The C-2000 is great for IR photos without modifcation
4 May 2012
Summary: This product has been out of production for some time, but it is working just as I expected and have no complaints. It is only one of a couple of cameras that can shoot infrared images without modification.
Summary: I am a professional photographer, and I use this camera extensively. I have had shots taken with it published in The Washington Post and many other newspapers. However, there are a few problems. The on/off button is easily confused with the shutter button.
Pros: The image quality is outstanding
Cons: Poor ergonomics and very delicate lens extension mecanism easily subject to damage
Summary: I've used this camera for 8 months now. The only two problems I've had is having to tie the lens cap to the camera with fishing line to prevent loss and mistaking the power button for the 'shutter' (they are close together). Other than that, it is excellent.
Summary: I must confess that I did not spend a lot of time shopping for a digital camera before I purchased the C2000. Further, I'm somewhat in awe of this technology -- I still cannot believe that I can take a picture and print it out (on photo-quality paper) in ten minutes.
Summary: I decided to get the (newer) 2020 Zoom and I am also very satisfied with it. The 2020 Z can be had for about the same $$$ as the 2000. The lack of sound when recording quicktime movies isn't really a concern. I think I'll wind up buying a Sony digital 8mm camcorder soon anyways...
Summary: I am somewhat perplexed by the comments about battery life on the C-2000/C-2020 series. I am using the recommended NiMH batteries in my C-2020. Just today I shot 79 1600 x 1200 images including about 20 using flash. I used the color LCD display for all composition.
Summary: I retired from photography in 1988 and it took the Oly2000 to bring me back to photography! I've tinkered with Mavicas, Kodaks and Nikons, but this little camera is good. Offers the power to be creative with all its optional settings, or the ease of point and shoot.