What a camera excellent for bird watchers small with enough ZOOM
5 March 2012
Summary: Excellent Zoom capability, I Have wanted this camera for about 5 years and was online looking again. I saw the camera at a excellent price and decided why not. I love this camera and should have bought it some time ago. I have already taken some excellent bird pictures with it.
Pros: it is a single camera bag dream. not that anything(other tha the meter and software)is perfect-it is a wonderful creative tool to use. this and my hp m627 were my intro to digital photo.in 2005-it was state of art and big bucks. GET PHOTOSHOP!
Cons: batteries drain quickly(i carry three chardged sets at all times). the extended lens plays hell w/filters(tiffen has a dedicated hp 800/900 adptr-affordible). the learning curve is steep-trust-you will accidently lose quality shots. be patient. try
Pros: Excellent photographs, ease of use is such that even the novice will get good results. From day one I have been taking shots that are every bit as good as my Canon digital and SLR's. I paid $449. for my camera through HP and consider it a bargain. If y
Cons: Other than a small memory card there is little or nothing that I would complain about. An excellent product for the money. HP has a winner in the 945.
Pros: Digital flash and EV compensation is an advantage. A zoom of 8x optical is able to make me zoom to a subject approx. 150m+ Digital zoom enables me to zoom about over 200m. A camera that is absolutely cool and packed with features.
Cons: Focus lag. Video (MPEG) quality is just average. No total "Mannual" mode.
Pros: The focal distance range from 3.9 inches to 56X along with the digital resolution indicator in didital zoom to control picture quality is a pretty big bang for the buck. I have taken fantastic close ups at 4 inches and at max zoom by resting the camera on
Cons: Rechargable batteries are a must and AC adaptor expensive but much better deal on line.