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great while it lasted-
on 13 December 2012
Bought this camera as a replacement for my canon s95 which i have been very happy with.
i am not a professional photographer by any means and portability, ease of use, with image quality come top of my list of requirements.
The camera is just about pocketable, feels nice and robust. The controls are virtually the same as any other canon camera so its easy to get started. The one thing i did notice prior to the camera stopping working was that the camera had very fast recycle times between shots when compared to my s95.
However- i only managed to take 400 photos with this camera before it packed in. That was the third day of my holiday, so i had to fall back to my s95.
It may have been a one off, but for a camera to last 3 days out of the box really is not acceptable. The LCD screen stopped working and the camera would not turn fully on, the lens would come out halfway and then the camera made a squeeling noise.
Of the 400 photos i took before the camera stopped working, some were daytime, nighttime, sunset shots. The photos appear to be pretty good, but i must ad, i cannot tell the difference between them and photos taken by the s95, when they are viewed on the computer.
Like i say i am not a professional by any means i am just a holiday photographer, so i have not had any experience with shooting in RAW and i did not get chance to mess around with the manual settings.
The camera seems fine, but now i have had a refund im not sure i will buy it again. I will probably just stick with my s95, which has been reliable for me, and i have never had to carry a backup camera with it!