Summary: The camera takes great photos in all the different settings I have tried. The only bad thing is the delay from when I press the button until the picture actually takes. There is anywhere from a 0.5 second to a 1.5 second shutter delay depending on the lighting or settings being used.
Summary: The camera was for my teenage daughter who is into photography. While it takes good pictures, the re-chargeable batteries that came with it take at least a day to recharge and then are exhausted after a few uses. We tried buying new batteries and they were exhausted after an hour or so of use. I wouldn't buy this based on the fact that it is unreliable if you want to use the camera all day long.
Summary: i chose three stars because the bundle was missing the tripod. i bought this as a gift and wa dissappointed that something was missing. the bundle is a very good price and there is a lot of functions with the camera. The user manual is a little confusing but after that second cup of coffee was more understandable.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade from a regular digital camera, but wasn't quite ready for a dslr. The camera is really cute, but unfortunately that doesn't really matter. It sucks up a lot of batteries, which are a pain to keep on hand when you are out shooting pictures for a day. The quality of the pictures were great and it has a really neat pencil drawing function. But I gather that you could find a better quality digital camera that has a longer battery life.
Summary: Bought the camera after reading good reviews. This was going to be a "stepping stone camera" the features are numerous but not necessarily top shelf. Digital zoom is very blurry. There is an auto settings in which the camera dictates the setting. If your in an indoor setting the camera becomes confused. As well as partly cloudy settings outdoors. The seconds it takes to adjust itsself causes you to lose the shot you wanted.
Summary: It's the closest I could come to a SLR Camera without the SLR price. But it works if the subject is not far away. Once you start getting closer, By using the telescopic features forget it. The closer you get the fuzzier the object is. O don't get me wrong I can scope in on a object almost 100 yards away. Just can't take a photo of it becuase it is a bluured mess. And My lil lcd viewing screen is Grainy as all heck.
Summary: I had purchased this specifically because I was doing a lot of hiking during an extended trip, and I wanted more than the 4x zoom on my cheap Nikon Coolpix S4000. Since at home my wife has a very nice DSLR with multiple lenses, I didn't want to buy a another DSLR or spend a lot of money on a nicer bridge camera. The previous version of this camera got good reviews, so bought this one just after it had came out.
Summary: The price is right, and the lens (which is mostly what you're paying for with these cameras) does a good job. But the little features around the edge: the shooting modes, the ability to hold a mode from shot to shot, etc... are all a little subpar. If you read the manual, you'll be fine... but smooth operation takes practice.