"Good camera"4.0 starson by phreesh
Pros: Huge display, loads of shooting modes
Cons: Small for large hands, Could use a larger zoom
Summary: Just got one. Paid about $300 in Nov/07. Loving the large screen. Also finding the many shooting modes very useful. I've got a couple young kids around and the kids/pets mode comes in handy.
I also like to use my digital camera for shooting video and am pleased with the results from this unit. It has a built in speaker and a large display so looking at your footage in-camera is no problem.
I have to say that I didn't find the 'tools' that intuitive and had to consult the manual quite a bit at the start. I've since pretty much mastered it, but the learning curve was a bit steeper than my old Olympus. To be fair, it has a lot more features than that camera.
I also feel kind of bad to complain that the camera is too small, as that was exactly what I was looking for in a camera - something that I could bring anywhere and not be bothered by its bulk. So, just be aware that this thing is very small. That gives this camera the bonus of being very portable, but also makes it a bit difficult to hold comfortably without getting your fingers in the shot and the buttons are a bit difficult to navigate.
That said, I am pleased with this product.