Not a bad zoom lens, probably best of non-professionals
2 August 2015
Summary: My sister in law has one of these and let me borrow it a few years ago. I decided to get one of my own this year. I've experimented using it and I can tell you that the autofocus takes "some gettin' use to". I can be slightly off or dead on.
Excerpt: Sharp wide open even on the long end as long as you have plenty of light. Not so hot in low light. Fast focus on my EOS M. Bought refurb and is just like new with same Canon one year warranty. Well worth $ US
Summary: Great Camera, but the flash is cheap plastic that was warped enough that it wouldn't even fit the camera. I would have to shave some of the plastic off to make it fit. Looking up the flash separately, it is a $10 flash and the fit problem is pretty common.
Summary: I like it a lot, but there are some parts that are just sort of useless. The camera itself is solid and the 2 lenses are terrific for my purposes. The tripod is not as fluid as I would like. But then again it's a cheap version. For stills, it works fine. The mini-tripod is sort of pointless.
Summary: Have not had the chance to use as much as I would like, as on a trip this was to serve as a back up lens to an 18-200. However, on test shots, was a nice basic lens. While not a high priced professional quality lens, will make a good hobby lens.