Summary: I got my S5200 last September through Amazon. I was upgrading from a HP Photosmart 320 (low MP point-&-shoot) and didn't know much about this class of camera. Most of my camera time is spent getting shots of my 17 month-old son and the HP was not keeping up.
Summary: I am pleased with this camera. Its pretty easy to use. I have virtually no camera experience, save for breaking them. This camera is easy to operate and is pretty fun to fool around with. I have used the aperture setting several times to get different focus points on the pics.
Summary: I will not repeat what other reviews have stated already, all the reviews below are pretty much correct with this camera being a high quality and easy to use etc etc. The only issue is focusing on a small target such as a name brand logo inside a Rolex watch.
Great Camera, Plenty of manual controls for novice to intermediate
Joshua H. Harbor, Amazon
21 September 2006
Summary: I bought this camera about 3 weeks ago. I get hired by schools and families to take pictures of highschool athletics teams. I decided to upgrade from my Kodak C340 to this when I started getting more requests and jobs.
Summary: To get a camera better than this one you will have to spend at least US$ 120.00 more, but will loose some great features (like the ISO range) this one has. If it had Image Stavilization (IS), 12x zoom and a bigger screen, it would beat any camera on the market. PROS AND CONS.
Summary: This is my second digital camera, the first having been a relatively ancient Sony Mavica. The Sony had a 10X zoom capability, a few special effects (which I almost never used), and a flash that could be manually activated.
Summary: I like the camera - the zoom is the best feature, by far. I took a shot from a hot air balloon of a hawk at the top of a tree in the distance that was just amazing! My night shots are mixed...
Summary: I did research on digital cameras for about six months before I settled on this one. My considerations were a) image quality, b) price, and c) usability. Let's start with usability: I mean "usability" in the sense that whether the camera had all the features I needed and none of the ones that I...
Summary: I love all the features of this camera--the zoom, all the various photo settings, the ability to change ISO settings. The CCD is outstanding (**at the lowest ISO setting**), and color preservation is pretty good.
Summary: This camera is relatively new, so there are not many reviews in cyberspace yet. However, some diligent searching will reveal a few. They generally fall into the "unbelievably good" category, but when you read the details you find the user has had the camera for only a few days, or it is their first...