Summary: I'm sure not many people are interested in this anymore, but I felt that I oughta chime in with these reviews. I've had this camera for almost 4 years, since the end of '07, and I've had only good experiences with it. Of course, that might be because I'm not used to $1000 SLRs or anything...it's my first camera and I'm just now looking to upgrade from it. But anyway, it's a very solid little machine.
Summary: I HATED this camera from the first day. It was SO difficult to use. WAY too many buttons. It took me forever to figure out and I'm usually really good with electronics. The only reason I kept it was because I really liked the picture quality. Eventually everything had a blue cast and was very light. A friend who is a professional photographer tried to use the settings to balance this, it still wouldn't be "normal.
Summary: I've used this camera for over a year and taken maybe a thousand photos with it (I use it primarily for work.) It's an okay camera, but it does not do everything it claims to do -- see below. Pros: Form factor -- camera is small but still easy to handle, and it looks sleek and professional. It is very lightweight. Start Up -- it starts up quickly so you don't miss shots waiting for it to start up. Image Quality -- excellent. Very sharp pictures with good color capture.
Summary: We purchased this during the Christmas sales from Tigerdirect. I used it for about 2 months without any problem. Then one day the lens stuck open and the screen went black. Power turned off. Tried removing the battery and replacing. Battery was charged up to full and still would not work. Zip, Zero response. About a week later I picked it up because I noticed the lens had retracted. Camera was not on. I turned it on and it worked fine.
Summary: I think this camera is awesome for the price. I have tested or owned a bunch of point-and-shoot digital cameras, including a really nice Canon, Panosonic, Nikon, Sony, Casio, Kodak, HP, GE, and several Samsungs. For the money, this is the best of all of them - as I said, weighing price against quality. For some reason, this very well-made and solid camera, in my opinion, has gotten a mixed review - maybe it has too many cool things that it does - I don't know.
Summary: The camera is os far a good camera, decent batt, nice pics decent value overall My first camera came obivously open used and .....broken the zoom was stuck open JR took their sweet time approving the return even though they were negligent.....
Summary: I use it in the hospital to capture pictures of my patients. Even intraoral views are feasible with the macro. Ok is not as good as my OM2n with macro and ringflash, but still amazing it can do.