Summary: I LOVE this camera, it has a really good zoom in range and its HD pictures are just amazing. I've been using this product for about a year now and so far i have had zero problems with it. The battery lasts me a pretty long time, and i have to say I'm in love with this product.
Excerpt: Bought this camera and was excited to use it. Charged the battery and it worked for about an hour and then a code came up that said "Battery exhausted". Tried to charge it again and nothing happened. Removed the battery, tried different outlets, made sure the battery door was closed. Very disappointed in this purchase. Will never buy another refurbished item again.
Summary: We bought because our daughter had one when she came to visit!! So far we love it and felt that we got a very good deal, except the back up extra battery is not the one that should have came with It.
Excerpt: The camera was damaged upon arrival having a crack in the LCD screen.it seems that the shipping packaging was marginal. Adorama has great customer service however unlike other companies, I had to pay for the return via UPS. My money was refunded promtly.
Summary: I love it! It zooms in close enough with the optical zoom that I can sit in the deer blind and take such clear pictures of the deer that you can see their eyelashes! It's an amazing camera and exactly what I was looking for!
Summary: I have been through 3 different cameras so far. My first camera was a top of the line Canon and I just wasn't satisfied. So I thought I needed a fancier camera and ended up buying a Sony nex-3 mirrorless camera but wanted a zoom to it. So I bought the 200mm lens. While it took great pictures, I hated manually having to focus and it didn't zoom as much as I wanted it to. But the kicker was not having the lens on it I wanted when I needed it.
Without a doubt, the best non-DSLR camera I've ever bought.
Marilyn Burton, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and I bought this after buying the Canon SX40, which I gave away! I gave the SX40 to my husband because I did not like the camera at all. I currently own 3 Nikon DSLR camera bodies (D330S, D600, and D800) along with 5 lenses to go with those cameras. I also like to have a simple point and shoot camera for everyday stuff. I bought the Canon to replace an older point and shoot camera.
Summary: I love this camera, i have the one model before, the P500, but wanted to upgrade to a larger zoom & GPS. The GPS is a great addition. It also has some extra features > "effects", you can choose many different effects, i particularly like the "painting" effect, has a nice "nostalgic sepia" also, whatever you decide to use, they all come out great! The shots taken come out really clear, even good at full zoom, but must hold steady or you can use a tripod.