Summary: seriously I think ppl overrated this item just because of the fancy self taking design, the quality of the pic is very poor and it doesnt have flash, it's more like a toy as opposed to a compatible DC.
Summary: First, the price of the Amazon is too high. This is sold by 249 on the Casio website. But here, it is 300+. What's more, when I receive this product, I found that this product has been opened before. I feel so bad to buy a second hand product by such a high price.
Summary: My first camera was dead on arrival. My second one worked, but just barely. This camera has such a bad user interface and experience that the camera is basically unuseable. The touchscreen barely responds to the touch. There is no flash for taking pictures at night. There is no button for taking pictures, you must poke the screen. This device is worse than a camera phone, much worse. It looks cool on thw website, but you have been warned.
Summary: Unless you have perfect lighting conditions, this camera produces absolute crap for images. It also adds in a lot of strange vertical 'artifacts' on any surface that is bright, tin roofs reflecting off sun, direct image of a lamp. The HDR function is worthless. For $250 plus, this is a total waste of money. I'm going to take mine outside and smash it and go buy another Canon which is what I should have done in the first place.
Summary: Pass on this camera. It originally caught my attention because of a promissed HDR feature. High dynamic resolution (HDR) allows a photographer to snap the same image several times at different exposures so in a high contrast situation, such as a darker room looking outside to a bright window, all of the photograph (once merged) will look much more as the human eye does. The HDR in this situation appears to be done with a software adjustment. The results are terrible.
Summary: For the good, it seems well build and solid and the anti shake is very effective. The menus are slow, ugly and clunky. The screen is somewhat low res and the viewing angle is poor. The touch screen is not sensitive at all and takes some real force to work. The hdmi out is only 1080i. HDR quality is poor and gives grey washed out images. Almost no manual control at all. The basic image quality is good but nothing special.