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on 26 July 2013
I bought this camera for my holiday in Africa - i needed a small camera that I could carry all the time with me, that I could easily recharge over USB. I also used to have Nikon Coolpix (don't remember the model) and I was very pleased with it, so I've thought that S3300 was going to be a good choice.
I wasn't aware that you HAVE to use included USB AC adapter. The camera will not charge when connected to an external battery pack charger or to any other AC adapter. Rubbish.. I couldn't use the camera for one day during an interesting trip.
I was also very disappointed by the fact the now and then the camera simply wouldn't take photos immediately after pressing the shutter button. God know what it was doing (autofocus? searching for faces in preview?) but I had to keep frantically pressing the shutter button to get a photo quickly (eg. when taking photos of animals running around).