GREAT Camera, great price and great delivery time.
6 days ago
Summary: Had my doubts about this item but after reading a lot of reviews and all of them being very positive I decided to go for it. Well I am not disappointed, the zoom is phenomenal the quality of the photos are excellent compared to other manufacturers of cameras at a higher price. I've had those and was not impressed. For my money you can't get a better photograph with any other camera than this model.
Conclusion: I bought this camera 1.5 years ago because I was going on an african safari and was impressed by the zoom videos on youtube. The you tube videos don't do this camera justice. This is the most amazing camera. Everyone on the safari wanted this camera because they were amazed by the quality of the pictures i was able to capture of animals so far away. Took it on a glacier cruise later. Caught my mother packing it in her bag because she loved it as well.
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Excerpt: I recently took this camera on a cruise through the Caribbean and I love it even more than when I purchased it!! The amount of zoom it has is so incredible I almost feel like a paparazzi!! I got so many great, up close shots of all sorts of things around the Panama Canal, of the parrots high in the trees in Cartagena, the rain forest of Costa Rica!! Having this camera only heightened my travel experience. BEST money I've spent in a LONG time!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Outstanding camera and very nice bundle by Beach Camera!!
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2 weeks ago
Summary: I think the reviews of the camera speak for themselves, and I'll get back to that issue after I've had a chance to use it for a few months. But this review is about the bundle you get with no extra charge from Beach. Others have dissed it, but I think it deserves five stars. The SD card I received was a 32 MB Sony 40 mb/s class 10. The little tripod and cleaning kit fit nicely in the very nice little zippered bag they give you with the Beach Camera logo on it.
Summary: I have only owed this camera for a few weeks. I haven't had time to drill down into all of the complex workings. I am able to shoot pictures and videos without first reading the instructions. Everything is laid out in a logical manner. I have owned a Canon before, and the operation's have many similarities. When I have the time I want to teach myself every aspect this camera's operations. Including the software and the hardware.
Summary: I love this camera but I gave it four stars for one reason: it only comes with one battery. I get a little peeved at spending over $400.00 (includes sales tax) for a camera then finding out I have to spend more for a second battery (plus I didn't find out until I got home which is 65 miles from the nearest store which helps ONLY if they have a spare battery in stock!#.
Excerpt: I have used this camera for almost 2 yrs. It is by far the best point & shoot I have owned. It shoots raw images and photos taken at 50 times zoom are sharp and usable. (best results with tripod at that far) I have shot videos at hockey games, taken family photos and taken a lot of travel photos. This camera is a great addition to my camera bag which holds a Canon 5D Mark II with several lenses.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I bought this camera primarily for the 50X zoom but I have been so impressed by the range of features available in this camera that I am even happier than I expected. If you want to use it as just a great point and shoot, you can, but if you want to take advantage of all of the features that can be used in program mode, it is quite easy to learn to do so.