Summary: I am a residential realtor and this camera was recommended to me as the best for my uses - absolutely right! I love it. I received the camera just as promised with all the accessories and in good condition. I couldn't be more pleased.
Great real estae camera when used with external flash
Amazon Customer "qrcartistDOTcom", Amazon
23 September 2007
Summary: This is a great camera for real esate. The problem with the V705 for real estate is the wimpy flash on the camera. The flash was designed to light up people 6 to 8 feet away from the camera, not large rooms. I bought an external flash off ebay that works with any digital camera and the photos are excellent. The flash unit is larger than the camera!
Summary: This is a great camera! Finally someone has made a camera that takes in the whole field of view, not just a small portion of it. Also the image quality is excellent. I took some pictures in a low lighted restaurant without a flash and they came out extremely well. In normal lighting conditions the pictures are sharp and the color is excellent. The screen menu is also very intuitive and easy to use. On the down side, there are a few minor issues.
Summary: there are a lot of canon lovers who like to post negative reviews on other camera brands. well, this camera has a unique feature that other brands don't have--in-camera stitching of up to three wide angle shots so that you get a great superwide panoramic shot right out of the camera. no computer is needed. and yes, you can save the shots individually if you want to stitch them on a computer. just save three individual 23 mm shots--it is not rocket science.
Summary: Before I bought this camera, I was worried about some of the reviews. I guess you can't please everyone. As long as you can recharge the camera, or carry a spare li-ion battery, you will be fine. The zoom is great, but the really outstanding feature of this camera is the wide angle lens. You won't be just using it for those indoor family shots-- it is great outdoors too, taking in additional scenery without distortion. The panorama feature is easy to use, too.
Summary: I bought this camera for the ultra wide lens and have been amazed at the coverage it provides and the good quality pictures. The distortation expected by a lens of this width is very low and seems to be well compensated for by the on camera firmware. The display is nice and clear and bright, although in bright sun can be somewhat difficult to see. The inbuilt panaroma feature is amazing and provides great results.
Summary: This camera is so cool! It's small enough to carry around in my purse. It's very intuitive to learn to use. The Kodak website contains loads of information that is user friendly. Most of all the pictures are beautiful.