Following up on my previous post. I contacted Fuji and was put in touch with a National Manager, Dan Scarola, and the customer service was incredible! I have to give credit where it is due. I am very, very pleased with the outcome of my interaction with Fuji. I will be able to return my camera and get a new replacement. Great customer service!
It really annoys me how everybody is returning this camera just because there is the noise of the autofocus for the video. If want better video, or use video a lot, then just buy a video camera for less money. This is an amateur camera. This is best for pictures, not movies. So if you're into video, don't buy this camera.