Top positive review
49 people found this helpful
on 23 January 2006
I had coped with a Samsung Digimax Camera for two years, but it had a few problems. It would blur terribly, take too long to load up, the video (and sound) quality wasn't up to much, the auto settings were limited and the flash was quite weak.
So...I decided to work over Christmas to get a new camera, and I discovered this one. The battery took a while to charge - but that was expected. I am no proffesional - but here is my undown:
Fast loading up time
Large, good quality screen (you've heard that all before,
Fast Transfer time from camera to PC (I don't use the supplied software, I use the file transfer available through Win XP,
Able to take photos without flahsh with NO (or very little) BLUR,
Amazing video quality (eats up memory though on the computer),
Auto Focus is AMAZING - along with the automatic Macro, you get beautiful results. If there is decent light, you don't need to use the flash either, and you get no blur.
Zoom is limited (digital zoom doesn't appear in some settings...I am still not clued up exactly,
I do wish there was a flash button - as opposed to having to press the screen a few times,
Red Eye reduction failed to work to high standards.
You're asking why do I give it 4 stars, when there are as many cons are there are pros? Well...the camera is a work of genius - the touch screen is an extremely clever idea and I am sure will become a standard feature in the not so distant future.
Also, the settings within the camera are numerous - and I haven't had enough experience to fiddle with it. I have had pleasing results and I look forward to using it more.
Do buy this camera if you're looking for something that makes snap shots easy and fast - but also if you want to expirement with more advanced photography techniques (something I wish to do)