I bought the camera to do landscapes and it works well for that. The zoom is quite good. Focuses pretty fast in daylight. Nice feature is the macro mode which is great and produces some really decent shots. The battery does last for a day if you're not shooting over 200 pics (hi-res)but if more think about a second battery. Has a problem with certain colour reproduction (pinks, purples)in low light but otherwise very good colours.
I am still learning this camera, but it is great, so easy to use and zoom is great. I have owned different camers, and am an amature. but this camers tops them all with versatility and ease of use. It has all the features I would want with one exception...it does not have the RAW feature and as I learn more about photography, I would have went in that direction when purchasing a new camera
we bought this camera to use on an alaska cruise because of the price and the zoom lens. It preformed very well a lot better than my old SLR and a lot lighter the responce time is great
I bought my Fuji finepix SL280, in April, 2012, and have taken about 10-15 gigabytes worth of pictures thus far, it is a very good camera for the price. I am not a pro photogragher, however I have to admit that this camera serves me extremely well. I love taking pictures of nature, and wildlife, and with the functions that this camera offers, it makes it possible. The 28x zoom, allows me to get up close. I had been using a cell phone camera up until I got my SL280, and the comments that I now get, are awesome, thank you Fuji, for such a versatile camera, for everyday use, and functionability