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Fujifilm Finepix J38 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD by Review Summary ,  Sep 27, 2015

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Fujifilm Finepix J38 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD
Report Date: 09/28/2015
Based on 54 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 14.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Image4.6   above average
Photo4.6   above average
Size4.2   average
Video4.1   average
Light4.0   average
Quality3.9   below average
Price3.8   below average
Zoom2.0   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"To its credit, the camera charged up very quickly, though I disliked the fact that it didn't have a seperate battery charger."
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"have had this camera for a month now, the battery life is perfect."
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"Only for emergency us...so if you need a camara and you dont have a lot of money to spend is ok...I had bad luck with this camara, so i dont know if the camara is good or not...The battery did not last a year."
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"Four months later, after using it no more than 3 or 4 times, the flimsy piece of plastic that holds the battery in place broke, so now the camera is unusable."
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"Easy, intuitive, and with its long lasting battery, I have no complaints."
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"It's small with long battery life and I've been pleased with both the still and video shots from the camera."
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Image

Image:
"Image quality is not the best."
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"Great little camera, great pics...Thanks! "
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"My pics turned out brilliant."
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"photo because this little camera is so easy to work with, makes it so easy for me experiment with angles, light and positions in a heartbeat with this lightweight nugget."
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"Uploading images to the computer is easy."
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"12 MP, easy to charge, easy to download pics- what's not to like?"
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Light

Light:
"The flash is not bad, and i would recommend having it on in doors or in the shade, because seriously this takes horrible pictures in low light."
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"This camera simply isn't made for low light or for night...painful when you realize."
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"Of course the result is not as good as f40fd's especially under the low light, but for the low low price that I paid for, it's really worth of every penny."
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"photo because this little camera is so easy to work with, makes it so easy for me experiment with angles, light and positions in a heartbeat with this lightweight nugget."
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"It still takes great photos, albeit in decent light."
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"My photos look great even in low light and the ability to crop them on the preview screen is nice."
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"Takes good low light pictures, too."
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"I was excited to receive this camera - very small, light, attractive, good features."
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Photo

Photo:
"This camera also has a panoramic mode so you can take panoramic photos, not highly impressive but a nice feature."
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"If you need a camera to take pictures for your online company and products, this is a good option because of its high MP and ability to enlarge photos without getting pix-elated, and really low price."
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"It still takes great photos, albeit in decent light."
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"My photos look great even in low light and the ability to crop them on the preview screen is nice."
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"No idea how the positive reviewers got good photos out of this."
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"I wanted a camera that was easy to use and could still take decent photos- this camera definitely fits the bill."
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Price

Price:
"the video isn't that great but for the money it is a great value."
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"Overall it has its ups & downs, for the price its a decent camera it simply has some glitches that need to be tweeked with the new line from Fuji maybe next year."
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"While the 3x optical zoom is a little weak, it is fitting for the sub-$100 price."
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"This may not sound like a lot, but it's hard to find cameras in this price range that will do all of that."
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"Yes, it has some drawbacks, but overall it's an excellent camera for the money."
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"Good for the price, but not what I wanted."
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"I always use a huge storage card - Amazon or Ebay has them for very good prices."
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"I wanted a camera that was simple but still had a great quality for the type and for the price."
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"I'd recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable but worth every penny camera."
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"But, I will be happy if the camera lasts some 3-4 years, considering it's price tag."
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Quality

Quality:
"Picture quality is not good at all."
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"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"This camera is alright, its low price makes up for the quality, The buttons are very basic and somewhat annoying, and the lcd is a pain to see at in the sun."
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"Image quality is not the best."
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"In conclusion, this is a very good mid-range camera: it takes excellent quality pictures and video."
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"The camera works flawlessly, with auto focus, menu negotiation, and picture quality all excellent."
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"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"I wanted a camera that was simple but still had a great quality for the type and for the price."
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"The picture quality in the day and proper lighting is great, but as soon as it becomes a bit dark the picture quality greatly decreases."
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Size

Size:
"Six years is a long lifespan for a small digital camera and to this day the only complaint I have about the little HP is that the screen is so small."
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"Nice and small, but sturdy."
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"I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA IN DECEMBER AND I GOT TO TELL YOU IT IS A VERY GOOD CAMERA IT TAKES GOOD PICS AND VIDEOS (FYI YOU CAN ZOOM IN VIDEOS) ITS THE SIZE OF A DECK OF CARDS GOOD FLASH AND VERY EASY TO USE"
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"It's small with long battery life and I've been pleased with both the still and video shots from the camera."
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"I was excited to receive this camera - very small, light, attractive, good features."
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"Nice and small, fits the pocket inside my purse."
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Video

Video:
"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"the video isn't that great but for the money it is a great value."
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"I have contacted Fuji to confirm this and advise them to fix their site - as I bought this for this reason to replace a J10 which works fine - still no zoom in movie mode - it is not a good thing."
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"If the user makes a video, which was longer, an unloading error would come on."
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"In conclusion, this is a very good mid-range camera: it takes excellent quality pictures and video."
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"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"I just wanted a nice camera that didn't cost me too much with good resolution and video capability to capture those personal moments that only mean anything to myself and perhaps those close to me."
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"Second is the speaker volume on the camera is really low so between those two things I really have to transfer my videos to my computer before I can really enjoy them."
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"The only think I wish this camera had is an easier way to select the video mode."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"A few more times I got the zoom error and was able to fix it."
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"I could turn the camera on and all it said was zoom error."
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"Greatest of all, within 2 weeks of owning the camera it had zoom error which is very common to this camera+ other Fujifilm cameras."
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"Put them on the computer zoomed out to fit the screen and they look sort of OK. Zoom to 1:1 and they look terrible."
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"And for anyone who says you can't zoom while recording you are WRONG."
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"Video quality is also excellent; only problem is again the zoom: it's set - and won't move - once you start shooting."
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"A few more times I got the zoom error and was able to fix it."
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"Greatest of all, within 2 weeks of owning the camera it had zoom error which is very common to this camera+ other Fujifilm cameras."
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"I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA IN DECEMBER AND I GOT TO TELL YOU IT IS A VERY GOOD CAMERA IT TAKES GOOD PICS AND VIDEOS (FYI YOU CAN ZOOM IN VIDEOS) ITS THE SIZE OF A DECK OF CARDS GOOD FLASH AND VERY EASY TO USE"
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"Please note that this camera does not zoom in movie mode while recording even though the Fuji website says it does and shows pictures of it doing so."
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