Super slow camera - not for photographing kids/family
Alex England, Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: I bought this without doing the research I normally would as my last camera was stolen December 23 and I need a new one PRONTO for Christmas. I liked the size of it and it feels sturdy, it has a nice large screen and unlike my old camera you can zoom in and out while taking movies, although I think that is standard now. It takes good pictures if you are outside and have good lighting.
Summary: I have a large DSLR but did not want to lug it around Disney World. I opted for this camera instead. It was perfect for a small point and shoot and I loved all the auto modes. I don't want to spend a long time messing around with settings. I have rides to ride and characters to greet. At the end of the day you are paying for a decent point and shoot camera, and that is exactly what you will get.
Summary: I chose this camera as an impulse buy. The box said all the cool stuff: 1080p video, 18x optical zoom, 18.1 megapixel sensor, etc. I thought the price was a little higher than it was worth but I bought it anyway. This camera does not have a PASM control. Instead it tries to automate as much as possible. In other words, this is marketed as a foolproof camera. The problem is the camera is a bit slow in making up it's mind.
Summary: Have been using this for about 6 months now and am very impressed. Bought to replace my old coolpix camera, this one turned out to be slightly larger - doesn't fit in your pocket exactly and a nice fitting case I still haven't come across - but I've found its size a bonus as it is easier to keep steady and it is still small enough to carry around.
Summary: This is an excellent replacement for my old compact camera which was unfortunately lost when I was on holiday. It has some unusual features like an effects mode which allows one to shoot in black and white with one colour chosen from a drop-down palette. The photographs I've taken so far show great detail and the optical quality is high (as one would expect from this manufacturer). So why not 5 stars?