Summary: Received camera, charged up the battery, inserted a memory card, read the instructions & pushed the "On" button. Lens doesn't open completely. Try gently turning camera off, waiting 15sec., turning on again. Same thing, lens won't open.
Conclusion: When you buy the camera, it should be workable out of the box but this camera did not work. I am going to try and get a memory card to see if I add a new memory card, I might be able to get it to start. Yes, the battery is fully charged.
Summary: I returned it! All the pictures were blurry; and when checking it out on YouTube, I found that others had the same experience...out of focus pictures. I am now looking for a camera to replace this but am leary since the reviews were good.
Conclusion: CAMERA TO BE ALL AS STATED.HOWEVER WITHOUT A INSTRUCTION MANUAL EVEN A GEEK WILL HAVE PROBLEMS TO USE ALL THE FINE FEATURES AVAILABLE,SO FAR WHAT I HAVE DISCOVERED WIYH HELP FROM LIFE LONG USER OF CANON CAMERS IS RATED 4 STARS. WITHOUT A INSTRUCTION I WOULD RATE IT 1/2 STAR.WOULD NOT RECCOMEND.
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
Cons: Missing features/settings, Difficult to use, Complicated controls/menu, no instruction guide