Summary: I bought this to replace one just like it that failed. This one did as well. Ugh... Quality control could be better. But, almost everyone just uses the camera built in to their smartphones these days, so I suppose this is redundant.
Summary: I still have this camera. Tough camera, still works almost like it did when I got it. Just now starting to die, taking longer to come on etc. I got it at Costco as part of a package ages ago. About $120 I think. That being said, the 12 MP is slightly deceptive TBH. The indoor photos are worse than rubbish. Everything is grainy, even in moderate light. In full natural light, a lot better... but still not that good. Motion photo is terrible, even on blur function.
Summary: First I was sent the wrong color, I bought this camera because of the recharging battery, the view through the back to take pic's sucks, it is fuzzy, so you don't know if you are even going to get a good pic. the pic's taken are ok, nothing special, Might be good for a kid, but I am not at all impressed, it should be a $20.00 camera not $80.00.
Summary: I don't think I've ever reviewed a product online before, but there are several things I wish I had known before making this purchase. 1. The pictures are rather grainy. 2. There is no way to get a date stamp to automatically print on each picture. You have to manually add it to every picture. With two young boys, I take a lot of pictures and always used the date stamp with my old camera so that I could easily keep track of when the pictures were taken.
Summary: I was disappointed with the camera. Picture quality, at best, is uneven. I bought the camera with the idea that through its simplicity I might be able to learn my way into digital photography. The only thing that its use has done for my picturing taking long-term is make me wish I'd spent the money for a better camera. The camera does not appear to have an anti-shake feature. The absence of anti-shake makes the zoom, which of itself is unimpressive, near useless.
Summary: We bought this as a present for my grandmother. We took it out of the box to test it and to make sure we knew how to operate it to show her. Well lets just say it is fairly simple, so we took a few test pictures. They turned out VERY grainy, with a lot of noise. So we checked the settings, thinking this is a 12.1 MP camera could do a bit better than that, nope, my year old Sony Cyber-Shot took better pictures.
Summary: I bought the ES M550 because a former Kodak camera was dropped and the viewer stopped working. Other than that the camera worked fine but it was impossible to frame a picture as it has no viewfinder. The firing and control buttons are next to each other and cannot be easily distinguished in low light. The firing button should have been separate, distinguishable and further right to avoid the confusion.
Summary: I bought this, for some inane reason that I'm thinking about now, for the fact I can share on Facebook. A stupid reason I know, as iphoto has a facebook button that easily lets you share pictures. That's the least of my problems with this camera. First, it's a little bulky and didn't even come with a camera strap. But the main problem is it is too tempermental.
Summary: I was pleasantly surprised by the image quality out of this camera. The lens is sharp and the images it produces are clean, even when viewed at 100% zoom (1:1). Then there is the interface. Every time this camera boots up, it goes into Automatic mode, meaning you have to jump through the clunky menu to get to program mode. Then it forgets your image preferences such as vivid colors. Why would they not put the option to return to previous mode.... why????