Deabreuma - I've had a Fuji S2000HD since December. I nearly bought the nearest Olympus to it in price, thinking that the Canon SX1 IS's price, about 100% more, here in Sydney, was too much - and the SX10 IS didn't do HD video.
The SX10 was also About $200.00 more - I bought the S2000HS for (Australian) $350.00 (US$250.00). The SX10 IS was AUD$535.00.
I'd never used a digital camera above the midrange point-and-shoots, so didn't really know what to look for in the Specs and Reviews. So the controls and functions took some time to learn.
The 1280 x 720 video is compliant MP4 - and quite good quality. It converts easily to standard MPEG2 for burning to DVDs that play in standalone players, or of course, on a PC.
The 15x Zoom can be used in all video modes - good HD, 640 x 480 - which is okay, but not as good as the SX10 IS samples shown in the excellent Review of that camera on this site. The 320 x 240 is a bit woeful - for hand-helds doing 640 x 480 and converting down gives a much better result.
The stills pix quality is "reasonable" - better than a midrange P&S - but not as good as I'd expected. It's very sensitive to anything above ISO800 - and rather better if you use the Auto ISO400 setting. If you use that in P-Program Mode where the camera sets Aperture and Shutter, you can vary the exposure manually. You can also use the EV Bracketing - but that only has -1 to +1 EV in 1/3 steps.
It has a Shutter Priority Mode - but NO Aperture Priority! For that, you need to go to M-Manual Mode.
It does have several "Burst" modes - but only the "Top 3" three shots at full 10MP (JPEG Fine or Std - no Superfine) - the other Bursts are at lower MP.
It does have 2 anti-shake modes - but neither work at all well at full Zoom. For the HD or 640 x 480 videos - the anti-shake works moderately well to about a third of the Zoom. From there on out, use a tripod. Turn the IS off on a tripod - or it seems to try to compensate for "shakes" that aren't there.
Video or stills on a tripod - turn the IS off...
The photo quality would be medium-good for a midrange P&S - but for what the S2000HD is claiming to be - no. You can get better results with manual settings - but they're not much better than on "Auto", on which they're like a midranger on Auto...
It does have a dual-flash mode, in which it takes two shots - one with Flash and one without. The idea seems to be that you choose the one that's better... Or you can merge them on layers in Photoshop.
You need to watch the ISO settings - there's a lot of noise in the darker areas if you don't. With the Zoom - you need to be careful with how you set up shots - or there's quite heavy edging and purplish tinges.
So - if you're buying it for the 1280 x 720 - you need to decide if settling for "rather ordinary" Pix functions is a decent trade-off for the relatively low price.
I'll be keeping my S2000HD for the HD video - and it is better than a lower-priced P&S for Pix - but not nearly as good as I'd expected.
So, when I've saved a bit more - it'll be a Canon SX10 IS for the far better functions and picture quality.
If you're thinking of buying one - do your homework. Download a Manual from Fuji's site - and go through the actual functions. Then Google some Reviews and Tests.
If the HD - (it's HD low - 1280 x 720) - and 15x Zoom, with rather "consumer midrange" pix is okay for that luringly low price, fine. For HD video and good pix - look at the Canon SX1 IS - but it isn't cheap. Here in Sydney you can get into an entry-level DSLR - Canon EOS 1000D - with the 18-55mm kit lens, for about $50.00 more.