Nice little pocket toy, only the macro setting does not work
31 January 2009
Summary: I picked up this camera x-mas time, it works well mostly. of any non-pro camera i have used it best mimics the results i am used to getting with a 35mm SLR in low light. I would love to keep this camera, however... the macro setting does not focus. I have already exchanged the camera once at the point of sale, and the second camera had the exact same issue as the first.
Summary: The camera itself is great. The WIFi feature is a waste because it limits you to sending a down-sampled version of your image to a Nikon-owned web site - NOT your hard drive, which would be a much better use of the networking feature. Hopefully they will kick-out a firmware update that un-cripples this feature. Why would I want to upload an image to someone else's web site (with limited storage).
Summary: I haven't had this camera for long, but I've just run across the first thing that makes me regret buying it... It uses a NON-STANDARD USB CABLE! I avoided Sony because of their proprietary memory types, but this isn't any better. I know that once I get my memory card it won't be an issue, but why not just use an industry standard USB cable. I suggest the general public should vote with their money and avoid non-industry standards. These companies will get the hint.
Summary: I'm struggling with my feelings on this camera. It's not very good in a lot of ways, but I can't find anything else on the market that compares to it. Auto ISO is a bit erratic; it chose an ISO of 200 this morning in window light to end up with a 1/8 shutter speed. As a result, the picture was blurred, when it should have been iso 800 and sharp.