Summary: good optics, eats batteries, takes fast action so does what it says. I had a problem with high end batteries leaking into the battery well, could be a trickle charge effect. I keep batteries separate now. A pain.
Summary: This is a great camera for the $$. We were looking at spending $500+ but weren't really ready for that. This camera takes great pictures and we love it. It is big and bulky but to get the zoom quality you need for kids it's the only way to go.
Summary: Ok, so I begin by saying I know almost nothing about photography. I am a neophyte who started taking pictures in December 2009 (when I bought this camera). But I tell you, between the and , there doesn't seem to be anything I cannot do, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Excerpt: I got this camera for Christmas, and i have to say that it's the best present i've ever had! I'm an amateur photographer, and i needed an upgrade as my old camera was getting out dated and slow.