Excerpt: This camera it's good to start in the world of photography. It's film good too. Easy to use. You can take a lots of amazing photos. I think is a good camera but de lent 18-55mm (included in the kit) it's a little bit uncomfortable to make near and long distance photos. If I had to buy again this camera would buy a wider lens.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Good For Amateurs, Lag / Shutter Delay, Noisy At High ISO, Poor In Low Light
This does a great job of that AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT ...
16 July 2014
Summary: I mostly wanted a camera that could snap photos continuously, unlike my old camera, which was re-acting more and more slowly. This does a great job of that AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT USING THE FLASH OR LIVE VIEW. Switch either one of those on and it takes six or more seconds, and sometimes even seems to be confused when you hear it trying trying trying to focus in and settle on a focus. NOT GOOD! Especially for the price! My old $250 camera was better than this with a flash.
Summary: the camera was not made in japan but tiwan. the tipod was worthless and the bag flimsey. it was if these latter two items were placed in the package to get rid of them. every thing else was good. it did not come in the one day shipment as i ordered.
Good camera WISH I can say the same for 70-300 mm lens
11 April 2014
Summary: Bought it just before my trip to Florida. Very happy with the camera however not so happy with the 70-300 mm lens I received with it. Go for 55-250 mm lens instead it's better than the 70-300 mm lens for many reasons. For starters it has IS which makes a whole lot difference. Also what I always noticed was I had to keep switching lens every time I decided to take pictures of anything in close proximity to me.