Good photos for the price, but really complicated.
Steven J Paxman, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: The camera takes pretty good quality shots and videos, but it seemed tough to figure out all the features. It does a lot of stuff, sure, but at some point I want to walk around without the manual in my pocket! And while I like the brown color on the camera, the white camera case that came with it was way too feminine for my taste. I never use that case.
Images Have Too Much Noise, Manual Focus Is A Gimmick
9 October 2014
Summary: I was looking at several cameras in this feature range for $150 - $250 that could replace my Canon A3300IS for everyday use, and possibly my Kodak ZD8612IS for zoom and panoramic shots. I settled on this camera because of its powerful zoom capabilities, 1080p video, manual focus, and full manual settings. Also, I had great experiences with a Samsung S730 that took excellent pictures and had full manual control until I wore out the image sensor.
It's a fine camera, although not clear it is a big ...
D.B. "Dan", Amazon
23 September 2014
Summary: It's a fine camera, although not clear it is a big improvement over my comparable Samsung pocket super zoom purchased ~5 years ago. The disappointments are: slow startup, slow setting change, slow zoom, does not save settings in P mode when powered off, panorama function is very poor -- appears to use grainy video as opposed to crisp picture processing to construct panorama, some aliasing at the super zoom levels, burial of settings in either the Fn or Menu pages -- not...
Summary: Is this normal? When you gently shake the camera body, I can hear a something rattling inside. Should I be worried and return it or is this normal? I've never had any camera rattle or make noise from the inside.
Excerpt: Is this normal? When you gently shake the camera body, I can hear a something rattling inside. Should I be worried and return it or is this normal? I've never had any camera rattle or make noise from the inside.
Summary: I AM SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS BUT I HAVE SEVERE ARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS THAT MAKE USING THE SHIFT KEYS VERY PAINFUL - I PROMISE I AM NOT SHOUTING AT ANYONE - 1. MODE SELECTOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE BACK - NOT ON THE TOP NEXT TO THE SHUTTER BUTTON - YOU CAN MOVE THE MODE DIAL VERY EASILY WHEN TAKING PICTURES - I PLAN TO TAPE IT DOWN WITH REMOVABLE TAPE TO DEAL WITH THIS - IT WILL LOOK GOOFY BUT IT'S BETTER THAN BEING IN THE WRONG MODE 2.
Pros: 16 mp is great, 21x zoom is great, Lightweight
Cons: cannon see display screenon sunny days, Did not meet expectations, mode selector dial is in wrong place