Summary: I read all the specs. before ordering this camera. The software doesn't work with win 8. I just finished a chat with a Samsung rep. The software called Intilli-stuido isn't compatible with win 8. Without the software it's not possible to upgrade the firmware on the camera. However the camera can be used as a plug and play. You don't need a special driver download. I haven't used to camera for any photos yet. I do have it set up.
Pros: After reading the main review, I am convinced the person did not take them to get to know the camera. This camera has manual and program capabilites which render the complaints about low light invalid. Great macro and zoom.
Cons: Wi-fi coonectivity issues. Controls are not suited to a novice.
Summary: Hugely disappointed. Used it only a couple of times and the zoom won't open. It was taking great pictures up until then. I am really upset by this. I use my cameras a lot. Now I have to figure out where to go to get it fixed!!
Summary: This is a good camera if you're sort of starting out and don't know much about how quickly zooms can work or how sturdy anti-shake options can be on a point and shoot camera. The camera has some amazing functions and takes really great pictures! However, the zoom wasn't always as clear as what I thought it should have been. If you're going to be taking any videos with this camera, and you want to zoom in and out on your subject - don't.
Summary: I liked the body and how compact it was but I had ALOT of trouble recording a video and focusing the image. I was very disappointed. I did like though the color and how easy it was to take a picture.
Summary: The pictures the camera takes are great- the features not so great the wi-fi worked for a while then stopped working when you switch to wi-fi or e-mail a green led light blinks the screen goes blank and the only way to shut off the camera is remove the battery- I tried to contact Samsung but they have you jumping through so many hoops I gave up. I am sure the problem can be solved - The wi-fi is a very cool feature when it works.
Summary: Great service as always from Amazon's end, but this is the most frustrating camera I have every owned. Camera constantly freezes in the middle of taking photos. Pros: Tons of features for price point. Cons: Poor quality. Unreliable photos.