just pay more to get it from somewhere else that has better customer service
31 August 2015
Summary: We got this bundle as a Father's Day gift. My dad only had it for two months before the screen became glitchy and illegible. Beach camera refused to help us with it because it exceeded their 45 day return window by a 10 days.
the battery life is super short. I would not recommend this camera
15 August 2015
Summary: This camera is a point and shoot that tries really hard to be more than that. Too many options. In addition, the battery life is super short. I would not recommend this camera. Buy a SLR digital or a cheaper point and shoot. Not worth the extra $$.
Summary: I bought this camera one year ago when it was brand new for $450. It has been nothing but a disappointment. I do not think it takes very good photos for the price. My much older Canon $150 point and shoot camera was much better.
Died of a 'lens error' after five months, and Canon refused to honor the warrantee. Feeling Burned.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 October 2014
Summary: I bought this camera in February of 2014. Shortly thereafter I started having problems with the lens freezing and a "lens error" message. This came and went until July 2014 when the lens froze and never came back on again -- rght in the middle of a trip for a friend's wedding.
Summary: I received this camera (I owned and liked the S90) over a month ago. I took pictures and everything seemed just fine. I took it on a vacation just this past weekend and discovered that the FLASH simply does not work. At all. I cannot force it to flash or use modes that would flash.
Summary: This camera has a design fault. The battery dies after about 10 minutes of recording video or 30 minutes of general use. There is a video of it on YouTube with lots of comments from people. I had mine replaced and the second one has the same problem, so returning for a refund.