“The JZ500 is obviously targeted toward snap-shooters and casual photographers rather than photography enthusiasts […] a very good choice for travelers, backpackers, hikers and mountain bikers who want a tough, lightweight, “go anywhere” camera.”
DigitalCameraReview have published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500, a compact ultra zoom with 14.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD image sensor), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 10x wide-angle optical zoom (28-280mm equiv.), 2.7-in. LCD (230k-dot), SR Auto, Face Detection with automatic Red-Eye removal, Scene Recognition Auto mode, and HD Movie 1280 x 720 @ 24fps.
You can read the full Fujifilm JZ500 Review at: DigitalCameraReview.