Excerpt: Smaller and more pocketable than I expected, the J30 serves a definite role: It's the camera that I have with me everywhere. It is the size of a mobile phone. The 12 megapixel resolution is helpful ... but only in good light. The battery seems to last pretty long once fully charged. You buy this camera for one reason: Portability. Problems: In low light the image is very noisy. The LCD display's image includes some aberration on the left edge and there's one bad pixel.
Summary: This little camera has always worked well, the flash is bright and the anti red eye works, it is OK for close up work, not as good as my EOS but very good. It could perhaps do with better optical zoom for panoramas.....much better than any phone cam, except maybe the 41MP sensor on the latest Nokia, I don't use one of them so I can't say.
Summary: Bought it for my girlfriend. She was needing something simple to use, so that she could just point and shoot. This was it, the picture quality is brilliant, and there are no over complicated features.
Summary: Choosing a point and shoot is always complicated because of the vast range available. We set a limit of between £50-£75 and the J30 fitted neatly into this slot. The order and delivery was quick. The camera is small but has a good sized back screen. The menu is very easy to navigate. The controls are obvious and not too small.
Summary: A simple, well made camera with a simple set of software. The photos are crisp and esily transferred to pc although should you wish to transfer back for some reason, it is less easy. 12.2 mega pixels for £67 seems good value and the final printed photos are good. There is a competent close up zoom function which works well, as does the series of flash / red eye / low light functions. In short, a good little camera which "does what it says on the tin" very well.