Gran Canaria - I have one of those "very interesting" S2000HDs - they're very "educational" - as in - why didn't one read Gordon's superb Canon SX10 IS Review first....? Answer - I hadn't found this Forum yet.... Sighhhh...
Actually, I got mine cheaply via an employee at a store selling them, on his employee discount, so I couldn't take it back. I knew nothing about cameras at the time, apart from using old Coolpix P&S 2 / 4Mpix P&S.
By the time I discovered - via Forums, mainly here - what Aperture Priority is - I also discovered that the S2k doesn't have it.... It also doesn't have a lot of other things - such as a Manual Focus that doesn't work via the Zoom-Lever...
I've had to fight the darned thing trying to get photos from it 1% better than from an old "Auto-All" 2Mpix Coolpix. Which has been quite entertaining - and I've learned much. Including - if buying a Camera, research the dratted thing properly, first!
The S2k's 640 x 480 "video" levels are woeful - to be polite.
The 1280 x 720 HD-Lo has issues - starting with a 1-stage Zoom lever - unlike an SX10's (and SX1's) - 2-stage. Early-on, it's very stiff and jerky, but the lever "wears-in" rapidly. Then you can bump-bump-bump it gently - and, hand-held - the "focus" sometimes keeps up....
It's rather better on a firm tripod - but still neater to get the distance and focus - then roll video. At that, if you edit and join the pieces later, the results are okay. The camera does compliant MPEG4 with *.mp4 extension. Edited, joined, then converted to 720 x 576 for Std PAL DVD - it's reasonable. Trying to use it as "HD" - Lo or not - is doubtful.
The S2k gives the impression that somebody had the idea of a "low-cost" HD-Lo device, invented a cheap body to put it in - and as an afterthought added the vague-idea of lower-end P&S functions to it. Why they put the 640 x 480 and 320 x 240 in - I've not yet found out - neither is usable for anything practical.
It does have one unusual function - it can do 33 frames of 5Mpix size in about 8-seconds in "Burst" mode. That can occasionally get you 1 or 2 "usables" at that size of a moving object - out of the 33.... There's also a "faster Burst" mode - 33 at 3Mpix - from which I've never had anything "usable".
All in all - the Fuji S2000HD is a remarkable piece of machinery! What a pity they didn't think a bit further and make it a camera, instead...
I'm all-twitchy at present - with my SX10 IS on firm-order - just waiting for Digital Camera Warehouse to phone me that the new shipment has arrived! Then see if I can actually do a bit better with that!
> Yes, I know that it's usually the User that does poor-quality photos - not the camera... But in the case of poor old Fuji's S2000HD that might not be entirely so.