Summary: Easy to use, a lot of features, but I have a hard time getting the color balance right. They often come out too light or too dark. As a mom who often gets one chance to take a shot before the kids have moved on, that was a bummer. It works much better outside. The size is great for carrying in my bag. But it sure isn't replacing my much older (like 10 year old) camera by any stretch.
Summary: I purchased this camera a few weeks ago and upon recieving it i loved it. This camera takes great pics.Last week the slide shutter wasnt working properly. Needless to say im sending it back to amazon tomorrow. I am goin to purchase a diff camera.
Summary: i recieved this for christmas, so i have had it for about 6 months. recently, i dropped it about 2 feet high on wood. it broke. the internal lens is horrible. i am definetly not going to get a camera with an internal lens. i had very high expecatations of it, they were wrong. it does take wonderful pictures, and i love the camera settings they have. but if you do get it, be very very careful. i do not reccomend it if you drop things easily.
Summary: I purchased this camera less then a week ago and it takes amazing pictures. I haven't used the video on it yet. The only thing im starting not to like is that when its trying to focus it makes a shuttery sound. when i seen it in the store and tested out the one that was on the model i dont remember it making any noise, its actually annoying to me.
Summary: I've owned both a Z1 and a Z5 and loved them both. I bought the Z70 looking for the next step up and in some ways it is. The added pixels are great as is the SD card instead of the ridiculous XD. But my favorite thing with the Z1/Z5 was taking short videos at car and motorcycle races. The Z1/Z5 had a pic/vid switch on top and you could power on in either mode in about 2 seconds. With the Z70 though, you have to power on in the pic mode then press the vid button.
A good compact camera in the under $100 price range
W. Otto "Laser Brain", Amazon
22 December 2010
Summary: Pros: - great pictures - audio notes/comments - the lens does not telescope out from the case - good low light performance - large screen, but still room for buttons - great video - natural light/flash dual mode Cons - like all compact cameras, resolution is limited to about 3-5 MP - Under low light levels, auto white balance can be slightly off - no panoramic mode - no histogram - a little slow to turn on and store images - the audio notes is difficult to access NOTE TO...
Summary: I must have looked at 15 different cameras on here and Amazon, and I had a very hard time finding one that met the criteria I needed. I am a paranormal investigator on the side, and I was looking for not only decent resolution, but also small lightweight size, ease of use and something with a decent flash, as I need it to take pictures in the dark. When I came accross this camera the first thing that caught my eye was it's overall design.
Summary: This camera was what I bought after dropping my Canon Powershot, which I loved. I am not too happy with this camera. I know that it is a hundred dollar camera, so you get what you pay for. Indoor pictures are hit or miss. Many turn out blurry, even with the flash on. The video quality is okay, but doesn't seem like anything too special. I haven't tweaked too many settings, for I was hoping for the auto mode to take care of more than it does.