Summary: When this unit came out, it was considered the cutting edge of photography! It featured all the goodies! SLR like functions, 1.4 megapixels, removable and reuseable smart card, RAW format, built in flash, close up ability, wide angle, 3X zoom - and only for around the $1000 to $1200 range.
Summary: This camera is an excelent first camera. In this time this camera is very low cost camera. With this camera you can experiment all posibilities of Digital cameras. Light, flash, zoom, efects, etc. This model has two problems: a) problems in low light situation you need force the picture shot.
Summary: The 1 problem mentioned was the battery problem and that should have been solved by recommending NiHMs, instead I assumed something was wrong with the camera. OnSale was not much help. Believe the newer 620 model does not have the delay between shots.
Pros: Great pictures
Cons: 10 sec wait between shots, size is large for carry on bicycle, cannot use alkaline batts