Summary: The camera was missing a cord that I expected to come with it. I had purchased the camera elsewhere originally (but it was a display model and had issues), and that one had had a cord with it to connect to the computer. We are still working on figuring out all of the features, but so far we like the camera itself.
Awesome little Camera - Once you read the instruction manual
M. J. Meyer "uprising26", Amazon
12 June 2014
Summary: You can usually buy a point and shoot camera and figure it out with out reading the instructions - this is not a point and shoot camera - it is more like a small digital SLR camera. lots of options and ability for manual settings. Lots of the negative reviews are obviously from people who didn't know how to operate it.
Summary: I had an older model of this camera. I got it because at the time I wanted to take indoor photos to sell my house & I needed a wider angle lens than anything I had, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I was surprised at how wonderful that little camera was. It always gave me great pictures, not fuzzy, no weird bright spots. I also got really hooked on the panoramic view, which it does in-camera & for which you don't need separate software.
Summary: The sensor is mediocre for taking pictures, but I think this is better served as a cheap HD 1080p video camera. Best for performance or "stiller" recording. Keep in mind, it records at 30fps. It stops at 29 minutes of recording, there is no way around this, whatsoever.
Summary: Takes really clear pictures, even when zoomed way in. The only gripe I have, is why is it so hard to find a battery for this camera.. on eBay, the only place to get it is from Hong kongand it says to make sure it matches the model number, which the picture did not, so I'm not ordering from them... I did find a place that sells one that's a little stronger than the original, but they have no charger for it. I will be looking for a charger on another site.
Summary: Confession time. I am not a professional photographer. Those of you who hate amateur reviews, and downvote them, go crazy. The rest of you, I'll assume, are willing to read a review from someone who doesn't know, or especially care, what F-Stop is. This camera is as good as any digital camera I've had (non-DSLR cameras), at being a standard point-and-shoot beast. When you want to do more than that, it can probably do some of those things, too.
Summary: I like the weight and feel of the camera body. You can hold the camera comfortably with out blocking the flash or focus assist light. The flash has a manual release which is convenient. The battery door is spring loaded and automatically opens when the release is activated. Button and control placement is typical. The back display screen is moderately bright and clear.