Summary: So disappointed this camera has quit charging and also cannot load the pics to my PC. I even replaced the charger/USB cord with another one. That worked for a very short while, and now, it is not working again. Therefore, I believe it may be a defective port in the camera itself. We have had the camera about 2 years. It is probably not worth the cost of having it repaired.
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: I have owned two of these cameras. The first one was purchased a little over a year ago and wouldn't work out of the box. It wouldn't zoom in or out and when it did it froze and stopped working . Nothing would correct the problem so I returned it for a replacement. When the replacement arrived it worked OK; seeing very little use until now. Same problem as before; zoom froze in the open position and you couldn't turn the camera off or use any of the funtions.
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.