Summary: This is an excellent camera to slip into your pocket and have ready for that quick picture. The autofocusing is "spot on" The internal software makes it easy to view the pictures on your pc. The 15X zoom is crystal clear.Buy this if you can.
Summary: Excellent camera for the price. At standard zoom, the picture quality is top notch and crystal clear. When going to digital zoom and maxed out, quality of very grainy and sometimes not useable. Multitude of settings will keep camera fans happy, but the auto feature does and awesome job. Pictures are easily transferable but you will need a memory card with this, so plan accordingly. Solid product.
Summary: Purchased this camera last year (Nov 2010) based upon the favorable reviews. Gave it to my wife for christmas and she has been using it regularly for the last year. It worked good for at least 9-10 months then started to develop minor issues. I used it this fall at my son's basketball game and I had a hard time taking action photos. I tried all the settings and nothing improved the pictures.
Summary: I will not get into the detailed features of this camera since the two previous reviewers have done a great job of that. However, I disagree with the previous reviewer's assessment of picture quality. I have been taking photographs since I was 7. I got my first camera in 1968 with four Rice Krispies box tops and $4. Since then, I have owned a dozen film SLRs and a couple digital P&S cameras. I purchased this as a better (not best) P&S camera than what I had been using.
Great smaller camera, very nice zoom, that I would recommend to others.
3 November 2011
Summary: The camera is a great, smaller camera. Have taken pictures of wild game, flowers, campfire, you name it. It is a complex camera, the owner's manual is a little hard to use, but camera is great.
Summary: Not going to lie, it's a step up from my Kodaks C743 and M863, I love the super long zoom, the image quality can be good if you REALLY work with it, but I'm far less than impressed for the amount I payed for it in October 2010. Nearing its first birthday I have few really positive things to say about this camera despite how generally easy it is to set up, the menus really aren't too horrible, the video quality beats the other two cameras (but not by much), but what...
Summary: Samsung HZ30W 12.0 MP Digital camera (Black) I initially loved this camera for its ease taking HD video and convenient pocket size for all the features. But like the others, the picture quality does not warrant 12 megapixel image size; it is a high definition blur. I recently noticed that the zoom mechanism has allowed dust particles to get inside the lens. This makes for distracting dots in video imaging.