Pros Great photos so far
Great movies so far
Many setting to choose from, even includes a manual focus mode
Cons Poor microphone for movies
Zoom motor noise during movies.
Summary So the Camera itself has been great so far. I have take some great photos with it and it has taken some great movies too. The zoom is pretty good although indoors it does have a bit of a tough time gaining focus when zoomed too far in. I like the added adjustments it has.
The two complaints have have are one, the microphone is a bit weak, in that it doeasn't pick up voices all that well and when taking video outside, even with the wind filter on, it really picks up wind noise. Plus, it also picks up the zoom motor when zooming during a movie.
The other issue is the wifi. I have two main issues...
1) It doesn't recognize wireless access points properly. I have 2 routers, one at each end of the house, because one router will not cover the full house. I have one set up as the main router and the other as an access point. With just about all other devices, I only see one wireless network in my house for the "G" network(as I should) and devices will just use the access point, to that network, with the strongest signal when connecting. HOWEVER, with the camera, I see two completely separate networks, both named with the identical name. So when I goto connect, it will always try to use the access point it used prior. If it is out of range, it fails and I have to redo the setup, choosing the other network of the same name and connect. Since this thing doesn't have great wireless range, I also sometimes get the "Invalid Password" error, if I am too far from the access point it is trying to use. This REALLY gets annoying after a while having to change the "network" I am using depending on where I am in the house.
2. As mentioned in 1, when it has a weak signal, it is quick to suddenly not recognize my wifi password, giving my a "Password is Invalid" message. Moving right next to the router will sometimes correct it but it will still fail sometimes. Even choosing the "other" network(aka access point) it still won't recognize the password. Once it gets the password error, it seems like it gets stuck in the mode somethimes and the only way to get it to connect it do a WPS connection with the routers. Once I do that, it will be fine until the next time I try to connect and I am too far from the access point it is set to use and I get the error again.
The wifi issues are enough to really sour me on a good camera. One of the reasons I liked this camera was because of the wifi. I love not having to mess around with cables and such getting my photos/movies to the PC.
I gave it 4 stars but it probably should be 3.5, as the pictures are great so far(which is what a camera is for) but if it supposed to have wifi as a main feature then it should be implemented right and it's not.
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I hope this helps.
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