Excerpt: I owned this camera before having my actual A1300. This is a good compact camera and you can make great photos in automatic mode. It must be bright day light. I didn't accomplish this photo from first shot. You must have patience, perseverence, and best angle.
"Good camera until it says lens error within 29 months."
30 May 2013
Pros: I chose it because of the optical viewer and standard AA batteries. Works well, optical viewer is nice, though I used it less than I anticipated. Automatic exposure works well.
Cons: Failure of lens moving renders camera unusable after 29 months of normal use. I never dropped it and was careful with it. Battery compartment is somewhat clumsy to open. Macro option not always sharp.