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£50 off, go on then,
This review is from: Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Digital Camera - Silver (16.0 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics)(re review in response to the fair comment below)
I am not a camera buff so will come at this from 'laymans'angle, so can only compare it to similar style digital camera's. I found that in low light it does quite well at close range, it does look a bit hazy and powerful lights in the distance can blurr. I would recommend charging the battery every night or taking a second, depending on use although I'd be surprised if you'd need a second. There isn't a view finder, just the screen which isn't the biggest screen in fairness but we found it fine to use, it is a bright screen so was good in sunlight-occasionally we did have to shield the screen when the sun was pointing directly onto it but I'd have thought that would be the same with most cameras and the distance of camera to eyes makes it rare you'd end up having to shield it (ie sun infront of camera or behind head most times).
One thing I forgot to mention in the original review is the 'biggest' negative for me is that the buttons are inverted which can be hard to use although I got used to it...not sure the reasoning on way they intrude instead of 'stick out', seems a pretty daft design but one you can get used to.
Overall though it is a very nice camera that gives very clear pictures and that price really cant be sniffed at.
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Initial post: 10 Jun 2012 21:18:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2012 21:31:11 BDT
Colin Gibson says:
Amazon should reject any review of less than 500 words. "A very nice camera" is the sum total of this review, it tells me nothing of the features and benefits of the product, what's it's like in low light, how long does the battery last, does it have a view finder, can you see the screen is bight sunlight when you were on safari? What settings are best in various situations. Nothing.
This review of the review has probably told you more about what was missing from the review than what the reviewer told you about the camera!!!
Sorry mate, put some effort into your reviews (dont think just about notching up a number review on Amazon).
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012 14:31:47 BDT
Hi, fair comment I have updated the review. I have not used the different settings so cannot comment on them, just left flash etc. on 'automatic'-I ain't technical enough to really understand/appreciate the various settings. The camera is simple and easy to use and as such is probably (I'm just assuming here) better for people who want a good holiday camera as opposed to more experienced photographers.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012 20:06:46 BDT
Colin Gibson says:
Thanks for the update. With so many cameras now having no viewfinder I think it really important to know how good the screen is to see in bringht (holiday) sunlight. Thanks again.
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