Summary: I love this camera....I wish I could find something made recently which does my amateur photography look this good. The shots from this camera are amazing and I know I'm going to have to switch eventually, but the longer it takes the better!!!
All cameras have their pros and cons...this one is no exception
John Janaro, Amazon
28 March 2012
Summary: Before you read this review, I must warn you that I am only 14 years old (I am writing on behalf of my dad). Keep that in mind as you read this. I make no claim to be a photography expert. My dad and I bought this 2008 model at a local flea market for 40 dollars. The former owners made no complaints about it and it seemed to be a good camera. This is the second camera that I have had, although I have seen and worked with many others.
Summary: My first introduction to this camera was through my wife's uncle. He walked in with a shiny black camera stuck onto a walking stick, and he looked like some cyberpunk out for some birding. He tipped the viewing screen towards me and zoomed in on a shot of his grand-daughter playing softball. She was in the act of swinging her bat and the ball hung motionless in space before her like a fat toad. He winked at me and said, "99 bucks!" I had to have it.
Summary: I've had this camera almost a year now. I have taken many professional looking photos for friends, family & even myself for my own family. I love the clarity of the photos, they're so sharp and clear. If you learn to use the right settings for each situation you will have better results. I have had many compliments on my photographs that I have taken with this camera. I definately would suggest it to anyone.
Summary: compared to my samsung 8.1 megapixel picture camera , i like this one way better... i use regular AA batteries ... i thought i needed a special battery but found out i don't. this camera takes the best looking natural pictures out of any of the camera's i have had... which is not many. my experience is that any time flash is applied it causes un-natural glare... so i try not to use it when possible on any of my camera's , and i really like the ISO mode on this camera...
Summary: The store i work at was having a MASSIVE sale on old model digital cameras and this was one of them. for the price i paid ($60) its a great camera. it has the manual modes takes great photos and is responsive. also changing the settings in the manual modes is very easy and intuitive. the only reason i give a three instead of a 4 is because of the type of battery it uses.
Summary: I'm no photography expert -- strictly point and click. This is my first digital camera. I'm pretty computer literate but know a very little bit about manipulating digital photos using very basic programs -- mostly I know how to fix color balance, crop and resize. From my very amateur perspective: the photos are excellent, I love the video capability, and the automated functions (zoom, light level, etc) work very well.