Summary: While I am no means an avid photographer, I do take numerous photos in varying light conditions at many different distances. From mere inches to far off shots, this camera has some great quality and focus.
Summary: It seems that most of the bad reviews stem from people that are expecting too much from this camera. If you think you are going to get a job at National Geographic with this unit you are going to be disappointed. This camera is not a DSLR and will not take professional quality photos.
Summary: I purchased this camera based on internet reviews for a trip I was taking to South Africa. Both my son and I used the camera, and overall, it was everything we had hoped for. Easy to use, great telephoto lens, excellent picture quality. The kit was a bonus.
Summary: I was a little skeptical at first but after getting it and briefly trying it out, I like the options and the pictures are great. I like the x26 optical zoom. I had also purchased a lens adapter which allows for either a 2x converter or wide angle lens to be used with this camera as well as filters.
Summary: I just got back from vacation and loved this camera, took great pictures. The only feature that drove me crazy is that you have to take the lens cap off first before turning on the camera other wise a message comes up on the screen.Turn off camera remove lens cap and then turn camera on.