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This has been my favourite camera to date. Dont get me wrong, i bought the camera so i could take pictures underwater but even as a normal camera it excels itself. it takes 14.4 megapixel pictures and the out come is of high standards. ive owned the camera for 4 months now and dont even have a proper case. Afterall its described as shock proof and has a seal against dust and sand etc. The picture quality has remained spot on. Another thing that i really like is that it comes with a "camera battery" so you dont have to keep buying AA's for it. You do have to be aware though, when you take pictures underwater speckles of water remain on lens so wipe lens when wanting to take pictures on land.
IT would have been nice if it had a 3 inch screen instead of a 2.7, but hey i think the price makes up for that. I have compared this to my other camera, Nikon Coolpix L810(bridge cam) which is 16.1 MP
and there is very little difference in picture quality. Would easily pick the Fuji.
I would recommend this camera not only just for travellers/explorers, but anyone who is after a solid, reliable, well designed piece of tech that delivers high quality pictures on a regular basis.
I have this cute little camera in blue and it is the ultimate holiday camera. Withstands bumps and knocks and with the added bonus of being waterproof is perfect for the beach or pool. My children love trying to create poses under water and we have great fun when looking at the results. Friends often ask how I've taken the pictures under water and I am quick to point them in the direction of this little camera. It is a great relatively cheap family digital camera. It can be a bit slow when pressing the button to capturing the image so need to be mindful of this if being in the moment really is what is most important to you however for a chuck in the bag type I feel you can't go wrong. Decent quality photos, decent flash for a nice decent price, and pick a colour to suit you !