I bought this camera coz i wanted a cheap digital camera which was fairly compact and i wasnt too bothered about an extremely high resolution. To be fair the camera is all of this and has some good points, for example to transfer photos from the camera to computer you just plug in using a USB cable and use like a thumb drive - meaning you can use it anywhere without loading software.
BUT i have also had problems with it:
>>Flash is worse than useless - it only works to about 1m so usually pictures are far too dark anyway and if the flash does work its too bright!
>>Battery life - at first i was really impressed with the battery life of this camera but i soon found that its rubbish if ur using the flash. Now mine will charge up the flash with new batteries but often when then trying to take a picture it decides the flash wasnt charged after all and tells me the batteries are dead when i know perfectly well theyre not coz i only just took them out of the packet!
>>Deadly slow - the camera takes an age to power up, take and save the picture. The most annoying thing is the delay between pressing the button and the picture actually taking as either your subject has generally moved since it takes so long. This is probably the thing which has bugged me the most since the idea of a digital camera to me is to be able to take quick snaps of funny moments etc and it is impossible to do that with this one.
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Question: Why did you buy a Digital Camera?
Answer: I wanted to take photos easily and quickly. Read more