zoom feature on it. But the auto-focus feature does a good job.
Summary I would definitely recommend this camera to anybody looking for a good quality point and shoot camera at an affordable price with plenty of features.
Pros Continuous burst mode (hold shutter down, and it will continue to shoot shots)
Cons I HATE THE LENS CAP. It comes off, when you turn the camea on. I HATE THAT. Why don't they make it old school? It would be better.
WHY DID FUJI DO THIS? AND DIFFERENT FLASH MODES? WHERE ARE THEY?
My old one, the flash door broke, but the flash
Summary I always use a tripod for stills. I don't care what the shutter speed goes up to. If it's not on a tripod, there's always movement. Unless you're well skilled at panning, or action/sports shots, you'll need the cumbersome tripod, like a ball and chain, but it's worth it, if you're after the clear stills. Period.
I just look for the sharpest , clearest photos, short of having to carry a microscope with me everywhere.
I suspect my older camera had a slight edge for sharp focus, but I've always loved Fujifilm products even from the film days. A ton of features, and this new camea is well worth taking the time with the manual, and a brand new set of batteries and experiementing for a while.
Very simply, you'll then see that you have more options when you realize you can go to AUTO mode, or for more flexibility choose the S or P or A modes, Photography to me is just as much an art as taking a brush and paints, and trying to duplicate the subject. For me, this camera was cost effective, but I miss my older Finepix.
Pros Excellent features but on first try the link to Youtube failed. It kept saying my username and password were incorrect even though I could log directly into Youtube, just not through Fujifilm's software.
Cons NOISE - very bad when shooting movies. The location of the mic allowed every single sway of the camera lens to be picked up. There is no external jack for a remote mic.
Summary I've seen better camera's and I wish I had bought one. I might return this one.