Summary: Bought camera for my 10yr old son for christmas.The pictures ti takes are nice and clear but it broke in less than a week. It started to show a "lens error" and then the len would not retract.My my son was a good sport about it and was just concerned he had lost the pictires he had taken and thanks to Amazon painless retuns I got him another camera.I went with the Kodak Easyshare Kodak Easyshare C1505 12 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom - Red due to its non zoom...
Don't be fooled by Canon brand name -- very poor image quality!
Vikram Surya Chiruvolu, Amazon
23 November 2011
Summary: Only about 1 in 10 shots comes out crisp. For a point-and-shoot, this is one of the worst products I've seen out there. Unless you're willing to pay with lots of frustration that moments and memories you wanted have instead slipped away, choose one of the many better products available at reasonable prices.
Summary: Picture quality is good, nice features, but battery life really sucks on this camera. Not using any flash I get about 20 pictures before battery change alarm comes on. Using flash I get about 8 to 10 pictures. If I knew this I'd have got a different camera with similar features.
Summary: Despite warnings from other reviewers regarding short battery life, I purchased this high-quality little camera and let my granddaughter use it on a day's outing. She took a lot of pictures, many many with flash, and the battery lasted all day. I have since used it on a quick trip to from Ohio to California and back. During all this time I have replaced the batteries once, which I think is reasonable for this type of camera.
Summary: The bulky design of the camera is not an issue for me but the picture quality is not good and not sharp. Worst of al, this camera uses lithium batteries instead of those like in your cell phone. This means we have to buy new batteries very often. Even we buy rechargeable ones, they are costly and have to be changed constantly. In the long run, it will cost more than a upper grade camera. My lesson is, buy a decent camera and have a peace of mind.
Summary: I bought this camera for my nephew when it was on the daily deal. I wish I had read the technical details and size info. It is not a thin one like the new models. It uses two AAA batteries not a battery pack. Resolution of screen is bad. Shooting modes are all in the menu, no physical buttons or knobs for easy access to the modes. Lens zooms in and out slowly with a weird sound and not smoothly.
You get what you pay for... so consider a different camera.
Jon Gerow, Amazon
31 August 2011
Summary: So a friend of mine suggested this camera, and it was on sale at Amazon really cheap, so I bit. The first "oh shoot" moment was that the camera uses standard AA batteries instead of a rechargeable Ni-Cad or Li-Ion. Well, at least it came with two batteries to get me started. I then fired up the camera and found... it... was... very... sloooooooow. From the "charging the flash" to the time it takes for the camera to auto-focus.
Summary: Bought this on a lightning deal not too long ago and so far I like it. I need accurate color and close up detail for posting photos in ebay. I show a photo at the top of this page of a watch face to show how a close up looks which I'm impressed. Didn't have to set in macro mode, and just 2 inches away the camera took a great photo. November update: Changing the stars to two from four. Something is wrong with the battery compartment.