Excerpt: I am having trouble downloading my pictures from the loading dock. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. I am considering returning it. I had no problems with my previous Kodak. I do not like the way the V550 digital camera attaches to the loading dock. It does take good pictures and I love the size.
Summary: If Kodak had much, much better software, I would rave about this camera. The camera itself is very easy to use and has nice features. The Kodak Easyshare software, on the other hand, is the single worst software I've ever encountered and makes dealing with the photos a nightmare. The software is slow... and I mean SLOW. It can take HOURS to upload, sort, and label just a few photos.
Summary: This compact camera makes it very easy to take excellent images with automatic flash, focus and image stabilization. Video clips are also very good and capacity is enormous with SDHC memory cards.
Summary: This was my first digital camera that I purchased in 2005. I bought a refurbished one for almost 3/4 of the retail price, which was a great deal. As of 2009, I still have this camera. It has served every purpose needed. The thing I like most about this camera is that it starts up in about 1 second, and takes a picture very quickly. I am always sniper shooting people. It is on the bigger and heavier side, but when it came out it was the real deal.
Summary: Great camera! Good size, good feel, good zoom. I have used it for about 3 weeks and have only good things to say! It takes great closeups, great distance shots and great movies. The only thing I am not happy with is the lack of volume control - maybe I just haven't figured it out yet.
Summary: This is by far the best PS camera I ever owned. Its 10x zoom comes in handy without the size of other higher zoom cameras. I keep seeing so called professional reviewer raves about Canon cameras. I have own a few Canon myself and have always been disappointed with them. The TZ3 is larger than most PS camera sold today. But its size and weight makes it feel sturdy to hold and handle. The pictures quality is outstanding and often even better than my DSLR.