Summary: I bought it hoping it would be a back up for my Sony cyber shot, It's not ! I'm a very experienced photographer who was hoping for a clean easy to access camera that would be tough. The workmanship was cheaper than expected from Canon, and controls are more awkward and cute than functional. It was driving me nuts, so I gave it to a total beginner and that worked out for them. I then bought a Fujifilm FinePix as my back up. So far so good.
Summary: Pros: - easy to use - touch screen - sleek design - high megapixel - decent low light - Price - Zoom capacity Cons: - shutter lag - touch screen (when activated, i kept pressing it by accident so it kept taking pictures by accident...I quickly turned it back off) - Zooming in drastically lowers picture quality--lot of noise I use this camera mainly when I go out at night for more functionality over a phone camera, great for quick pictures in pretty good quality.
Summary: Bought this camera because the Fujix20 isn't available in the UK yet! And I needed a camera ASAP, since I'm studying abroad and all. This camera does the job. With awesome sunlight you have great pictures. Love the wide angle lens on this camera. The only thing that I dislike about this is the annoying touch screen. I mean, it is a great feature, but it gets bothersome. The menu/setting screen is very easy to maneuver. Easy to set up.
Summary: If you are looking to take pictures mostly outside and in good lighting in general this camera will serve you just fine. I purchased it hoping for some decent low light performance especially since it boasted a nice bright f2.8 aperture. That's where the camera just would not perform. I had two lamps on in the living room and took a few shots with both coming out very dark and grainy. Only slightly better with the flash.
Summary: The camera looks and feels nice. I bought it to take pictures of a cruise trip with my wife, but ended up using my Phone to take more than half of the pictures due to the lower "than what I am use to" quality of the pictures. 16mp camera vs 8mp Phone camera... My phone beat it every time.
Summary: What I was looking for in a camera for day to day use. It has fairly basic features and the picture quality is about average. The camera is a good buy for under a $100. If you are looking for stunning images and lots of built in camera effects, then look at models higher up than this.
Good camera for the price, but nclued battery lasted for just one charge.
4 January 2013
Summary: I purchased it as a Christmas present for my wife who wanted a small "point and shoot" camera. This is my first experience with rechargable cameras (I use SLRs and range finders). It's photos are pretty much what I expected from a camera in this price range, more than adejute for the 4x6 prints my wife prefers. However, the included rechargable battery could only be charge for the first time.