Summary: . This is a great camera. I use it for everything. I can carry it in my purse and it adjusts easily. Have taken all sorts of picture with it. Very high quality in my opinion. Love how I can take close ups of just about anything from bugs to far away objects like landscapes or even birds sitting in trees. Love the zoom feature. Was able to take pictures of my sons graduation from college even though quite far from the stage. Was able to zoom in and take close ups of him.
Summary: LENS CAP - I tied on a short dummy cord and a split ring. Now the cap is tethered to the body of the camera. EasyPeazy. 21x OPTICAL ZOOM - WOW. And it's a budget camera. Hard to find a camera these days that has anything but pixel exploding digital zoom. BUT, and this is the only CON I have, the zoom is FAAAAAAST. Push the lever and it zooms a LOT, really quick. I wish it had a two position zoom activator.
Summary: No complaints with this one other than what everyone seems to dislike. The lense cover falls off. I fixed it by putting a small dab of epoxy on the edge. Provides just the right amount of fit to keep it on the camera. It takes great photos and is easy to use.
Summary: I've just started using this camera, but it takes very nice pictures so far, has a lot of cool and useful features, and the long zoom makes it worth the money. It's pretty light weight, but the long zoom makes it necessary to be kind of a chunk. It's more than portable enough, but it's not going to be stuffed into your pocket or even purse easily. The controls are very intuitive.
Summary: Takes good quality pictures. Camera is a little bulky. lens cap is cheapo & falls off all the time just from carrying it in the camera bag. Strap is another cheap excuse & should be leather like the old one, not that fabric junk.
Summary: Keep in mind that I am technology challenged and still playing around with camera. With that in the open, as far as I can tell, this will be a great camera. Shots taken in house with pets in motion have turned out clear, so there is some form of stabilization built into camera. Zoom feature nice, but need to play with it more to get used to looking, zooming, and clicking. It looks bulky, but the right side of camera has perfect grip.